Zucchini Pasta Recipe
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Zucchini Pasta Recipe

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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.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 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

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.


  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.
Originally published as Zucchini Pasta in Healthy Cooking April/May 2009, p42

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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"

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