Angel Hair Pasta with Zucchini and Tomatoes

Angel Hair Pasta with Zucchini and Tomatoes combines spiralized zucchini with pasta, a great way to lighten a pasta dish!

Angel hair pasta tossed with summer zucchini and tomatoes fresh from the garden. The perfect meatless meal you'll be craving again and again. Serve this with plenty of Parmigiano Reggiano!

Angel hair pasta tossed with summer zucchini and tomatoes fresh from the garden. The perfect meatless meal you’ll be craving again and again. Serve this with plenty of Parmigiano Reggiano!

I love combining spiralized zucchini with pasta, it’s a great way to lighten a pasta dish, and you’re still getting real pasta which I often crave when I am eating zoodles alone.

Angel hair pasta tossed with summer zucchini and tomatoes fresh from the garden. The perfect meatless meal you'll be craving again and again. Serve this with plenty of Parmigiano Reggiano!

Angel hair pasta tossed with summer zucchini and tomatoes fresh from the garden. The perfect meatless meal you'll be craving again and again. Serve this with plenty of Parmigiano Reggiano!Angel hair pasta tossed with summer zucchini and tomatoes fresh from the garden. The perfect meatless meal you'll be craving again and again. Serve this with plenty of Parmigiano Reggiano!

This recipe is a dish I often whip up in the summer and it’s great because it takes less than 20 minutes to make. For those on gluten-free diets, use brown rice pasta instead. I love this simple weeknight meatless dish, if you wish to add protein, this would be great with shrimp or chicken!

Angel hair pasta tossed with summer zucchini and tomatoes fresh from the garden. The perfect meatless meal you'll be craving again and again. Serve this with plenty of Parmigiano Reggiano!Angel hair pasta tossed with summer zucchini and tomatoes fresh from the garden. The perfect meatless meal you'll be craving again and again. Serve this with plenty of Parmigiano Reggiano!

Angel hair pasta tossed with summer zucchini and tomatoes fresh from the garden. The perfect meatless meal you'll be craving again and again. Serve this with plenty of Parmigiano Reggiano!
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Angel Hair with Zucchini and Tomatoes

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254 Cals 7.5 Protein 51 Carbs 5.5 Fats
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: Italian
Angel hair tossed with summer zucchini and tomatoes fresh from the garden. The perfect meatless meal you'll be craving again and again. Serve this with plenty of Parmigiano Reggiano!

Ingredients

  • 2 7 oz zucchini, spiralized or julienne
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 shallots, diced
  • 3 medium tomatoes, diced (or 2 cups grape, halved)
  • 4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes, to taste
  • 8 ounces angel hair pasta, wheat or gluten-free
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or basil
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth

Instructions

  • In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta according to instructions.
  • While pasta is cooking, in a large saute pan, heat pan on medium-high flame, add oil when pan is hot.
  • Add garlic and shallots to the pan and saute about 1 minute, until soft.
  • Add zucchini and season with salt and pepper. Cook about 1 1/2 minutes, add tomatoes, crushed red pepper flakes, parsley, chicken broth and adjust salt and pepper. Stir and cook for 1 more minute.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Drain pasta when done reserving some of the water and and toss the pasta well with zucchini and tomatoes. Add pasta water if needed and serve with grated Parmesan (optional).

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Nutrition

Serving: 1/4th of recipe, Calories: 254kcal, Carbohydrates: 51g, Protein: 7.5g, Fat: 5.5g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 0.3mg, Sodium: 73mg, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 2.5g
Blue Smart Points: 7
Green Smart Points: 7
Purple Smart Points: 7
Points +: 7
Keywords: Angel Hair Pasta with Zucchini and Tomatoes, pasta with zucchini and tomatoes, zucchini tomato pasta, zucchini tomato pasta recipe

Photo Credit: Jess Larson

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114 comments

  1. My family loved this dish! It was so easy and delicious. I need to double the recipe because we didn’t have seconds :)! Thanks for another great recipe!

  2. Gina – loved this dish with all the textures.  Love all your recipes.  What spiralizer do you have to get your noodles so thin???

  3. This is one of my favorite recipes! For my ww friends on purple if you use jovial brown rice pasta it’s a 0 point food. I ended up with a total of 2 points per serving after putting all of the ingredients into the app!!! (Parmesan adds more points)

  4. very good and so easy. next time, i will start the tomatoes with thegarlic &onion before adding the zucchini so it gives the tomatoes time to break down

  5. We used whole wheat pasta to further reduce the (WW purple) points. This was OK the first day, but when it had time to rest overnight in the fridge, it was even better. My daughter didn’t like the two textures — spiralized zucchini and pasta — but by the second day, you couldn’t tell the difference. Sauce flavors also had some time to blend. We’ll try it again!

