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Ratatouille with a Twist

 Ratatouille with a Twist
Before this variation came along, my family always ate ratatouille as a veggie. My husband’s suggestion to incorporate sausage turned out to be a big hit, and now it’s an entree. Try using sweet Italian sausages if you'd like less heat. —Susan Tremblay, Berlin, New Hampshire
6 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Cook: 6 hours

Ingredients

  • 4 Johnsonville® Hot Italian Sausage Links (4 ounces each)
  • 4 cups chopped zucchini
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, cut-up
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Hot cooked pasta

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook sausages until no longer pink. Cut into
  • 1/2-in. slices; transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Add the zucchini,
  • tomatoes, soup, onion, garlic, basil and oregano. Cover and cook on
  • low for 6-8 hours or until flavors are blended. Serve with pasta.
  • Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup (calculated without pasta) equals 262 calories, 15 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 902 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 13 g protein.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.