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Tuscan Pasta Recipe
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Tuscan Pasta
This delicious, easy pasta dish with zesty herbs is bursting with flavor. See more
  • READY IN 40 mins

Tuscan Pasta

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"Fresh garden vegetables and pasta are tossed with a chunky tomato sauce with zesty herbs to create a healthy feast that's low on salt and fat and high on flavor."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    40 mins


  1. Mix tomatoes, tomato sauce, sugar and seasonings in medium saucepan. Bring to boil on medium heat. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 20 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add zucchini, mushrooms and onion; cook and stir 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender-crisp. Stir tomato sauce into vegetables.
  3. Meanwhile, cook pasta as directed on package. Drain well. Place pasta in serving bowl. Add vegetable mixture; toss well. Sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired.
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  • Additional easy and healthy swap tips from the McCormick Kitchens:
  • --Try using whole grain pasta and add 2 grams of fiber
  • --Use no salt added diced tomatoes and tomato sauce. It will save you 430 mg of sodium per serving.
  • --Instead of Italian Seasoning, use oregano, thyme, basil and rosemary.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 06, 2013

Great taste and low in calories. Just add a clove of garlic to the olive oil before cooking onions zucchini and mushrooms. Use seasonings without measurements, taste the sauce until you like it. And don’t skip on the fresh parmesan it gives the pasta a lot of flavor.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 05, 2013

very bland and not much flavor, i made it a second time and doctored it up with a ton of seasonings herbs and fresh garlic and shredded parmesan and ramono and was a little better

Mar 19, 2013

This went a long way in helping me use up ingredients that were either opened or about to go bad. At first, I thought this called for way too much seasoning. I read through the reviews and saw where some had stated this was bland, so I decided to stick to the recipe. Much to my surprise, it was bland! But, the only thing it needed was a little salt to perk it up.

Oct 30, 2012

I made this for dinner last night and everyone liked it. I did change it a little. I added some lean ground turkey that I sauteed in 1 Tbsp. of olive oil. We eat extremely low fat for my daughter. I then cut the Italian seasoning to 1/2 tsp. and the pepper to about 1/4 tsp. I added 1/2 tsp. of basil and cut the sugar to about 1/2 Tbsp. Then I had a brain fart and instead of 6 oz of spaghetti I cooked 16 oz. It was still very good. Then tonight, since I had so much left over :) I heated it up and added about 1 lb of steamed, crispy asparagus that I cut up and mixed in. Oh YUM. It was as good if not better tonight. I got lots of positive comments.

Nov 25, 2012

I added fresh garlic, used lean ground turkey and whole wheat pasta as suggested and added some crushed chili flakes for an extra kick

Mar 21, 2015

This is okay for a healthy option, but I would change a few things like using fresh garlic instead of garlic powder and I would use fresh tomatoes rather than canned. I did use spaghetti squash instead of pasta and you couldn't really taste the difference. I posted a pic with the spaghetti squash. Other than that it wasn't a bad recipe. Will most likely make again.

Apr 06, 2013

I almost threw the veggies in with the sauce, but cooked them the way the recipe directed. It made a huge difference in their freshness. Instead of sugar in the sauce I put in a couple glugs of good red wine, and some fresh herbs from the garden instead of dry. Pretty versatile to use what fresh veggies you have on hand, black olives were a nice addition. What a great tasting dish this was, we topped with fresh Parmesan cheese.

Aug 26, 2014

Easy And delicius


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  • Calories
  • 218 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.2 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 5.3 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 4.2 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 7.7 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 609 mg
  • 24%

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

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