In Dutch oven, saute onion, green pepper and garlic in oil until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce and spices. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover; simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add remaining ingredients; continue simmering 10 to 15 minutes or until zucchini is crisp-tender. Serve topped with shredded Monterey jack cheese or dairy sour cream, if desired.
Eight 1 cup servings
Substitute one 7 oz can whole kernel corn, drained or one 8 oz pkg. frozen baby cob corn.
Soup can be made ahead and frozen in a moisture-vapor proof freezer bag or tightly covered container for up to 6 months.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana