Meatless Monday: Gemelli w/ Yellow Squash & Peas

Try this one-pot meal for an easy dinner to start the week! The light, creamy sauce and touch of lemon really let the flavors of the veggies shine here. If you don’t have gemelli, any short pasta will work!

Martha Stewart’s Gemelli w/ Yellow Squash & Peas

Recipe from

Serves 4


Coarse salt and ground pepper
8 ounces gemelli or other short pasta
3 medium yellow squash, quartered lengthwise and thinly sliced
1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas
4 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1/2 cup torn fresh basil leaves


In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta 2 minutes less than al dente. Add squash and peas; cook until squash is crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water; drain pasta mixture, and return to pot.

To mixture in pot, add butter, lemon juice, 1/4 cup Parmesan, and 1/4 cup pasta water. Season with salt and pepper, and toss to combine. If needed, add enough pasta water to create a thin sauce that coats pasta. Stir in basil, and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan; serve immediately.


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