Zucchini pasta, as in pasta with zucchini, is a creamy and easy one-pot recipe you can make as a quick dinner for the whole family.Learn how to make this delicious pasta dish with a few simple ingredients, grated zucchini, and almost no effort.
Cuisine: American Italian
Keyword: one-pot, pasta
1pound (16 oz)short pastarotini, fusilli, farfalle, penne, or other.
4cupszucchinigrated with the large holes of a box grater
Grate the zucchini with the large holes of a box grater and thinly slice the garlic.
To a dutch oven or large skillet with tall sides, add olive oil, thinly sliced garlic, and fresh thyme.
Fry on medium heat for 1 minute, then add the grated zucchini, salt, and black pepper. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the vegetable broth and the pasta, stir and bring to a simmer. Cook for about 13 minutes, stirring often until the pasta is al dente.Note: cooking time is a few minutes longer than indicated on the package because we are not boiling the pasta in as much water as usual.If the pot dries,add more liquid until the pasta is ready. Cooking time varies between pasta shapes. The longer the cooking time, the more liquid is required.
When the pasta is creamy and al dente, turn the heat off, taste, and adjust for salt.Next, add the parmesan or vegan cheese, the vegan butter, and plenty of fresh basil and thyme.
Stir gently until cheese and butter melt and are incorporated into the zucchini pasta.
Serve immediately with a squeeze of lemon juice, a little grated lemon zest, and toasted pine nuts.
Nutrition information is for one portion of pasta out of five with all ingredients, including parmesan and vegan butter.Check out the "variation" chapter above for more zucchini pasta ideas.