Tomato and Zucchini Penne Pasta (20 minute recipe)
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An easy 20 minute pasta dish with rich flavor made with fresh tomatoes, zucchini, balsamic vinegar and seasoned with fresh herbs.
Recipe type: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4 servings
  • 8 oz. Penne Pasta
  • 1½ tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ½ cup Onion, chopped small
  • 2 cloves Garlic,minced
  • ¼ tsp. Chili flakes
  • 1 cup Zucchini, sliced
  • 3 cups Cherry or Grape Tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. Parmesan Cheese, grated
  • 5 Basil leaves, sliced thin
  • 2 tbsp. fresh Parsley
  1. Cook pasta according to directions.
  2. While pasta is cooking; in a large frying pan over low heat add olive oil, onion, garlic and chili flakes. Stir for 3 minutes, until onions are tender. Add zucchini and cook for 3 more minutes, stirring so the zucchini doesn't stick. Add tomatoes and balsamic vinegar, and cook until tomatoes start to burst; about 3 minutes. Toss in cooked pasta. Mix until combined and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Mix until cheese starts to melt; about 30 seconds.
  3. Turn off heat and add basil and parsley. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve with more Parmesan cheese if desired.
  5. Can be stored in the refrigerator for about 3 days. Warm up in the microwave for 2 minutes.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: approx. 2 cups Calories: 299 Fat: 7.4 Carbohydrates: 51 Sugar: 1.8 Sodium: 60 Fiber: 4.3 Protein: 9.6 Cholesterol: 0
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