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Creamy Pasta with Zucchini

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"Just a handful of ingredients go into this quick pasta toss; it's a great way to take advantage of a bumper crop of zucchini. You can add many different veggies to make this your way. You could dice onions and saute it in the olive oil until translucent before adding the garlic. Diced tomatoes and fresh mushrooms would be delicious as well. You can use farfalle or penne in place of linguine, if desired."
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50 m servings 455
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook linguine at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes; drain.
  2. Whisk milk and cornstarch together in a bowl until smooth.
  3. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook and stir minced garlic in hot butter until fragrant, 30 to 60 seconds. Whisk in milk mixture; season with salt and pepper. Bring mixture to a simmer, add Parmesan cheese, and whisk until cheese is completely melted and sauce is smooth. Stir in parsley and remove from heat.
  4. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute sliced garlic in hot oil until fragrant, 30 to 60 seconds. Increase heat to high and stir zucchini, pinch of salt, and pinch of black pepper into skillet; cook and stir until zucchini is tender, about 5 minutes.
  5. Stir sauce and Cheddar cheese into zucchini mixture; cook and stir until heated through, about 5 minutes more. Toss zucchini sauce and linguine together in a large bowl and garnish with basil.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 455 calories; 21 48.7 20.2 48 426 Full nutrition

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I added sliced mushrooms, red, orange and yellow pepper and sweet onion. The sauce was interesting, not my concept of an Alfredo sauce, but ok. There could have been more of it. I did omit th...

Great recipe! Added mushrooms and sweet red pepper as well as a tiny touch of nutmeg and cayenne to spice up the sauce. My family loved it and I will certainly make it again.

I couldn't bring myself to use cheddar in such a nice Italian-sounding recipe! I used mozzarella and it was really delicious. The garlic and Parmesan key it up enough.

I thought this was a great recipe. Easy to make. I didn't have fresh parsley so I used some dried oregano and basil. I also put extra garlic which adds a lot more flavor and Ialso added half a ...