July 16, 2011

Creamy Basil & Zucchini Pasta

When I saw Joanne's blog post last night, I immediately knew what I wanted to make for lunch today.  There are two things I have an excess of right now, and that is basil and summer squash, so her recipe was ideal.

This is one of those dishes that Chris could not stop complimenting, and I totally agreed.  It's a perfect flavor combination! 

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1/2 lb penne pasta
1 lb zucchini, sliced into 1-inch thin strips
2 tsp butter
1/2 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1/4 cup whipping cream
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 cup basil, chopped finely
1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Chris also grilled polish kielbasa for lunch, and I have to admit, despite my meat-hating ways, the kielbasa was really good with the pasta!  Whipping cream is typically associated with heavy meals, but there's not much in this recipe, so it really is a great summer dish.

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