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Zucchini Pasta Recipe

Zucchini Pasta Recipe

The taste of this rich and creamy zucchini pasta dish will have people convinced it's not low fat, but it is! Garlicky and fresh-flavored, this will be a hit. —Maria Regakis, Somerville, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 219 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 395mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.

Reviews for Zucchini Pasta

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MY REVIEW User ID: 1426899 254092
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2016

"Totally an awesome dish. Great to use my fresh zucchini f or a light dinner. Will be making this frequently. Very easy and quick to put together."

Sandi7anb User ID: 8018963 252597
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2016

"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!""

rjbeery75 User ID: 2114826 249812
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2016

"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!"

interpretermom User ID: 3118724 236332
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2015

"This is our favorite recipe. We've had it numerous times and served it to guests."

Jodyand joe User ID: 4832014 230200
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2015

"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!"

llheath User ID: 6590379 108893
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2014

"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! !"

Mr.james User ID: 7923045 108892
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2014

"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!!"

cyounce User ID: 2118537 157348
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2014

"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."

Vicki Nolt User ID: 3163656 172739
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2014

"Yummy, I added grilled chicken breasts."

Caramelizedonions39 User ID: 7094784 154290
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2013

"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"

qalady01 User ID: 5774249 81835
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2013 Edited Mar. 27, 2015

"I love this. A great way to use zucchini!"

Tadamssantacruz User ID: 3008662 81834
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2013

"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!"

leslie1966 User ID: 3337908 98013
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2012

"Everyone in the family liked it. A great way to use up all of that extra zucchini."

ferndale52 User ID: 4154455 81801
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2012

"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"

DEADMOON7 User ID: 6363012 133986
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2012

"Wonderful recipe!! Bursting with great flavor! The only change I made is I use spinach linguine."

butterfly3gayle User ID: 3267063 98011
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2012

"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."

Rube1234 User ID: 1260707 155432
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2012

"This dish was very blah, lacking in flavor. I won't be making it again."

flower224 User ID: 6443925 170466
Reviewed May. 28, 2012

"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!"

transou4 User ID: 4832312 155431
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2012

"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."

Bethshiels User ID: 4930056 169429
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2011

"A little bland, but not bad. Good way to get some extra veggies into the meal."

Ladybugg5 User ID: 1828955 81790
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2011

"We had some fresh mushrooms that needed to be used up so I sauteed them before adding the zucchini and is was great!"

danielleylee User ID: 4484886 169779
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2011

"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!"

bcerisman User ID: 5912641 81757
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2011

"For extra flavor try some Mrs Dash Garlic & Herb. Has no salt!"

auntgigi53 User ID: 2983599 168115
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2010

"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."

AlabamaStoneThrower User ID: 5291635 157346
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2010

"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."

Northof60 User ID: 4349397 78235
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2010

"A family favorite, especially with the kids. It tastes so light and fresh!"

Kaeto User ID: 1710354 170464
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2010

"My husband loves this recipe and it's a great way to get my little boy to enthusiastically eat zucchini!"

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 155430
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2010

"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."

brazil8201 User ID: 4092274 81740
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2010

"This recipe needed a lot of additional spices in order to give it some flavor. It tasted better the next day."

Leonacameron User ID: 4331490 108891
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2010

"I minced the garlic to bring out more flavor. My kids loved it."

Carrie_D User ID: 5011465 168109
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2010

"YUCK!!! This sounded so good, but it was dry and tasteless. I will be removing this recipe from my recipe box!"

maggieaw User ID: 4163584 98688
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2010


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-"

nancysk User ID: 3217625 172738
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2010

"Try using plain Greek style yogurt and/or a pinch of red pepper flakes! Also add leftover cooked chicken!"

zucchinilady User ID: 3149814 168107
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2010

"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!"

bvanke User ID: 1686601 170462
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2010

"I have tried this and it is so good especially topped off with chopped fresh parsley and grated provolone"

zucchinilady User ID: 3149814 108888
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2009 Edited Apr. 15, 2010

"added some shrimp to this recipe - made a great meal! Love zucchini and pasta - so even by itself would be wonderful! Thanks for sharing"

MissJenH User ID: 1315629 100083
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2009

"I made this, but used Feta and sour cream instead of cheddar and yogurt. Delicious!"

oldcowgirl User ID: 2218281 98685
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2009

"This recipe is delicious. I used mozzarella cheese & it is very quick & easy."

Mattsmyboy1 User ID: 4105553 81738
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2009

"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!"

thegeema User ID: 2749786 78234
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2009

"This is GETTING RIDICULOUS when I can't get to a recipe "even" though I have subscribed for nearly 20 years. WHAT GIVES?????????????"

apollo13ps User ID: 3122362 172735
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2009

"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."

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 97982
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2009

"Very bland."

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