Creamy One Pot Pasta with Zucchini

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Indulge in a quick and flavorful dinner with our Creamy One Pot Pasta with Zucchini recipe.

This dish combines the freshness of zucchini with a luscious, creamy sauce, all cooked in a single pot for easy cleanup.


Perfect for busy weeknights, this recipe will satisfy your cravings for a comforting and delicious meal.


For the Pasta:

  • 8 oz (about 225g) linguine or your favorite pasta
  • 2 medium-sized zucchinis, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For Garnish:

  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Chopped fresh parsley


Sauté Aromatics:

Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add minced garlic and chopped onion, sauté until fragrant and translucent.


Add Pasta and Zucchini:

Break linguine in half and add it to the pot along with sliced zucchini. Stir to coat pasta and zucchini in the aromatic mixture.

Pour in Broth and Cream:

Pour in vegetable broth and heavy cream.


Season with salt and pepper. Bring the mixture to a simmer.

Simmer Until Pasta is Cooked:

Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally until the pasta is cooked and the sauce has thickened.


Garnish and Serve:

Garnish with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts

Note: Nutritional values are approximate and may vary based on specific ingredients used.

  • Calories: 450 kcal
  • Protein: 10g
  • Fat: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 5g

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Can I use a different type of pasta?

Yes, feel free to use your favorite pasta in this recipe. Adjust cooking time accordingly.

2. Can I substitute heavy cream with a lighter option?

Yes, you can use half-and-half or whole milk for a lighter version, but the sauce may be less creamy.


3. How do I store leftovers?

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

4. Can I add other vegetables to the dish?

Absolutely! Experiment with vegetables like cherry tomatoes, spinach, or bell peppers for added flavor and nutrition.


5. Can I make this dish ahead of time?

While it’s best enjoyed fresh, you can prepare the sauce ahead and cook the pasta just before serving to save time.


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