Sausage Zucchini Skillet Recipe
- 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
- 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.
1-1/4 cups sausage mixture with 1/2 cup cooked rice: 262 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 483mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 15g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable.
Reviews for Sausage Zucchini Skillet
"Made this last night and was it ever good. With a few additions, according to our tastes, I think the dish was improved. Partially cooked cubed potatoes, seasoning salt, toasted fennel seeds, corn, and wine flavored It up just right for up; left out the rice this time."
"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."
"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."
"A good recipe, just nothing groundbreaking about it. Very fast to make, so good when you need a quick dinner."
"Delicious! I used ground hot Italian sausage and threw in some yellow squash and some chopped red peppers too. Served over brown rice."
"I use hot Italian Turkey Sausage, Italian diced tomatoes, extra garlic, and add some Italian seasoning to make the skillet more intensely flavored. Delicious."
"Excellent! I used hot turkey sausage and added the extra link. Served over Orzo as another reviewer suggested. I decreased the serving size to 1 cup. Very yummy!"
"This recipe is fantastic. The only change I've made is to add a can of Rotel tomatoes. I serve it over orzo for something a little different."
"Wow! What a winner! I used 2 lb. of turkey sausage and an extra can of tomatoes, then thickened it with a little cornstarch and water. What a wonderful dish. I will be fixing it AGAIN tonight!"
"Very good -- Make sure you get turkey sausage -- otherwise, the calorie count is a lot higher!!! Will make again."
"This was fantastic! The whole family loved it!"
"Would be good over whole wheat pasta as well"
"I think adding green,yellow and red peppers would also add to this dish."
"This sounds delicious and I'll bet the diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano instead of the plain tomatoes would add some great taste too."
"tried this with some noodles - can't wait for my zucchini to start growing in my garden so I can have my own fresh zucchinis!"
"This is a really easy, tasty recipe. I like using hot italian turkey sausage. It adds a kick."
"This is wonderful! I was a little skeptical that such simple ingredients could make a good recipe, but it turned out to be fantastic. I served it with brown rice. Great the next day heated up for lunch."
Medium-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.