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Friday, August 15, 2008

Zucchini Fettuccini

This pasta dish is a great way to serve squash. I thought saw something like it on Giada's, but when I googled it appears to be Ellie Kreiger. I'm not even sure I liked her. Now, Giada... she is a girl after my own heart!

I had oodles of squash, and this was perfect!

Zucchini Fettuccini
6 yellow and green squash
one onion
3-4 cloves garlic
3 Tbs olive oil
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 cup fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup Italian parsley
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
1 pkg fettuccini noodles

Begin by slicing the veggies into long thin strips, similar to a fettuccini noodle. I sliced each squash in half then just made thin slices. In a skillet, saute the minced garlic and sliced onion in olive oil. Add the squash and half of the basil. Cook in the broth until the squash is tender. Toss in the herbs and parmesan cheese.

Meanwhile boil the pasta in a large pot of salted water until just tender. Drain but don't rinse. Pour the veggies into the zucchini and toss to combine. Serve either as a main dish or with chicken or pork.
I could eat a whole bowl just by itself!
Ellie, I ask, what is so 'Healthy Appetite' about that?

Boun Appetito, y'all!


Sally said...

Oh my gosh! So simple - so good! Nobody has given me any zucchini yet this year. Waaaaahhhhhh!

bethanyjg said...

This looks and sounds delicious. I've never watched Ellie but I've heard great things... this may make me a fan!

Jen r. said...

OH this looks great! I am going to stop by again to see more yummy things! Jen R

Palmabella said...

Looks good, but I'm still drooling over the coconut cake!

Melissa Wertz said...

I'll be right over. Do you want me to run by publix and bring some ice cream, or would you rather me just bring some watermelon I just cut up?

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Sally~ you need to find new friends
Bethany~ she is the granola girl on food network. Very Un-Paula if you know what I mean.
Jen~ Come by anytime, there is always something cooking.
PalmaBella~ No chocolate!
Melissa~ I'm making plenty of ice cream... bring that watermelon.

Darius T. Williams said...

Giada yes...Ellie, not so sure about her.

This looks good!


Sandy said...

Yummy Sandi! I love any kind of zucchini recipe. Unfort we didn't get any planted this year, but have a ton of crookneck!
Happy Weekend!

Mary Isabella said...

That sounds so goog. I must give it a try.....Mary

Gumbo Lily said...

This is my kinda food! I could eat a whole panful too! My zukes are coming on strong, but the only way my men really like to eat it is in chocolate cake or zuke bread.
Oh well, I'll just have to eat a whole pan of THIS by myself, I guess.

Thanks for the idea!

justabeachkat said...

Hi Sandi

Yum...that looks and sounds delish!

My Mom and Aunt left this morning, so I'm working hard to visit all of my blogging friends. is my blog's 3rd birthday! Amazing! Thanks for being such a sweet blogging friend!


Sandi McBride said...

Sandi, I am so sorry I've missed being in here for so long...I don't know why, but I've got you back in the bookmarks I have a lot of catching up to do...this sounds really great...we had lots of patty pan squash and I cut the top off, scooped out the innards and stuffed them cornbread stuffing..they were great! I'm always looking for new squash recipes!

noble pig said...

I could eat this too, now to convince the hubby and it would all be great.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Mary~ Goog? That must be yummy in another language :-)
Jody~ chocolate cake? now that is a way to hide a vegetable.
Sandi~ I will have to give that stuffed squash a try.

joan said...

This sounds wonderful and easy. I'm all for easy recipes. Yum!

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