Creamy courgette pasta

Creamy courgette pasta

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(18 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins - 15 mins

Easy

Serves 4
A tasty courgette pasta ready in 25 minutes - vegetarian recipe

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal445
  • fat14g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs69g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre4g
  • protein16g
  • salt0.28g
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Ingredients

  • 350g rigatoni or other pasta shapes
  • 3 medium courgettes halved lengthways and thinly sliced
    Courgette

    Courgette

    corr-zjet

    The courgette is a variety of cucurtbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • half a grated zest lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 100g softened cheese with garlic and herbs
  • 3 tbsp milk

    Milk

    mill-k

    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

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.

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nomz22
15th Feb, 2015
3.8
Added leek (had one that I needed to use up), red onion and mint and it was lovely!
lizinver
11th Jul, 2014
0.05
Bland & tasteless, despite adding what others recommended - mushroom, garlic, black pepper. I won't be making this again.
beautifuljulie
25th Jul, 2012
5.05
Amazing!!! I added 3 TBLS of half-fat creme fraiche, coriander, salt, pepper and gratings of grana padano cheese! Delicious!
scanker
17th Jul, 2012
5.05
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
15th Nov, 2011
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
26th Jan, 2011
I used Boursin and added garlic and basil and it was fantastic!!
helenc34
21st Oct, 2009
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
11th Sep, 2009
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
20th Sep, 2008
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
13th Sep, 2008
3.05
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.

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April Elizabeth
4th Jun, 2014
5.05
I'm not sure how many servings this recipe is supposed to make but I imagine it's a lot with three courgettes and 350g of pasta. Does anybody know how many people this recipe feeds? I'm usually only cooking for one.
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goodfoodteam
9th Jun, 2014
Hi April, thanks for getting in touch. This recipe serves 4 people. This information has now been added above. Enjoy!
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