1½ pounds sweet Italian sausage
2 cups ½-inch pieces celery
2 pounds zucchini, cut into ½-inch slices
2 (28 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
2 green bell peppers, cut into ½-inch slices
1 cup chopped onion
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon dried basil
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
6 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, or to taste
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir sausage in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Mix celery into cooked sausage; cook and stir until celery is softened, about 10 minutes.
Combine sausage mixture, zucchini, tomatoes, bell peppers, onion, salt, sugar, oregano, Italian seasoning, basil and garlic powder in a slow cooker.
Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours. Garnish each serving with 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese.
Recipe submitted by JENNIFER0320, allrecipes.comby