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One Pot Tomato Zucchini Penne

One Pot Tomato Zucchini Penne

With tender chunks of zucchini in a spicy Arrabbiata sauce, this easy delicious pasta is the perfect one-pot meal for a busy weeknight dinner. (Recipe Credit: Marc Matsumoto of Fresh Tastes.)


Yield: Makes 3-4 servings


  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • .5 ounces garlic (about 2 large cloves, minced)
  • 5 ounces onion (about 1/2 onion, diced)
  • 8 ounces zucchini (about 2 small zucchini, cubed)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 14.5oz can stewed tomatoes (tomatoes and liquid roughly smashed)
  • 2 teaspoons red chili flakes (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 8.5 ounces penne
  • ground black pepper (to taste)
  • flat-leaf parsley (for garnish)


  1. Add the olive oil, garlic, onion, zucchini and salt to a large pan and saute until the garlic and onions start to brown.
  2. Add the water, stewed tomatoes, chili flakes, soy sauce and penne and bring the mixture to a boil over high heat. Turn down the heat to maintain a simmer and cook for 10-12 more minutes or until the penne is cooked to your liking.
  3. Adjust salt and pepper to taste and garnish with parsley.
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