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Zucchini and cream pasta

10
10
10
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
25 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
15 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
This is a light, creamy pasta dish that only has five-ingredients so is quick to whip together yet delicious to share with the family.

Ingredients

Pasta

260 g, penne variety

Zucchini

600 g, Sliced thinly

Garlic

3 clove(s), Crushed

Light cooking cream

¾ cup(s), (185ml)

Fresh basil

¼ cup(s), Plus extra to serve

Instructions

  1. Cook penne in a saucepan of boiling salted water following packet instructions or until just tender. Reserve 1 cup (250ml) cooking liquid. Drain. Return to pan. Cover to keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, lightly spray a large non-stick frying pan with oil. Cook the zucchini, in 2 batches, stirring occasionally, for 5-6 minutes or until lightly browned and just tender.
  3. Return zucchini to the pan. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add cream and ½ cup (125ml) of reserved cooking liquid. Bring to the boil then simmer for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Stir the zucchini mixture and basil into the penne. Add a little more cooking liquid, if necessary, to thin the sauce.

Notes

SERVING SUGGESTION: Garden salad with fat-free dressing and grated parmesan