  6. I really enjoyed this! I will definitely make it again. It was lite yet filling. I did add some chicken to my dish and folded it into the veggies once cooked to absorb some of the liquid. It would be great either way. 

  7. Awesome recipe! Tasted so good, plus I got my kids to eat veggies!

  8. I found this one pretty bland…

  9. Oh yummy & easy! I wanted to use up a little bit of wine so added that. Used big cherry tomatoes from the garden.  Def a keeper!

  10. Gina, is the 8 oz of pasta cooked pasta or uncooked pasta??

  11. Made this tonight and it was so delicious and light. I used fresh basil in place of parsley and added some marinated chicken pieces. Will definitely make this again.

  12. This was seriously so good.  Such simple ingredients and full of flavor.  My family loves it!  Make sure you add fresh Parmesan cheese to your serving.  It takes it to the next level!

  13. This is a great recipe bursting with flavor and amazingly the prep and cooking times are both so fast! The ingredients are items you probably always have readily at hand so this is a lovely choice if you have unexpected guests as it can be served with garlic bread and a salad and you have a complete meal in minutes! We love to add some fresh basil from our kitchen herb growing box.

  14. What can I use in place of tomatoes. I’m not a huge fan of tomatoes but I love zucchini

  15. I made this last night because it looks so delicious! I also added a pound of cooked shrimp to the recipe at the end. It was so great! My husband and I both enjoyed it tremendously!

  16. What could I use instead of chicken broth.  I’m really not a fan of it
    Thank you 

    • I used beef broth (didn’t have chicken broth on hand) and it tasted great!

    • I haven’t tried this particular recipe but I always substitute vegetable broth because my husband is allergic to chicken. I don’t see why you couldn’t do the same here.

  17. I had high hopes for this one, but as other commenters stated- it’s bland. Really bland. I even used normal chicken broth. The biggest issue I have is the final product looked nothing like the photo. It was zucchini heavy which isn’t a bad thing, just not what I was expecting from your photo. I did give it 3 stars for how easy it was and after a few tweaks, I’ll make a rendition of this for those “meatless” nights. I’ll still try your other recipes though! 

  18. This is the only recipe of yours that I have ever found lacking in flavor.  I am always so impressed with your seasonings.  This one needed some diced pancetta and fresh basil to spice it up which made it yummy.  Thank you for consistently (otherwise) providing me with great meal plans.

    • Agreed! Thanks for the basil and pancetta suggestion. I also added some lemon juice to it as well.

    • I thought this was perfect as is, no adjustments, but I think the freshness of ingredients is important–we had garlic, tomatoes, and zucchini from the garden and the flavor was just explosive! So simple but super tasty. Didn’t even miss the olive oil I’d typically add to this kind of dish.

  19. Thank you for sharing all these delicious meal plans.  Please don’t ever stop!!!

  20. It doesn’t say what the serving size is for the 7pts or I’m not seeing it. Does anyone know?

  21. How much is a serving size?

  22. Amazing dish. We’ve just finished dinner and it was so delicious! We’ve added a bit shredded chicken breast (leftovers from last evening) and it gave a bit more body. We’ve cooked with the zucchinis and the cherry tomatoes from our garden, So fresh and light! We’ll definitely cook it again!

  23. Wonderful recipe!! Very light and flavorful!!

  24. I had some leftover grilled corn that I threw in there and that little sweet pop was delicious! Summer in a bowl and I loved it! 

  25. This was delicious! I normally do not like pasta dishes and I’m not a fan of cooked tomatoes, but this was awesome. I used half the amount of garlic and shallots. I may have also added about 2 tablespoons of cream cheese during the cooking and a poached egg on top when it was all done. Definitely will make again. Thank you!

  26. I received your Air Fryer Cookbook last week and am anxious to try some of the recipes, meanwhile I made this recipe last night and the only thing I added was some shredded rotisserie chicken to make my husband happy. It was so flavorful and beautiful to look at. I’m making the featured fish recipe this week also & have purchased the ingredients for the Green Chile Chimichanga recipe from your Air Fryer Cookbook, 

    Thank you Gina for helping me stay on my Weight Watcher program while enjoying delicious, healthy meals for several years!

