Flavorful Sausage and Zucchini Skillet


Enjoy a quick and nutritious meal with our Flavorful Sausage and Zucchini Skillet. This delightful dish combines savory sausage with tender zucchini and vibrant bell peppers, all cooked to perfection in one pan. It's perfect for a busy weeknight dinner or a simple yet satisfying lunch.

Flavorful Sausage and Zucchini Skillet

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 bowl

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 320 kcal
  • Protein: 18g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fat: 22g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Sodium: 800mg


  • 300g (10.5 oz) Italian sausage, casing removed
  • 2 medium zucchinis, sliced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for serving (optional)

Method of Preparation

  1. Cook the Sausage: In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add the Italian sausage, breaking it into small pieces with a spatula. Cook until browned and fully cooked, about 7-8 minutes. Remove the sausage from the skillet and set aside.
  2. Sauté the Vegetables: In the same skillet, add the remaining olive oil. Add the sliced onion and bell peppers, and cook until they start to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the zucchini and cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until all the vegetables are tender.
  3. Add the Garlic and Herbs: Stir in the minced garlic, dried oregano, and dried basil. Cook for another 1-2 minutes until the garlic is fragrant.
  4. Combine and Season: Return the cooked sausage to the skillet and stir to combine with the vegetables. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes to heat everything through.
  5. Serve: Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and, if desired, grated Parmesan cheese. Serve hot and enjoy.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • For a spicier version, use hot Italian sausage or add a pinch of red pepper flakes.
  • Don't overcook the zucchini to maintain a slight crunch.
  • Serve over rice or pasta for a more substantial meal.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. Can I use different vegetables? Yes, you can substitute or add vegetables like mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, or spinach.
  2. Can I make this dish ahead of time? This dish is best enjoyed fresh, but you can prepare the components ahead of time and reheat just before serving.
  3. Is there a vegetarian option? Substitute the sausage with a plant-based sausage or extra firm tofu for a vegetarian version.
  4. How do I store leftovers? Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in a skillet over medium heat.

Discover the simplicity and deliciousness of our Flavorful Sausage and Zucchini Skillet. It's a perfect way to enjoy a nutritious meal without spending hours in the kitchen. Share this delightful dish with your family and friends, and relish the combination of savory sausage and fresh vegetables. Enjoy every bite!