Creamy Cherry Tomato and Summer Squash Pasta Recipe

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Rosemary Bradley Modified: March 22, 2022
Creamy Cherry Tomato and Summer Squash Pasta Recipe

How To Make Creamy Cherry Tomato and Summer Squash Pasta

Using a handful of squash in this squash pasta adds an extra creaminess that works well with the tart sweetness from the cherry tomatoes.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • ½lbpasta,whole grain rotini or fusilli or penne
  • 1pintcherry tomatoes,(2 cups)
  • 2medium yellow squash
  • 1medium zucchini
  • 2tbspolive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper,to taste
  • 2tbsplemon juice
  • 2tbspbutter,or olive oil
  • 1ozgoat cheese,crumbled
  • 1clovegarlic,small, pressed or minced
  • pinchred pepper flakes
  • 2tbspfresh basil,chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup.

  2. On the baking sheet, toss the whole cherry tomatoes and sliced zucchini and squash with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and arrange in a single layer.

  3. Roast for about 25 minutes, tossing halfway, until the cherry tomatoes have burst and the squash is tender.

  4. Meanwhile, bring a pot of salted water to boil and cook the pasta until al dente, according to package directions. Before draining the pasta, reserve about 1 cup of the pasta cooking water. Drain the pasta and return it to the pot.

  5. Add the lemon juice, butter, goat cheese, garlic, and red pepper flakes to the pot. Add about 1/4 cup of the reserved pasta cooking water and gently toss the pasta until the ingredients are evenly mixed together and the pasta is coated in a light sauce.

  6. Once the tomatoes and squash are out of the oven, add them to the pot along with all of the tomato juices. Gently toss once again to combine.

  7. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper, then sprinkle chopped basil over the pasta and divide into individual serving bowls. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 456.33kcal
  • Fat: 15.48g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.90g
  • Trans Fat: 0.23g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.91g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.51g
  • Carbohydrates: 71.38g
  • Fiber: 6.98g
  • Sugar: 5.26g
  • Protein: 12.11g
  • Cholesterol: 18.53mg
  • Sodium: 1024.73mg
  • Calcium: 121.91mg
  • Potassium: 1245.59mg
  • Iron: 3.03mg
  • Vitamin A: 153.27µg
  • Vitamin C: 47.89mg
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