Casareccia with Zucchini and Fresh Basil

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Casareccia look like macaroni that have been split open and twisted. The groovy shape is perfect for light sauces.

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Ingredients

  • 8 oz. dry casareccia pasta (2 cups)
  • 4 small zucchini, julienned (4 cups)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup low-fat ricotta
  • 1/2 cup torn fresh basil

Preparation

1. Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water according to package directions; add zucchini to pasta water 1 minute before end of cooking time.

2. Meanwhile, whisk together garlic and ricotta in large bowl. Drain zucchini and pasta, and add to ricotta mixture. Stir in basil, and season with salt and pepper, if desired.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Serves 4
  • Calories: 245
  • Carbohydrate Content: 47 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 5 mg
  • Fat Content: 2 g
  • Fiber Content: 3 g
  • Protein Content: 11 g
  • Sodium Content: 123 mg
  • Sugar Content: 6 g