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This simple gluten-free pasta dinner with Zucchini and Tomatoes is on repeat all summer and early fall!
It is one of our favorite quick and easy Summer pasta recipes.
When the produce is super fresh, starting in July and all the way through mid to late September where we live in the Northeast, it is bursting with flavor and literally tastes like Summer in every bite!
All you need is:
fresh tomatoes (plum, full size or cherry)
extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
salt and pepper to taste
your favorite gluten free spaghetti and fresh basil
And it comes together really quickly.
All you do is:
saute the garlic,
add the zucchini and saute for 10 minutes
Then add in the tomatoes and saute at the same time you cook the spaghetti.
Add the cooked spaghetti to the zucchini and tomato mix. Toss with basil and enjoy!
It couldn’t be easier or tastier!
One of the questions I am asked most of it “what is our favorite brand of gluten-free pasta?”
In a large saute pan, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat.
Add garlic and sauté for a minute or two or until just fragrant.
Add zucchini and cook for 7- 10 minutes, covered and stirring occasionally, or until starting to soften
Just before adding in the tomatoes, start cooking spaghetti according to package. Tip: Before draining spaghetti, you'll want to reserve 1 cup pasta water.
Add tomatoes, tomato paste, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper, if using, to the zucchini, and cook another 8-10 minutes, covered if desired (I find it helps the tomatoes cook more/quicker) and stirring occasionally, until both zucchini and tomatoes soft and tender.
Remember to reserve pasta water and drain pasta.
Add pasta and 1/2 reserved water to the cooked veggie mix and cook an additional minute, stirring well to combine. Add more reserved water as desired to make a creamier sauce
Add in basil and stir to combine.
Serve and topped with additional fresh basil.
Option, top with ricotta salata, feta or goat cheese.
Hi! My name is Karen, and I’m the mom in our Healthy Gluten-Free Family. My posts and pictures here and on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter are labors of love that allow me to share a very personal journey with you, one our family has taken together — learning, experimenting and sharing how to raise a healthy happy gluten-free family. Read more ...