Rating: 4 stars
46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

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

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Fill a medium sauce pan with lightly salted water. Add zucchini and bring to a boil; boil for 10 minutes or until tender.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

320 calories; protein 10.5g; carbohydrates 44.7g; fat 11.9g; cholesterol 4.4mg; sodium 88.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (35)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2008
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... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/28/2003
if you boil zuchini for 10 minutes you'll have nthing to serve!!! Read More
(59)
46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2008
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... Read More
(63)
Rating: 3 stars
06/28/2003
if you boil zuchini for 10 minutes you'll have nthing to serve!!! Read More
(59)
Rating: 3 stars
07/03/2007
This recipe was much better when I cooked the zucchini in olive oil until almost black on both sides. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2008
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2011
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. Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
06/16/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/08/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2011
This is a simple, quick, and light dinner for the summer, especially with the abundance of zucchini. I did use penne pasta since I didn't have any rotini, but that was the only change I made. This dish was popular with both the kids and adults. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/15/2011
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. Read More
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