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Fresh squash blossoms and parsley give this pasta dish a wonderful summer flavor. Use your favorite pasta shape.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

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

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  • Fill a large pot with water, stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt, and bring to a boil. Stir in penne and return to a boil. Cook pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but still firm to the bite, about 11 minutes; drain, reserving 1/2 cup of pasta-cooking water.

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  • Clean and rinse zucchini blossoms, removing the inner parts (stigma or anthers); coarsely chop the flowers.

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat; cook and stir garlic in the hot oil until it begins to brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir parsley, saffron, and reserved 1/2 cup of pasta-cooking water into skillet; stir to combine. Add zucchini blossoms and simmer until tender, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle cornmeal into mixture and stir constantly until thickened, about 5 minutes.

  • Gently fold penne pasta into zucchini blossom mixture and top with Parmesan cheese, salt, and black pepper.

Nutrition Facts

299 calories; protein 9.4g; carbohydrates 46.4g; fat 9g; cholesterol 2.2mg; sodium 341.5mg. Full Nutrition
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