Pasta with Zucchini Recipe

Hello everybody! Summer is quickly approaching and a new season brings fresher produce. Zucchini and tomatoes are in season as the temperature warms up here in the NorthEast, making this a delicious dinner to whip up for the family. Try this recipe with your favorite pasta! Enjoy! Watch my video below as I show you how I cook this recipe.


  • 1 lb. cavatelli, fresh
  • 3 zucchini, chopped (to your desired size)
  • 8 plum tomatoes, peeled and chopped (to your desired size)
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/3 cup olive oil, extra virgin
  • pecorino cheese
  • hot pepper flakes, to taste (optional)
  • salt, to taste

Bring a pot of water and a dash of salt to a boil. Add the pasta and cook as per the package instructions.

In a deep skillet, begin frying the garlic and onion in the oil over a medium/low flame, making sure to stir occasionally so it doesn’t burn. after about 2 minutes, add the hot pepper flakes.

After 4-5 minutes, add the tomatoes and continue to cook over a low flame, making sure to stir occasionally. Add the zucchini after 7-8 minutes. Add salt to your preferred taste. Continue to cook for 15 minutes or until the zucchini starts to get tender.

Once the pasta is ready, using a ladle strainer, scoop the pasta directly into the zucchini and tomato skillet. Continue to cook over a low flame for about a minute while you are stirring the ingredients together.

Scoop some pasta and zucchini into a dish, sprinkle with freshly grated pecorino cheese and enjoy! Cin cin!

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