ZUCCHINI AND PASTA a quick and very tasty first course, creamy without using double cream.
The pasta, preferably egg pasta, is served with a zucchini-based sauce, crispy bacon cubes and Philadelphia-type cream cheese.
A quick first course, ready while the pasta is cooking, perfect for when you don’t have much time to cook but don’t want to give up a tasty dish.
Zucchini pasta is a quick recipe that doesn’t require special cooking skills.
To prepare this first course you need only three ingredients: zucchine, bacon and whipped cream cheese.
A few simple ingredients that balance each other: the sweetness of the courgettes and the flavor of the pancetta create a perfect condiment. The addition of whipped cream cheese is the secret ingredient that makes this sauce creamy without being heavy.
You will love this recipe for the crunchy texture of the bacon and the delicacy of zucchini.
This recipe is also very cheap and perfect to prepare every day.
Even my son who never eats pasta with vegetables loves this dish and he got two servings!
With this recipe you will quickly prepare an excellent first course to make the whole family happy.
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- DifficultyVery easy
- CostVery cheap
- Preparation time15 Minutes
- Cooking time15 Minutes
- Power 437,87 (Kcal)
- Carbohydrates 29,71 (g) of which sugars 0,42 (g)
- Proteins 19,08 (g)
- Fat 27,83 (g) of which saturated 5,75 (g)of which unsaturated 8,11 (g)
- Fibers 2,53 (g)
- Sodium 1.291,42 (mg)
Indicative values for a portion of 150 g processed in an automated way starting from the nutritional information available on the CREA* and FoodData Central** databases. It is not food and / or nutritional advice.
* CREATES Food and Nutrition Research Center: https://www.crea.gov.it/alimenti-e-nutrizione https://www.alimentinutrizione.it ** U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. FoodData Central, 2019. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov
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PASTA For this recipe I used fresh egg pasta. You can use whatever type of pasta you prefer such as spaghetti or penne
BACON you can use both smoked or sweet bacon. you can buy a single piece and cut it into strips or buy the bacon already diced. You can replace bacon with raw ham or cooked ham.
ZUCCHINI When choosing zucchini use the quality you prefer, the only precaution: make sure they are fresh and of a nice bright green.
CHEESE To enrich your creamy zucchini pasta even more, you can use double cream instead of whipped cheese and add grated Parmesan during creaming.
Zucchine and bacon pasta can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Freezing is not recommended.