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Smothered in a quick and flavorful herb sauce, this creamy zucchini pasta is a healthy and flavor filled dish that you will want to make for guests or on a busy weeknight.




Dan and I are on a kick of making healthy dishes and this is definitely one of our favorite recent ones. Whenever we are looking for something on the lighter side, we usually turn to our trusted vegetable spiralizer. We love how we can turn ordinary vegetables into healthy and flavor noodles in no time. Ever since we invested in one last year, we have loved making dishes that showcase fresh and fun veggie noodles. You can check out some of our favorite zoodle recipes here and here. When we were looking for something light but comforting to make, we automatically thought of pasta and alfredo sauce. Before we cooked frequently, jarred alfredo sauce on top of anything pasta was our rushed go-to. However, with the choice to make it lighter and paired with fresh zoodles, this pasta quickly became our favorite guilt-free and satisfying dinner.




 

Creamy Zuchini Pasta




Recently, Dan and I have loved food chocked full of vitamins and nutrients, and this one with intertwined layers of zucchini noodles is no exception. After we eat something that is burning with veggies, we are always feeling so refreshed and satisfied. Our mission this month and the next is to bring you foods that are comforting for cold winter weather while also being light and good for you. I think this creamy zucchini pasta does just that.




Creamy Zuchini Pasta

I am currently writing this post while missing work. Apparently, injuries besides knife and flame related ones can happen while cooking. Who knew? Yesterday while I was cooking, I felt an immense pain in my back that only got worse and worse by the minute. It was so intense that I screamed and cried most of the night before finally falling asleep. My friend at work attributed it to possibly opening up a jar and straining my back. The chiropractor I visited today said it could have occurred due to sneezing. Whatever the cause was while I was preparing dinner, my rib somehow dislocated from my rib cage. This is a warning to anyone cooking tonight. Please be cautious when opening jars or sneezing! Just kidding. But, boy did I feel silly all day in excruciating pain explaining to everyone that all I did was cook!




Creamy Zuchini Pasta

If you try this creamy zucchini pasta, you will love the freshness that comes with every bite. We loved how the creaminess combined perfectly with the crisp bite of the zucchini. Whether you make this for friends, family or yourself, I am positive that this simple dish will truly impress!

Creamy Zuchini Pasta




Creamy Zuchini Pasta

Creamy Zucchini Pasta

Creamy Zucchini Pasta

Ingredients

  • 1 box Buccatini Pasta
  • 2 Zucchinis, specialized
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 1 Shallot, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic, minced
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 tablespoons 1/3 Less Fat Cream Cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Oregano, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Parsley, chopped

Instructions

  1. Boil pasta according to package directions. Cook fully and then set aside.
  2. In a skillet, add olive oil and place in spiraled zucchinis. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes or until zoodles are soft. Set aside.
  3. In a sauce pan, add in butter over medium heat. Once butter melts, add in the shallot and the garlic. Stir for two minutes and reduce the heat. Whisk in cream and add in cream cheese. Continue to whisk until the sauce is thick. Add in the oregano and parsley. Add salt in pepper.
  4. Mix the bucatini pasta with the zoodles. Top with creamy sauce and remaining parsley. Enjoy!
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