Pasta with Zucchini and Tomatoes

A simple gluten-free pasta dinner recipe that showcases the some of the best of Summer produce. With minimal ingredients, it's bursting with flavor and literally tastes like Summer!

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Pasta with Zucchini and Tomatoes

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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 zucchini

fresh tomatoes (plum, full size or cherry)


extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)

tomato paste

salt and pepper to taste

your favorite gluten free spaghetti and fresh basil

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And it comes together really quickly.

All you do is:

  • saute the garlic,
  • add the zucchini and saute for 10 minutes

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  • 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!

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One of the questions I am asked most of it “what is our favorite brand of gluten-free pasta?

Here we used Barilla gluten-free spaghetti.

I am linking to a recent blog post Our Favorite Gluten-Free Pastas so you can see what else we love.

Hope you love this pasta dish as much as we do!

And for more of our favorite zucchini recipes click here.

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4.25 from 4 votes

Pasta with Zucchini and Tomatoes

A quick and easy pasta dinner that showcases some of the best of Summer produce. With minimal ingredients, it's bursting with flavor and tastes like Summer! Recipes doubles well.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Dinner, Pasta
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan
Keyword: gluten-free zucchini recipes, 30 minute gluten-free dinner, 30 minute pasta dinner, tomato season, pasta with zucchini and tomatoes, easy gluten-free summer dinner
Servings: 2 -3 servings
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family


  • 2 Zucchini sliced into 1/4 inch circles, then half or quarters depending on the size of the zucchini
  • 4 -6 large tomatoes seeded and diced OR 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered depending on the size
  • 4-6 cloves garlic chopped or minced
  • 2-3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil start with 2 tablespoons and add more as needed
  • 2-3 tablespoons plain tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 -1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper optional but adds just a little spiciness
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil chopped + more for serving
  • 1 12 oz box Gluten-free Spaghetti we used Barilla
  • Optional: ricotta salata or goat cheese for serving


  • 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.
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7 thoughts on “Pasta with Zucchini and Tomatoes

  1. I bought quite a bit of zucchini today at farmer’s market and low and behold, I received your A-Z recipes on zucchini.
    Well, make the fried zucchini rounds and the zucchini sticks. Absolutely love them!!! Also made the Pasta with Zucchini&Tomatoes, with a slight change. I added some of chopped basil in with the tomatoes for extra flavor and topped the pasta with crumbled feta. “A BIT OF HEAVEN IN EVERY BITE”!!!!!! Will be making lots more of your recipes….

  2. 4 stars
    I gave this recipe the max 5 stars, but actually a 10 star dish. Would not let me rate dish. Sorry, Connie

  3. 4 stars
    The pasta was delicious and could not have been easier to make! As someone who is not a professional in the kitchen, this was a great meal!

  4. 5 stars
    As the other comments say, this is such an easy recipe and so good! I didn’t have fresh basil on hand, so, while it was fine in a pinch, I can see how this dish would be even more delicious if I had fresh. It’s definitely going to be my new go-to pasta dish! Thank you!

4.25 from 4 votes (1 rating without comment)

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