Looking for a new twist on your go-to spaghetti dish? Look no further than this recipe for spaghetti with crispy zucchini! This delicious and easy-to-make meal is perfect for busy weeknights or lazy Sunday afternoons. With its fresh, vibrant flavors and satisfying crunch, it’s sure to become a family favorite in no time. So grab your apron and get ready to dig in – let’s start cooking!
What You’ll Need
2. Olive oil
5. Parmesan cheese
6. Salt and pepper
7. Basil leaves (optional)
To make this delicious dish, you’ll need the following ingredients: spaghetti, olive oil, garlic, zucchini, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper, and basil leaves (optional).
Step One: The Sauce
The first step to making a spaghetti with crispy zucchini is to making tomato sauce. For this recipe, you’ll need a can of crushed tomatoes, a tablespoon of olive oil, a clove of garlic, and salt and pepper to taste.
Start by heating the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant. Add the crushed tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Let the sauce simmer for about 15 minutes, or until it has thickened slightly.
Now it’s time to start cooking the spaghetti. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the spaghetti. Cook according to package instructions. Once the spaghetti is cooked, drain it and add it to the saucepan with the tomato sauce. Give everything a good stir and let it cook for another minute or two so that the flavors can meld together.
Now it’s time to start assembling your dish. Place some spaghetti on each plate and top with a generous helping of the tomato sauce. Top with some crispy zucchini slices and freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately while everything is hot!
Step Two: The Zucchini
In order to make a spaghetti with crispy zucchini, the cook will need to first procure some zucchini. The best zucchini for this dish are ones that are fresh and in season. Farmers markets are a great place to find these sorts of vegetables. Once the cook has procured their zucchini, they will need to wash it and then cut it into thin slices.
After the zucchini is prepared, the cook will need to heat up some olive oil in a pan. Then, they will need to add the zucchini slices to the pan and fry them until they are crispy. This usually takes about 5 minutes. Once the zucchini is crispy, the cook can then add their spaghetti sauce of choice and serve.
Step Three: The Spaghetti
In this step, you’ll be making the spaghetti. Start by boiling the water and adding the spaghetti. Cook the spaghetti according to the package instructions. Once it’s done cooking, drain it in a colander.
Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and zucchini and cook until the zucchini is crispy, about 5 minutes.
Once the zucchini is crispy, add the garlic and cook for an additional minute. Then, add the cooked spaghetti and toss to combine.
Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese and enjoy!
Step Four: Putting It All Together
Now that you’ve prepped all your ingredients, it’s time to cook! Start by heating up some olive oil in a large pan. Then, add in the garlic and zucchini. Cook until the zucchini is crispy, then remove from the heat.
Next, add your spaghetti to the pan with the zucchini and garlic. Be sure to cooked the spaghetti al dente according to the package instructions. Once it’s cooked, stir in the parsley and lemon juice.
Finally, serve up your spaghetti with crispy zucchini and enjoy!