Zucchini Ribbon Pasta

Photo by Lisa M.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4

    pound whole-wheat fettuccine

  • 2

    medium green zucchini (about 1 pound)

  • 2

    medium yellow zucchini (about 1 pound)

  • 3

    tablespoons olive oil

  • 4

    cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1

    cup low-sodium chicken broth

  • 1/4

    cup grated (1-ounce) Parmesan (lightly packed), plus 2 tablespoons

  • 1/3

    cup finely minced parsley leaves, plus more for garnish

  • 1

    cup thinly sliced basil leaves, plus more for garnish

  • 1/2

    teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1/2

    teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

  • Salt

Directions

In a large pasta pot, cook pasta “al dente”, 1 or 2 minutes less than the package instructions call for. Drain. Meanwhile, slice off ends of zucchini and discard. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise. Using a mandoline, or carefully with a sharp knife, slice zucchini into very thin (about 1/8-inch) slices, trying to keep some skin on each piece for color. Stack slices and cut in half lengthwise. Reserve zucchini ribbons in a large bowl. In the pasta pot, heat the olive oil over low-medium heat. Add garlic and cook until soft and translucent but not browned, about 1 minute. Add zucchini ribbons and 1/4 cup chicken broth, raise heat to medium-high and cook until zucchini is still somewhat firm but just cooked, about 3 minutes. Return pasta to pot and add remaining chicken stock; cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until liquid has mostly absorbed into the pasta. Add 1/4 cup of the Parmesan, parsley, basil, red pepper flakes, black pepper and toss to combine. Season with salt, to taste. Serve garnished with additional parsley, basil and the remaining 2 tablespoons of cheese.

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