Creamy courgette pasta

Creamy courgette pasta

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins - 15 mins


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



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

  • half a grated zest lemon



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

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



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


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