Zucchini with Tortiglioni – An Italian classic

  • 20 mins total
  • 5 mins prep
  • 15 mins cook
  • serves 4 

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Zucchini with tortiglioni pasta. An Italian classic dish.

Because of the simplicity of this dish, it will become your go to dish to prepare when time is not on your side. Healthy and delicious.

The zucchini are cooked to perfection with onions. Do not let the raw eggs intimidate you as they will cook once the pasta is poured over. Also when it is mixed with the hot onion mixture.

If in doubt, place it in a warm dish for a couple of minutes therefore putting your mind at ease.

As a side dish,  green salad is perfect.

A nicely chilled glass of Chardonnays white wine is perfect .

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Nutrition Facts
Zucchini with Tortiglioni - An Italian classic
Amount Per Serving
Calories 575 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 62mg 3%
Potassium 1090mg 31%
Total Carbohydrates 96g 32%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 11g
Protein 21g 42%
Vitamin A 14.1%
Vitamin C 66.3%
Calcium 9%
Iron 16.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Zucchini with Tortiglioni - An Italian classic

  • 20 mins total
  • 5 mins prep
  • 15 mins cook
  • serves 4 


Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  • 1 pound Tortiglioni pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 thinly sliced yellow onion
  • 6 -7 small zucchini
  • 2 egg(s)


  1. Clean the zucchini well, peel them and slice them in thin slices. In a frying pan add the butter and the olive oil. When the butter is melted add the onion. As soon as the onion is beginning to soften, add the zucchini to the skillet and with high heat for a couple of minutes. Lower the heat to medium low and cook slowly. Add salt and keep warm.

  2. Meanwhile cook the pasta according to the package directions

  3. While the pasta is cooking, in a large bowl the two eggs slightly salted and plenty of Parmesan Cheese. When the pasta is al dente, drain and add to the egg mixture. Mix well and add the zucchini. Mix well again and serve immediately.


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