Spaghetti with Zucchini and Garlic

"Simple and elegant, a great way to use zucchini!"
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
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  • Pile up 2 or 3 layers of paper towels on a work surface.
  • Working on the paper towels, shred zucchinis using a grater holding the zucchini at an angle.
  • Heat a large skillet over moderate heat.
  • Add extra-virgin olive oil to the pan Add chopped garlic to the oil.
  • When garlic starts sizzling in oil, add shredded zucchini.
  • Season zucchini with salt and pepper.
  • Saute shredded zucchini 7 to 10 minutes.
  • Add hot, drained pasta to the pan.
  • Toss spaghetti with zucchini and garlic oil.
  • Add a couple of handfuls of grated cheese to the pan.
  • Adjust seasoning and serve.

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  1. ratherbeswimmin
    What a wonderful supper we had last night. This recipe turned a few simple ingredients into a real tasty and very simple meal. I used medium size zucchini. I think I used a little more than 1/2 cup cheese. I just added until it looked right. Cook time was just right. Thanks Sharon. You have some wonderful vegetarian recipes.
  2. Lu Belle
    I've been making this for a while now and my little grandaughter LOVES it. She would eat it every night if I made it. I got the original recipe from 30 minute meals with Rachael Ray. LOVE IT!!!
    I used this to inspire a main dish idea. I sauted diced ham, turkey pepperoni & zucchini with some minced onion & garlic in a skillet. Then I used whole wheat spaghetti & mixed some oil, oregano, parsley & seasoning salt-topped it with the meat mix, then sprinkled on some parm cheese. It was SO good! Thank u for inspiring this dish; will make it again!
  4. Jonathan Melendez
    Such a simple recipe but with complex flavors. I loved the grated zucchini with the garlic. It was delicious!
  5. Lici7506
    I'm always looking for new ways to make zucchini. Glad I found this! It was really simple, fast and really delicious. I did make a few minor changes though. I added a little crushed red pepper to the garlic and oil. I used 6 cloves of garlic instead of 4. I also added some mushrooms and basil. Was fantastic!



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