Lemon Parmesan Pasta with Hidden Veggies

Developed by Carolyn Schut, M.S., L.D., R.D.


1 zucchini
1 yellow squash
1 red bell pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
8 oz. whole wheat spaghetti
1 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. chicken broth or white wine
1/4 cup lemon juice
3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese


  1. Using a spiralizer, spiralize the zucchini and yellow squash into “noodles.”
  2. Slice red bell pepper into narrow strips.
  3. Boil pot of water and cook spaghetti to package instructions.
  4. In a separate pan, add olive oil, garlic, and red peppers.  Sauté until the peppers are soft and garlic is fragrant.
  5. Add zucchini and yellow squash noodles and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Stir in pasta, broth, lemon juice, and parmesan.

Serve alone or with baked chicken or salmon. Enjoy!

Yield: 4 servings

Nutrition information

Calories: 320
Carbohydrates: 48 g
Fiber: 9 g
Protein: 16 g
Fat: 9 g
Sodium: 240 mg