Lemon Spaghetti with Zucchini and Squash

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I love pasta! Not only is it easy and inexpensive to make but there are so many different types of pasta dishes that you can make. Since I have been in a lemon phase lately, I thought that it would be delicious to make a pasta dish that incorporated lemon along with chicken and vegetables. 

I love easy recipes, especially ones that use ingredients that are simple to find. Lemon Spaghetti with Zucchini and Squash uses few ingredients and does not cost a lot to make. This is a huge win in my book. 

  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 1 large zucchini
  • 1 large squash
  • 1 pound of cooked chicken, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced
  • 1 pound of spaghetti
  • 1 lemon
  • 2-3 cups of arugula
  • 1 cup of shredded parmesan cheese 
  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Heat oil in a saucepan
  • Slice or dice the zucchini, squash, and garlic
  • Once the oil is heated, add the vegetables and garlic and sautee
  • After the vegetables are sauteed, stir in the chicken
  • Add the lemon zest of the lemon
  • Season with salt and pepper

  • Bring a large pot of water to boil
  • Cook the spaghetti according to the package directions
  • Transfer the cooked pasta to the squash, zucchini and garlic mix
  • Squeeze the juice from the lemon over the pasta mix and stir

  • Top the pasta with the arugula 
  • Pour 1/2 cup of the hot pasta water over the arugula and stir
  • Add the parmesan cheese
  • Serve 

Lemon Spaghetti with Zucchini and Squash

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 1 large zucchini
  • 1 large squash
  • 1 pound of cooked chicken, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced
  • 1 pound of spaghetti
  • 1 lemon
  • 2-3 cups of arugula
  • 1 cup of shredded parmesan cheese 
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a saucepan
  2. Slice or dice the zucchini, squash, and garlic
  3. Once the oil is heated, add the vegetables and garlic and sautee
  4. After the vegetables are sauteed, stir in the chicken
  5. Season with salt and pepper
  6. Bring a large pot of water to boil
  7. Cook the spaghetti according to the package directions
  8. Transfer the cooked pasta to the squash, zucchini and garlic mix
  9. Squeeze the juice from the lemon over the pasta mix and stir
  10. Top the pasta with the arugula 
  11. Pour 1/2 cup of the hot pasta water over the arugula and stir
  12. Add the parmesan cheese
  13. Serve 
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I love this Lemon Spaghetti with Squash and Zucchini because it does not have a heavy sauce and is perfect for the upcoming spring season. 

If you love pasta, you may also enjoy:

Baked Lemon Rigatoni

Sausage and Pepperoni Pizza Casserole

 

The amazing flavors of vegetables and arugula along with a touch of lemon flavor.

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