Zucchini-Tomato Pasta Sauce Recipe

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“I came up with this recipe after planting too many zucchini plants in our vegetable garden,” writes Joy Turner of Amherst, Ohio. “My husband loved it the first time I served it and now we make it quite often.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 8 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 medium zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Hot cooked pasta

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup sauce (calculated without pasta) equals 96 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 275 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, saute onions in butter and oil until tender. Stir in the tomatoes, zucchini, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 50-60 minutes or until zucchini is tender. Serve with pasta. Yield: 5 cups.
Originally published as Zucchini-Tomato Pasta Sauce in Light & Tasty August/September 2007, p32

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup sauce (calculated without pasta) equals 96 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 275 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 fat.

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Reviewed Apr. 7, 2012

"Wonderful way to use up gatden produce! I pureed my sauce to make it more palatable to my kids (and some adults! :))."

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