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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.

Karen Rankin
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May 2019

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active:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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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.

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  • 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; protein 16.2g; carbohydrates 48.6g; dietary fiber 6.9g; sugars 4.7g; fat 15.4g; saturated fat 5.1g; cholesterol 24.5mg; vitamin a iu 1529.3IU; vitamin c 21.9mg; folate 72.2mcg; calcium 252.9mg; iron 2.9mg; magnesium 98.7mg; potassium 609.4mg; sodium 621.6mg.
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Reviews (3)

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Rating: 3 stars
08/23/2021
A good simple veggie pasta, but I would use ricotta instead of mozzarella next time for a creamier taste. Also perhaps add the tomatoes a minute or two before the squash- as they take a little longer to "burst" than the squash takes to cook- or else you will have mushy squash and unburst tomatoes! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2021
Great color and flavors! I didn't have squash on hand but added fresh spinach and bell peppers. I also used Banza chickpea penne pasta. Will definitely make this dish again. Thanks! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2020
Simple fresh and delicious! Read More
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