Thursday, July 5, 2018

Penne with Zucchini al Crema

Sometimes you just don't know what to cook anymore for dinner. We don't like to have meat too many times in a week, and I'll be honest tomato sauce with pasta also bores me if I have it more than once. Enter the creativity of incorporating vegetables into your dinner. 

We chopped up thin slices of zucchini the other night and added some spices and a splash of half and half...  voilĂ  a new addition to the menu. It's simple, you don't need too many ingredients, and simply delicious. Buon Appetito!


olive oil
1 clove garlic (minced) 
2 large zucchini
2-3 tablespoons of half and half cream or heavy cream
penne pasta (or whichever you prefer)
salt and pepper (to taste)
let's make it

1. In a pot add water and bring water to boil, cook penne pasta according to box directions. 
2. Thinly slice the 2 zucchini and set on the side. 
3. Place a skillet on low heat and begin to heat up olive oil. Add the minced garlic, stirring as you then place the zucchini slices. 
4. Cook the zucchini slices on low heat, be sure to turn and cook both sides.
5. Once the zucchini have been cooking for a few minutes, pour in the half and half, salt, and pepper. Stirring all of the ingredients together.
6. Once the penne pasta is cooked al dente, drain the water and mix the penne with the zucchini and cream sauce.