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Cheesy Penne with Zucchini, Corn & Basil.

  • 1 small pkg
    fresh basil
  • ½ cup
    frozen corn
  • 1 clove
    garlic
  • ⅓ (8 oz) block
    mozzarella cheese
  • 1 oz
    Parmesan cheese
  • 6 oz
    penne pasta
  • 1 (8 oz) can
    tomato sauce
  • ½ medium
    yellow onion
  • 1 medium
    zucchini squash
  •  
    black pepper
  •  
    crushed red pepper
  •  
    extra virgin olive oil
  •  
    oregano
  •  
    salt
  • 1
    Fill a large pot halfway with water, cover, and bring to a boil. Uncover, add salt and pasta, and stir for a few seconds. Cook until desired firmness, 8-10 minutes. Once the pasta is finished, drain and return to pot and set aside.
    ½ tsp salt
    6 oz penne pasta
  • 2
    Preheat a large skillet over medium heat.
  • 3
    Peel and small dice onion. Peel and mince garlic.
    ½ medium yellow onion
    1 clove garlic
  • 4
    Once the skillet is hot, add oil and swirl to coat the bottom.
    1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 5
    Add onion and garlic to the skillet, stirring frequently, cook until slightly softened, 3-4 minutes.
  • 6
    Wash and dry the fresh produce.
    1 medium zucchini squash
    1 small pkg fresh basil
  • 7
    Add the frozen corn to the skillet, stirring frequently, cook until slightly softened, 3-4 minutes.
    ½ cup frozen corn
  • 8
    Trim zucchini; halve lengthwise and cut crosswise into thin half moons.
  • 9
    Add the zucchini and spices to the skillet. Increase heat to medium-high and sauté, stirring frequently, until the vegetables are soft and golden, 6-8 minutes.
    ¼ tsp salt
    ⅛ tsp black pepper
    ½ tsp oregano
    ⅛ tsp crushed red pepper
  • 10
    Pick basil leaves off the stems, roll up crosswise, and thinly slice into ribbons; set aside.
  • 11
    Reduce the heat to low and stir the tomato sauce into the skillet, simmer for 3-4 minutes.
    1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 12
    Grate the Parmesan and mozzarella.
    1 oz Parmesan cheese
    ⅓ (8 oz) block mozzarella cheese
  • 13
    Add the sauce and veggies to the pot with the cooked pasta, along with the Parmesan, mozzarella, and fresh basil (reserving a small amount for garnish); stir to combine.
  • 14
    To serve, divide between plates and garnish with reserved basil; enjoy!