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Zucchini Pasta Recipe

Zucchini Pasta

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"Pasta with zucchini in a garlicky sauce. Serve with crusty bread and a chilled white wine, if desired."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain and reserve.
  2. Fill a medium sauce pan with lightly salted water. Add zucchini and bring to a boil; boil for 10 minutes or until tender.
  3. In a large skillet, saute garlic in oil and hot pepper flakes. Add drained zucchini and parsley, then mix all together and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. Toss with pasta; then add cheese and salt and pepper to taste, and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 20, 2008

I'm going to give this a "5" for taste but I can't imagine boiling zucchini for 10 minutes. I sauteed the zucchini along with onion and the seasonings as called for in the recipe. Cook the pasta al dente and then add it with some of the pasta cooking water and let the entire mixture simmer to blend the flavors. This would also make a delicious vegetable side dish without the pasta...

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 27, 2003

if you boil zuchini for 10 minutes you'll have nthing to serve!!!

 
Jul 03, 2007

This recipe was much better when I cooked the zucchini in olive oil until almost black on both sides.

 
Mar 31, 2011

So delicious! I did modify the recipe a tad per the recommendation of others but recipe itself supplied the outline. I sauteed the zucchini in olive oil along with salt, garlic and the crushed red peppers. I also used an Italian cheese blend instead of parmesan which turned out very lovely. My boyfriend absolutely loved it! I will be making this with grilled chicken next time.

 
Sep 14, 2008

This recipe was simple but very good. I did not boil the zucchini, just skipped that step, but instead of regular EVOO I used lemon pepper oil and it gave it a little something extra! I also used an Italian seasoning blend in place of the parsley. Very tasty!

 
Jun 15, 2011

Very easy and tasty. However, don't boil the zucchini, just saute it with the garlic in the olive oil on medium heat for about 8 minutes, or until tender.

 
Aug 07, 2011

I thought this recipe turned out well, however I made the vegetables using a different cooking method. Instead of boiling the zucchini, I just sauteed them in a pan with the olive oil, garlic, and onions as well as the spices while the water was boiling/cooking the pasta. I left out of red pepper flakes and served with some spicy red pepper marinara on the side.

 
Sep 15, 2011

Four stars if you skip the boiling (i.e. torturing) of the zucchini. Saute the zucchini, garlic, pepper flakes, parsley together until zucchini is softened (not mush) and starts to show flecks of brown. Salt & pepper. Since olive oil is the main base of your sauce, use the best you can afford. An excellent side dish with fish - just omit the cheese. Cheese and red pepper flakes both optional.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 320 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 44.7 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 11.9 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 2.9 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 10.5 g
  • 21%
  • Sodium
  • 89 mg
  • 4%

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

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