Carrot Zucchini Hot Dish

Prep Time

15 minutes

Prep Notes

The combination of the Italian Sausage with the veggies is delicious.  It's a nice light summer meal! 

Cooking Time

25 minutes


6 servings


  • 6 carrots
  • 6 small zucchini
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • ½# Italian Sausage, mild or spicy as desired, nitrate-free is best
  • 2 Tbsp. basil leaves
  • 2 sprigs of thyme (strip leaves)
  • Dash of freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ c. water
  • ¼ c. grated Parmesan cheese
  • Chopped fresh Italian parsley


Slice carrots and zucchini into thin rounds. Sauté garlic and onion in a large skillet with the Italian sausage until browned, then discard garlic clove.  Sauté another 5 minutes to thoroughly cook sausage.  Season with basil, thyme and pepper.

Add water, carrots and zucchini; stir to combine then cover and simmer gently for about 15 minutes.  Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, and garnish with chopped parsley. 


It makes a nice leftover meal for lunch the next day!  It's a good way to use up your plentiful supply of garden zucchini.


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