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Casareccia with Zucchini and Fresh Basil

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

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

Servings
1-cup serving

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
  • Saturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Sodium Content 123 mg
  • Sugar Content 6 g
  • Trans Fat Content 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g