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Best Zucchini Pasta

Best Zucchini Pasta
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Serves 4

Prep Time:
15 minutes

Cooking Time:
22 minutes


  • 8 oz (250 g) ground Ontario pork
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and hot pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 zucchini, diced
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) Italian seasoning
  • 1 can (19 oz/540 mL) petite cut garlic & olive oil stewed tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) basil or sun-dried tomato pesto
  • 1 pkg (450 g) penne or rigatoni pasta
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Cooking Instructions:

  1. In a large nonstick skillet, brown pork with salt and hot pepper flakes over medium-high heat for about 8 minutes or until browned. Scrape into a colander and set aside.
  2. Return skillet to medium high heat and add oil. Saute zucchini for about 4 minutes or until starting to brown. Add onion, garlic and Italian seasoning; cook, stirring for 2 minutes. Stir in cooked pork, tomatoes and pesto; bring to a simmer. Simmer, stirring occasionally for about 8vminutes or until thickened.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling salted water; cook pasta for about 8 minutes or until al dente. Drain well and return to pot. Add sauce and stir to combine well. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese to serve.
Nutritional Information
Best Zucchini Pasta
1/4 of recipe
Protein 33g
Calories 790
Sugar 14g
Fat 28g
  Saturated 7g
Cholesterol 40mg
Sodium 730mg
Calcium 200mg
Carbohydrate 101g
Fibre 6g

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