Jar marinara sauce keeps this simple Fettuccine With Spicy Zucchini-Tomato Sauce quick--it's done in 20 minutes. Crushed red pepper provides the spice.Pick a better marinara. Look for one that doesn't contain added sugar and lists tomatoes, not tomato puree, as the first ingredient.

Caroline Wright


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Instructions Checklist
  •  Cook pasta according to package directions in salted water; reserve 1/4 cup pasta water. Drain pasta and return to pot.

  •  While pasta cooks, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add zucchini; cook, tossing occasionally, until browned and crisp-tender (5-8 minutes). Add crushed red pepper, marinara, and reserved pasta water; simmer, partially covered, until pasta sauce is thick (about 5 minutes). Toss pasta with sauce and divide among 4 bowls.

Nutrition Facts

539 calories; fat 7.2g; saturated fat 1g; mono fat 2.8g; poly fat 1.4g; protein 19g; carbohydrates 99g; fiber 8g; cholesterolmg; iron 5mg; sodium 538mg; calcium 54mg.