This recipe is from Shirley McNevich's Mom's Best Recipes Vol 5. Published here with her permission.
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(by Shirley McNevich)
1lb. Italian sausage (remove the casing)
2 cups chopped celery
2lb. zucchini (do not peel--cut into bite sized pieces)
1 chopped onion
2 - 20oz. can chopped tomatoes
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. white sugar
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
2 green bell peppers (chopped)
grated Parmesan cheese
Remove casings from sausage--add sausage, chopped celery, chopped
onions, chopped green peppers to a greased skillet--cook until sausage is
browned and other ingredients are tender, then drain off any extra grease.
Pour the whole mixture into a large pot. Add zucchini, tomatoes, salt, Italian
seasoning, white sugar, oregano, and garlic powder--stir. If too dry add a little
water--stir. Cover and simmer until zucchini is soft and soup is hot. Once
soup is in serving bowls, sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top of each bowl.