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Chef John
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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 sausage in a large pot over medium heat until fat begins to render from sausage, about 3 minutes. If pan is too dry, drizzle olive oil over sausage and cook until sausage is browned, about 5 more minutes. Stir onion and a pinch of salt into sausage; cook until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.

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  • Stir zucchinis and potatoes into sausage; pour in vegetable broth and water. Stir bay leaf, thyme sprigs, salt, and black pepper into mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until stew is thickened and vegetables are tender, 45 minutes to 1 hour.

  • Turn off heat and stir chives into stew. Adjust salt and black pepper to taste. Stir in cherry tomatoes; serve in large shallow bowls.

Nutrition Facts

461 calories; 27 g total fat; 51 mg cholesterol; 1464 mg sodium. 33.5 g carbohydrates; 21.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (25)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2013
I made a couple of small changes. I used dried thyme for fresh used half yellow squash half zucchini used a roma tomato chopped for the cherry and added in a handful of chopped spinach. Not major changes IMO and we thought it was delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/11/2019
I usually like Chef John's recipes but not this one. It was just OK for my family. Will not be making again. Read More
29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2013
I made a couple of small changes. I used dried thyme for fresh used half yellow squash half zucchini used a roma tomato chopped for the cherry and added in a handful of chopped spinach. Not major changes IMO and we thought it was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2013
I made a couple of small changes. I used dried thyme for fresh used half yellow squash half zucchini used a roma tomato chopped for the cherry and added in a handful of chopped spinach. Not major changes IMO and we thought it was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2015
Easy to prepare and yummy! Prepared as written. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2015
Followed everything according to the recipe. Used chicken broth because that's all I had on hand. The soup came out fantastic! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2015
I fried sausages with onions added garlic and worchester sauce after browned add can tomatoes potatoes carrots celery mixed frozen veg and beef broth. Spice with basil thyme salt and pepper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2017
This is a good recipe and it is not outrageously expensive. The only change is to the sausage which we only buy on sale and we don't eat that often. We had kielbasa in the freezer that was starting to get old. So to make it smoked spicy we added 1tsp of sweet paprika 2 tsp Spanish smoked paprika 1 tsp fennel garlic salt and pepper and a touch of cayenne. I added all the spices when the sausage and onions were sautéing 30 seconds to bloom the spices. Living in Michigan our outdoor garden is some time away so it had to be dried thyme but we had fresh chives from the window garden. These are the only changes we made his worked so well. We will be making it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2015
This has quickly become a family favorite. I use Earl Campbell Jalapeno Smoked Sausage a mixture of whatever squashes are available and add a fresh jalapeno seeded and diced for a little extra kick. I also use Russet potatoes because I don't care much for the Yukon Golds. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
03/10/2019
I usually like Chef John's recipes but not this one. It was just OK for my family. Will not be making again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2019
It was a huge hit with my husband and myself! He was pleasantly surprised as he is not a zucchini fan. But he asked for seconds!!!. Delicious!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2016
I am always looking for something to do with zucchini. I made this and my husband lived it. I will make this again. Thank you1 LJM Read More