About  |  Contact Us  |  FAQ  

Close this search box.

Bow Tie Pasta with Zucchni Sauce

This easy recipe can be made with a variety of ingredients. Try using different pasta shapes, and add more veggies in step 4 if you like, such as diced carrots or tomatoes, peas, or corn.
Bow Tie Pasta with Zucchini

Recipe Source: CookingMatters.org


  • 2 cups whole wheat bow tie pasta
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 2 medium zucchini (10 ounces by weight, about 2/3 of a pound)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Pinch ground black pepper


  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Prepare zucchini sauce while pasta is cooks.
  2. Peel and mince garlic.
  3. Rinse and grate zucchini. Measure 2 cups grated zucchini.
  4. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add zucchini and minced garlic. Cook until mixture softens and zucchini yields some liquid, about 5 minutes.
  5. Drain pasta, reserving ½ cup cooking liquid.
  6. Add 1-2 teaspoons cooking liquid to zucchini mixture. Add drained pasta. Stir, coating pasta evenly with sauce. Add more pasta water as needed.
  7. Transfer pasta to large bowl for serving. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan. Season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine.
Serving Size: 2/3 cup
Total Fat6 g
Saturated Fat1.5 g
Cholesterol5 mg
Sodium220 mg
Total Carbohydrate25 g
Dietary Fiber3 g
Total Sugars2 g
Added Sugars included0 g
Protein7 g
Translate »