Zucchini and summer squash add color and crunch to this healthy and uncomplicated dish.

How To Make Pasta with Marinara Sauce and Grilled Vegetables

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10 mins
45 mins
55 mins


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 10 large fresh tomatoes peeled and diced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil chopped
  • 1 tsp sugar or sugar substitute
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2 red peppers sliced into chunks
  • 1 yellow summer squash sliced lengthwise
  • 1 zucchini sliced lengthwise
  • 1 sweet onion sliced into 1/4-inch wide portions
  • 8 oz package of whole wheat spaghetti


  • To make the sauce, heat the olive oil in a heavy skillet.
  • Add in the tomatoes, salt, garlic, onions, basil, sugar, oregano, and black pepper. 
  • Slowly cook the ingredients, uncovered, for 30 minutes until the sauce has thickened. In the meantime, brush the red peppers, zucchini, squash, and sweet onion with oil.
  • Place the vegetables under a broiler and cook, turning frequently until they become brown and tender. Afterward, spoon them onto a bowl. 
  • Cook the spaghetti until it becomes firm. Then drain well and portion it onto some plates.
  • Cover the spaghetti with equal amounts of sauce. Then top it with equal amounts of vegetables. Serve immediately and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 596mg | Potassium: 480mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2059IU | Vitamin C: 97mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg