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As I mentioned last week I have an abundance of zucchini! I always plant a few extra plants and they all seem to survive giving me lots of zucchini. I don’t mind as I love zucchini and am always looking for new ways to enjoy it. A friend of mine shared this recipe with me recently for a zucchini sauce, which you serve with pasta. I decided to give it a try! It serves about six so my husband and I will be enjoying this for the rest of the weekend!zucchini sauce


Zucchini Sauce with Pasta




1 onion, chopped

2 large cloves of garlic, minced

2 pounds of medium zucchini, diced

¼ cup basil, minced

4-6 Tbsp olive oil, divided

Sea salt and freshly ground pepper

1 pound of penne pasta or other pasta of your choice.


Directions:Zucchini Sauce


Finely chop the onion and mince the garlic. Cut the squash into ½ inch pieces.


Put a large pot of water on to cook the pasta.


In another large pot, sauté the onion in 1-2 Tbsp. of the olive oil. Sauté for 5-7 minutes or until the onion is soft. Stir in the garlic and sauté for another minute and then add the zucchini, along with 2 Tbsp. Olive oil. Cook uncovered for about three minutes and then cover the pot, lower the heat and cook until the zucchini are extremely tender, about 15-20 minutes. Stir occasionally and add a little water if you notice the zucchini is sticking to the pan. Just before the zucchini is done add ¼ cup of minced basil.


While the zucchini is cooking bring the pot of water to boiling and cook the pasta. When the pasta is done combine the cooked pasta with the zucchini sauce. Cook over medium heat until the pasta is nicely coated with the sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan if desired.Zucchini Sauce


Enjoy.Zucchini Sauce

3 comments on “Zucchini Sauce with Pasta

[email protected] To My Southern Roots on August 15, 2017 3:05 pm

I’ve never had zucchini sauce. This looks delicious!

Jess on August 15, 2017 9:11 pm

Wow…what a neat dish! Sounds yummy!

I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Miz Helen on August 22, 2017 1:00 am

Your Zucchini Sauce with Pasta looks delicious. I can’t wait to try this with some of my garden Zucchini. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

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