6 links Whole Ranch Sweet Italian Sausage (I just used the horseshoe shaped ones I get from Sam's or Costco)
2 TBS Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4-6 large garlic cloves finely chopped
3 TBS fresh oregano finely chopped (or 1 TBS dried oregano)
1 pound of zucchini cut into 1/2 inch pieces
3/4 pound mixed red and yellow cherry or grape tomatoes cut in half (I only had red)
1/2 C chopped fresh basil (I used about 1 1/2 tsp dried)
Salt and pepper to taste
Prepare sausages according to package directions, either in a sauté pan or on the grill. While they are cooking, heat olive oil in a large heavy sauté pan over medium high heat. Add garlic and oregano, stir for a few seconds, then add zucchini and cook 3 to 5 minutes.
When sausages are cooked, cut into large bite-sized pieces and add to pan along with tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper. Continue to sauté until tomatoes are just softened, about 1 minute more. Transfer to a large platter and serve.
**The first time I made this I followed the directions as outlined above. I felt like between the olive oil and the grease from the sausage in was a bit to much. So the second time I did not use the olive oil. I just cooked the sliced sausage pieces until heated through and then add the remaining ingredients and followed the remainder of the recipe as above.