This easy and healthy pasta recipe takes just 20 minutes to prep so it's a perfect weeknight dinner. Cooking garlic cloves whole and then mashing them into the sauce not only saves time, it creates a mellow garlic flavor that melds seamlessly into the silky burst cherry tomatoes. Source: EatingWell Magazine, May 2019

Karen Rankin


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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to package directions. Reserve 1/4 cup cooking water, drain the pasta and cover to keep warm.

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic, reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring, until it begins to soften and turn light golden, about 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, squash and salt; cook, stirring occasionally, until the squash softens and the tomatoes begin to burst, 4 to 5 minutes. Lightly mash the garlic with the back of a spoon. Remove from heat.

  • Add the pasta and reserved cooking water to the pan along with basil and mozzarella; toss to combine. Serve topped with Parmesan.

Nutrition Facts

385 calories; 15.4 g total fat; 5.1 g saturated fat; 25 mg cholesterol; 622 mg sodium. 609 mg potassium; 48.6 g carbohydrates; 6.9 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 16.2 g protein; 1529 IU vitamin a iu; 22 mg vitamin c; 72 mcg folate; 253 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 99 mg magnesium;