Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Vegetarian Penne

Here's another Zucchini dish with pasta.  I thought this was really good.  I did happen to have some whipping cream, so it might work with just milk, but I haven't tried it yet.  I used more like 1/3 cup of cream.  I also used 1 cup of mushrooms instead of 1/2 cup.  I didn't have yellow summer squash, just lots of zucchini.

Vegetarian Penne 


  • 2 cups uncooked penne or medium tube pasta
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 small yellow summer squash, sliced
  • 1 small zucchini, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the onion, summer squash, zucchini, mushrooms and garlic in butter until tender.
  2. In a bowl, whisk the flour, seasonings and cream until smooth; add to the skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until thickened. Drain pasta and add to vegetable mixture. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until heated through.

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