Spaghetti alla Nerano

Zucchini is simmered with garlic, broth, & onion. Half of the vegetables are blended to create a creamy sauce and tossed with Protein+ pasta.

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Spaghetti alla Nerano typically requires the zucchini to be fried. This quick and easy version uses zucchini sautéed with garlic in a savory vegetable broth.

Ingredients 7 Servings

Ingredients for Spaghetti alla Nerano: 

  • 1 box Barilla® Protein+® Spaghetti pasta
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 zucchini, diced
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • ¼ cup Provolone cheese, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ¼ cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated, divided
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
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  • In a skillet over med/high heat add olive oil and onion. Sauté for 1-2 min or until translucent.

  • Add zucchini and garlic cooking an additional 2 minutes.

  • Add vegetable broth and bring to a simmer. 

  • Remove ½ of the zucchini mixture and place in blender until smooth. 

  • Return blended sauce to the skillet and add butter.

  • Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta well and add to the sauce. 

  • Add provolone, ½ of the Parmigiano and mix well. Garnish with remaining Parmigiano cheese.

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