  27. I was not expecting such an amazing and flavorful dish when I saw this on the meal plan. This is by far one of the best things I’ve eaten, ever! Soooo goooood! And nice big portions!!

  28. Loved this!  So easy to prepare and bursting with flavor!  I added chicken breast that I prepared on the George Foreman grill. This will definitely be in my regular rotation!

  29. I tried this tonight with shrimp and it was excellent! Thanks so much!

  30. Far exceeded my expectations! I added a lot of crushed red pepper, added kalamata olives and subbed better than bouillon and pasta water for the chicken broth. So amazing! The servings were so substantial, my husband couldn’t even finish his. Highly recommend!

  31. Another amazing meal. So easy, but flavorful.

  32. This recipe turned out awesome. My boyfriend said it is a keeper! Thanks for sharing Gina

  33. Loved this just as is!
    I am not a red pasta sauce fanatic anyway so this hit the spot!
    Probably ate more than one portion but it was so good.
    I am following all your recipes for one week and I find it easier that you provided the shopping lists.Thanks for that!
    Makes me realize how good it is to eat right again!

  34. This looks so good! What spiralizer did you use? I need to get a good one!

  35. Gina, I recently had a Cauliflower Fritti appetizer from All Purpose Pizza (DC.) It was roasted cauliflower, Sicilian hot sauce, mint, caper yogurt, topped w bread crumbs. If you could recreate a similar recipe I would really appreciate it. It kind of tasted like a Cauliflower buffalo wing but with an Italian twist, really liked it. 

  36. I love this recipe! I use the chicken (bone) broth and really like the flavor it adds it really compliments the fresh zucchini and tomatoes and with a little brown rice pasta and a sprinkle of parm it’s kind of  addicting. I make it quite often.  Thank You! 

  37. Question: Is it 2 zucchinis  for 7 oz total or 2 x 7 oz zucchinis for a total of 14 oz? Thank you!

  38. This was soooo good! The only thing different – no oil or broth and I decided to add half of a packet of dry zesty italian dressing. Would definitely make again.

    Thanks so much!

  39. This has become one of my go-to sides! So delicious!

  40. I made this tonight for the first time. It's delicious! I used grape tomatoes because that's what I had and I added corn because my kids like corn. Thanks for the yummy recipe!

  41. I think I will try this and add a can of clams to the pasta.

  42. Wanted to share another "twist" on this that we've come to love (we've had this 4 times since my last comment!)

    We've been serving this with chicken we marinade and then grill. We chop the raw chicken into small chunks sized for skewering, and marinade them for at least 8 hours (it usually ends up being for 24 hours around here). Skewer 'em up (don't forget to soak your skewers if you're using wood!) & throw them on the grill until cooked. We then serve the chicken on top of a pile of the pasta. It's a fantastic combination!

    This is the marinade we use for 1lb of chicken:
    3 T. Lemon Juice
    1 T. Olive Oil
    2 Cloved Garlic, minced (or 1t. jarred minced garlic)
    1/2 t. Black Pepper
    1/4 t. Ground Cumin
    1/8 t. Cayenne

  43. Gina, I have yet to eat anything from your blog that isn't fantastic!!! Made this for dinner and it was absolutely delicious! Your blog has truly helped change how my family eats, as well as to help shrink our waistlines! I can't believe I used to eat a lean cuisine for dinner each night for years!! Never again. Thank you for the wonderful recipe!

  44. I made this last night and my husband and I both LOVED it! Food texture seems to be important to me, and I really like zucchini and carrots as a side dish cut julienne-style. Plus, I needed to use up some of my tomatoes and zucchini from our garden. Using zucchini cut like this and combining it with pasta is a GREAT idea. The zucchini was still a little crunchy which I love. I will definitely make this again. Thanks AGAIN, Gina, for helping me on my WW journey and my new goal of trying to be healthier!

  45. I just put all this in the weight watchers recipe builder and its telling me its only 4 + pts per serving… not sure how you got 7

    • That can't be right, the pasta alone is like 4 or 5

    • Its saying its 8 pts for the whole 8oz of pasta. 4 pts for all 4tsp of the olive oil. The rest of the items are zero pts. It saying its 20 pts for the whole dish 20/4 is 5pts. Perhaps I am doing it wrong, but that is what it says.

  46. So glad you all loved it as much as I do!

  47. This was amazing! I made this for my family and they loved it. The sweet of the tomato with the spicy red peppers was a perfect combo. I ribboned the zucchini and it was a big too long for my taste, but chopped up easily with a fork. Overall, it was a great summer dish, thanks so much!

