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Zippy Zucchini Pasta Recipe

Zippy Zucchini Pasta Recipe

A colorful combination of zucchini and zippy canned tomatoes is delicious over quick-cooking angel hair pasta. We like the extra zest from crushed red pepper flakes. —Kathleen Timberlake, Dearborn Heights, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:3 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (7 ounces) angel hair pasta or thin spaghetti
  • 2 small zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Mexican diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Directions

  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute zucchini and garlic in oil until zucchini is crisp-tender.
  • 2. Add the tomatoes, parsley, oregano and pepper flakes; heat through. Drain pasta; serve with zucchini mixture. Yield: 3 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 412 calories, 15 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 299 mg sodium, 59 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 11 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.