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Tomato Zucchini Stew Recipe

Tomato Zucchini Stew Recipe

Meet the Cook: This recipe's "famous" with my friends and the younger friends of my grown daughter and granddaughter. I make it for potlucks and other get-togethers. The town where I live is now considered "city". When my late husband and I loved here 40 years ago, though, it was country. He was an ex-farm boy, and always had a large vegetable garden. We were well supplied for winter! -Helen Miller, Hickory Hills, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 50 min. YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 1-1/4 pounds bulk Italian sausage
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced celery (3/4-inch pieces)
  • 8 medium fresh tomatoes (about 4 pounds), peeled and cut into sixths
  • 1-1/2 cups tomato juice
  • 4 small zucchini, sliced into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1-1/2 to 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups canned whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 medium green peppers, sliced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  • 1. In a Dutch oven or large saucepan, crumble sausage and cook over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add celery and cook for 15 minutes; drain.
  • 2. Add tomatoes, tomato juice, zucchini and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add corn and peppers; cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • 3. Combine cornstarch and water; stir into stew. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until mixture thickens. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1-1/2 cups) equals 262 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 1,344 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 12 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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