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Gemelli with Yellow Squash, Peas, and Basil

Chill out tonight by using just one burner for dinner. Parmesan and butter (plus a bit of pasta water and lemon juice) make an instant delicately creamy sauce that flatters veggies in this carefree supper.

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2008
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  • esteesmom
    13 SEP, 2011
    My 10 year old daughter loves this. Great with the fresh basil and lemon. I used fucilli. Super easy for a main or side dish. Will make it again. Thanks Chefs at Everyday Food! from Estees mom
  • vtfan
    21 AUG, 2011
    This is a great zucchini recipe, something we all need this time of year. I used small patty pan, zucchini and yellow squash and since I didn't have basil I threw in some pesto instead. My husband the meat lover even liked this very easy recipe.
  • MS12157780
    28 SEP, 2010
    Uh oh, guess I can not spell. I meant Florets.
  • MS12157780
    28 SEP, 2010
    Good if it is all you have, but I am not big on adding starch to a starch, so I try to always keep some frozen Broccoli flowerettes on hand.
  • jbluml
    23 JUL, 2009
    We really liked this. I grilled chicken breasts on the side as there is not enough protein in the dish for a meal. It was really tasty and felt light for a pasta dish.
  • gailg0404
    23 JUL, 2009
    Where do you see chicken in this recipe?
  • learning2cookat39
    23 JUL, 2009
    Instead of chicken, what about white beans? Cannelini? White Northern?
  • zinlynn
    21 SEP, 2008
    used whole wheat penne pasta, asiago cheese.
  • misslavender
    7 AUG, 2008
    I eat a small amount of fish, and my husband is a true vegetarian, so this meatless recipe was right up our alley. We've made it twice, once with vegetarian "chicken" strips added to the pasta, and both times accompanied by an arugula and radish salad (from the same issue of Everyday Food) . Both times, it turned out very well. This dish has been added to our rotation. One note, though, I let the peas thaw at least partially...otherwise it seems like they would be too starchy.
  • Somayeh
    29 JUL, 2008
    It was good but I did add chicken to the recipe. Used to be a vegetarian for ten years, however this recipe is way to plain without it. Otherwise we're talking mostly pasta...not extremely healthy in my opinion unless you add some chicken breast and a nice dark green salad on the side.

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