Meaty Italian Sausage Marinara
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Meaty Italian Sausage Marinara

Submitted by: Kimmi

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 10 Minutes

Servings: 4

This dish is wonderfully satisfying, hearty, easy to make and something the whole family will (or at least should) enjoy.


  • 1 lbs. Italian pork sausage
  • 1 c. zucchini
  • 1/2 c. onion
  • 1/2 c. white mushrooms
  • 5 garlic
  • 1 c. tomato sauce
  • 1 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 oz. parmesan cheese


over medium heat, add olive oil to a medium skillet and the sausage links, browning slightly on each side. Remove the links from the skillet (they wont be cooked all the way through but that's ok, they will be cooked the rest of the way later.) and let sit for a couple of minutes. Cut the links into 1/4 inch circles and set aside. add the chopped garlic and let simmer for about 1 minute in the hot oil and add the zucchini, onion and mushroom to the pan. Let the veggies saute for a few minutes until onion starts to become soft and then hollow out a spot in the middle of the frying pan and re-add the partially cooked sausage. Cover and let cook for an additional few minutes until sausage is cooked completely through. Add in the marinara sauce and stir until well coated and cover with a lid, reducing heat to low. Let saute for an additional 5-7 minutes and top with the Parmesan cheese and serve!

Notes: Make sure the sausage you use is nitrate-free with no added sugars. You can vary the veggies, these are just my favorites, sometimes I'll add a few chopped fresh tomatoes for added flavor. Ive also made this with beef sausage and it turned out great. If you like it spicy then switch out the sweet sausage with the spicy stuff... My recipes are meant to have lots of options because no 2 peoples taste buds are the same.