Pasta Con Zucchini Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published: May 20, 2020 Modified: October 13, 2020
Pasta Con Zucchini Recipe

This rigatoni pasta, packed with vegetables, has a light tomato and garlic sauce.

How To Make Pasta Con Zucchini

For Sauce:

  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 1 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1 lb fresh mushrooms (divide)
  • 1 ½ tsp garlic (minced)
  • 3 cup tomatoes (crushed)
  • 16 oz tomatoes (dice, drain)
  • 1 ½ cup tomato puree
  • 1 cup black olives (sliced, drain)
  • 2 tsp capers (drain)
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp red pepper (crushed )
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds
  • ½ tsp Salt

For Zucchini:

  • 4 large zucchini (slice lengthwise, 1/4" thick)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • dried basil
  • dried oregano
  • salt and black pepper
  • 1 lb Rigatoni (cooked)
  • parmesan (grated)

To cook the sauce:

  1. Cut ½ of the mushrooms into quarters and set aside. Finely mince remaining portion.

  2. Heat olive oil in a heavy Dutch oven over medium heat.

  3. Add onion and minced mushrooms. Cook for 10 minutes or until onions are very soft.

  4. Add garlic and mushroom quarters and cook for 5 minutes. Stir frequently.

  5. Add remaining ingredients, stir and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

Prepare Zucchini:

  1. Sprinkle sliced zucchini with salt, pepper, basil and oregano.

To cook the pasta:

  1. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

  2. Place zucchini slices in one layer in the pan. Saute for about 3 minutes per side, or just until tender.

  3. Transfer to a platter and cover to keep warm. Repeat process for the remaining zucchini. Add olive oil as needed.

  4. Ladle sauce over pasta. Top with zucchini slices and serve. Pass extra sauce and Parmesan cheese.

How To Make Pasta Con Zucchini

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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 36 mins
Total: 41 mins
Serves:
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Ingredients

For Sauce:

  • cup olive oil
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 lb fresh mushrooms, divide
  • 1 ½ tsp garlic, minced
  • 3 cup tomatoes, crushed
  • 16 oz tomatoes, dice, drain
  • 1 ½ cup tomato puree
  • 1 cup black olives, sliced, drain
  • 2 tsp capers, drain
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp red pepper, crushed
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds
  • ½ tsp Salt

For Zucchini:

  • 4 large zucchini, slice lengthwise, 1/4" thick
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • dried basil
  • dried oregano
  • salt and black pepper
  • 1 lb Rigatoni, cooked
  • parmesan, grated

Instructions

To cook the sauce:

  1. Cut ½ of the mushrooms into quarters and set aside. Finely mince remaining portion.

  2. Heat olive oil in a heavy Dutch oven over medium heat.

  3. Add onion and minced mushrooms. Cook for 10 minutes or until onions are very soft.

  4. Add garlic and mushroom quarters and cook for 5 minutes. Stir frequently.

  5. Add remaining ingredients, stir and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

Prepare Zucchini:

  1. Sprinkle sliced zucchini with salt, pepper, basil and oregano.

To cook the pasta:

  1. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

  2. Place zucchini slices in one layer in the pan. Saute for about 3 minutes per side, or just until tender.

  3. Transfer to a platter and cover to keep warm. Repeat process for the remaining zucchini. Add olive oil as needed.

  4. Ladle sauce over pasta. Top with zucchini slices and serve. Pass extra sauce and Parmesan cheese.

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