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This slow cooker sausage and zucchini stew is easy to make in a pot over the stove or in a slow cooker. It’s simple and extremely flavorful and satisfying. Anytime I make this stew to bring to a gathering I always get compliments and come home with an empty dish!
You could use any type of ground meat that you like for this slow cooker sausage and zucchini stew.
One thing I like to do is season my own plain ground meat so I can control the ingredients and make sure that I’m not getting any artificial flavorings or preservatives.
I’ve included the recipe for my sausage seasoning below. You can use the seasoned meat of your choice in any recipe from meatballs to breakfast sausage.
Making Your Slow Cooker Sausage and Zucchini Stew
Now for the slow cooker sausage and zucchini stew. I throw all the ingredients into the slow cooker in the morning and set it on low and by dinner time the house will be smelling wonderful!
I do brown up the ground meat before I throw it into the slow cooker. It gives the stew a nice rich flavor, but if you are short on time, you can skip this step and the Slow Cooker Sausage and Zucchini Stew will still be delicious!
The sugar in the recipe isn’t totally necessary, if you’re like me and going without sugar then you can simply omit it.
Serve this stew with a salad and sliced artisan bread to round out the meal.
- Brown meat first then place all ingredients into the slow cook on low and cook for 6+ hours. Enjoy!
- Note: if you are short on time, you can skip the browning of the meat, but it does lend some rich flavor to the stew.