Pasta with Summer Squash and Pesto Rosso

Pasta with Summer Squash

This is a quick pasta / vegetable side dish that we like served just warm or room temp, so it’s easy to make ahead.


  • 1 1/4 cup (4oz, 120gr) bite-size pasta
  • 1 medium summer squash, (12oz, 360gr) quartered lengthwise, then sliced
  • 2 medium shallots, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 3 tbs pesto rosso
  • 1/3 cup (3oz, 90g) Greek yogurt


  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • When done, drain.
  • Heat olive oil in a medium skillet
  • Add shallots, squash, and sauté until tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Add paprika and sauté briefly
  • Add pesto rosso, stir well and remove from heat.
  • Stir in yogurt, pasta, and serve.


You could use regular, green pesto if you prefer.
The squash I used was green (aka: zucchini). Use any color you like.


Keywords: pasta, pesto rosso, summer squash, zucchini

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