Summer Squash Pasta Primavera Recipe
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Summer Squash Pasta Primavera Recipe

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SINCE I eat very little meat, I'm always on the lookout for vegetarian and low-fat recipes. I came up with this recipe after a lot of experimenting. I used tomatoes as a base for the sauce, and my version of pasta primavera has been enjoyed by both family and friends.—Clara DelVitto, Midlothian, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/2 cup sliced onion
  • 1/2 cup julienned green or sweet red pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sliced zucchini
  • 1/2 cup sliced yellow summer squash
  • 2 medium fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 3/4 cup stewed tomatoes
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 cups hot cooked pasta
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 296 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 5g fiber), 9g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, saute onion and green pepper in oil until crisp-tender. Add the zucchini, yellow squash and mushrooms; saute for 1 minute. Add tomatoes and basil. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Toss with pasta; sprinkle with cheese if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Pasta Primavera in Reminisce Extra August 2000, p45

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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jenisue User ID: 1194060 214420
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2014

"This is great in summer when garden is giving us zucchini - but in winter these are more expensive to buy and maybe not available? I would use fresh tomatoes or cherry tomatoes in place of can tomatoes, how about some sliced carrot and broccoli -- but may have to make more sauce?"

lisaeller User ID: 1565659 70580
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2011

"My daughter used whole grain penne pasta and Hunts diced tomatoes instead of stewed... it was really good! She served sauteed shrimp on the side... with a little salt/garlic powder/pepper seasoning ~ the shrimp would have been really good mixed in to make a one dish meal. Yum. easy."

Trilby Yost User ID: 5195621 70577
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2010

"I can understand how this would make a good main dish, but I always make it as a side dish."

brkmom User ID: 960587 80275
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2008

"I think, in place of stewed tomatoes, you could use roasted red peppers, chopped and drained.


cee-jay User ID: 1579946 203685
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2008

"Is there an alternative to using stewed tomatoes when preparing this casserole? I would like your suggestions."

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