Monday, October 6, 2008

On My Hearth: Penne with Zucchini and Parmesan

I did a bit of tweaking on this recipe; since Beren doesn't enjoy zucchini as much as the rest of us I kept a serving plain for him to add his own sauce to. I also used Smart Balance instead of butter to save a bit on fat & calories. The result is a delicious & creamy dish that made perfect use of the zucchini we bought at the market on Saturday!

* Exported from MasterCook *

Penne with Zucchini and Parmesan

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Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Main Dish

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1/2 pound Penne, Mostaccioli, or other medium pasta shape -- uncooked
1 pound medium zucchini
2 tablespoons smart Balance Spread
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large clove garlic -- minced
1/4 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes -- or to taste
2/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Cook pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, grate zucchini.

Heat butter and oil together in large skillet until mixture begins to bubble. Add grated zucchini and cook about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 more minute, stirring constantly. Stir in hot pepper flakes and 2/3 cup of grated Parmesan cheese. Heat 1 minute more.

When pasta is done, drain well. Toss skillet mixture with pasta. Top with additional Parmesan, if desired.

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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 332 Calories; 10g Fat (27.5% calories from fat); 14g Protein; 46g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 10mg Cholesterol; 263mg Sodium. Exchanges: 3 Grain(Starch); 1 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 1 Fat.

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