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Pasta with zucchini and fresh herbs

September  1, 2022
1 Ratings
Photo by Carol P.
  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Cook time 20 minutes
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

A simple and delicious pasta dish perfect for a quick summer meal. —Carol P.

What You'll Need
  • 4 small-medium Zucchini and yellow squash, cut into 1/2 in. chunks
  • 1 pound pasta (rigatoni works well with this recipe)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter (or vegan butter)
  • 1 cup Fresh herbs, chopped-- use one or a combination of the following: mint, basil, and parsley
  • 1-2 cups reserved pasta water
  • 1/2 cup parmesan reggiano (optional)
  1. Prepare pasta according to directions
  2. Heat olive oil in separate pan and add squash, cooking through until soft and slightly browned, about 10 minutes
  3. Add garlic and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes, careful not to burn it
  4. Off heat, add butter, herbs, and pasta water. Mix and add pasta. Top with optional parmesan and additional herbs for garnish.

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