Caprese Spaghetti with Courgettes

    25 min

    This vegetarian pasta dish is light, delicate and delicious. It's also quick and easy to make. Spaghetti is tossed with courgettes, tomatoes, basil and mozzarella.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 225g spaghetti pasta
    • 1 tablespoon crushed garlic
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 2 courgettes, sliced
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 3 tomatoes, chopped
    • 12 leaves fresh basil
    • 115g mozzarella cheese, grated

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
    2. Meanwhile, heat a medium frying pan over medium heat. Pour in oil and saute garlic until golden. Stir in courgettes, salt and pepper. Saute for 2 minutes, then mix in tomato and cook a few minutes more. Chop basil and add to vegetables right before mixing with pasta.
    3. Combine pasta and vegetables. Serve topped with mozzarella.

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    This was wonderfully quick and easy to make - the only changes I made were that I shredded the zucchini, used canned petite diced tomatoes and added a tablespoon of fresh grated parmesan along with the basil. Will definitely make again!  -  31 Dec 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was a great recipe especially because it's so open ended to put what you want in it. I followed the recipe pretty closely but I did add about twice the garlic, about a cup of mushrooms, a half cup of onion, a bit of crushed redpepper and two small chicken breasts very finely chopped. It turned out amazing and very filling. I could see the original recipe being a bit light for a main course but if you add the veggies you want it's very filling and even more healthy!  -  07 Jul 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was wonderful! It is now my most favorite pasta dish. I changed a couple of things: I used 4 Roma tomato's. I also used Bow Tie pasta as the veggie's blend much better with Bow Tie's than with small Angel Hair. But I LOVED it so much I made it twice in two days!!!! EXCELLENT!  -  11 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)