Zucchini and Sausage

sausage and zucchini

This time of year I’m making a lot of zucchini dishes.  Zucchini is one of our favorite vegetables and I have grown it in my garden for the past several years.

Basil, which is also in season goes wonderfully with zucchini.  I used it in this recipe, but much of the flavor in this dish comes from sausage.  We really enjoy the combination and I hope you do too.

Zucchini and Sausage
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 6
  • 1 pound bulk sausage (check the label)
  • 4 medium-small zucchini, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 - 2 Tablespoons sausage grease or high heat oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a large skillet cook and crumble the sausage until done.
  2. Drain, reserving the fat.
  3. Set the sausage aside.
  4. Add about 1 tablespoon of the fat or other oil back to the skillet. Add the chopped onion and sauté for a couple of minutes.
  5. Add the garlic and sauté another minute.
  6. Add another tablespoon of grease or oil if needed, and the zucchini slices and basil. Mix with the onions and garlic and cook on medium-high heat, stirring frequently, for several minutes or until desired tenderness.
  7. Stir in the sausage.
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Recipe from www.glutenfreehomemaker.com

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About Linda Etherton

Linda has been gluten free since 2000 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease which propelled me into the world of gluten-free cooking and baking. I am convinced that gluten-free food can and should be delicious, and I never apologize for serving it.
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  1. Linda, I’m going to make this dish this evening using a combo zucchini and yellow squash with sausage. I needed another main dish and had the zucchini and yellow squash with no plans for them yet, so your post is timely–thanks!


  2. Linda,

    What a great idea! I made the beginning gardener mistake of planting 5 zucchini plants and I now have zucchini coming out my ears (and that’s after giving a bunch of them away, LOL!)

    Adding this to my menu plan next week for sure! :-)


  3. This is just the kind of perfect, easy but big on flavor dish I like. I’m gonna try it with my tempeh sausage. Thx!!

  4. Can’t wait to try this main dish. It sounds delicious! For more delicious vegetable recipes visit miedemaproduce.com

  5. Linda,

    Have you tried this with canned tomatoes? You didn’t specify what type of sausage, but I live in Poland and really only have access to kielbasa. Thank heaven there is an unsmoked version which I use like Italian sausage. Not sure if the smoked kielbasa would work as well with this, but I’m thinking of trying it both ways for variety.

    Thanks for the recipe!

  6. I love zucchini and I love sausage, but had never thought to combine them. Looks delish! I plan on making this real soon. Thanks for the recipe!

  7. Janet banny says:

    Going to try this fore sure!

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