Zucchini Stew

Zucchini stew with bread

The season for zucchini will start soon, at my house at this time I always prepare lecho (zucchini stew), at least once a week because there is always plenty of it in the garden.
So I present to you a simple and easy recipe for a one-pot zucchini treat – a perfect cheap dinner for the whole family for 2 days. It is full of vegetables and colors and at the same time cheap. It takes little time to prepare it, just cut everything up, put it in a pot and cover it, and the dish will cook itself. You can eat them either with bread, potatoes or on its own.

In this recipe, I used tomatoes in three different forms, but if you don’t have fresh tomatoes or canned tomatoes or passata, you prefer a thicker consistency, less sour taste or you want to prepare less of it, you can easily omit any of them. Just add whatever tomatoes you have on hand 😉
You can also prepare a vegan version and do not add sausage. But for me, stew without sausage is not as good. Add the sausage you like best, e.g. polish sausage or chorizo. You can also add fried chicken breast or pieces of beef as to goulash. Prepare your favorite version of lecho, take a photo and add it in the comment below the recipe, I’d love to see your versions of this dish.

Zucchini stew

Colorful, easy and cheap recipe for a one-pot dinner, which will be enough for you and your family for 2 days.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Polish
Servings 12 portions
Calories 111 kcal

Zucchini Stew Recipe


  • 1 zucchini
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 150 g sausage
  • 2 red pepper
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 400 g caned tomatoes
  • 3 grains allspice
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp lovage
  • pepper
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • ½ tsp hot paprika
  • salt
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 700 ml tomato passata


  • Cut all vegetables and sausage into cubes.
  • In a pot, fry the sweet paprika with allspice and bay leaves. Add diced onion. Add salt. Add the sausage and garlic to the fried onion. Then add the peppers and zucchini. Then add fresh tomatoes and canned tomatoes. Add the rest of the spices, tomato passata, stir, cover and cook for about 15 minutes.
    1 zucchini, 2 cloves garlic, 150 g sausage, 2 red pepper, 3 tomatoes, 400 g caned tomatoes, 3 grains allspice, 3 bay leaves, 2 tsp parsley, 1 tsp lovage, pepper, 1 tsp sweet paprika, 2 tbsp oil, 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp basil, ½ tsp hot paprika, salt, 1 tsp granulated garlic, 700 ml tomato passata
  • Stir again, adding more salt, pepper or sugar if needed. You can cook the stew for a few more minutes. In the meantime toast some bread. The dish is ready when all the vegetables are tender. Enjoy your meal.


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Serving: 100gCalories: 56kcal (3%)Carbohydrates: 6g (2%)Protein: 2g (4%)Fat: 3g (5%)Saturated Fat: 1g (6%)Trans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 5mg (2%)Sodium: 89mg (4%)Potassium: 279mg (8%)Fiber: 2g (6%)Sugar: 3g (3%)Vitamin A: 712IU (14%)Vitamin C: 21mg (25%)Vitamin E: 2mg (10%)Vitamin K: 7µg (6%)Calcium: 20mg (2%)Iron: 1mg (6%)Manganese: 0mg (8%)Magnesium: 17mg (4%)Zinc: 1mg (3%)

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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