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Fusilli with Zucchini

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

Ingredients

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 lactose free cream 10% 30 mL
6 g cheese, lactose-free, grated
salt [optional]
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.

Method

  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 cheese, then mix well. Serve in the warmed dishes.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (160g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

470

Fat

18 g

28 %

Saturated 3.6 g
+ Trans 0 g

18 %

Cholesterol

10 mg

Sodium

120 mg

5 %

Carbohydrate

65 g

22 %

Fibre

4 g

16 %

Sugars

5 g

Protein

10 g

Vitamin A

33 %

Vitamin C

36 %

Calcium

11 %

Iron

19 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 1 ½ servings
Grain Products : 2 ¼ servings
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : 0 serving

Claims

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

DIABETES Exchange

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

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This recipe is in the following categories

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

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