Penne with sautéed zucchini and parmesan is a wonderful and satisfying pasta recipe but feel free to add in other fresh vegetables you have on hand.


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15 mins
11 mins
26 mins
Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)


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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil; add penne, and cook 7-9 minutes or until al dente. Drain penne, reserving 2 tablespoons of the pasta water.

  • While pasta cooks, heat olive oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic, and cook about 1 minute or until fragrant. Add the zucchini, and sauté over medium heat another 3 minutes or until the zucchini is tender. Then season with salt and black pepper to taste.

  • Add penne and reserved pasta water to the zucchini in the skillet; toss to combine.

  • Remove from heat and transfer to large serving bowl. Add 2 tablespoons Parmesan and toss gently to combine all ingredients. Serve garnished with the roasted red bell peppers and the remaining 2 tablespoons shaved Parmesan.

Nutrition Facts

307 calories; fat 12g; saturated fat 2g; mono fat 8g; poly fat 1g; protein 10g; carbohydrates 43g; fiber 5g; cholesterol 4mg; iron 2mg; sodium 248mg; calcium 86mg.