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a bowl of penne coated in zucchini sauce

Meghan Markle’s Zucchini Bolognese Sauce

Course Entree
Cuisine American
Keyword meghan markle, pasta, vegetarian, zucchini
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 3


  • 2 T. butter
  • 1/4 C. onion or shallot
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1.5-1.7 lbs. zucchini roughly chopped into 1 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 C. bone broth
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1 C. penne pasta
  • 1/3 C. parmesan cheese


  1. Cut zucchini into around 1 inch chunks.
  2. Mince garlic and shallot and saute in butter until onion is translucent.
  3. Add in zucchini and half of the broth, and let simmer on low, stirring occasionally, for up to 4 hours. Add in remaining broth if it gets too dry.

  4. After around 4 hours, it should look saucy enough to pour over some pasta. (Optional step: place in a blender or food processor to form even sauce)
  5. Prepare pasta according to directions and toss with zucchini sauce.
  6. Toss with parmesan and salt to taste.
  7. Garnish with additional cheese and serve immediately.