Tuesday, June 3, 2014

“Tuscan Pasta With Zucchini” For "Wordless Tuesday"

Benvenuti, Welcome to “Wordless Tuesday!” Where there is just a mouth watering recipe or two which I know you have been waiting to try……..

My recipe this week is called “Tuscan Pasta With Zucchini.” Ready in no time, especially when you keep tomato sauce and spices on hand. The aromatic spices enhance the flavors of this dish, believe me; you won’t be able to get enough. Mangia!!

                                             “Tuscan Pasta With Zucchini


Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Serves: 6


1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, untrained
1 can (8 ounces) no salt added tomato sauce
1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons McCormick® Perfect Pinch® Italian Seasoning
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound zucchini, sliced
1 package (8 ounces) sliced mushrooms
1 small onion, chopped
6 ounces pasta, such as spaghetti or linguine 


Mix tomatoes, tomato sauce, sugar, and seasonings in a medium saucepan. Bring to boil on medium heat. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 20 minutes. Heat oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add zucchini, mushrooms and onion; cook and stir 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender-crisp. Stir tomato sauce into vegetables. Meanwhile, cook pasta as directed on package. Drain well. Place pasta in serving bowl. Add vegetable mixture; toss well.

Nutritional information: (amount per serving) Calories: 203, Sodium: 258mg, Fat: 3g, Carbohydrates: 36g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Protein: 8g, Fiber: 5g


Till Next Time…………

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  1. Good morning dear Dottie . What a lovely dish just right for the hot weather , fast , easy and tasteful .
    The ingredients come together so well . the spices makes this dish yummy good .You can have a second helping without the stuffed feeling . Thanks so much for sharing and a blessed week ahead :) ~Nee~

  2. Good afternoon Nee, Thank you for stopping over. Love all the veggies that we have in season. So why not make something, easy, delicious, and tasty. I agree the spices and flavors marry well together, which is a delectable dish to eat. So glad that you liked this recipe. My mom always makes squash not only in the winter but the summer as well. Plus it is so good for you. Blessings on this hot Tuesday...Dottie :)

  3. Dear Dottie, This is a perfect recipe for the fresh veggies that will all be in abundance soon. I love dishes like this; fresh and delicious. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

    1. Dear Catherine,
      Thank you for stopping over. I agree, such fresh ingredients, and delicious at the same time. It is so easy to make this one and even though it is getting hot outside, it still is a great dish to eat. Glad that you enjoyed this post. Blessings for a great Tuesday!
      Dottie :)

  4. Love this summery and refreshing pasta. Plenty of greenies and plenty of colours. This is a recipe for happiness and it is simple to prepare.
    Thank you Dottie for sharing this. Have a good rest of the week XX

    1. Good morning Alida, Thank you for your visit today. I appreciate your comment. I agree it is such a very colorful and tasty dish. Easy, and the zucchini is so good for you as well. I love these types of meals, hearty, but not that heavy, good enough for a summer night. You as well, have a blessed rest of the week..Dottie :)

  5. My family makes a zucchini and mushroom side dish, but this is a great idea for a pasta dish! Healthy, quick and easy...just how I like it! Wonderful, Dottie! Thanks for the inspiration! xx

    1. Dear Christina, Thanks for coming over and visiting... Isn't it fabulous, the combo of zucchini and mushroom? I have also made it alone without the pasta, but thought this would be good with pasta. I love it! Like you said quick and easy, especially now when the weather is nice outside, who wants to be inside cooking over a stove. I am so glad that you enjoyed this recipe. Have a great day! Dottie :)

  6. HI Dottie!!!

    Yes, I'm back and it looks like I'm just in time for some delicious sounding pasta too!!! Love this dish! Can't wait for fresh zucchini, lol...

    Thank you so much for sharing, Dottie...

    P.S. I'm back from Idaho but won't be back to blogging until this Sunday:)

    1. Louise! You are back...I missed you, and hope that you had a glorious time! Thanks for stopping by, I know this dish is really good, some of my friends on FB made this and they loved it. So healthy as well! I can't wait to see what you are going to write about on Sunday...looking forward to reading your post. I know it must have been hard to say so long to your daughter hope that she is doing ok? Also hope that Marion is well and enjoyed her visit with her family. You also saw your friend if I recall, that must have been a trip to remember. Glad that you are back...Will chat soon...Blessings on a great weekend. Dottie :)