Italian Sausage and Vegetable Stew


Makes 6 (1-cup) servings


1 pound hot or mild Italian sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 package (16 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables (onions and green, red and yellow bell peppers)
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced Italian-style tomatoes, undrained
2 medium zucchini, sliced
1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons Italian-style tomato paste


  1. Heat large skillet over high heat until hot. Add sausage and cook about 5 minutes or until browned. Pour off any drippings.
  2. Combine sausage, frozen vegetables, tomatoes with juice, zucchini, mushrooms and garlic in slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW 4 to 4-1/2 hours or until zucchini is tender.
  3. Stir in tomato paste. Cover and cook 30 minutes or until juices have thickened.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with fresh hot garlic bread.

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