Grilled Squash Penne

Layers and layers of flavor make this penne with grilled zucchini and yellow squash a delicious and satisfying meal.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Grill Time 8 mins
Total Time 23 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 374 kcal


  • Large saucepan
  • Collander
  • Measuring cup(s)
  • Measuring spoons
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Large skillet
  • Tongs



  • Prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat. Cook penne as label directs; reserve ½ cup cooking water. Drain penne; return to saucepot and cover.
  • In large skillet, toast sunflower seeds over medium-high heat 4 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant, stirring frequently; transfer to plate to cool.
  • Spray squash and zucchini with cooking spray; place on hot grill rack, cover and cook 5 minutes or until grill marks appear, turning once. Transfer squash and zucchini to cutting board; carefully cut into 1" pieces.
  • In same large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add tomatoes; cook 1 minute or until tender, stirring frequently. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds or until fragrant, stirring frequently. Add arugula, vinegar, lemon juice, salt, pepper, penne, reserved cooking water, squash and zucchini; cook 1 minute or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Serve penne mixture sprinkled with cheese and sunflower seeds. Makes about 8 cups.



Serving: 2cuosCalories: 374kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 12gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 347mgFiber: 6gSugar: 10g
Keyword Family Friendly, Grilling Recipes, Kid Friendly, Party Food, Whole Grain, Whole Wheat Pasta
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