Monday, August 6, 2012

Tortellini with Squash and Sweet Corn

If you're like me and have lots of summer squash and corn on hand, give this recipe a try. It's a light and refreshing pasta dish, perfect for a warm summer night. The recipe calls for gnocchi but I used tortellini and it worked out perfectly.


Gnocchi with Squash & Sweet Corn

Recipe Courtesy of The Kitchen

Serves 2 to 4
 1 (16 ounce) package vacuum-sealed gnocchi (from the dried pasta aisle) (I used Tortellini)
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
1 small zucchini, very thinly sliced
1 small yellow squash, very thinly sliced
1 cup sweet yellow corn kernels (from about two ears)
2 small cloves garlic, peeled and minced
Squeeze of lemon
2 ounces soft goat cheese
1 tablespoon finely chopped flat leaf parsley
Salt and pepper, to taste
Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add gnocchi and cook for 2 minutes. Drain and return to the pot. Toss warm gnocchi with 1 tablespoon butter and set aside.
Meanwhile, melt remaining 3 tablespoons of butter in a large, flat-sided sauté pan over medium heat. Cook the butter until it begins to bubble and turn light golden brown, about 3 minutes. Be careful not to let it burn. Add the zucchini, squash, corn, and garlic and sauté until warmed through, another 2 - 3 minutes.
Turn off heat and stir the cooked gnocchi into the vegetables. Add a generous squeeze of lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a serving bowl and top with small hunks of goat cheese and a sprinkling of chopped parsley.

I am linking this to On The Menu Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday and Foodie Friday.


  1. This really sounds good! As soon as I read lemon I knew I'd love to try it:@)

  2. This looks delicious, and I love the fresh vegetables you've used!

  3. I REAAALLLLYYY want this right now. It has all of my favorite summer veggies with one of my favorite pasta varieties!

  4. I love the squash, even better paired with tortellini! Delicious!

  5. I love the combination of squash and pasta! This is one beautiful dish!

  6. This does sound delicious! I always have a package of gnocchi on hand in case of emergencies :)

  7. This sounds soooo good! I love the fresh veggies in it and the lemon ....mmmmmmm!


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