  48. Add us to the 'this is incredibly awesomeness' crowd! My kids gobbled it up too! I can just think of a million and one ways to tweak this…add grilled shrimp…use white wine instead of chicken broth…drink white wine with it…eggplant added? Thanks a gazillion!

  49. So I literally just rinsed my dish and put it in the dishwasher after having this tonight.

    I did make a bit of a change – today, I'd cooked up chicken in the crockpot so I could shred it. So for this recipe, I used half as much zucchini, and replaced it with some shredded chicken.

    After sauteing the shallot & garlic in half the olive oil, I tossed in the chicken and left it in the pan just long enough to get warm. Set that aside, put the rest of the oil in the pain and in went the zucchini. Once I'd added the tomatoes, broth, parsley & red pepper flakes, I put the chicken/garlic/shallot mixture back in.

    Oh…my…goodness.

    This is shooting straight up to the top of our "favorites" list here at home. AMAZING!!

  50. I have made this dish twice and I love it. The first time I made it I followed the recipe exactly and was not disappointed. The second time I made it I added some large chunked jumbo shrimp. Absolutely delicious. I have made several recipes from this site and I have never been disappointed. Thanks Gina for some great recipes!!!!!

  51. This was so delicious! I think we have tried at least 10+ different recipes from your website and we have loved every one of them. I really think you need to make a cookbook!

  52. do you measure the pasta before it is cooked?!

  53. I made my meal plan from your blog today, for the first time, and this was the first dish I tried. I used cherry tomatoes and added a little white wine. It was SO good. I've made something similar in the past and used lots of olive oil and butter… so I'm SO happy to find this one with much lower calorie content. Two thumbs up for using chicken broth instead! THANK YOU!!! P.S. Just started weight watchers yesterday. 🙂

  54. I found your recipe yesterday and cooked the dish for supper.it was superb! Thank you very much!

  55. Ok, so I made this last night and it was so yummy and "refreshing" if that could be the right word. My husband's one complaint about eating healthy like this is that he misses meat! SO…a side of sausage for him to add to his bowl and it was perfection in our house!!! Thank you for making eating enjoyable again!

  56. Delicious! I neglected to look at my bottle of pepper flake as I 'sprinkled' them on, I dumped about a tablespoon on lol washed off as much as I could but I'm breathing fire tonight.

  57. Thank you, Gina! This was delicious!

  58. Hi Gina, I noticed there isn't an amount for the parsley listed in the ingredients. How much do you recommend?

  59. FANTASTIC! made this tonight for meatless monday! youre recipes never fail!

  60. I have all of the ingredients, so I am making this for dinner tonight :).

  61. Another gluten free option… prepare with spaghetti sauce instead of rice pasta. That's what I plan to use. We have been using spaghetti squash in place of pasta since diagnosed with gluten intolerance. Results in less points, too!

  62. I picked a zucchini out of my garden today! (no tomatoes yet). Going to pick up a tomato at the store! This will be lunch for me today! YAY! Great way to highlight one of my own grown vegetables.

  63. A healthy summer pasta! Love it!

  64. I made something very similar last night and was thinking about how it would be a great recipe for you.

    Used LOTS of zucchini and summer squash, 4 roma tomatoes, garlic, salt and red pepper to taste, scallops, all served over angel hair.

  65. This looks soooooo delicious. THANKS.

    NEW Google Follower and I follow you on Bloglovin'.

    Elizabeth

  66. I'm growing summer squash (yellow variety)- do you think I can sub this for the zucchini. I've got vine ripe Creole tomatoes ready to go!

  67. Delicious pasta dish!!

  68. Is it weird that it's 4am and I would love to have this to eat right now? Wonderful dish!!

  69. Thanks for reposting. I'm new to your blog and appreciate your recipe. It looks delicious! Great presentation!

  70. This looks like a PERFECT summer pasta dish. I need to make this! YUM!

  71. This looks so simple and good! My boyfriend and I have been meaning to try a pasta dish without any sort of tomato sauce (it gets boring after a while). Thanks for the recipe, definitely going to give this one a go soon!

  72. I love this. Will have to give it a try. Thanks so much for sharing.

  73. This looks delicious! I just got home from the grocery store, too bad I didn't buy all these ingredients!!!

    http://allthingsalisamarie.blogspot.com

  74. I made this recipe tonight and LOVED it! The meal was healthy and filling; fresh and tasty! Great recipe and so easy to make.

