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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
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Directions

  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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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 25 mins
  • READY IN 40 mins

Footnotes

  • 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

 
Sep 25, 2013

I made this for my family last night and everyone loved it! I added some broccoli as well to this but it very good! I will definitely make this again!

 
Aug 21, 2013

This a great recipe for gluten free eaters too!!! I do make some modifications though. I do all the cooking except the pasta and put all in a crockpot at night, cook pasta in the morning or right before a party, then I add chicken. Everyone raves. I also use gluten free corn based pasta. Excellent

 
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.

 

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Nutrition

  • 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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