We love pasta at our house, if you couldn't tell. We also love zucchini. It's a good thing they go together so well! This is a good light, cream sauce with fresh tomatoes and zucchini. I love Summer produce. This was a family hit that seemed to please both the white sauce and red sauce lovers in our house. It would have been even better with shrimp or chicken but I didn't have any so I served it without.
1 zucchini, sliced and quartered
3-4 small, ripe tomatoes, chopped
3-4 cloves garlic, chopped
5-6 leaves of fresh basil, chopped (roll up leaves tightly and slice)
1/2 pound penne
1/2 cup to 1 cup cream
Heat olive oil over medium heat in large skillet. Add zucchini and tomatoes, pepper and salt. Let simmer for approx. 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes start to bleed and thicken. Add garlic and basil to soften but careful not to burn. Add the cream and simmer over low heat until sauce is as thick as you would like. Combine sauce with pasta and top with fresh grated Parmesan.