I love this recipe that my Aunt Rita makes! It's easy and very soul warming. It goes well over rice, egg noodles, pasta, mashed potatoes, or by itself with garlic bread on the side. For a vegetarian option or vegetable side dish option, just omit the sausage. Use spicy sausage if you like it hot.

Jennifer Collins
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook the sausage with onion and garlic in a large, deep skillet or pot over medium heat, until the meat is browned, 10 to 15 minutes, stirring frequently. Mix in the summer squash, zucchini, carrots, mushrooms, and stewed tomatoes, reduce heat to medium-low, and bring the mixture to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, and serve.

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Cook's Note

I use my food processor to slice all the vegetables.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

270 calories; 15.1 g total fat; 31 mg cholesterol; 968 mg sodium. 20.7 g carbohydrates; 14.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (17)

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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2010
This is DELICIOUS! A great summer recipe. The only thing I did differently was to slice the zucchini and squash thickly (maybe 1/2 inch) so that they keep a little bit of crunch to them. We ate it over egg noodles and everyone enjoyed it. We froze leftovers and it was just as good after thawing again as it was the first time! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2010
This is DELICIOUS! A great summer recipe. The only thing I did differently was to slice the zucchini and squash thickly (maybe 1/2 inch) so that they keep a little bit of crunch to them. We ate it over egg noodles and everyone enjoyed it. We froze leftovers and it was just as good after thawing again as it was the first time! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2010
This is DELICIOUS! A great summer recipe. The only thing I did differently was to slice the zucchini and squash thickly (maybe 1/2 inch) so that they keep a little bit of crunch to them. We ate it over egg noodles and everyone enjoyed it. We froze leftovers and it was just as good after thawing again as it was the first time! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/02/2010
Delicious. I didn't use the mushrooms to make it more kid-friendly. Great summer meal. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2012
This is a very delicious dish. I used sweet Italian poultry sausage and did include the carrots and mushrooms. I also added some salt and pepper. It is different enough from my other Italian dishes to be a nice change. Hubby and I really enjoyed it! It is very healthy and a good way to get in the veggies! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2014
As I am vegan I omitted the meat used Portabello mushrooms and served the cheese on the side. It was a huge amount served as the only dish and every drop was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2011
awesome!!!! love this and so will everyone else!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2017
I made this as instructed with the following substitutions/additions: ground italian sausage vs links addition of a chopped green pepper at the same time as the zucchini and home-canned tomatoes (plus Italian seasoning and a bit of garlic powder) since I don't keep Italian seasoned tomatoes on hand. My children raved about it and enjoyed soaking up the broth with garlic toast. It was very easy hearty and delicious. There is definitely no need to add any salt as the tomatoes and sausage add enough on their own. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2012
I liked this - it reminds me of a mexican soup called albondiga (not sure on the spelling) I think I would prefer it with ground beef and more sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2012
Like this with fresh corn off the cob. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2015
This was really delicious especially with sourdough bread on the side. I used half the amount of sausage and that was plenty for us. I also added two bell peppers. Read More