Rating: 4.62 stars
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

A wonderful, tasty summer stew. My mom always made this for us in the summer - I loved it then and I love it now! Serve topped with freshly grated Parmesan or Romano cheese.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Mix in the sausages, onion, potato, green bell pepper, and garlic. Cook 10 minutes, stirring often, until potatoes are slightly tender.

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  • Mix the zucchini into pot. Pour in the tomatoes and their liquid and 3/4 tomato can (21 fluid ounces) water. Season with basil, oregano, parsley, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce to low, and simmer 40 minutes.

  • Stir the green beans into the pot, and continue cooking 5 minutes, until beans are heated through.

Nutrition Facts

381 calories; protein 14g; carbohydrates 35.3g; fat 21.7g; cholesterol 42.9mg; sodium 1007mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (26)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2005
Great way to use up your zucchini! I doubled the recipe threw in a couple extra sausages cup back a little on the water and used crushed peppers in mine for a little kick. The potatoes took a little longer to cook then stated but smelled looked and tasted great. I had to thank my husband for finding this one!1 Read More
(14)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/28/2008
I did make some changes to this - more sausage more potato more zucchini chicken broth instead of just water and some tomato paste. I was trying for a stovetop version of a similar recipe I made in the crockpot. I thought this cooked too long as the vegetables were pretty much mush by the time I ate it. I probably won't make it again - I'll probably go back to my crock pot recipe. Read More
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2005
Great way to use up your zucchini! I doubled the recipe threw in a couple extra sausages cup back a little on the water and used crushed peppers in mine for a little kick. The potatoes took a little longer to cook then stated but smelled looked and tasted great. I had to thank my husband for finding this one!1 Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2007
I thought this was great! I use 3 hot italian sausages 2 medium zucchini and add a couple of shakes of crushed red pepper. Don't forget the crusty french bread for dipping and a little parmesan to top off the hot stew! Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
11/15/2007
I absolutely love this recipe and make it several time during the summer. Using hot italian sausage definitely adds some kick and instead of using water add a can of chicken broth or tomato sauce for extra flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/13/2006
Lots of great veggies - broth was a little bit bland and needed quite a bit of salt but otherwise it was a great soup to use with fresh veggies (I also used fresh green beans rather than canned). Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2007
I actually forgot to add the water and we still loved it! The potatoes were slightly undercooked (probably due to no water) so I'll add just a little next time... but only a few oz. because we liked it chunky and flavorful. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2006
Great recipe I added a little cayanne and some crushed red pepper just to give it a little kick. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2012
We really enjoyed this recipe. Great use of the garden veggies. May freeze some and save it for winter. Used Hot Italian Sausage for a little kick. Also made in crockpot. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2018
I added a little bit of taco seasoning and a handful of tortellini and it made it even tastier! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2016
It is rare my entire family LOVES something. Well this was it! Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
07/28/2008
I did make some changes to this - more sausage more potato more zucchini chicken broth instead of just water and some tomato paste. I was trying for a stovetop version of a similar recipe I made in the crockpot. I thought this cooked too long as the vegetables were pretty much mush by the time I ate it. I probably won't make it again - I'll probably go back to my crock pot recipe. Read More