Low-Fat Italian Sausage Dinner

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Deb Wolf

Quick, easy, low-calorie and very low fat. We like filling comfort-style entrees. This is one of my DH's favorites. We love to garden and this recipe grew out of our abundant produce. It uses lots of fresh veggies, and portion sizes are large, so you're eating big as well as eating good. It's also very versatile; add in whatever veggies you have on hand, use any kind of pasta. It's also very good over polenta.

Top Review by sugarpea

I made one inadvertant mistake. Just as dinner was ready to serve, Dh had a business call so I let the sauce simmer until he finished. BIG mistake. This sauce just gets watery as it cooks, much better to serve with the timing the recipe calls for. I tasted it when it was ready and it was excellent. I should have eaten alone.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place sausage links along with 1/2 cup of water in non-stick dutch oven. Prick skins. Heat to a boil and cook, turning once until sausages are grey and begin to give off liquid.
  2. Add onion chunks and continue to boil.
  3. When onion is tender, add mushrooms and peppers.
  4. Cook until peppers are almost tender; add squash and zucchini.
  5. Continue to cook at a boil to evaporate liquid.
  6. When liquid is almost gone, remove sausages, cut each into 4 or 5 chunks, and add back to pot.
  7. Add tomatoes with their juice, tomato paste and spices. Stir and heat through.
  8. Serve over cooked pasta.

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