Summer Squash and Basil Ziti



2 to 4 servings



1 lb. ziti or
similar pasta
1/2 cup butter
1-1/2 lb. yellow summer squash
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 cup green chile, or
to taste
3 whole green scallions, finely chopped
1 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
1/2 cup fresh Italian parsley, finely chopped
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated


Start ziti cooking in water. Meanwhile, cut squash into quarters lengthwise, then slice. Melt butter in a large, heavy skillet. Add squash and cook for 5 minutes. Add garlic and green chile, and cook 5 minutes longer, or until squash is cooked through. Stir in green onions, basil, parsley, salt, and pepper, and cook another 3 minutes. Toss with hot pasta, add Parmesan cheese, and toss again. Pass extra grated cheese and the pepper mill for each person to add to taste.

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mountainviewer reviewed Summer Squash and Basil Ziti on August 17, 2005

We enjoyed this recipe very much, however, I did make modifications: Used 8 oz. of pasta and 1/2 lb. browned ground beef; decreased butter to 1 Tblsp. It made a great main dish.