An easy, delicious Syn Free One Pot Creamy Zucchini Pasta that the whole family will love.
One thing I have been enjoying lately is one pot pasta dishes. As much as I LOVE to cook, I really dislike washing up, so the less dishes I have at the end of a meal the better.
That's where one pot dishes like this Syn Free One Pot Creamy Zucchini Pasta come to the rescue. All cooked in one pan, makes it so easy to make and on the table in less than 30 minutes. Who doesn't love quick tasty meals like that?
Cooking this dish all in one pot, does something amazing to the sauce too, without the need for high synned ingredients. The starch that is released from the pasta, helps to thicken the sauce and coat the pasta beautifully for a silky creamy sauce that is so delicious.
If you have fussy kids in your household, you can try grating the zucchini really fine, I just chop it small and even my kids enjoyed this and my youngest is normally an avoider of anything green. So it was great to see them both digging in and clearing their plates.
Its important for me to be able to make meals we can all enjoy. I don't want to be have to make lots of different meals. It's one dish for all.
I use my Healthy Extra A for a serving which is what keeps this syn free. There are 4 in the whole recipe, but as it serves 4, it works out as only one Healthy Extra A for one serving.
So good, this One Pot Creamy Zucchini Pasta will now be a regular dish when I need dinner on the table quickly. Which is often with young kids and a sometimes busy schedule.
The zucchini and onion in this One Pot Creamy Zucchini Pasta is a good amount of speed, but just to ensure I have a ⅓ speed. I also served with some mixed baby greens. Which was perfect.
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Creamy, velvety and delicious - all thats left to do is dig and enjoy!!
One Pot Creamy Zucchini Pasta
An easy, delicious one pot recipe featuring courgette and pasta shells in a creamy silky sauce.
- 1 onion, finely diced
- 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 400g (14oz) of zucchini (courgette), quartered lengthways and then sliced.
- 300g (10.5oz) of pasta of choice, uncooked
- 3 cups (720ml) of chicken or vegetable stock (broth) - with 1 additional cup (240ml) if needed
- 8 laughing cow light - or 120g of light cream cheese
- 60g (2oz) of parmesan, grated
- Pinch of mixed herbs
- Salt and black pepper to season
- low calorie spray
- Spray a deep frying pan with spray oil over a medium high heat
- Add the onion and garlic and frying for 5 mins to soften.
- Add the zucchini, and mixed herbs and mix to coat.
- Add the pasta, stock and the laughing cow lights to the pan.
- Bring to a boil, stirring until the laughing cow melts into the sauce and pasta is cooked
- Reduce heat and then simmer uncovered until sauce reduces down and thickens and pasta is cooked (approx 10-12 mins) (use more stock if needed to cook pasta)
- Stir in the parmesan until melted and season with salt and black pepper
Please see below for details about recipe:
- WW Personal Points: add ingredients to your WW diary for points value - as this may vary depending on your personal points zero foods)
- Vegetarian Friendly - use a vegetarian friendly Italian style cheese and vegetable stock
- Gluten Free Friendly - use gluten free stock and pasta
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Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1 SERVING
Amount Per Serving Calories 351Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 92mgSodium 803mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 2gSugar 5gProtein 24g
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Jackie Malone says
I made the one-pot cheese & zucchini pasta tonight and it was amazing! I added extra veg: tenderstem broccoli in with the zucchini and peas towards the end. Next time I'll try asparagus too. My husband went back for seconds: definitely a winner in our house! Thank you Siobhan!
Rob Whitaker says
Great recipe thank you! Easy to make. It made enough for two adults and two children with enough left over for me to take to work tomorrow! I will probably add sliced mushrooms next time. Thanks once again.
This is one of the loveliest recipes I've tried and I'd highly recommend it!
Super easy and super tasty recipe! Hubby loved it and will be a regular on our menu from now on!
Super easy and super tasty recipe. Hubby loved it too so will be a regular on our menu from now on!
Shevy (Slimming Eats) says
One pot dishes like this are so handy for a weeknight meal. I am so glad you enjoyed this dish and thanks so much for taking the time to come back and comment. I'll be added lots more one-pot dishes like this.
Any Cross says
Brilliant, easy and adaptable... I think I have made this 3 or 4 times now! Once with spinach stirred through near the end and once with a lemon pasta! Always great!
Shevy (Slimming Eats) says
Great to hear this worked for different variations. Thanks for commenting.
Fabby dish, I added some spinach as I had it in the fridge. Perfect for zapping at work. Love it!
Amy Williams says
A beautiful meal had it for lunch easy to make so filling
Shevy (Slimming Eats) says
Hi Amy - so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for commenting.
Niamh McHugh says
Hey!! This is a great recipe and love cooking it. Is the laughing cow still a healthy extra A? I think they made updates to this in December were members can now have two a day. Would it be better to increase the paramesan or would it lose the creaminess?
Heather Buckley says
Was absolutely gorgeous ! I added spinach and bacon that needed using up too !
Ruth Smith says
love love love this dish! We add smoked salmon and it is so delish and so quick and easy to make!
A firm favourite in our house, we’ve been making it for years now. I add chicken to ours as my husband HAS to have meat with every meal . Thank you for yet another great recipe x