Whole Wheat Linguine with Zucchini in Creamy Vegan Tomato Sauce

by Heather

Well, enough decision-making for one week! Time for something that involves very little thinking- and is one of my favorite go-to-don’t-think meals:

Whole Wheat Linguine with Zucchini in Creamy Vegan Tomato Sauce

 

I don’t even need to give you the recipe anymore- it’s pretty much all in the title.

But I’m going to anyways.

Cook linguine according to package directions. While pasta’s cooking, put tomato paste and diced tomatoes in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Let simmer while you cook the zucchini.

homemade cream tomato sauce

Slice zucchini length wise into long skinny strips; like thick spaghetti!

zucchini strips

{You can use zucchini as a pasta replacement if you like; I love it like that as a side dish, but it doesn’t fill me up enough as an entrée.}

sliced zucchini strands

It looks like a lot, but it’ll cook down.

zucchini spaghetti

Season zucchini with salt and pepper and sauté until lightly browned, about 5-7 minutes.

sauteed zucchini

Stir coconut creamer and Italian seasoning into tomato mixture.

 

Plate warm pasta; top with zucchini strands and tomato sauce.

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Top with sliced almonds for a little crunch.

whole grain linquine and garlic bread dinner

Garlic Bread

Whole grain bread

Nondairy butter {I used Earth Balance}

1 garlic clove; diced

whole wheat garlic bread

Spread butter on bread; top with diced garlic. Toast for 4-5 minutes. {Told you no thinking was involved.}

vegan garlic bread recipe

Less than 15 minutes later, you have the perfect no-decisions-required meal.

easy whole grain pasta dinner

Whole Wheat Linguine with Zucchini in Creamy Vegan Tomato Sauce

by with a Side of Sneakers

 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 box whole wheat linguine noodles (or other pasta)
  • 3 oz tomato paste (~ 1/2 small can)
  • 15 oz (1 can) diced tomatoes
  • 3 Tbsp So Delicious coconut creamer (or other nondairy cream)
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 zucchini
  • salt & pepper
  • Optional: sliced almonds

Instructions

Cook linguine according to package directions. While pasta’s cooking, put tomato paste and diced tomatoes in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Let simmer while you cook the zucchini.

Slice zucchini length wise into long skinny strips; like thick spaghetti!

Season zucchini with salt and pepper and sauté until lightly browned, about 5-7 minutes.

Stir coconut creamer and Italian seasoning into tomato mixture.

Plate warm pasta; top with zucchini strands and tomato sauce.

Top with sliced almonds for a little crunch.

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{ 15 comments… read them below or chime in }

Callie @ Callieflower Kitchen April 13, 2011 at 9:12 am

Mmm looks delicious! For just everyday dinnes I defintiely prefer simple meals, but for special occasions I go all-out.
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Katie @ Healthy Heddleston April 13, 2011 at 9:15 am

Holy yummy. I’m going to save my last little zucchini to make strips like that!
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Faith @ lovelyascharged April 13, 2011 at 9:17 am

I like meals that look/taste a lot more complicated than they really are…because let’s face it, who has the time for something elaborate every night, but on the same hand, who wants to eat boring old sandwiches at each meal?
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Heather April 15, 2011 at 9:01 am

Simple meals that taste complicated are the best of both worlds!

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chloe@ 321delish April 13, 2011 at 9:45 am

The zucchini look likes snakes! but really good snakes that you can eat!
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Ally (oatsandspice) April 13, 2011 at 10:16 am

WHOAAA I never though of zucchini as a pasta replace – I NEED to try this! Looks amazingggg :)
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Elizabeth April 13, 2011 at 3:32 pm

I really love “spoiling” myself with a fancy meal that is really healthy, with lots of complex levels of flavor (like a healthy episode of “Top Chef”!)
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Gail for So Delicious Dairy Free April 13, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Hi Heather! This all looks SO delicious! Thank you so much for posting the recipe for Whole Wheat Linguine with Zucchini in Creamy Vegan Tomato Sauce. I’m looking forward to making it at home (because simple meals are wonderful!) and sharing this post with all of our coconut milk creamer-lovin’ Facebook fans!

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Caitlyn (The Spoonful of Life) April 13, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Oh my! That pasta looks simply divine!! I love zucchini and tomato sauce, so that recipe is a winner in my book :-)
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Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) April 14, 2011 at 7:00 am

HEY! Just found your blog :)

That pasta looks SO yummy!! Love the zucchini noodles!! :D
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Heather April 15, 2011 at 9:02 am

Hi! Welcome! :)

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Molly April 14, 2011 at 7:17 am

I love what you did with the zucchini!
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Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather April 14, 2011 at 12:40 pm

This looks perfect! I love that you used coconut creamer in there. Simple meals = perfect for me!

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Jennifer April 25, 2011 at 2:01 pm

This is what I call a perfect meal! Looks so delicious!

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Untypically Jia January 14, 2012 at 5:32 pm

OMG so yum!
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