Fusilli with Zucchini

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Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 15 min
470 calories/serving
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid-friendly


160 g gluten free/wheat free fusilli, or penne 2 1/2 cups
1 zucchini, cut into 4-5 mm rounds 130 g
1 tbsp olive oil 15 mL
3 tbsp Parsley and Garlic Base 45 mL
1/4 tsp paprika 1 g
1/3 cup My Mother's Tomato Sauce 85 mL
2 tbsp cream 15% 30 mL
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated 6 g
1 pinch salt [optional] 0.2 g
ground pepper to taste [optional]

Before you start

Keep the serving dishes in the oven at the lowest setting so they are warm when you serve.

Put a colander in the sink to drain the cooked pasta so that it will be ready when needed.

A mandolin will make slicing the zucchini easier.


  1. Prepare the zucchini. Slice them into 4-5 mm rounds.
  2. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the parsley and garlic base. Add the zucchini rounds and cook 5 min uncovered, stirring frequently.
  3. To save time, the rest of the sauce preparation and the pasta cooking can be done at the same time. Cook the pasta.
  4. Back to the zucchini pan, add salt, cover, and cook over low heat about 8-10 min, or until the zucchini is soft, but still al dente. Add paprika to taste, the tomato sauce and cook just a few minutes.
  5. Pour the drained fusilli into the zucchini pan, add the cream, pepper to taste, sprinkle with grated Parmesan, then mix well. Serve in the warmed dishes.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (160g)


% Daily Value




19 g

29 %

Saturated 4.4 g
+ Trans 0 g

22 %


10 mg


150 mg

6 %


64 g

21 %


4 g

16 %


4 g

Net Carbs

60 g


10 g

Vitamin A

34 %

Vitamin C

37 %


11 %


20 %


This recipe is :
Free  :
Added Sugar
Excellent source of  :
Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin K
Good source of  :
Iron, Phosphorus, Vitamin C, Vitamin E
Source of  :
Calcium, Fibre, Folacin, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Zinc


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 4
Vegetables ½
Meat and Alternatives 0
Fats 3 ½

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This recipe is in the following categories

Pasta | Main courses/Entrées | High Iron | Kosher | Vegetarian | Halal | Italian