Sausage Zucchini Skillet Recipe
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Sausage Zucchini Skillet Recipe

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I began serving a version of this dish as a side with grilled salmon. I added sausage and rice-or noodles-to make a complete meal-in-one. -Debby Abel of Flat Rock, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
  • 2 large zucchini, cut into 1/2-in. pieces
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups hot cooked brown rice

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups sausage mixture with 1/2 cup cooked: 262 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 483mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 15g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1-1/2 starch, 2 lean meat 2 vegetabl


  1. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook sausage, zucchini and onion over medium-high heat 6-8 minutes or until sausage is no longer pink, breaking up sausage into crumbles. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain.
  2. Stir in tomatoes and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 4-5 minutes or until liquid is evaporated, stirring occasionally. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Sausage Zucchini Skillet in Healthy Cooking April/May 2008, p35

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed May. 31, 2016

"This is a recipe that you can tailor to suit your family's tastes. I served it over noodles instead of rice. Very good and quick. Just don't cook the zucchini to death. We like it al dente. It does need some salt and pepper and a bit of Italian seasoning because it is bland."

Reviewed Feb. 20, 2015


Reviewed Jun. 17, 2014

"You know it is a good recipe when your 13 year old says "I like zucchini." For someone who doesn't ordinarily like zucchini, he liked this dish. It was quick and easy. Only variation was that we added red pepper flakes to kick up the spice level. This was a tasty dish that was perfect for a hot summer night."

Reviewed Jul. 31, 2012

"A good recipe, just nothing groundbreaking about it. Very fast to make, so good when you need a quick dinner."

Reviewed Jul. 17, 2012

"Delicious! I used ground hot Italian sausage and threw in some yellow squash and some chopped red peppers too. Served over brown rice."

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