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Zucchini Pasta

The taste of this rich and creamy zucchini pasta dish will have people convinced it's not low-fat, but it is! Garlicky and fresh-flavored, this will be a hit. —Maria Regakis, Saugus, Massachusetts
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked linguine
  • 4 cups coarsely shredded zucchini (about 3 medium)
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Cook linguine according to package directions. In a sieve or colander, drain the zucchini, squeezing to remove excess liquid. Pat dry.
  • In a large nonstick skillet, saute zucchini in oil for 2 minutes. Add garlic; saute 1-2 minutes longer or until zucchini is tender. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the yogurt, cheese, salt and pepper. Drain linguine; add to zucchini mixture and toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 219 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 395mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.
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  • mabsl0623
    Jan 3, 2020

    I’ve been making this recipe since I first saw it in a magazine about 7 years ago!! Always my go to and never get bored of it.

  • ebramkamp
    Jul 10, 2017

    This was good, It wasn't quite creamy and the flavors needed a little oomph. I added shredded carrots and chopped chives. It's a great light meal.

  • knscuba
    Sep 13, 2016

    Totally an awesome dish. Great to use my fresh zucchini f or a light dinner. Will be making this frequently. Very easy and quick to put together.

  • Sandi7anb
    Aug 13, 2016

    A new favorite! I used garlic oil, added more fresh garlic. I didn't have yogurt so I used sour cream. My husband says "make it again!"

  • rjbeery75
    Jun 26, 2016

    Very good and easy! To the person who thought it was bland: I substituted sharp cheddar cheese for the low fat and it was excellent! Will definitely make again!

  • interpretermom
    Nov 4, 2015

    This is our favorite recipe. We've had it numerous times and served it to guests.

  • Jodyand joe
    Jul 26, 2015

    This was so easy to make. I tweaked the recipe a little with fresh chives, dill and parsley and added some left over chopped chicken breast to make it a complete meal for our family. No leftovers from this recipe!

  • llheath
    Aug 8, 2014

    This dish has been a favorite for several years. in order to reduce the fat, we use Kraft No Fat shredded cheddar cheese. We also sauteed an onion and added it. Topped with dried chives for pretty presentation. This is a yummy meatless alternative! !

  • Mr.james
    Aug 7, 2014

    Very few zucchini recipes out there worth trying, but this is a keeper. Picky family that normally avoids zucchini (which I grow by the truckload) gobbled it right up in this form.. A+ from me!!

  • cyounce
    Jul 17, 2014

    I was looking for ways to use up my zucchini & decided to give this a try. Glad I did as it was very good. Even my teenage son who insists he doesn't like zucchini polished off a big helping of it! I substituted sour cream because I didn't have any plain yogurt on hand.