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This 5-ingredient dinner, not counting staples like salt, pepper and oil, is quick and easy to prepare. Enjoy it as is or jazz it up with crushed red pepper and chopped herbs. For a heartier dinner, add a can of white beans (rinsed) or some cooked chicken.

EatingWell.com, September 2022


Credit: Rachel Marek

Recipe Summary

25 mins
25 mins

Nutrition Profile:



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook according to package directions. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water, then drain the spaghetti.

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add zucchini, garlic, salt and pepper; cook, stirring, until any liquid is absorbed and the zucchini is very soft. Add the cooked pasta to the skillet and toss with tongs until well combined. Add a little of the reserved pasta water if the mixture seems very dry. Sprinkle with Parmesan and lemon juice; toss again to coat.

Nutrition Facts

generous 1 1/4 cups
391 calories; protein 12g; carbohydrates 48g; dietary fiber 6g; sugars 4g; fat 19g; saturated fat 4g; mono fat 12g; poly fat 2g; cholesterol 9mg; vitamin a iu 326IU; vitamin b3 niacin 6mg; vitamin c 24mg; vitamin d iu 2IU; vitamin e iu 3IU; folate 69mg; vitamin k 6mg; sodium 484mg; calcium 124mg; iron 3mg; magnesium 98mg; phosphorus 303mg; potassium 576mg; zinc 3mg; omega 6 fatty acid 2g; niacin equivalents 6mg; selenium 48mcg.