Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Paige Hicks
Total Time
20 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

Baby zucchini and cherry tomatoes add fresh flavor to Silky Pappardelle with Zucchini Ribbons.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat broiler to high.

Step 2

Shave zucchini into thin strips using a vegetable peeler; toss with 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl.

Step 3

Combine tomatoes and 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large bowl. Arrange tomatoes in a single layer on a foil-lined baking sheet; broil 10 minutes or until blistered. Reserve juices.

Step 4

Cook pasta according to package directions until almost al dente, omitting salt and fat; drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.

Step 5

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add reserved cooking liquid; bring to a boil. Add pasta, tomatoes, and tomato juices; cook 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in remaining 1 tablespoon oil, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, crème fraîche, and herbs. Divide pasta mixture among 4 bowls; top with zucchini.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

catscooking's Review

July 25, 2014
The appearance of the dish is lovely, but the pasta was a bit bland, perhaps because I used sour cream when I couldn't find creme fraiche in the grocery store. I also thought there was too much pasta in proportion to tomatoes and zucchini. I will make this again, however, with my own adaptations, maybe light cream cheese instead of sour cream, and less than 8oz. dry pasta.

terales's Review

July 10, 2014

MsLaurie's Review

June 22, 2014
A jar of sauce and pasta would have been much less work and equally as satisfying !

Pidderpat's Review

June 06, 2014
This dish was really tasty! I added a little roast chicken (to satisfy a couple of meat lovers in the family) but I think it would be just as good without. I also used Trader Joe's lemon pepper pappardelle but again, not key.Great flavors -- the combination of creme fraiche and blistered tomatoes created a true-to-the-name silky texture. Definitely a company-worthy dish.