Zucchini Soup & My Christmas Lunch

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Zucchini Sausage Soup. This hearty and delicious zucchini sausage soup is a family favorite. Great for Christmas lunch or dinner on a cold winter night.

 

For ten years, I’ve had a lunch with friends where I serve this delicious Zucchini Sausage Soup. My husband had a bad experience with zucchini’s growing up, and though he’s a very tolerant man, I’ve decided not to subject him to this type of torture. Instead, I lunch with my friends over this hearty and delicious meal.

Zucchini Sausage Soup

Before I get to the recipe…our elf J.J., has been very mysterious and colored on our large family portrait with a dry erase marker making marks on our faces  (It’s ok, it wipes off on glass).  Last night, he got into my handmade gumdrop Christmas treat.

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We’re having fun having this little elf in our home for the first time.

My mom introduced this zucchini sausage soup to me a few years ago and I just love it.  In the past I made and invitation for my Christmas lunch.  I made this one 8 years ago, the first time I planned the Christmas lunch with friends:

Zucchini Sausage Soup

That’s my old phone number, so don’t try calling it.

 

I didn’t get enough time to make an invitation with my number this year, but had a few close friends over to eat my zucchini sausage soup. The soup is even red and green.  Perfect for Christmas!

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Zucchini Sausage Soup Recipe

5 fresh zucchini
1 lb. ground sausage
6 Tbsp olive oli
1/4 garlic powder/salt
 8 oz. cans tomoato sauce
16 oz. can diced peeled tomoatoes
1 Tbsp butter
1 tsp onion powder
16 oz. shredded colby jack cheese
Cook ground sausage, set aside. Cut up fresh zucchini into cubes. Cook zucchini in oil, butter, garlic, onion until soft. Then, throw in cooked sausage, tomato sauce, diced tomoatoes, and a little water if needed. Once everything is in the pot, simmer until hot. Add shredded cheese at the end just before serving. *I don’t like onions, so I use onion salt, but for the lovers, you can cook them with meat or zucchini.

This is for 4-5 people, I double this for a group of 10. Very hearty and filling!

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12.19.11