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Zucchini-Tomato Pasta Sauce

“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
    5 cups


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


  • In a large saucepan, melt butter with oil over medium heat. Add onions, cook and stir until tender, 5-7 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, zucchini, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until zucchini is tender and sauce reaches desired consistency, 50-60 minutes. Serve with pasta.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup sauce: 89 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 266mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 fat.

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