Fresh zucchini, grilled corn, and sausage are quickly sautéed and tossed with a handful of spices to create this super easy one-skillet meal. This easy dinner is also known as, “What to do with the BBQ leftovers?”
I made this for the first time last year using a bunch of leftovers from a summer barbecue with friends. Ever since then, I intentionally throw some extra brats on the grill and I remember to save a few ears of corn too.
This tasty meal takes almost no effort to put together and it tastes fantastic. The sausage adds great flavor to the vegetables and the fresh zucchini is the perfect compliment to the grilled corn.
If you’re looking for more recipes to make the most of your zucchini harvest this year, check out a few more of our Summer Squash Recipes. For a special treat, these Zucchini Fritters are a fantastic way to make the most of your summer’s harvest.
Spicy Sausage and Summer Squash Skillet
- 4 bratwurst sausages grilled, sliced about 1/4" thick
- 4 ears of corn grilled, cut from the cobs
- 3-4 Italian zucchini medium size, sliced about 1/4" thick
- kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
- ½ - 1 teaspoon chili powder I used NM red chile powder
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1 tablespoon chopped Italian parsley
- In a large skillet, saute the zucchini along with a tablespoon or two of water. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste. Cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes. Cover with lid to steam slightly.
- Add the sliced sausage, corn, oregano and chili powder and heat on medium low until warm, about 2-3 minutes. Stir gently and coat well with the spices. When the zucchini is tender, but still crisp, the skillet is ready to eat. Sprinkle with parsley, just before serving. Enjoy!
(Recipe originally published 8-6-2011 – notes updated 6-19-2014)
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25 Comments Leave a comment or review
Fantastic plate of color and summer flavors! Excellent "leftovers".
So since you're using no oil in the pan, this is really only a steam versus a saute? Just wanted to make sure you weren't sauting or browning briefly prior to adding the water. This looks delicious!
Yes, you are cooking the zucchini in the pan with just a splash of water. No oil is required. Enjoy!
Matt Robinson says
I love this so much, Mary! The veggies and sausage combo is perfect
Kitchen Ninja says
Oooh, Mary, I'm growing those adorable little 8-Ball zucchini in my garden this year! They are so cute!!!