I whipped this up tonight, trying to use some of the zucchini from our garden. I also threw in some leftover chicken and made a complete meal! Quick and easy!



Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place pasta shells in the pot, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.

  • Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, and cook the onion and garlic until tender. Mix in the zucchini, and season with oregano, salt and pepper, and red pepper. Cook 10 minutes, until tender.

  • Stir the chicken broth into the skillet, and cook 5 minutes, until heated through. Mix in the chicken, roasted red peppers, and cream cheese, and continue cooking 5 minutes. Serve over the cooked pasta, and top with fresh basil and Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

321 calories; 6.6 g total fat; 21 mg cholesterol; 739 mg sodium. 48.2 g carbohydrates; 16.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (189)

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247 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 149
  • 4 star values: 77
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
This is an awesome recipe. Thanks! I added 1 cup of sliced fresh mushrooms & some white wine to the zucchini saute & used more cream cheese to make a thicker sauce. Also added a little chopped fresh parsley to the fresh basil. Yummy over noodles or pasta! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was really good! I did a few things different. I took 3 costco frozen chicken breasts and boiled them in a bit of water. Then I used the water the chicken boiled in and used that in place of chicken broth the recipie called for and also added 1/2 boullion cube. I did add the broth when I added the zuchinni since I had cubed them in large pieces and needed them to have some liquid to become tender. I ommited the red pepper and added a bit extra cream cheese to make the sauce thicker. Very good and will make again with all the zucchini growing in the garder! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This was really good and the family loved it - even the kids! I doubled the zucchini and chicken mixture (except for the stock) and used 3oz cream cheese. Worked well for 8oz of pasta. The cream cheese came through subtly w/o overpowering the dish. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This one is WONDERFUL! Not alot of fat and calories and my picky eater of a husband loved it! Only chages I made were to double the recipe and then add 2 cans of diced tomatoes in garlic and basil seasonings (because I love tomatoes). I also put all of it in a casserole dish and topped with motzerella and baked it for 20 min at 350 degrees to better set in the flavors! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was a great dish for entertaining a large group of friends. The chicken makes it heartier and more substantial but I left it out for some vegitarian friends and it was still delicious. Even without cream cheese (for a lactose intolerant friend)this dish wowed them all. The only alterations I made were replacing half of the broth with vermouth (a white wine will work well too) and adding mushrooms just before the broth/wine. This recipe doubles/triples well and is very forgiving to mismeasures (I've lost all of my measuring spoons in a recent move). I served with some bruschetta and a white wine/citrus spritzer. My guests are still raving about this pasta. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Ya really good. I used a zucchini and a yellow squash. Loved the flavor. I also did add more cream cheese to make the sauce a bit thicker and it was good. I wouldn't recommend using penne pasta because it's hard to eat with all the chicken and veggies to get it on your fork was impossible it seemed. So maybe bowtie or rigatoni or something. Penne is just kind of a stiff pasta. But super tasty and I'll definitely be making again and again. Excellent summer dish. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Great blend of flavors especially with the red pepper! Added summer squash. Didn't have any cream cheese on hand and it turned out fine without it. However we liked it enough to try it again with the cream cheese. Definitely sprinkle parmesan on top - it completes the meal! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
Wow... I guess it's just me but nothing about this recipe impressed me. It also looked NOTHING like the picture so maybe I did something wrong but it was no good. I followed the instructions to a T and have had very few problems with recipes on this site... I love garlic onion and zucchini so I was ready for a scrumptious dinner but this was not. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Excellent! I used 98% fat free/low sodium chicken broth and whole wheat pasta shells. My husband really liked this. I love that this recipe uses things I almost always have on hand. I'll make again. Thanks!:) Read More