Tasty Tuesday - Pasta with Zucchini, Parmesan and Garlic Oil

Posted by Claudia Moser on 5:22 AM in , ,
Pasta with Zucchini, Parmesan and Garlic Oil


3/4 lb. dried spaghetti
1 (8-oz.) zucchini, finely julienned
1 (8-oz.) yellow squash, finely julienned
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/3 cup chopped Italian parsley or fresh basil
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese


1) Bring large pot of water to boil; add salt. Add pasta. Cook until al dente, about 10 minutes.
2) Season zucchini and squash with salt and pepper. Set aside.
3) Heat 1/4 cup olive oil in small skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add garlic. Sauté briefly, until light brown. Add pepper flakes and basil or parsley. Mix well. Remove from heat.
4) When pasta is done, drain, reserving about 1/2 cup cooking water. Return pasta to pan. Add zucchini, reserved 1/4 cup oil, garlic mixture from step 3, and 1/2 cup cheese. Toss well, adding cooking water as needed to make a smooth sauce. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper as needed. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons cheese and serve at once. Yield: 4 to 5 servings.



pastas are my best love.

@Izdiher - my husband enjoys pasta as well!

Oooh yum. Definitely bookmarking this. ^_^

@Misha - happy for that!

I will have to try this one, it looks delicious!

@Bibi - pls do, I enjoyed it a lot and did not miss the meat!

Claudio thank you for visiting my blog. This is one of my favourite pasta meals.

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@Inge - glad you enjoyed the pasta. As for the hotel it is on my list as well as H10 Rubicon. Let's see :)

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new follower bev

Oh oh oh
even a cook as bad as me
might manage that!

What do you think?

Is it fool proof (because for me it needs to be)!!


@Bev - welcome to my blog, glad you found it and I am following :)
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