Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins
A recipe from my Italian family. Serve with a good Italian bread. Flavor is improved when refrigerated overnight and can keep for a few days in fridge. If stew becomes too thick, can thin out with some chicken broth. I have substituted a 14.5-16 ounce can of diced tomatoes (fire roasted or plain) for the cup of tomato sauce and cup of water or broth.
- 3 medium zucchini
- 2 medium potatoes
- 1 medium onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 cup tomato sauce or 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 cup water or 1 cup chicken broth
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano
- hot red pepper flakes, to taste
- Cut off and discard the ends of the squash.
- Cut squash in half length-wise and slice into 1" pieces.
- Peel the potatoes; cut each in quarters and and then slice into 1" pieces.
- Peel the onion; cut in half parallel to the root end and then into quarters, so all veggies are about the same size.
- Finely chop the garlic.
- Heat a 3-4 quart pot over a high flame and add oil when hot; lower flame to medium high, then add onion and garlic, stirring until onion is translucent.
- Add squash and potatoes. Saute until potatoes are somewhat softened.
- Add tomato sauce and water or broth. Stir in oregano, salt and pepper and mix well.
- Heat to a simmer; lower flame to medium and cover with the lid a bit ajar.
- Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are fork tender, and the sauce has reduced somewhat.