Summer Penne Pasta

Summer Penne Pasta


"This is an excellent recipe by itself but can easily be personalized. Try different combinations of vegetables or experiment with different pasta shapes."


servings 264 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 264 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 5 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 47.6g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 9.5 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 10 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large pot cook penne pasta in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain the pasta, leaving it slightly wet.
  2. While pasta is cooking, wash the bell peppers and cut them into 1/4 inch strips. In a large skillet over medium heat place 2 tablespoons of olive oil and saute the pepper until soft. Do not allow peppers to brown.
  3. To the skillet, add the sliced zucchini and yellow squash and saute for 2 minutes. Add the sliced mushrooms and minced garlic and saute an additional 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the chopped tomatoes and remove from heat.
  4. Dish pasta portions onto warmed plated. Add sauce to top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
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  1. 27 Ratings


Great recipe. We used shell pasta, and instead of plain tomatoes we added canned, diced tomatoes seasoned with garlic, oil, and vinegar. The tomatoes acted as the sauce, and added lots of flav...

I took some advice from the last reviewer and made some modifications. I took ground mild italian sausage and made mini meat balls with them, ground them, and set them aside while I did the veg...

This recipe is T.S., C.S., and Alla Dems! Off the Hook! Forget about it! Straight up crazy style! Booyakahn!!

This was good but it needs more seasoning. I am not sure what to add, but it was little bland to me.

As the others, I found this to be a little lacking in flavor. It needs something to tie things together so that it does not just taste like pasta with vegetables. My reccomendation: add some i...

Really good! I added a little tomato paste that I had to use up, and that was just fine. Great way to use up veggies!

Very good! I did add 1/2 tsp oregano, 1/2 tsp basil, and 1 tsp italian seasoing. I also added 1/2 cup white wine at the same time as the tomatoes and let it warm just a couple of minutes. Will d...

I added chicken, that I marinated all day, added fresh basil and some oregano and it still lacked flavor. Good base recipe; was just missing something. Thank you for the recipe!

Great recipe. I threw in some dry basil and italian seasonings and it turned out great with plenty of flavor.