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Zippy Zucchini Pasta

 Zippy Zucchini Pasta
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
3 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 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


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large
  • skillet, saute zucchini and garlic in oil until zucchini is
  • crisp-tender.
  • 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: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.