Zucchini and Sausage in Marinara

  • Italian Sausage, Zucchini and Basil Marinara

    INGREDIENTS: Serves: 4

    1 lb crumbled SB-friendly Italian sausage (hot or mild)
    2 small onions, chopped
    2-3 Tbs olive oil
    4 cups zucchini, chopped and deseeded
    2 cloves garlic, minced

    1 28 oz can tomato sauce/NS marinara
    1/3 c. chopped fresh basil

    PROCEDURE:
    1. Saute the sausage until cooked, using olive oil as needed.
    2. Remove the sausage from the pan and sauté the onions until soft.
    3. Add the zucchini and cook 3-5 minutes until soft.
    4. Add the marinara and simmer for 5 minutes, then add the sausage back to the pan, adding the basil.

    I adapted this from a recipe I saw on TV. That chef served it over garlic toast but I just ate it plain. You could also use any whole wheat pasta or even shirataki noodles.
    I also added mushrooms and red peppers with the zucchini. Delicious!!
  • This is an old family favorite that I grew up with, and I make this dish often, using crumbled Tofurky Italian Sausage in the place of regular sausage. It's amazing how good this recipe is, and versatile, too. I like to add diced tomatoes and red hot pepper flakes to mine!