Zucchini Pasta with Tomato Mushroom Sauce

Now this is a homemade sauce! And what really makes it special is the zucchini pasta. Credit for the whole dish goes to this recipe from The Front Burner Blog. Defintely check it out, because Emily takes you through this step by step. Yes, you’re going to make zucchini ribbons and eat it like pasta. But let’s make the sauce first.

I used one yellow onion, 2 t of minced garlic, a 15 oz. can of mushrooms, and 3 fresh tomatoes. First, you saute the onions in some olive oil until they are soft. Then add the garlic, and then the mushrooms. Simmer until the liquid is evaporated, and then add in the tomatoes. I dipped the tomatoes in boiling water for a few seconds, and peeled the skins off first. Then I diced the tomatoes, and threw them in the pan. I cooked the sauce for quite a while – in fact, I cooked it so long that most of the liquid evaporated and it was too thick. So I added a can of Hunt’s Tomato Sauce at the end. It’s still homemade sauce, it just had a little help.

OK, on to the zucchini pasta. First, I peeled 3 large zucchini and tossed the skins. Then, I used the peeler to create zucchini ribbons, and I kept going until I hit the very seedy part. I had a lovely pile of green zucchini!

I sauteed the ribbons in olive oil for just a few minutes, and sprinkled them with salt and pepper. Then I topped them with the fresh tomato sauce and grated Parmesan, and dinner was served with a piece of foccacia bread. This was really a great dish, but I definitely went back for seconds. The zucchini pasta is delicious but not as filling as whole wheat pasta of course. So be sure to cook plenty!

3 thoughts on “Zucchini Pasta with Tomato Mushroom Sauce

  1. Kerry, You are a mind reader! I told my mum yesterday that when derby ended I wanted to learn to make sauce! And the zucchini pasta will be a great compromise. Chad's not a huge veggie person…but this might help! 🙂

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  2. Okay, it took us awhile to get around to it, but we made the zucchini pasta yesterday, and it was yummy! Although she was a little afraid to peel, Emma helped compost the left-overs and loved being able to saute the pasta. She asked that I give the recipe to my mom so that they can make this again.

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