Shells with Zucchini

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Rosemary adds a rich depth of flavor to this simple summer pasta recipe, and the Parmesan cheese topping adds just the right texture and taste.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 20 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 3 medium zucchini, sliced
  • 2 tsp. minced fresh rosemary
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. ground white pepper
  • 1 package (12 oz.) medium pasta shells
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic and zucchini and cook until crisp-tender, about 5 to 6 minutes. Add rosemary and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes to blend flavors. Remove from heat.
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain and add to zucchini mixture. Return to the heat and toss until the shells are coated with sauce, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the parsley and cheese and toss again. Serve immediately.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 3 medium zucchini, sliced
  • 2 tsp. minced fresh rosemary
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. ground white pepper
  • 1 package (12 oz.) medium pasta shells
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic and zucchini and cook until crisp-tender, about 5 to 6 minutes. Add rosemary and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes to blend flavors. Remove from heat.
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain and add to zucchini mixture. Return to the heat and toss until the shells are coated with sauce, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the parsley and cheese and toss again. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories380
Total Fat7g
Saturated Fat3g
Cholesterol15mg
Sodium400mg
Total Carbohydrate67g
Dietary Fiber5g
Sugars7g
Protein15g