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Sfoglini Pasta with Caramelized Zucchini and Onions

Recipe and photo by Sfoglini

Recipe and photo by Sfoglini

We’re excited to partner with Sfoglini to bring delicious, organic pastas to your box at a great price.

This recipe is a true celebration of summer’s bounty and a perfect way to use your summer squash. Caramelized zucchini and onion blend perfectly with the bright, colorful notes of saffron in the classic Sardinian pasta. If this flavorful, veggie-packed recipe sounds up your alley, add Sfoglini Saffron Malloreddus to your next Imperfect box!


  • 8 oz Sfoglini Saffron Malloreddus*

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil*

  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter

  • 1/2 white onion, diced*

  • 2 medium zucchinis, cut into thin half moons*

  • 1/2 c fresh basil, minced*

  • Crushed red pepper, to taste*

  • Parmesan cheese for plating

    *Available to add to your Imperfect box


  1. Boil Sfoglini Saffron Malloreddus in salted water until al dente, approximately 9 minutes. Reserve pasta water for sauce.

  2. Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil and 2 Tbsp butter in a sauté pan. Add onions and cook until soft and translucent, about 3 minutes. Stir in zucchini and cook mixture 15-20 minutes over medium heat, stirring every few minutes until zucchini and onions start to caramelize.

  3. Lower the heat and stir in crushed red pepper and basil and cook 2 more minutes.

  4. Stir in cooked pasta and some reserved pasta water to thicken the sauce. Top with additional fresh basil and Parmesan cheese.

Recipe Notes and Variations

We love the Malloreddus pasta shape for its great texture, but you should use whatever pasta you like most or have in . your pantry. You can easily swap the zucchini in this recipe for any summer squash!