Zucchini Pasta Recipe
- 8 ounces uncooked linguine
- 4 cups coarsely shredded zucchini (about 3 medium)
- 4 teaspoons olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup fat-free plain yogurt
- 3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1. Cook linguine according to package directions. In a sieve or colander, drain the zucchini, squeezing to remove excess liquid. Pat dry.
- 2. In a large nonstick skillet, saute zucchini in oil for 2 minutes. Add garlic; saute 1-2 minutes longer or until zucchini is tender. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the yogurt, cheese, salt and pepper. Drain linguine; add to zucchini mixture and toss to coat. Yield: 6 servings.
3/4 cup: 219 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 395mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.
Reviews for Zucchini Pasta
"A new favorite! I used garlic oil, added more fresh garlic. I didn't have yogurt so I used sour cream. My husband says "make it again!""
"Very good and easy! To the person who thought it was bland: I substituted sharp cheddar cheese for the low fat and it was excellent! Will definitely make again!"
"This is our favorite recipe. We've had it numerous times and served it to guests."
"This was so easy to make. I tweaked the recipe a little with fresh chives, dill and parsley and added some left over chopped chicken breast to make it a complete meal for our family. No leftovers from this recipe!"
"This dish has been a favorite for several years. in order to reduce the fat, we use Kraft No Fat shredded cheddar cheese. We also sauteed an onion and added it. Topped with dried chives for pretty presentation. This is a yummy meatless alternative! !"
"Very few zucchini recipes out there worth trying, but this is a keeper. Picky family that normally avoids zucchini (which I grow by the truckload) gobbled it right up in this form.. A+ from me!!"
"I was looking for ways to use up my zucchini & decided to give this a try. Glad I did as it was very good. Even my teenage son who insists he doesn't like zucchini polished off a big helping of it! I substituted sour cream because I didn't have any plain yogurt on hand."
"Yummy, I added grilled chicken breasts."
"This was a quick and easy dish to prepare. I also thought it was healthy and a new great way to use zucchini, I will be making it again"
"I love this. A great way to use zucchini!"
"This turned out better than I thought it would! For an extra special twist - use a vegetable curler on the zucchini - almost looks like wide pasta noodles!"
"Everyone in the family liked it. A great way to use up all of that extra zucchini."
"this was so easy to make and used some of my harvest. the taste was fresh and clean and the yogurt added just the right amount of creamyness"
"Wonderful recipe!! Bursting with great flavor! The only change I made is I use spinach linguine."
"I also onions, carrots to the zucchini mixture. Mozz cheese, parm with the cheddar and yogurt. Next time I'm gonna add some fresh herbs."
"This dish was very blah, lacking in flavor. I won't be making it again."
"I thought this recipe was awesome. My husband thought it had a bit too much garlic. LOL but but loved the healthiness of the dish. I used whole wheat spagetti noodles pasta instead of linguine and used greek yogurt instead of ff plain yogurt. And threw in one yellow squash. Took minutes to make since i had some left over chicken in the fridge and a food process to do all the slicing. Thanks!!! Colorful, healthy and yum!"
"Add some cream cheese with the plain yogurt, and some dried oregano with the garlic. I also added shredded carrots to the zucchini to add more veggies. Yummy."
"A little bland, but not bad. Good way to get some extra veggies into the meal."
"We had some fresh mushrooms that needed to be used up so I sauteed them before adding the zucchini and is was great!"
"My husband and I give this a 4 because after reading the reviews we spiced it up by doubling the garlic, adding penzey's pasta sprinkle and sicilian salad seasoning. We also tossed in fresh basil and oregano at the end. We also used whole wheat linguine and plain greek yogurt to add to the creaminess which did help!"
"For extra flavor try some Mrs Dash Garlic & Herb. Has no salt!"
"I thought the recipe sounded good but was bland, and we do not add salt, so I added oregano to the zucchine and garlic. Still waiting for the rich & creamy part!!! Have to agree with it tasted better the next day as I took it to work for lunch today and tasted more of the flavor. Have many more Zucchini recipes that I will remake or try the new ones."
"A great recipe, but because I do not use salt due to severe high BP, it was a bit bland. So I added a dash of chili pepper, oregano, rosemary, thyme and paprika to give it a Mediterranean flair. Will definitely make again using my own mix of seasonings."
"A family favorite, especially with the kids. It tastes so light and fresh!"
"My husband loves this recipe and it's a great way to get my little boy to enthusiastically eat zucchini!"
"Zucchini pasta is a good, delicious recipe that is easy to make and simple for all of us. I won't add the zucchini, as one of my children is deathly allergic to it, but the rest of it is just plain delicious. It's a keeper and going in my recipe box."
"This recipe needed a lot of additional spices in order to give it some flavor. It tasted better the next day."
"I minced the garlic to bring out more flavor. My kids loved it."
"YUCK!!! This sounded so good, but it was dry and tasteless. I will be removing this recipe from my recipe box!"
"Delicious,I substituted Whole wheat cork screw noodles and fat free sour cream for yogurt and used fresh grated parmesan cheese instead of cheddar. Very good- I enjoyed my lunch today-"
"Try using plain Greek style yogurt and/or a pinch of red pepper flakes! Also add leftover cooked chicken!"
"I have a recipe box just for zucchini!! I even start my zucchini plants early so they will produce faster when they get to the garden - I also put shrimp in my recipe and mozzarella cheese - this is a real keeper! Now, all I have to do is sit back and wait for the zucchini to grow!"
"I have tried this and it is so good especially topped off with chopped fresh parsley and grated provolone"
"added some shrimp to this recipe - made a great meal! Love zucchini and pasta - so even by itself would be wonderful! Thanks for sharing"
"I made this, but used Feta and sour cream instead of cheddar and yogurt. Delicious!"
"This recipe is delicious. I used mozzarella cheese & it is very quick & easy."
"The only change I made to this recipe was to use extra sharp cheddar (not reduced fat) and it gave it the best flavor. Both of my kids really enjoyed it!"
"This is GETTING RIDICULOUS when I can't get to a recipe "even" though I have subscribed for nearly 20 years. WHAT GIVES?????????????"
"I used vanilla Nonfat yogurt and it gave it a very mild sweet taste. I am sure someone can come up with just the right spice to make this really good."