Bow Tie Pasta With Zucchini, Tomato and Basil

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

This meatless dish is fast, easy, healthy and very tasty. A great work night meal.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 10 ounces bow tie pasta
  • 2 small zucchini, scrubbed, quartered lengthwise and sliced thinly crosswise
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 ounces soft mild goat cheese, cut or crumbled into pieces
  • 1 large tomatoes, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 14 cup fresh basil, chopped


  1. Boil pasta in salted water until al dente; drain reserving 1/2 cup cooking water.
  2. Saute zucchini in hot oil over medium heat until golden around edges; add salt and pepper to taste; add pasta and saute for 3 minutes.
  3. Remove skillet from heat; stir in cheese and enough of the reserved cooking water to make a sauce; add tomato and basil; adjust seasoning and serve immediately.


Most Helpful

Very good! I didn't change a thing! Thanks, Sugarpea!

llangrove September 02, 2008

Thanks for sharing this recipe! My daughter absolutely loved it too and she can be a bit fussy sometimes. We added onions and garlic too and used a mature cheese.

melissarenov February 22, 2008

Used Gorgonzola and dried basil (because our basil didn't produce). Spouse says this is a keeper. Great way to use summer produce!

Chef Zephyr October 08, 2007

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