Recipe of the Week: Pete’s Garden Pasta Sauce

Reader Pete S. kindly sent us his recipe for a summer garden pasta sauce. Pete says:  “I like a lot of garlic, but you might want to tone down the garlic and garlic pepper, if you aren’t garlic fans.”

  • 1 pound pasta — preferably small diameter tubular pasta, but larger diameter or spaghetti can be substituted
  • 1 cup sliced yellow summer squash
  • 1-1/4 cup sliced zucchini squash
  • 3/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 cup julienned bell peppers (green or yellow)
  • 1 cup julienned sweet red pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 to 6 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced thinly (depending on taste)
  • 1-1/2 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons garlic pepper (optional, depending on taste)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (optional, for those on a low-salt diet))
  1. Cook up your selected dried pasta, using a bit of oil in the water.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the yellow squash, zucchini, peppers, and onions in butter until slightly tender.
  3. Add garlic. Cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the broth and chopped tomato; bring to a boil.
  4. Cook and stir until liquid is reduced by half.
  5. Drain pasta; stir into vegetable mixture. Cook a couple of minutes longer, until all heated through.
  6. Transfer to a large serving bowl.
  7. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese, parsley, garlic pepper (optional) and salt (optional).
  8. Toss briefly, to coat the pasta.


Serve this hot.


Left-overs keep up to 48 hours, refrigerated.

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