It seems everyone has a recipe for zucchini and squash pasta these days but I think it’s a classic combination that’s been around since the beginning of time (or at least since the invention of pasta and agriculture). For the small amount of ingredients this dish contains, I cannot express how delicious it is. The noodles and zucchini blend together so that you can hardly tell them apart and the Vidalia onion combined with the herby and creamy Boursin cheese adds so much flavor. Fresh basil and Parmesan kick this dish up another notch and it’s going to become one of your easy weeknight summer go-tos. My husband is gluten free so I typically avoid making pasta dishes but I finally discovered one that has great texture, holds up to the sauce, and not an overpowering rice or corn flavor. The Andean Dream quinoa pasta is awesome. We used this in last night’s dish and I think now that I’ll be using it on a regular basis and incorporating pasta back into our lives : ) Hooray!
What you need:
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp butter
2-3 zucchini depending on the size (I used 2 green and one yellow zucchini, you could also use squash)
1/4 cup finely sliced Vidalia or sweet onion
2 1/2 oz Garlic and Herbs Boursin (about 1/2 the package)
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese + more for garnish
handful of fresh basil
salt and pepper
4 oz (half 8 oz box) dried spaghetti noodles
Begin by julienning the zucchini and onion (slicing into long thin strips) and add to a sauté pan with the butter and olive oil. Add some salt and pepper and cook over medium heat stirring occasionally and scraping up brown bits as they form. Meanwhile cook your spaghetti noodles according to the package directions. You could also use linguini or another long thin noodle. After about 10-15 minutes when the zucchini is soft and starting to brown on the ends turn the heat to low and add the Boursin and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle a touch more salt and pepper and melt the cheese while stirring to combine. Drain the noodles and add them to the pan, stirring to combine everything. Chop or tear the basil into small pieces and swirl into the pan to mix everything. Serve with more Parmesan and basil if desired. Enjoy!!! I promise you will love this : )
Zucchini + Boursin just before combining.