This is a fast, cheap, warm, summer main dish -- angel hair, yellow squash and zucchini in a tomato sauce -- and a great way to use up your summer squash. Top with cheddar cheese!

Gallery

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
Advertisement

Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • In large skillet, over medium heat, saute garlic and onion in butter and oil about 2 minutes. Reduce heat, and layer zucchini and yellow squash slices on top of onion and garlic. Add salt and pepper, cover and steam 10 minutes, or until squash is tender.

    Advertisement
  • While vegetables are steaming, 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. Add the crushed tomatoes to the zucchini mixture, stir and heat slightly, but do not cook the tomatoes. Serve the zucchini sauce over the pasta.

Nutrition Facts

487 calories; protein 17.7g; carbohydrates 86.7g; fat 10.3g; cholesterol 7.6mg; sodium 513.8mg. Full Nutrition
Advertisement

Reviews (35)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/12/2007
The first time I made this recipe I followed it exactly. It was good but a bit bland for my taste. The second time I substituted a few things. First I added sweet vidalia onions instead of ordinary white onion. I used diced tomatoes with basil and oregano instead of crushed tomatoes. I sauteed all the veggies except the tomatoes in olive oil along with mushrooms and black olives. I added the tomatoes near the end just to warm through along with a pinch each of red pepper flakes and italian seasoning. Also i used radiatore instead of angel hair pasta just because I like it better. With a few changes this was so good even my meat loving mother loved it! This is a new family staple. Read More
(44)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/22/2011
This was pretty good. Needed a lot of modification but the recipe was a good place to start. Read More
(2)
48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
09/12/2007
The first time I made this recipe I followed it exactly. It was good but a bit bland for my taste. The second time I substituted a few things. First I added sweet vidalia onions instead of ordinary white onion. I used diced tomatoes with basil and oregano instead of crushed tomatoes. I sauteed all the veggies except the tomatoes in olive oil along with mushrooms and black olives. I added the tomatoes near the end just to warm through along with a pinch each of red pepper flakes and italian seasoning. Also i used radiatore instead of angel hair pasta just because I like it better. With a few changes this was so good even my meat loving mother loved it! This is a new family staple. Read More
(44)
Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2006
After reading reviews I added about a half cup of chopped fresh basil and parsley to the tomatos and let them sit while I prepared the rest of the dish. I also used olive oil instead of butter when heating the onion and garlic. I added a little more fresh basil to the zucchini & squash while they cooked. And I used wwhole heat penne pasta. My fiance and I thought this dish was very good. I'm still eating the left overs! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2010
Great recipe...delicious! I made this recipe with a few minor modifications. I used one vidalia onion instead of a white onion 1 (28 oz.) can diced basil oregano garlic tomatoes instead of crushed tomoates and 1/2 cup fresh basil and parsley chopped. I will definitely make this recipe again. Read More
(7)
Advertisement
Rating: 4 stars
07/21/2010
nice light dish for summer....even for meat lovers! My husband asks for it every week! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2011
This was so good and refreshing! I didn't use the entire can of tomatoes and slightly more butter! Will make again! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2010
Big family of picky eaters and ALL liked this! Definitely will make again. I used fresh tomatoes and squash from my garden. Read More
(4)
Advertisement
Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2011
This recipe has very nice subtle flavors. I skipped the butter and used olive oil in its place to lose the sat fat. Also added 1/4 cup of chopped fresh parsley. Very good. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
07/12/2010
So yummy! I made this tonight for my roommate and my vegetable-hating boyfriend and even he enjoyed it! I did take a few liberties with the sauce though; instead of the crushed tomatoes I used a can of Hunts tomato sauce and a can of Hunts diced tomatoes because we like our pasta to have a more liquidy sauce. I also added oregano because I love that stuff. All in all even though boyfriend wished it'd had meat he still liked it and the roommate and I absolutely LOVED it. Very tasty and it isn't such a heavy pasta that it makes you feel sluggish after you're finished eating. I will definitely make this again and will definitely recommend it to others! Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
05/23/2011
Excellent! I used a quart of tomatoes that I canned last summer in place of the crushed tomatoes omitted the butter and olive oil (the jar of tomatoes had plenty of liquid). I also substituted whole wheat linguine instead of angel hair pasta (sounded better to me). I added Italian seasonings. Hit the spot! Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
11/22/2011
This was pretty good. Needed a lot of modification but the recipe was a good place to start. Read More
(2)
Advertisement