I’m always experimenting when my garden is cranking out zucchini and summer squash. This simple and healthy summer zucchini pasta is one of my latest wins. It’s meatless, but you can add shredded chicken or grilled salmon for a heartier dish. —Beth Berlin, Oak Creek, Wisconsin

  • Total Time

    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

  • Makes

    10 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) pappardelle or tagliatelle pasta

  • 2 small zucchini, cut into thin ribbons

  • 2 small yellow summer squash, cut into thin ribbons

  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes with roasted garlic, undrained

  • 1/3 cup loosely packed basil leaves, torn

  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh rosemary

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add zucchini and yellow squash; cook and stir until crisp tender, 3-4 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 more minute. Add tomatoes, basil, rosemary, salt and pepper flakes; heat through. Drain pasta; serve with zucchini mixture. If desired, top with additional basil.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 254 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 505mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.

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