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Sausage Zucchini Skillet

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, Flat Rock, North Carolina
  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
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: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 starch.
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  • Heather
    Nov 3, 2019

    This was surprisingly delicious! However, I did use Italian style diced tomatoes.

  • lrt6131
    Aug 8, 2017

    Made exactly as written. Very bland & family requested me NOT to make it again. My recommendation would be to use a summer sausage/smoked sausage , or andouille sausage.

  • leeart
    Jul 13, 2016

    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.

  • sdipiazza
    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.

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    Feb 20, 2015


  • mamaknowsbest
    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.

  • patriotsgrl
    Sep 17, 2012

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  • slagathor12
    Jul 31, 2012

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

  • kafaughn
    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.

  • jgalahan
    Jun 27, 2012

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