Capellini With Spicy Zucchini-Tomato Sauce

Serves: 4

This vegetarian dish, bursting with flavor from fresh zucchini and tomato sauce, is a quick and easy weeknight option.

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3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1- 28 ounce can whole san marzano tomato
kosher salt
1 medium zucchini, cut into small chunks
1/2 pound capellini
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
grated parmesan cheese, for topping


Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until the garlic is just golden, about 1 minute. Crush the tomatoes into the skillet with your hands and add the juice. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is slightly thickened, about 15 minutes. Add the zucchini and cook until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Season with salt.

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the capellini and cook as the label directs. Drain and add to the sauce along with the basil; toss to coat. Top with parmesan.


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