Spaghetti with Zucchini

The key word here is fresh. Tomato sauce is often thought of as an all-day affair, but it doesnʼt have to be so. In fact, once you experience the fresh flavor of this tomato sauce, you may prefer it to all-day cooking.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 35 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchini, sliced
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced
  • 3 cups sliced fresh tomatoes
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. basil
  • ¼ tsp. oregano
  • 8 oz. uncooked spaghetti

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Arrange zucchini on a baking sheet prepared with nonstick spray. Roast zucchini for 8 to 10 minutes, until tender and golden brown; set aside.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet and sauté onion until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients except spaghetti and zucchini. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Uncover and continue to simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Discard bay leaf. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain. Serve immediately with generous helpings of sauce and roasted zucchini.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchini, sliced
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced
  • 3 cups sliced fresh tomatoes
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. basil
  • ¼ tsp. oregano
  • 8 oz. uncooked spaghetti

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Arrange zucchini on a baking sheet prepared with nonstick spray. Roast zucchini for 8 to 10 minutes, until tender and golden brown; set aside.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet and sauté onion until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients except spaghetti and zucchini. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Uncover and continue to simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Discard bay leaf. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain. Serve immediately with generous helpings of sauce and roasted zucchini.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories260
Total Fat10g
Saturated Fat1.5g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium260mg
Total Carbohydrate36g
Dietary Fiber3g
Sugars5g
Protein7g