Posted: 10:49 am Thursday, August 11th, 2016

By Staff Writer

pastaWhat better way to enjoy zucchini and squash than with a zesty Zucchini Ranch Pasta? It’s a great vegetarian dish that can be enjoyed on your “Meatless Monday,” or you can throw in some grilled chicken to add a protein punch.


  • 8 ounces whole wheat linguine
  • ½ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 medium zucchini, sliced into thin rounds
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 packet of Hidden Valley buttermilk ranch dressing powdered mix


  • Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside
  • In a large bowl, stir together yogurt, Parmesan cheese, and ranch packet
  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat and add zucchini and minced garlic. Cook until zucchini is soft.
  • Combine the pasta, zucchini and ranch mixture. Stir to coat pasta and zucchini with ranch mixture.
  • Divide into 4 bowls for serving, sprinkling each with a pinch of Parmesan cheese.

Heather Taylor is the Digital Brand Manager for Cox Media Group Athens and is an on-air personality for Magic 102.1. Each Skinny Dawg recipe is prepared, reviewed, and photographed by Heather prior to sharing with the Magic 102.1 audience.

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