Pasta and Zucchini Recipe

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Sylvia Published: March 19, 2021 Modified: September 2, 2021
Pasta and Zucchini Recipe

How To Make Pasta and Zucchini

This 30-minute pasta and zucchini dish sautees the vegetable with garlic for a simple and satisfying meal. Makes a great weeknight dinner!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • 10cwater
  • 6ozfarfalle,(bow tie pasta)
  • 2small zucchini
  • 3tbspvirgin olive oil
  • 8clovegarlic
  • ½tspsalt
  • ¼tspfreshly ground black pepper
  • 2tbspParmesan cheese,grated


  1. Bring the water to a boil in a large saucepan

  2. Add the farfalle, bring back to a boil, and boil for 13 to 15 minutes until done as desired.

  3. Meanwhile, wash and trim the zucchini, cut them in half crosswise, and then cut them lengthwise into ¼-inch slices.

  4. Stack the slices, and cut them lengthwise into ¼-inch sticks that are 2½ to 3 inches long. This should yield 2 cups.

  5. Heat the oil in a skillet. When hot, sauté the zucchini sticks over high heat for 4 minutes until lightly browned and cooked through.

  6. Add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds longer.

  7. When the pasta is cooked, remove ⅓ cup of the cooking liquid, and place it in a bowl large enough to hold the pasta.

  8. Drain the pasta through a colander and add it to the bowl. Add the zucchini, salt, and pepper, and toss to combine.

  9. Serve with the grated cheese.


  • Calories: 284.82kcal
  • Fat: 12.19g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.34g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.82g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.40g
  • Carbohydrates: 35.81g
  • Fiber: 2.11g
  • Sugar: 2.71g
  • Protein: 8.32g
  • Cholesterol: 3.16mg
  • Sodium: 386.85mg
  • Calcium: 102.94mg
  • Potassium: 279.23mg
  • Iron: 0.98mg
  • Vitamin A: 15.56µg
  • Vitamin C: 12.43mg
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