This Easy Yellow Squash Pasta Recipe Is Perfect For Warm Nights on the Porch

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This Easy Yellow Squash Pasta Recipe Is Perfect For Warm Nights on the Porch

Veggie noodles can be as tasty and satisfying as regular pasta, especially during the warmer months when there is a surplus of pumpkin and zucchini. But if you’re still a fan of standard spaghetti and can’t imagine life without it, this recipe allows you to get the best of both worlds. Squash noodles mix with plain spaghetti in a dance of summer’s best produce, including tomatoes, basil, thyme, and lemon. I also zest the lemon (because it’s my go-to trick with citrus) and salted the dish every step of the way to really make those flavors shine. Keep reading for the full recipe!

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Editor’s Note: I the pumpkin spiraled with a calculator OXO spiral cutter, and the results are fantastic!

Simple yellow pumpkin pasta recipe

Ingredients

  1. 4 medium yellow squash
    8 ounces (225 g) capellini or brown rice spaghetti
    Extra virgin olive oil, for drizzle
    1 pint of cherry tomatoes (about 2 cups / 500 ml), cut in half
    1 garlic clove, minced
    6 sprigs of fresh thyme leaves
    Juice from 1/2 small lemon
    Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Toppings (choose 1 or more)
    Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
    Fresh mozzarella slices
    Torn fresh basil leaves
    Red pepper flakes
    Any pesto

Directions

  1. Use a julienne peeler to cut the pumpkin into long thin strips.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Prepare the pasta according to the instructions on the package, cook al dente. Drain the pasta.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a splash of olive oil over low heat in a small frying pan. Add the tomatoes, garlic, fresh thyme and pinches of salt and pepper. Cook until soft, about 3 minutes, turning if necessary.
  4. Toss the pasta with the pumpkin, tomatoes, a splash of olive oil, the lemon juice, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Serve with toppings of your choice.

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