I recently embarked on an adventure in Austin to find this business that makes and sells their own flavored pasta. They're called Texas Gourmet Pasta and I read about them in Edible Austin Magazine. Their store front was a "25 minute drive" from where I'm staying, but it took me over an hour to find the place. I need a GPS.
Anyway, their pasta is great! I am not sure HOW they pack so much flavor into the noodles, but am willing to learn. They offer free classes! The idea, is not to pack on the sauce, keep it light so you can taste the noodles.
This dish is made with spicy and smoky chipotle linguine.
zucchini (cut into thin strips)
yellow bell pepper (thin strips)
salt & pepper
So simple.. start by sauteeing the onion in the olive oil, once its tender add the zucchini and yellow bell. If these are thin enough, they should cook pretty quickly. Add the garlic, and after about 2min, toss in your herbs and season with salt and pepper. before turning off the heat, add about a 1/4c pasta water and simmer for a minute or two. This would also be nice with some lemon juice and parmesan cheese.