Is Penne one of your all time favourite pastas?
I will show you How to Cook Italian penne with zucchini, mushroom and garlic in ten minutes.
This recipe is perfect for a very easy weekday meal to prepare and serve for just one or for a family.
Watch my YouTube video here – Dominique’s Italian Penne with Zucchini, Mushroom and Garlic – What to Cook
Here’s what you do.
Cook the penne first by adding 300 grams of penne to boiling salted water and cook until al dente.
Drain the pasta, setting one cup of the water aside.
Now for the sauce:
Slice up a nice mix of button, portobello and Swiss brown mushrooms and zucchinis.
Heat a good splash of olive oil in a frying pan. Cook the mushrooms and zucchinis for 4 to 5 minutes and then remove from the pan.
Return the cooked pasta to the pan, add in lemon zest, parsley and garlic and stir.
Add in the mushrooms and zucchinis and a couple of handfuls of baby spinach leaves; season with salt and pepper; and a good splash of the remaining pasta water.
Serve this beautiful pasta dish with freshly crumbled ricotta on top.