Summer Zucchini Pasta

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


10 servings

Updated: Dec. 13, 2023
I'm always experimenting when my garden is cranking out zucchini and summer squash. This simple and healthy pasta dish 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
Summer Zucchini Pasta Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (16 ounces) pappardelle or tagliatelle pasta
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 small zucchini, cut into thin ribbons
  • 2 small yellow summer squash, cut into thin ribbons
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 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


  1. 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 minute longer. 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.