Olives, Tomatoes, and Zucchini Red Sauce over Fettuccini

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 35 mins

A wonderful way to use zucchini and tomatoes! It's great to sit around the table and eat good food, made with love! Feel free to use yellow squash instead or with the zucchini! Adapted fromKatie Brown Entertains cookbook. Always stir in fresh herbs at the end because they will brown if cooked for too long.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sauce:.
  2. Over medium heat, cook the onion and garlic until soft, about 4 minutes.
  3. Add the canned tomatoes with juice, dried parsley, and dried basil and cook 10 minutes more.
  4. Puree the sauce using a food processor or blender, and return to heat.
  5. Add the wine, fresh tomatoes, and zucchini and simmer 10 minutes.
  6. Stir in olives, fresh parsley and fresh basil.
  7. Season with 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoons pepper. If sauce is too thick, add a little water to thin it out a bit.
  8. Pasta:.
  9. Boil about 4 cups of water with 1 tbls. salt.
  10. Add the fettuccini and cook as directed on the package(about 10 inutes).
  11. Drain the noodles, toss lightly in about 1 cup of the sauce, then top with remaining sauce.
  12. Garnish with parsley sprigs and Parmesan cheese.
Most Helpful

What a fabulous way to useupgarden veggies and such a light lovely sauce. This is a definite keeper even through the fall and winter as I froze so much of our summer garden veggies. Served over whole wheat pasta, saved half for the freezer :-). We sprinkled parm.reggiano cheese over top of the platter so it could take a moment to melt into the sauce. Fabulous! Made for Sharon 123.

Chef1MOM-Connie November 07, 2010

Great recipe, best tomato based pasta sauce I've come across!

Kree Lynn January 04, 2010

Great sauce which we all enjoyed over whole-wheat fettuccine. I altered the amounts of the vegetables slightly and used Italian seasoning instead of the basil and parsley with great results. We used only one box of fettuccine so we are able to freeze the remaining sauce for another day. Thanks for sharing this keeper!

ellie_ September 01, 2009