Friday, August 24, 2018

Friday Food: Pasta w/ Sautéed Peppers, Zucchini & Smoked Mozzarella

We can't get enough of our carbs and when it comes to our favorite types of carbs it is usually pasta.  so with that we try and find anything we can to make that meal as healthy as possible and make sure that it doesn't set our nutrition back completely.


  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 small bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • 2 medium zucchini cut into 1/2" thick slices
  • 12 oz/ fettuccine or tagliatelle pasta
  • 4 oz. smoked mozzarella, grated (about 1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, torn

The Game Plan:

  1. Heat butter and oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add peppers and onion, season with salt and pepper.  cook, stirring often, until almost tender, 10 to 12 minutes.  Add zucchini and cook until peppers are tender and zucchini is crisp-tender, 4 to 6 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions.  Reserve 1 cup pasta water; drain.
  3. Add pasta, mozzarella, basil, and 1/2 cup of reserved pasta water to pepper mixture and toss to coat. (Add more pasta water if needed to create a sauce.)  Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Serve topped with mozzarella and basil.

Via: Country Living

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