Creamy courgette pasta

Creamy courgette pasta

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins - 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A tasty courgette pasta ready in 25 minutes - vegetarian recipe

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
445
protein
16g
carbs
69g
fat
14g
saturates
6g
fibre
4g
sugar
0g
salt
0.28g

Ingredients

  • 350g rigatoni or other pasta shapes
  • 3 medium courgettes halved lengthways and thinly sliced
  • half a grated zest lemon
  • 100g softened cheese with garlic and herbs
  • 3 tbsp milk

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Method

  1. Bring a large pan of lightly salted water to the boil, then cook the pasta according to pack instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a frying pan, then add the courgettes. Cook for 5 mins until softened and lightly golden. Reduce the heat, then add the lemon zest. Gently cook for a further min, add the soft cheese and milk, then mix together until the cheese melts. Season to taste.
  3. Drain the pasta and return to the pan. Add the contents of the frying pan and stir well. Serve immediately.

Recipe from Good Food Vegetarian Christmas magazine, December 2006

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lizinver's picture
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Bland & tasteless, despite adding what others recommended - mushroom, garlic, black pepper.
I won't be making this again.

beautifuljulie's picture
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Amazing!!! I added 3 TBLS of half-fat creme fraiche, coriander, salt, pepper and gratings of grana padano cheese! Delicious!

scanker's picture
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I only had plain soft cheese, so I grated two cloves of garlic with the lemon zest and added them at the same time.

With a good grinding of black pepper and a decent pinch of salt, it was very tasty and a recipe I'd cook again.

lhea-ibiza's picture

i can see why people are saying bland. I added a clove of garlic, a fresh red chilli, a bay leaf then the courgettes, a few mushrooms.....and a nob of butter....plenty of cracked black pepper......a squeeze of lemon to the Boursin cheese.....and a little cream instead of milk.....VERY VERY tasty!

lisannehillen's picture

I used Boursin and added garlic and basil and it was fantastic!!

helenc34's picture

I'd been given some home grown courgettes and didn't know what to do with them so looked on here for inspiration. I added bacon and mushrooms to this recipe and used light soft cheese without the garlic and thought it was really tasty. The lemon gives it a nice flavour too!

franniban's picture

Not nice, even with add ins. I was going to have a friend round for dinner tonight and do this, lucky she couldn't make it!

hlegrande's picture

i found this recipe a bit tasteless, if i was to make it again i would add more soft cheese and some mushrooms etc.

fionapace's picture
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a bit bland, next time will fry some fresh garlic before the courgettes to give it a little taste, and will also add some fresh mushroom and sweetcorn.. will see how it will get with the adds.

homoeopathy's picture
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Having been given lots of wonderful courgettes by our Spanish neighbours I was looking for different things to do with them! Thought this recipe sounded nice but a bit bland so I added mushrooms, pepper, fresh chilli and extra garlic - delicious and very quick and easy! Would give a 5 star rating with the added bits.

siobhanm's picture
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Awful

bethocallaghan's picture
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Very nice and easy to make. I didn't have the cream cheese so made my own from a mix of goat's cheese, creme fraiche, fresh garlic and fresh thyme.

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