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Pasta with Scallops, Zucchini, and Tomatoes Recipe
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Pasta with Scallops, Zucchini, and Tomatoes
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Pasta with Scallops, Zucchini, and Tomatoes

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. In a large pot with boiling salted water cook pasta until al dente. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet heat oil, add garlic and cook until tender. Add the zucchini, salt, red pepper flakes, dried basil (if using) and saute for 10 minutes. Add chopped tomatoes, bay scallops, and fresh basil (if using) and simmer for 5 minutes, or until scallops are opaque.
  3. Pour sauce over cooked pasta and serve with grated Parmesan cheese.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 10, 2005

This was an OK recipe as it stands but needed more flavor. I made it a second time to see if I could spruce it up. It was awesome. I added 1/2 cup of white wine, 2 tablespoons butter, jumbo shrimp and little neck steamers (in their shells).

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 11, 2011

I added some ingredients to give it some more flavor. i added about 1/4 c chopped onions and 1/8 c chopped red bell pepper. Per another review I added butter and white wine before put in the scallops. I also added 1tbsp of fresh lemon juice. Also, I didn't have FRESH basil so I used some dried basil from our garden in the summer--I put in about 3 tbsp.

Dec 31, 2003

This is an absolutely delicious meal and its just beautiful to look at. It has wonderful texture. Definiely use FRESH Basil. I also added shrimp. After the pasta was cooked I sauteed it in a couple tablespoons of olive oil and minced garlic and tossed the pasta in with the sauce and let it simmer for 5 minutes to soak in the flavors. Its a gorgeous looking dish and so tasty. A perfect summer meal and I'm sure I'll make this quick meal during the Christmas shopping season. Its comfort food also. Hope I can find fresh basil during the winter months.

Aug 15, 2007

Really delicious. Don't be shy about adding a little more flavor, some more garlic.. add some freshly ground black pepper too. It certainly doesn't need a pound of pasta. I used 1/2 box and it was more than enough. For a healthier option, use whole wheat fettuccine or spaghetti. It adds flavor to the meal. I used sea scallops instead of bay scallops (what the store had, and my personal preference) and they were great. I just chopped them up into smaller, bite-sized pieces. My mom and sister loved it so much, they kept my copy of the recipe and make it all the time.

Feb 15, 2006

I've tried many recipes for scallops, this one is the best! Didn't have roma tomatoes on hand, so I added a can of diced tomatoes. Will make this one again and again!!

Aug 29, 2003

This was a simple dish to make and it tasted good. The only recommendations I would make would be to use a thinner pasta (the fettucini just seemed to overwhelm the scallops) and use less red pepper. One change I did make was that I used cut up sea scallops instead of bay scallops. The whole family ate this dish and enjoyed it, including our kids (ages 6 and 4).

Mar 04, 2006

Awesome!!!!!!!I noted other reviews, I used angel hair pasta, added bay seasoning, one small can of tomatoe sauce. The kids loved it!!!

Jun 06, 2003

Made this last night and husband loved it! We are having company tonight and I am making it again! I didn't have fresh basil and forgot to put it in until almost before serving. Tasted just fine. Also, I added ground cayenne because my pepper flakes didn't smell as fresh as they should have been. It was spicy; salt content and flavor were on the mark. Used a small can of diced tomatoes also. The easiness and quickness of this dish is unbelievable. Try it.


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  • Calories
  • 335 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46.1 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 9.1 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 3 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 18.7 g
  • 37%
  • Sodium
  • 266 mg
  • 11%

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

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