This is a delightfully easy and creamy dish that tickles the palate. It combines fresh, nutritious, and easy-to-find vegetables like sugar snap peas and special seasonings with whole wheat pasta and a simple, but tasty sauce. Enjoy! Garnish with a little extra Parmesan cheese and a sprig of fresh dill weed if you like for presentation.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
35 mins
50 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add penne and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain and set aside.

  • Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a nonstick wok. Add garlic and saute for 15 seconds. Add zucchini, squash, snap peas, dill, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Saute, stirring constantly, for 10 minutes. Stir cooked pasta into veggie mixture.

  • Bring heavy cream to a light boil over medium-high heat in a saucepan. Add Parmesan cheese once cream begins to thicken (usually right after it begins to boil); stir constantly just until cheese has melted, making sure not to overcook as it will be lumpy. Stir sauce into veggie-pasta mixture to coat. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

698 calories; protein 18.3g; carbohydrates 34.9g; fat 55.5g; cholesterol 173.2mg; sodium 952.5mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (2)

2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
I was convinced I would not like this, but surprisingly it was really tasty! I couldn’t locate the whole wheat penne pasta, so I used whole wheat spaghetti noodles. Aside from the small swap, no other changes. This could be a meal with pieces of cooked chicken. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is our day 14 of Self Isolation during the Covid-19 so I am very happy to see some new ideas for dinner that I can mostly make from items in my pantry, it just happened that I did have a couple of the yellow summer squash but no zucchini, I also didn't have enough cream. I substituted a jar of a popular Alfredo sauce. Food during this period is something fun to look forward, fortunately our children are grown and with almost grown children of their own, so I feel comfortable in signing on to AllRecipes and finding something new to try. It's sometimes hard to do this when you're trying to please small children and get some nutrition in their systems too. I really feel for all the parents of small children at this time, it's hard keep children occupied even during the best of times. Read More