English - Penne al Zucchini

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Not complicated...a soft taste pasta. My first made recipe at the restaurant

Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 45 mins

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 2

Dietary guidance: v 

Tags: zucchini · penne ·


1 Zucchini finely chopped (save the zests for decoration)
500ml of milk
2 table spoons (tbsps) of creamcheese
1 table spoon (tbsps) of butter (if salted, reduce salt at the end) and 1 table spoon of flour (for the roux)
1/2 onion finely chopped
4 garlic pieces (not the hole head, just the pieces) finely chopped
200 g of parmesan cheese
fresh ground black pepper
olive oil
1 green lemon zests
300g of Pasta (Penne or other...you choose) cooked according to package directions, al dente


In a large nonstick pan, heat oil & garlic on medium 2 mins, or until garlic is golden.

Add the onion and cook until it begins to loose color

Add zucchini and salt and let it cook over med-heat/flame for 10-15 mins.

Melt the butter (on microwave) and mix with the flour. Add the misture (roux), the milk and the parmesan cheese to the pan and lower the flame to med/min

Keep stiring until sauce begins to thicken (don't let it dry it too much)

Meanwhile, in a nonstick skillet, heat the oil and toss the zucchini zest with a little salt & pepper until golden.

Add pasta to the sauce pan and put the flame to max and let it heat until the pasta is hot (about 4 min)

Serve in a deep plate and finalize tossing the zucchini zests, some green lemon zests and olive oil

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