A simple zucchini tomato pasta that's on the table in 30 minutes. It's a light and fresh dinner perfect for a warm summer night.

Simple Zucchini and Tomato Pasta

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 460 kcal
Author: April @ Girl Gone Gourmet for Amanda's Cookin'
Zucchini and tomatoes tossed with pasta. It's a simple summer dinner that's fresh and light. Serve it with crusty bread on the side.
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 large zucchinis diced (see note)
  • 2 pints grape tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 8 ounces bucatini or other long pasta
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese for serving

Instructions

  1. Put a pot of water on the stove to bring to a boil. While you wait for the water to boil, melt the butter and olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the zucchini and tomatoes to the pan and cook them, stirring occasionally. Once the pasta water is boiling, add the pasta and cook until very al dente, about two minutes less cooking time than the package suggests.
  2. While the pasta boils, continue cooking the vegetables. The tomatoes will start to break down and their juices will combine with the moisture released from the zucchini. Add the parsley and lemon juice. Add the pasta and toss to combine. Let the pasta cook with the vegetables for a another two minutes or so. It will absorb the light sauce as it cooks.
  3. Serve the pasta with grated Parmesan.
Nutrition Facts
Simple Zucchini and Tomato Pasta
Amount Per Serving (1 portion)
Calories 460 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 492mg 21%
Potassium 1550mg 44%
Total Carbohydrates 62g 21%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 15g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 64.1%
Vitamin C 115.4%
Calcium 16.2%
Iron 15.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.