Tomato and Summer Squash Sauce on Pasta

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Millie Johnson

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@BISCUITMAKR

My counter was covered with some tomatoes and squash that I needed to do something with and this is what I came up with. You can substitute with zucchini if you like. It is also good poured into a baking dish and topped with mozzarella cheese and baked for 15-20 minutes!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Light and fresh, this is a superb vegetable-packed summertime dinner. The mixture of summer squash, tomatoes, and other fresh chopped veggies is quite tasty. The balance of seasonings is just right. While the mixture simmers, the flavors marry together wonderfully. A delicious and easy meal to prepare with ingredients from the garden. A definite keeper! The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 6 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 3 c
    tomatoes diced (or 1 large can diced) with juice
  • 1
    bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small
    onion, diced
  • 1 medium
    yellow summer squash, diced
  • 2 clove
    garlic, fine diced
  • 1 large
    bay leaf
  • 1 tsp
    italian seasoning, dried
  • 1/2 tsp
    oregano, dried
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp
    crushed red pepper
  • 1/8 tsp
    celery seed
  • 1 jar(s)
    sliced mushrooms, drained (6 oz)
  • 1/2 tsp
    parsley
  • 3 - 4 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • ·
    salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 lb
    pasta shells, cooked and drained

How to Make Tomato and Summer Squash Sauce on Pasta

Step-by-Step

  1. Heat a large skillet until hot. Add olive oil.
  2. Then add diced onions and peppers. Sautee 2-3 minutes.
  3. Next, add garlic, diced squash, Italian seasonings, oregano, bay leaf, celery seed, crushed red pepper, salt, and pepper. Sautee 5-7 minutes until squash is tender.
  4. Add mushrooms; stir for a minute.
  5. Then add in tomatoes and juice.
  6. Bring to a boil, taste to see if you need more salt or pepper, then cover and reduce heat. Simmer 20 minutes.
  7. Add in a little of the pasta water and parsley. Bring to boil, stirring uncovered for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Toss with a hearty pasta like shells, penne, or ziti.
  9. Top with fresh grated Parmesan, if desired.

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About Tomato and Summer Squash Sauce on Pasta

Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy



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