Italian Sausage and Vegetable Stew (Crockpot)
Contributed by Diane S.

1 lb. hot or mild Italian sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 pkg. (16 oz) frozen mixed vegetables (onions and green, red, and yellow
1 can (14-1/2 oz) diced Italian-style tomatoes, undrained
2 med. zucchini, sliced
1 jar (4-1/2 oz) sliced mushrooms, drained
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp Italian-style tomato paste

Heat large skillet over high heat until hot.  Add sausage; cook about 5 min.
or until browned.  Pour off any drippings.

Combine sausage, frozen vegetables, tomatoes, zucchini, mushrooms and garlic
in slow cooker.  Cover and cook on LOW 4 to 4-1/2 hrs. or until zucchini is
tender.  Stir in tomato paste.  Cover and cook 30 min. or until juices have

Makes 6 (1 cup) servings
       Excellent served with garlic bread.
September 98 Recipes