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Fettuccine With Spicy Zucchini-Tomato Sauce

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.

Health APRIL 2012

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 2 1/4 cups)
  • Cook time:15 Minutes
  • Prep time:5 Minutes
  • Total:20 Minutes


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 539
  • Fat: 7.2g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.4g
  • Protein: 19g
  • Carbohydrate: 99g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 5mg
  • Sodium: 538mg
  • Calcium: 54mg

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