Summer Zucchini Stew


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.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 Italian sausages, sliced

  • 1 medium onion, finely diced

  • 1 large potato, diced

  • 1 medium green bell pepper, sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 large zucchini, diced

  • 1 (28 ounce) can roma tomatoes, with juice

  • 21 fluid ounces water

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 (15 ounce) can green beans, drained


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

381 Calories
22g Fat
35g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 381
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 1007mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 80mg 398%
Calcium 131mg 10%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 1220mg 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.