My mom made up this flavorful pasta. It's very simple and great with fresh tomatoes for a summer night meal! Add shrimp or chicken for a heartier version of this pasta.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Stir in the fettuccine, bring back to a boil, and cook pasta over medium heat until cooked through but still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; drain water, reserving 1 cup pasta water.

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  • Melt butter in a large skillet or frying pan over medium heat; add zucchini, 3 cloves minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir zucchini mixture in the melted butter until most of the moisture has evaporated, 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Heat olive oil in a separate skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion until softened, 5 to 10 minutes. Add cherry tomatoes, remaining 2 cloves minced garlic, salt, and pepper to onion; cook and stir, crushing tomatoes to desired consistency, until heated through, about 5 minutes.

  • Mix fettuccine and zucchini mixture into onion mixture, adding as much reserved pasta water to keep pasta moist. Stir goat cheese and basil into pasta mixture.

Nutrition Facts

426 calories; protein 15.8g 32% DV; carbohydrates 62.6g 20% DV; fat 13.8g 21% DV; cholesterol 25.1mg 8% DV; sodium 140.8mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2015
Great dish! I added a sweet pepper for extra flavour. Sliced Italian sausage would also go really well especially if you're using the sweet pepper. When they're in season I'm going to add some fresh slightly sautéed snow peas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2015
Great dish! I added a sweet pepper for extra flavour. Sliced Italian sausage would also go really well especially if you're using the sweet pepper. When they're in season I'm going to add some fresh slightly sautéed snow peas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2016
Excellent. I needed to keep it low salt so used coconut oil instead of butter, and only 2-3 Tbsp of goat cheese and low salt fettuccine noodles. Hubby needs to cut back on meat as well so I used fresh sliced baby Bella mushrooms to round this meal out. Wonderful tasty dish and I'm not even a vegetable-loving person. Great recipe, Melinda. This kind of recipe could change my mind about vegetables tasting like dirt. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2014
Such an easy weeknight meal for a busy mom like myself. The kids loved it and it made great leftovers. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2015
Hey this is my pasta!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2016
Fantastic. My husband and I both loved it. I had to add some stewed tomatoes because I didn't have quite enough cherry tomatoes and I added spinach and a touch of feta. I also just fine diced the zucchini (less mess). I went and bought some more goat cheese the next day to have on hand because it really seemed to make the dish! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/28/2015
The flavors are good but it came out a little dry. I would add some grilled shrimp next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2016
Added this to my Thanksgiving menu since my parents are vegetarian and it was a huge hit with everyone including my 10 year old daughter who is super picky. Make sure you crumble the goat cheese over the pasta while it's hot so that it melts and coats the pasta. Yumm-a-licious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2016
Loved it. I made it with penne and omitted the zucchini. Love the goat cheese with cherry tomatoes onion garlic....yum!!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2016
Great basic pasta recipe. I was surprised at the amount of zucchini but it balanced well and added heartiness to the dish. I agree with adding something like prosciutto or Italian sausage. Read More