Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sweet Italian Sausage with Zucchini and Tomatoes

This recipe is so dang easy, total prep and cook time was about 15- 20 minutes!!

Garnish this delicious combination of vegetables and Italian sausage with sprigs of fresh basil and lemon wedges to squeeze over the top, it tops it off just right!

Serves 6


Per serving: 310 calories, 24g total fat, 8g total carbohydrate, 16g protein


6 links Whole Ranch Sweet Italian sausage (Found at WholeFoods)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 to 6 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
3 tablespoons fresh oregano, finely chopped (or 1 tablespoon dried oregano)
1 pound zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
3/4 pound mixed red and yellow cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
Salt and pepper


1. Prepare sausages according to package directions, either in a sauté pan or on the grill. Suggestion: chop the sausage into bite size pieces to saute.

2. While they are cooking, heat olive oil in a large heavy sauté pan over medium high heat. Add garlic and oregano, stir for a few seconds, then add zucchini and cook 3 to 5 minutes. 

3.  When sausages are cooked, add to pan along with tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper. Continue to sauté until tomatoes are just softened, about 1 minute more. 

4. Transfer to a large platter and serve.

**Serve with a fresh spinach salad topped with feta, cucumber, red onion, and light balsamic dressing!

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