Excellent! Shredded zucchini in a creamy sauce.

Terry
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add egg noodles and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

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  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in garlic, and cook 2 minutes. Mix in zucchini, and cook 10 minutes, until some of the moisture has evaporated.

  • Pour the milk into the skillet, and stir in cream cheese until melted. Mix in basil. Season with salt and pepper, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve over the cooked pasta.

Nutrition Facts

378.6 calories; 12.4 g protein; 44.1 g carbohydrates; 72.4 mg cholesterol; 517.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/13/2007
This recipe provided a great base but I have to agree with other reviewers that it needs a little kick to it to make it really good. I added some garlic flavored tofu from the first step and put about a cup of fresh mushrooms in with the shredded zucchini. I also doubled the garlic and will next time add some onion to give it a bit more flavor. The finished product smelled great and had good consistency but I think the extra flavor is definitely a must. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/01/2011
This is a great idea and was good. I only gave it 3 stars because it does need changes. First of all Parmesan cheese is not "optional" in Alfredo sauce. Based on other reviews I doubled the garlic and added onion and seasoned with Cajun spice mix. I also mixed about 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese into the sauce but it was still not salty enough for my taste which is what I expect from Alfredo. I think the problem is actually the cream cheese. While it makes the sauce very rich and creamy it's too sweet and just overwhelms the garlic and Parmesan. Next time I make this I will use either ready made Alfredo or use cream and Parmesan cheese to make the sauce. I will also saute the veggies in butter instead of oil since real Alfredo is really just butter and Parmesan cheese. The zucchini gave this great texture and mixed really well with the sauce and pasta. It's just that the sauce isn't a good Alfredo (unless you just like the creaminess of Alfredo vs. the salty/cheesiness). Read More
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436 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 217
  • 4 star values: 144
  • 3 star values: 55
  • 2 star values: 15
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 4 stars
06/13/2007
This recipe provided a great base but I have to agree with other reviewers that it needs a little kick to it to make it really good. I added some garlic flavored tofu from the first step and put about a cup of fresh mushrooms in with the shredded zucchini. I also doubled the garlic and will next time add some onion to give it a bit more flavor. The finished product smelled great and had good consistency but I think the extra flavor is definitely a must. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2006
This is zucchini week at our house since we've been given 10 of them! This was really different and so yummy. Everyone loved it even the 3 year old! I added 1/2 an onion when I sauteed the garlic b/c it needed to be used and we love onion. Also used about 6 cloves of garlic b/c we are big fans. I ended up needing to cook my zucchini at least 15 minutes to get the liquid out. Also added slightly more milk to get the sauce the consistency I wanted. Fresh basil is a MUST and made it awesome!!! Wish I could give this more than 5 stars! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2008
Yet another Oh MY!! Added slivered carrots chopped broccoli artichoke hearts & chopped onion; finished with Asiago cheese & white wine in the sauce. Used some cajun spice and lots of cracked pepper. Was great last night but today it stepped into the next world. Thank YOU! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2007
This is only a 5 if you add a lot of salt. I like garlic so I used 4 cloves and I sauteed a small onion while I was at it. I nuked the 4 cups of zucchini for 4 minutes on power level 8. Then I threw it in a strainer and the liquid came right out. Then I cooked it a while longer with the garlic and onion. The fresh basil really tops this dish off. Thank you Terry! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/19/2007
I loved the creamy and slightly sweet flavor of this recipe. I didn't cook all 12 oz of the noodles as directed and there weren't enough noodles for all the sauce that was made. I also used soy milk and light cream cheese and it tasted great that way but I'm sure that if you made it with whole milk and regular cream cheese it would be even better! I found that about 3 & 1/2 medium sized zucchini made up the 4 cups of shredded zucchini. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/21/2008
I liked this recipe but didn't serve it over noodles. My husband and I added the parmesan in our bowls as well as some cajun seasoning and ate it as a side vegetable. I can imagine putting it in a shallow casserole topping with parmesan and perhaps some buttered crumbs and baking it -- creamed zucchini! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2008
I've never thought of addind zucchini to cream cheese alfredo sauce. What a great zucchini recipe. I added green onion small meatballs of sausage use butter instead of oil more milk and much more parmesan and served over spaghetti noodles. I didn't worry about cooking the water out of the zucchini as the sauce is quite thick anyway. I use about a cup of milk and one small zucchini grated. Thanks for the great idea. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2007
I was not expecting how good this was going to taste. I used onions and roasted garlic and fat free milk and cream cheese. WOW!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/01/2011
This is a great idea and was good. I only gave it 3 stars because it does need changes. First of all Parmesan cheese is not "optional" in Alfredo sauce. Based on other reviews I doubled the garlic and added onion and seasoned with Cajun spice mix. I also mixed about 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese into the sauce but it was still not salty enough for my taste which is what I expect from Alfredo. I think the problem is actually the cream cheese. While it makes the sauce very rich and creamy it's too sweet and just overwhelms the garlic and Parmesan. Next time I make this I will use either ready made Alfredo or use cream and Parmesan cheese to make the sauce. I will also saute the veggies in butter instead of oil since real Alfredo is really just butter and Parmesan cheese. The zucchini gave this great texture and mixed really well with the sauce and pasta. It's just that the sauce isn't a good Alfredo (unless you just like the creaminess of Alfredo vs. the salty/cheesiness). Read More
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