Zucchini Linguine

I’m totally going to call her out… my sister Melissa used to think the animal, Yak was a Zucchini.  I am laughing out loud as I’m typing this, but we used to have alphabetical animal playing cards, and she seriously used to call the “Y-for a Yak” card a ZUCCHINI!  How cute?

 

Yakity Yak.. don't talk back!

This week my Mom came home with a big bag of giant green Zucchinis… the squash… not the animal.  I LOVE Zuchs… they are my favorite vegetable.  As it starts to become warmer outside, you’ll see more of it in my recipes.  I love to grill them.  There are so many different ways to make them too.  Mom and I were in a bit of a rush so we threw together this fabulous pasta dish.  We were both pretty surprised at how amazing it came out!

 

Zucchini Linguine

Ingredients:
2 Servings Whole Wheat Linguine
Olive Oil
1 teaspoon Garlic, minced
3 Zucchinis (large)
6 Sweet Tri-Colored Peppers (or bell!)
1 Onion
2 cans Mushrooms
Fresh Grated Cheese (you can do Parm, we had some Sharp Prov so we used that)
Directions:
1.  Hand slice or use the slicing attachment on a food processor to thinly slice the zucchinis (saved so much time!), onions, and peppers.
2.  Heat Olive Oil in a pan.  Add garlic and stir for about 30 seconds-minute.  Dump the veggies in and stir occasionally.  Season with salt and pepper.  Cook until the zucchini is tender, about 10-15 minutes.
3.  Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the directions on the box.  Drain the pasta.
4.  Serve the veggies over the pasta and drizzle just a touch of olive oil on top.  Add seasoning if desired, I just used some salt and pepper.  Add just a pinch or two of cheese.

Yummy, healthy, and very easy weeknight dinner

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