Pasta with Zucchini and Tomato Sauce

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Jul. 16, 2012

This pasta dish makes for a simple and delicious weeknight meal. A recipe full of vegetables, you will be smiling every bite that your kid eats.

Ingredients

Pasta 1 Pound (any pasta will work, I would stay away from spaghetti or linguini noodles)
Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
Sweet onion 1 Large , chopped finely
Zucchini 1 Large , shredded
Cherry tomatoes 1 Pint , quartered
Parmesan cheese 5 Ounce , grated
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Cracked black pepper 1 Teaspoon

Directions

MAKING

1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, then season liberally with salt. Drop pasta into the boiling water and cook according to package directions or until pasta is al dente-with a bite.

2. While pasta is cooking, heat a large skillet on a medium-high heat. Add in olive oil along with the sweet onion, cook for 2 minutes or until onions become translucent.

3. Add in zucchini and tomatoes and cook for an additional 5 minutes.

4. Combine the pasta with the vegetables and stir.

5. Start by adding in 1 ladle full of reserved pasta water, this will help the vegetables become more of a sauce.

6. Grate in the Parmesan cheese into the skillet then season the pasta dish with salt and pepper to desired taste. Add in more reserved pasta water if pasta becomes too dry.

SERVING

7. Serve by itself or with bread and enjoy.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Very Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 463Calories from Fat 112

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g20%

Saturated Fat 4 g20%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 747 mg31.13%

Total Carbohydrates 66 g22%

Dietary Fiber 4 g16%

Sugars 9 g

Protein 19 g38%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet