Zucchini My Heart!

Lori Harbin-Combs


I invented this recipe to satisfy my family's love of pasta and zucchini fresh out of the garden. It tastes just like its name and I just had to share this yummy" because it's too good to keep to myself. Everyone raves about this fresh tasting dish and always come back for morë.

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20 Min
30 Min


1 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1 small
onion, chopped
2/3 c
cilantro, fresh
1 medium
red bell pepper or green bell pepper
1/2 Tbsp
garlic and herb seasoning
1 tsp
dried basil
1 tsp
oregano, dried
5 small
zucchini, cut into 1/3 in rounds
1 pkg
turkey sweetitalian sausage cut into 1/2 in. rounds
1 can(s)
italian stewed tomatoes, broken into smaller pieces
1 c
sliced mushrooms, fresh
1 can(s)
24 oz. pasta sauce
2/3 lb
thin spaghetti, cooked and buttered
1 tsp
garlic salt
1 c
sliced dry italian salame, cut in half
2 Tbsp
freshly grated parmesan cheese for each serving

How to Make Zucchini My Heart!


  • 1Heat olive oil in large all purpose pan and saute the onion, bell pepper, cilantro , zucchini, italian sausage, mushrooms and all seasonings till sausage is cooked.
  • 2Add the can of tomatoes to the pan( breaking into smaller pieces with fingers). Stir well and bring mixture to a simmer. Cover pan and cook on low 10 minutes for flavors to blend. Add the can of pasta sauce and sliced salame and simmer till well heated. Adjust seasoning and add more garlic salt if desired.
  • 3Plate and add a generous amount of grated parmesan cheese on each serving.

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About Zucchini My Heart!

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Low Fat
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtag: #Garden Fresh