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zucchini pasta recipe with watermelon radish, butternut squash, cilantro, and pasta

Easy Zucchini Pasta Recipe

Shana Thomas
Make this easy zucchini pasta recipe for dinner. It's got zucchini ribbons, roasted butternut squash, watermelon radish, and topped with a lemon garlic dressing.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 270 kcal


  • 1 zucchini use a y-shaped peeler to make zucchini ribbons
  • 1 cup pasta of choice
  • 2 cups butternut squash  cubed
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1 lemon zested & juiced
  • 1.5 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp Aleppo-style pepper sub for red chili flakes
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1-2 watermelon radish sliced and cut into half moons


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Add the cubed butternut squash in a single layer to a sheet pan and sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Place the garlic in the sheet pan as well. Roast for 20-30 minutes.
  • Prepare the pasta according to the package instructions. Use a y-shaped peeler to make zucchini ribbons.
  • Make the sauce: heat the oil in a saucepan on low heat. Once the oil is warm, add the garlic, lemon zest, salt, and Aleppo-style pepper. Let it simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  • Toss the zucchini ribbons, roasted butternut squash, pasta, cilantro and watermelon radish, into a serving bowl. Top with the garlic lemon dressing.
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