This week for Thirty Minute Thursdays, cooking our way through Giuliano Hazan's Thirty Minute Pasta book with Glennis and whoever else wants to join us, I made Penne ai Funghi e Zucchine (Penne with Mushrooms and Zucchini), on page 72.
This recipe also has fresh tomatoes in it as well...just such a great combination of summer produce. The ingredient list: zucchini, garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper, mushrooms, tomatoes, thyme, and penne (I also added a little of the pasta water as I wanted it a bit more moist).
I made a fourth of this recipe which was enough for a generous portion for Mark and I each and another portion as well which I tossed into half of the whole recipe of the Rick Bayless Spicy Grilled Shrimp Stew that I made as I thought it would be a great combination and it was!
The pasta dish on its own is very filling with all those vegetables and would make a great vegetarian meal as the mushrooms always seem a little meaty to me, rounding out the rest of the flavors with a feel that you have actually had meat in the dish. Definitely a repeat.
If you like the looks and sounds of it, buy the book as I am a believer in encouraging people to support the authors who put together these fabulous books by buying a copy, so you won't find the recipes posted from this book here. (Buy it, the recipes are easy, the ingredients are easy to locate, it's not pricey, and there are photos of almost all the recipes.)