18 July 2008

Zucchini Pasta Toss

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I love Ree at Pioneer Woman.

I love how she writes, I love how she loves her kids and her man. I love how she cooks.

I was recently inspired by this dish to create one of my own using zucchini, which our garden spits out by the gallons. Check out the original version here: Farfalle with Zucchini

Here's my version...

8 oz of pasta
1 15 oz can crushed tomatoes
1 zucchini, coarse chopped
1/2 onion, medium dice
3 T olive oil
1/2 chicken broth
salt
pepper
fresh herbs: I used dill and basil

Put your pasta on to boil. Prep your veggies and herbs.

Heat up the olive oil in a large skillet. Make sure the oil is smoking hot so that the zucchini cooks fast, but gets a good char on it. Remove the zucchini and brown up the onion. When the onion is soft, add chicken broth and deglaze the pan. Then add the tomatoes and zucchini and herbs, stir together.

Ladle in the pasta, getting some of the pasta water into the sauce. Stir together. Serve. Sprinkle with fresh parmesan cheese.

14 comments :

  1. Anonymous1:51 PM

    Sounds delish!!
    Am saving this for dinner during the weekend.

    Marion

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  2. Oh my oh my! Two of my favorites in one...a pasta dish and a zucchini dish, too! Yes, I know what you mean, I once called this the incredible edible green squash I couldn't be rid of, lol...thanks for the recipe, it looks wonderful!
    Sandi

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  3. Terri - I'm a big PW fan too!! She's a hoot!!
    I love her recipes and the cooking "tutorials"!!
    this looks great and I love the tomato sauce in this.
    Thanks - have a great weekend!!!
    Bless....
    Donna

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  4. I'm a PW fan too. She is so very talented!! I bet there is never a dull moment in her home. Your pasta looks quite tasty!!

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  5. Oh those look so yummy! Gonna have to print that post off and save in my recipe box!
    Hope you have a wonderful week.
    Blessings,
    Sandy:)

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  6. That looks delicious, Terri!

    You are the winner of my giveaway. Can you e-mail your address? I'll get your package in the mail as soon as possible.

    Have a wonderful week. How is Truman?

    Pat

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  7. Yum oh! Pass me a fork.

    Hugs!
    Kat

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  8. Terri I have posted my award...come and see!

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  9. I read that post!
    This looks delicious! I will try it!
    Thanks!
    Becky

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  10. That looks yummy and simple!!

    Truman is a cutie...
    Hugs,
    Robin

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  11. This is a dish I will save and cook...very soon! Looks and sounds delish! Pasta is my husbands favorite dish...give him pasta...bread...and fish...and he's a real happy camper. We also love zucchini...so this should be great!

    I am just now playing catch up...and I see that you adopted a new boy...Truman...what a cutie he is. I CAN NOT believe some folks and how they treat animals and others...no excuse...and WHAT the HEY was that woman thinking???

    Good luck with the potty training...it is a doable feat...it will probably take a while longer b/c of his age and his past...but he is so worth it...and too cute b/c he tattles...gotta love that!

    Blessings...
    Teresa

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  12. When are you inviting me over for dinner??? I'll SO be there!!

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  13. Terri! WHERE are you girly! I have a very funny post that I thought you might think sort of a hoot! Come by!
    Hugs,
    Robyn

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  14. Okay, now this was good...take a picture? My lot fell on this like locusts on wheat...there are no stinkin' pictures...there are no stinkin' leftovers! What there is an award for you at my place!
    Sandi

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