All of this hot weather means I've been looking for some tasty summer dishes to make. This meal was based on a side dish I made a couple times last summer and really loved. It makes a delicious, healthy main course mixed with some pasta. It's super colorful which makes it look even more delicious!I will definitely be making this meal a throughout the summer. It will be especially delicious when tomatoes start ripening and filling the farmers market. It's going to be a fabulous couple of months.
The colors of summer
Chop them all up
Throw the squash in a pan with a little oil
(and some salt)
Then add the onions a few minutes later
Finally, add the tomatoes
Add some cooked pasta and cheese,
then plate it up, and dig in!
Spaghetti with Squash and Tomatoes
- Olive oil
- 1/2 a summer squash
- 1/2 a zucchini
- 1/2 an onion
- 2 small tomatoes (I used Roma's)
- 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
- 4-6 oz spaghetti
- cheddar cheese, cut into chunks (or whatever kind you like)
Chop up the squashes and throw them in a skillet with a little olive oil and salt and pepper. Cook them until softening, 5-10 minutes. Add the chopped onion and cook for around 10 minutes or so, until they start softening nicely. Throw in the garlic. Chop the tomatoes and pull out the mushy middle part if you want (I do). Add them to the skillet and continue cooking.
While this is going on, heat up some salted water and cook the pasta al dente. When the pasta is finished, add it into the skillet with all the veggies. Mix it all around and then add the cheese to the top and let it melt.