Saturday, July 28, 2012

Pasta with Summer Squash, Tomatoes, and Brown Butter Sauce

Light, easy, and yummy, the perfect combination for a dinner on a hot summer day. To make the dish even more convenient, the cherry tomatoes came right out of the backyard.

2 cups tubular pasta
2 tablespoons butter
handful of chives, chopped (about 1/4 cup)
2 medium summer squashes, sliced into thin ribbons (zucchini can also be used)
1 pint cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 cup dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste

Prepare pasta according to package directions. Set aside.

In a large skillet, melt and brown the butter over medium-high heat, about 2 minutes or until the butter turns brown and releases a nutty aroma. Add the chives and squash. Saute for about 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Cook until tomatoes soften, about five minutes. Remove from heat and toss with pasta, Parmesan cheese, and parsley.




  1. made it tonight!! We dont use butter, used coconut oil instead and added asparagus- everyone LOVED this!! thank you~!