  75. My mother fell head over heels for this dish! I make it for her everytime she comes over, I used grape tomatoes the first time i made this (cause thats what i had around) and OMG they make all the difference!

  76. Gina, I am super excited to make this dish! I'm a young student living on my own for the first time (gah!) and slowly learning how to prepare my own meals. This dish is simple yet sounds very tasty! Thanks for posting straight-forward recipes 🙂

  77. Loved this! We had it as a main dish tonight with a salad. I did put a squeeze of lemon on mine for a little acidity since I don't do tomatoes.
    I also used something called a tender grey zucchini.

  78. The recipe says to serve with grated parmesan cheese. How much per serving or total and is this amount included in points+? Thank you. Your website makes me want to lose weight just by looking at it. It is very well set-up!

  79. If I am making this for a big group of people how much do I measure myself? 1 cup, 1.5 cups, etc. Because I am making this dish for about 15 people, therefore I don't know how to measure my serving.

  80. This was awesome…I accidently messed up and dumped the whole box of pasta in, then was in another world when I mixed it together (I had told myself that I would only use half the pasta), but had I not messed up it'd have been the best meatless pasta I've tried!! Thank you Gina!!

  81. God question, I probably picked up from another recipe and forgot to change that. The serving size is 1/4th of the recipe so it's divided equally by 4. A little over a cup approx.

  82. Served this last night with some grilled grouper – it was delicious and a hearty portion! I didn't have fresh tomatoes so added about 3/4 can of fire roasted tomatoes and also added a few spears of asparagus. I came up with about 6pp – will definitely make it again!

  83. This is a good one!! Since I always have to come up with new recipes, it's hard for me to make repeats of older ones. Tip- Don't overcook the pasta and it should be great!

    Send me an email and I will give you the button!

  84. I am making this tonight for dinner! Since finding your site (last week) I've made 3 of your dishes and they have all been wonderful! (baby red potato salad for a bbq on Sunday and it was a hit, manicotti on Monday, delish and hubby approved, and crock pot baked potatoes last night. wonderful!) Thanks for sharing your ideas! I also posted a link to your site on my blog! I'd love to add a button to my blog if you ever get one! 🙂

    Meagan

  85. Gina, YOur blog is a lifesaver!! The pictures are beautiful and everything I've made so far (5-6 things) has been absolutely delicious. I'm so grateful for your willingness to share your recipes and ideas!!
    Thanks a million!!
    Laura

    • Agreed. Your recipes always taste restaurant quality. I tell my husband all the time that we don't need to eat out, I'll just make a Skinnytaste meal. Thank you so much Gina.

  86. Made this tonight and couldnt believe how much food I got for such a low point value! So yummy! Tomorrow night is the crock pot chicken taco chili followed by the skinny chicken parmigana!

  87. Thanks for sharing and glad you like them! Yes, I guess in the back of my mind I have considered making a cookbook, but not sure where to start! Maybe one day. Thanks for the compliment.

    • Yay! Thank you for following your dream! You have made this first-time mom’s meal planning & grocery shopping life much easier and healthier, too!

    • It’s fun reading these old comments – you have THREE cookbooks now!

  88. I have made several zucchini recipes this week and also passed your website off to a fellow friend on WW. Everything looks delicious AND easy! Have you considered a cookbook? Pictures and great recipes equals a WINNER in my book.
    thanks for sharing!
    Kim A

  89. The serving size is basically dividing this equally in 4 bowls. I figure out the points for the whole recipe, then divide by servings. If there is a better way, let me know.

  90. I LOVE this site!! This is my first time here I have lost 98 lbs on ww but have started to fall off the wagon this site has gotten me excitted again. Only one problem what are the serving sizes of this dish?

  91. I make this ALOT with fresh baby spinach leaves or with fresh steamed asparagus and the family LOVES it. I hadn’t thought to use zucchini but I am so gonna try this! It’s budget friendly. I also use whole-grain pasta, mostly penne (the kids enjoy the different shapes) so I vary it. Looking forward to this recipe!!!
    PS – I’ve been referring to your blog for menu ideas when I do my menu planning! This week, turkey zucchini bite thingies and zucchini lasagna are in the plan for this week!! Can’t wait! LOVE your website! ^_^

  92. Hi Gina
    This is an exellent site it looks good,I expect it tastes even better, unfortunately licking my monitor tells me nothing Aww I wish I had smelly vision.nice work.