Sweet Italian Sausage with Zucchini and Tomatoes
6 links sweet Italian sausage*
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil*
4 to 6 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
3 tablespoons fresh oregano, finely chopped (or 1 tablespoon dried oregano)
1 pound zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
3/4 pound mixed red and yellow cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
Salt and pepper
Prepare sausages according to package directions, either in a sauté pan or on the grill. While they are cooking, heat olive oil in a large heavy sauté pan over medium high heat. Add garlic and oregano, stir for a few seconds, then add zucchini and cook 3 to 5 minutes.
When sausages are cooked, cut into large bite-sized pieces and add to pan along with tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper. Continue to sauté until tomatoes are just softened, about 1 minute more. Transfer to a large platter and serve.
Per serving: 310 calories (220 from fat), 24g total fat, 8g saturated fat, 55mg cholesterol, 640mg sodium, 8g total carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 4g sugar), 16g protein