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Fettuccine with Squash Ribbons

Photo: Colin Clark; Styling: Lindsey Lower


Hands-on time 21 mins
Total time 21 mins
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 3/4 cups)
Stirring olive oil into boiling water creates a quick emulsified sauce for this simple, summery pasta. For a refreshing side, cut half a peeled, seeded cantaloupe lengthwise into 4 wedges. Wrap 1/2 ounce very thinly sliced prosciutto around each wedge.


  • 8 ounces uncooked fettuccine
  • 2 small zucchini
  • 1 large yellow squash
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 ounce Parmesan cheese, shaved (about 1/4 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons torn fresh mint

Nutrition Information

  • calories 364
  • fat 13.4 g
  • satfat 3 g
  • monofat 8 g
  • polyfat 1.3 g
  • protein 13 g
  • carbohydrate 50 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 6 mg
  • iron 3 mg
  • sodium 361 mg
  • calcium 128 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving 3/4 cup cooking liquid. Shave zucchini and squash into thin ribbons using a vegetable peeler; discard seeds. Place ribbons in a large bowl.

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add tomatoes, salt, and pepper to pan; cook 8 minutes or until tomatoes begin to break down, stirring occasionally. Remove tomatoes from pan using a slotted spoon; add to squash ribbons. Add garlic to pan; cook 1 minute or until fragrant, stirring constantly. Stir in reserved 3/4 cup cooking liquid; bring to a boil. Gradually add remaining 2 tablespoons oil to pan, stirring constantly with a whisk.

  3. Add pasta to pan; cook 1 minute, tossing to coat. Remove pan from heat. Add pasta mixture to squash mixture; toss. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and mint.

Cook's Notes

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