Mild Italian Sausage, Tomato & Zucchini Stew

  • Prep Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs
  • Yield: 1pot
  • Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 lbsmild Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 1/2 cupscelery, sliced
  • 4cups fresh tomatoes, peeled, cut in wedges (save juice) or 2 (28ounce) cans tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cupstomato juice
  • 1 1/2 lbszucchini, cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 2teaspoonssalt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoonsitalian seasoning
  • 1teaspoonsugar
  • 1/4 teaspoongarlic salt
  • 2green peppers, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • mozzarella cheese, Shredded (for garnish) or parmesan cheese, grated (for garnish) orromano cheese( for garnish)
  • Directions

  • Brown sausage in large, deep saucepan.
  • Add sliced celery and cook for 15 minute.
  • Drain off fat.Add tomatoes, tomato juice, zucchini and seasonings.
  • Simmer,covered for 20 minute.
  • Add green peppers, summer an additional 15 minute.
  • Garnishwith cheese. Serve with French bread.
  • Note:For more liquid, add tomato juice (And I would use garlic cloves instead of garlic salt, if you like garlic).
  • Reviews

  • “How can anything with Italian sausage in it be bad???This is great-tasting and easy to make! I cooked this in my dutch oven instead of a saucepan.I used 3 (instead of the 1 1/2) cups of chopped celery and made sure that I used the hearts then the rest of the stalks.I think that this type of stew or dish is best when you layer the seasonings so I really sort of sprinkled the salt and pepper and other seasonings each time I added vegetables instead of putting the salt (especially) and other seasonings in all at once.Also, I used garlic powder instead of garlic salt.I used 1 red bell pepper and 1 green and I thinly sliced my zucchini on a mandoline.Used 12 oz fresh cherry tomatoes, halved and 2 cans of fire-roasted tomatoes slightly drained.Finally, I reversed the order that I put the peppers and zucchini into the dish.I added the peppers after the celery had cooked down a bit because I thought they needed more cooking time than the zucchini then the zucchini was my last vegetable that I added. Served with a little orzo pasta. We really enjoyed this Italian dish, thanks for the recipe Pipman!!!!”

  • “Sorry, but this was a waste of fresh veggies for me.I tried to perk it up by serving it over rice but in the end we tossed the whole thing.”

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