Pinterest Follow Button
Redibase
Mr Espresso
like us on Facebook
Print

Penne with Herbed Zucchini and Goat Cheese

No recipe image available.A simple pasta dish, penne is tossed with sautéed zucchini, seasoned with fresh herbs, and soft goat cheese.

Recipe Ingredients:

6 ounces penne or other tubular pasta
3 medium zucchini
1 large garlic clove
2 teaspoons mixed fresh herbs such as rosemary, thyme, oregano, and marjoram leaves
2 ounces (1/4 cup) soft mild goat cheese
1 tablespoon olive oil

Cooking Directions:

  1. Fill a 4-quart kettle three-fourths full with salted water and bring water to a boil for pasta.
  2. Halve zucchini lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Thinly slice garlic lengthwise and finely chop herbs. Crumble goat cheese.
  3. In a heavy skillet heat oil over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking and sauté zucchini, stirring, until browned and just tender. Stir in garlic and herbs and sauté, stirring, 1 minute.
  4. Cook pasta in boiling water until al dente and reserve 1 cup cooking water.
  5. Drain pasta in a colander and in a bowl toss with zucchini mixture, cheese, 1/4 cup reserved cooking water, and salt and ground black pepper to taste, adding additional reserved cooking water if necessary.

Makes 2 servings.