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.


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Pasta with Zucchini Recipe

Published By Anne
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Servings: 4
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  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 large zucchini
  • 8 oz rotini pasta
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper crushed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese


  • Fry the bacon. Remove it to a plate and drain most of the bacon grease.
    4 slices bacon
  • Cook the rotini to desired firmness.
    8 oz rotini pasta
  • 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.
    1 large zucchini, 4 cloves garlic, 1/2 teaspoon red pepper, 1 teaspoon salt
  • Beat the egg, then combine the rotini, zucchini mix, and egg and stir for a minute.
    1 egg
  • Mix in the parmesan cheese and bacon.
    1/2 cup parmesan cheese

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 951mg | Potassium: 338mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 283IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 181mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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Hi, I’m Anne!

I love to cook and I want to share my recipes with you. I believe cooking should be approachable and fun, not a chore. I want to make simple recipes using everyday ingredients that you can make again and again, whether it is for a busy weeknight, a summer cookout or a special dessert. Read more...

3 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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