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Vegetarian Linguine

Looking for a tasty alternative to the usual meat-and-potatoes meals? Try this colorful pasta dish. My oldest son came up with the scrumptious supper that takes advantage of fresh mushrooms, zucchini and other vegetables as well as basil and provolone. —Jane Bone, Cape Coral, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 6 ounces uncooked linguine
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 medium zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded provolone cheese
  • 3 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh basil


  • Cook linguine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat butter and oil over medium heat. Add zucchini and mushrooms; saute 3-5 minutes. Add tomato, onions, garlic and seasonings. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, about 3 minutes.
  • Drain linguine; add to vegetable mixture. Sprinkle with cheeses and basil. Toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 260 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 444mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat, 1 medium-fat meat, 1 vegetable.


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  • Saara
    May 23, 2020

    Others might mean that Cheese is not always vegetarian because it has enzymes that can come from either animal or plant based sources. If the cheese package says “microbial enzymes” or “vegetable rennet” then it’s vegetarian cheese. If it just says “enzymes”, it’s unclear. Certain brands like Cabot and Tillamook verify that their cheese is 100% vegetarian, meaning they use plant based enzymes in their cheese. If it’s important to you, google it and you can find more info.

  • Hansly
    Feb 9, 2020

    People need to do research. Vegan: no animal products Vegetarian: nothing with eyeballs so No meat, or seafood.

  • Gerald
    Jan 17, 2020

    Yay!! A good tasting recipe! This is indeed vegetarian even with the cheese. That other person doesn’t realize that vegan recipes have no cheese, but vegetarian recipes allow for cheese, eggs, etc. Tasted great! A keeper! Thank you!!!

  • Zuc
    Nov 27, 2019

    Parmesan cheese is not vegetarian!

  • Maria
    Oct 30, 2019

    No comment left

  • Lyn
    Aug 9, 2019

    There seems to be a typo in the recipe. For 6 servings it calls for just 6 ounces of pasta (enough for 2 people), while the other quantities seem appropriate for more servings. I think that they meant "16 ounces" of pasta - a full pound - for 6 servings as an entree. Either that, or the number of servings is listed incorrectly. I have my doubts about reviewers who claim to have followed all of the directions just as written. They either ended up with 6 tiny appetizer-sized portions or enough pasta for 2 people (with lots of veggies).

  • CherylS58
    Jul 31, 2019

    Delicious! I was not sure if my husband would like this since there was no meat in it. But he really liked it , the mushrooms take place of meat. It also helped having used my homemade pasta! Will be making this again for sure!!

  • oreo95
    Jul 4, 2019

    YUMMY! Made this last night, made as written. Will definitely be making this often. Only change I will make is to serve with the cheese on the side instead of toss all at once. Looking forward to the leftovers! Thank you Jane!

  • Melissa
    Apr 14, 2019

    This is a winner! Creamy and delicious vegetables. Some other reviews commented on the cheese seizing up, just add with the heat off and it's perfect!

  • bjrandall
    Apr 2, 2019

    This was a quick and surprisingly good meatless meal. I made it as written and baked some corn muffins to go with it.