zucchini pasta with white beans and burst tomatoes // cait's plate

zucchini pasta with white beans and blistered tomatoes

  • Author: Cait
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 servings 1x
  • Category: dinner


blistered tomatoes top whole wheat and zucchini pasta along with creamy white beans, fresh mozzarella & basil for a warm weather dinner done in less than 20 minutes that the whole family will love!



  • 1 box whole wheat angel hair
  • 1 large or 2 medium zucchinis
  • 1 can white beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 cup fresh mozzarella (such as ciliegine)
  • Fresh basil, chopped
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Cook the pasta according to package instructions
  2. While the pasta cooks, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a heavy cast iron skillet over medium-high heat
  3. Add shallots and garlic cooking until fragrant, about 1 minute (being careful not to burn them or they will impart a bitter taste)
  4. Add tomatoes to the pan and cook for 2 minutes then give them a quick toss and turn off the heat.  Allow them to sit in the pan for 2-3 more minutes.  Add white beans, toss, then top all with salt and pepper, tossing to combine.  Set aside.
  5. Spiralize your zucchini (if you don’t have a spiralizer, you can simply dice the zucchini) and wring out in a cheesecloth or paper towel to remove excess moisture.
  6. Drain the whole wheat pasta and heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat.  Add zucchini and toss for 1 minute, then add whole wheat pasta tossing all together for another minute or two.  Remove from the pan and place into a large bowl.
  7. Top pasta immediately with tomatoes & beans (scraping out all excess drippings from the pan), fresh mozzarella and fresh basil.
  8. Drizzle with olive oil and gently toss to combine.  If desired, finish off with a drizzle of balsamic glaze, salt & pepper.


blistered tomato recipe from what’s gaby cooking with a few tweaks

Keywords: dinner, pasta, tomatoes

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