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Pasta with Zucchini Recipe

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This time of year there is always an abundance of zucchini, and this is one of my favorite ways to cook it. If you want to make it vegetarian it is easy to leave out the bacon and saute the zucchini in olive oil instead. I wouldn’t say the kids love this meal, but they eat it, after adding lots of extra parmesan cheese to hide the zucchini flavor.


Yield: 4

Pasta with Zucchini Recipe

Pasta with Zucchini Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 large zucchini
  • 8 oz rotini pasta
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese


  1. Fry the bacon. Remove it to a plate and drain most of the bacon grease.
  2. Cook the rotini to desired firmness.
  3. In same pan as the bacon was cooked in saute the zucchini for 8 minutes. Then add the garlic, crushed red pepper and salt and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Beat the egg, then combine the rotini, zucchini mix, and egg and stir for a minute.
  5. Mix in the parmesan cheese and bacon.


Nutrition facts are estimates.

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 380Saturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 954mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 16g


By on July 27th, 2010

4 thoughts on “Pasta with Zucchini Recipe”

  1. Perfect timing – I have A LOT of zucchini in my garden and your recipe sounds like a delicious way to use some of them!

  2. This looks delicious! (And something that sounds easy enough that even I can make! Haha.) Thanks! I'm putting this on our food calendar!


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