Fettuccine With Spicy Zucchini-Tomato Sauce

Photo: Jonathan Kantor
Jar marinara sauce keeps this simple Fettuccine With Spicy Zucchini-Tomato Sauce quick--it's done in 20 minutes. Crushed red pepper provides the spice.


Makes 4 servings (serving size: 2 1/4 cups)
Total time: 20 Minutes

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 15 Minutes
Total: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 539
Fat 7.2 g
Satfat 1 g
Monofat 2.8 g
Polyfat 1.4 g
Protein 19 g
Carbohydrate 99 g
Fiber 8 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 5 mg
Sodium 538 mg
Calcium 54 mg


1 (1-pound) box fettuccine
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced 1/4-inch thick
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 (16-ounce) jar marinara sauce


1. Cook pasta according to package directions in salted water; reserve 1/4 cup pasta water. Drain pasta and return to pot.

2. While pasta cooks, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add zucchini; cook, tossing occasionally, until browned and crisp-tender (5-8 minutes). Add crushed red pepper, marinara, and reserved pasta water; simmer, partially covered, until pasta sauce is thick (about 5 minutes). Toss pasta with sauce and divide among 4 bowls.

Caroline Wright,


April 2012
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