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In Finland, making pasta every single day is much less of a habit than in Italy but when we want to make a nice pasta dish, a great option is this easy cream cheese and zucchini pasta.

The combination of flavors of zucchini and cream cheeses is a gift to our palate. As you well know, zucchini fits perfectly also in classic Italian risotto with gorgonzola (blue cheese). Also, zucchini fits with fish. Check out our Black rice with shrimp and zucchini cream!

The ingredients for the perfect easy cream cheese and zucchini pasta

Making this pasta is very easy, also because of the ingredients. In fact, you will only need, in addition to pasta, zucchini, cream cheese, parmesan cheese, garlic, salt, pepper, and olive oil. You can use the pasta for this dish quite freely. The only strict requirement is that it is, so-called, “short pasta” (so no spaghetti, linguine, etc.).

You can use any plain cream cheese you wish. If you want to try something different, you might also choose a flavored cream cheese. For instance, a salmon-flavored cheese would fit with zucchini and pasta. Although, we recommend paying attention to the amount with flavored ones.

Can I store it?

If you want to make this pasta dish in advance, you can store it in the fridge for up to 2 days. This is quite a fast and easy dish to make so we do not recommend storing it anyways.


Have you ever made this type of pasta? Do you like to eat short pasta? Which spread cheese do you use for this dish: do you go for a plain one or do you prefer to add more flavors to this dish?

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Easy cream cheese and zucchini pasta

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 15 min Total Time 20 mins Servings: 2 Best Season: Summer

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Bring water to a boil. Wash the zucchini and grate it. Wait for the water to boil, add salt and the pasta, and then proceed to the next step.

    Cook the pasta al dente.
  2. Add some olive oil into a pan over medium heat. Add garlic clove and, once the pan has heated slightly, add the grated zucchini.

  3. Add some salt and pepper to taste. Cook for about 5-6 minutes.

  4. After the time has passed, take away the garlic clove. Turn off heat and add cream cheese and some grated parmesan. Mix it all together and taste. Add more parmesan, salt, or pepper if needed.

    If you would like to have more cream cheese, you can add one more spoonful of it per person.
  5. Drain the pasta and add it to the pan and mix everything well. Serve.

Keywords: how to make zucchini pasta, how to cook pasta with zucchini, cream cheese pasta, easy recipes for pasta with cream cheese

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  1. Oscar

    I love how creamy this pasta was. So delicious.

  2. Megan Ellam

    Zucchini is so incredible. I make this with zoodles as well for a low carb option. Sooooo good!

  3. Alexandra

    Such a delicious and simple to prepare pasta dish!

  4. Marcellina

    What a simple and delicious recipe! The combination of zucchini with cream cheese is brilliant!

  5. Anaiah

    Loving this cream cheese and zucchini pasta. The sauce was amazing and the dish came out perfect.

  6. Agnieszka

    This is such a simple and delicious recipe! I had a zucchini in my garden but not much more in the fridge. Used up the cream cheese that’s been sitting in my fridge drawer for ever and it turned out delicious!

  1. Oscar

    I love how creamy this pasta was. So delicious.

  2. Megan Ellam

    Zucchini is so incredible. I make this with zoodles as well for a low carb option. Sooooo good!

  3. Alexandra

    Such a delicious and simple to prepare pasta dish!

  4. Marcellina

    What a simple and delicious recipe! The combination of zucchini with cream cheese is brilliant!

  5. Anaiah

    Loving this cream cheese and zucchini pasta. The sauce was amazing and the dish came out perfect.

  6. Agnieszka

    This is such a simple and delicious recipe! I had a zucchini in my garden but not much more in the fridge. Used up the cream cheese that’s been sitting in my fridge drawer for ever and it turned out delicious!

    Ruoka on valmis