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Quick Vegetarian Pasta with Zucchini and Yellow Squash Recipe

Quick Vegetarian Pasta with Zucchini and Yellow Squash


A quick and easy vegetarian pasta dish with yellow squash, zucchini, Pecorino Romano cheese, and lots of parsley that is ready under 30 minutes.


  • 2 ⅓ cups yellow squash, cubed
  • 2 ⅓ cups zucchini, cubed
  • salt to taste
  • 1 (8 ounce) package spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, or as needed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bunch chopped fresh parsley
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup finely grated Pecorino Romano cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C). Place a serving platter in the oven to warm.
  2. Place yellow squash and zucchini in a colander in the sink, season with salt, and allow to drain.
  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain and transfer to the warm serving platter.
  4. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet and cook yellow squash and zucchini until softened and lightly brown on all sides, 5 to 10 minutes. Add garlic and parsley and season with pepper. Cook for 1 minute. Add to spaghetti on the platter and sprinkle with 1/2 the Pecorino Romano cheese. Serve with remaining Pecorino Romano cheese.

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Nutritional Information

Quick Vegetarian Pasta with Zucchini and Yellow Squash

Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 417.9
% Daily Value *
protein: 38 %
carbohydrates: 16 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 19 %
fat: 25 %
saturated fat: 31 %
cholesterol: 10 %
vitamin a iu: 33 %
niacin equivalents: 69 %
vitamin b6: 24 %
vitamin c: 65 %
folate: 49 %
calcium: 38 %
iron: 21 %
magnesium: 28 %
potassium: 17 %
sodium: 17 %
thiamin: 69 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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