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Penne With Sautéed Zucchini and Parmesan

Penne With Sautéed Zucchini and Parmesan

Penne with sautéed zucchini and parmesan is a wonderful and satisfying pasta recipe but feel free to add in other fresh vegetables you have on hand.

Health SEPTEMBER 2006

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)
  • Cook time: 11 Minutes
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked whole wheat penne pasta
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup shaved fresh Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 3 tablespoons chopped bottled roasted red bell pepper

Preparation

1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil; add penne, and cook 7-9 minutes or until al dente. Drain penne, reserving 2 tablespoons of the pasta water.

2. While pasta cooks, heat olive oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic, and cook about 1 minute or until fragrant. Add the zucchini, and sauté over medium heat another 3 minutes or until the zucchini is tender. Then season with salt and black pepper to taste.

3. Add penne and reserved pasta water to the zucchini in the skillet; toss to combine.

4. Remove from heat and transfer to large serving bowl. Add 2 tablespoons Parmesan and toss gently to combine all ingredients. Serve garnished with the roasted red bell peppers and the remaining 2 tablespoons shaved Parmesan.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 307
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Carbohydrate: 43g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 4mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Sodium: 248mg
  • Calcium: 86mg
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