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vegetarian squash saute pasta dish

(1 rating)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Rebecca Trent

This is something new I decided to try. My family loves squash. I combined the recipe with pasta, so I kinda made it a vegetable pasta dish. It is bursting with flavor.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

A simple and inventive way to cook zucchini and yellow squash in the summer when the vegetables are abundant. Basil adds a sweet pop of flavor to the dish. Garlic, onion salt, and Parmesan cheese add a hint of savory flavor. Combine it with your favorite pasta for an easy meal.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Saute

Ingredients For vegetarian squash saute pasta dish

  • 2 md
    zucchini, sliced
  • 2 md
    yellow squash, sliced
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    cooking oil
  • 1/2 - 1 c
    mozzarella cheese
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    onion salt
  • Parmesan cheese (about 3/4 cup)
  • salt, to taste
  • cooked pasta, your choice

How To Make vegetarian squash saute pasta dish

Test Kitchen Tips
We misread the instructions, mixed everything together, and then saw Rebecca said to serve alongside pasta. That's the beauty of this recipe... it's super flexible!
  • Sauteeing squash and zucchini in a skillet.
    Cook zucchini and squash in hot oil on medium heat for about 4 minutes in a large skillet. (If using a small skillet, you may have to cook a little longer.)
  • Garlic, salt, and onion salt added to the skillet.
    Add garlic, salt, and onion salt to the pan. Cook about another 3-4 minutes or until tender or slightly browning.
  • Draining excess oil from the pan.
    Remove from heat. Drain any excess oils.
  • Zucchini and squash added to the pasta and cheese added.
    Place back in the pan and add the basil. Stir until evenly coated. Place in serving dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese to your liking and top with mozzarella cheese. Add it to your favorite saucy pasta dish!