Pasta Alle Zucchine

Hey! I know it’s been a very long time since I last posted any new recipes but I was travelling all over the place during the summer and barely ever even had the time to cook for myself, let alone take pictures and write what I ate. But now that I’m happily settled in my new house (that has an amazing kitchen, by the way!) I’m going to have plenty of time for cooking. And to make up for the past few months I’ll trying posting something new every day, for at least a couple of weeks or so!

This was a pasta I re-discovered this summer, my grandmother made it for us and it blew my mind. I asked her for the recipe and proceeded to eat it about a dozen times since. It’s extremely simple, only requires a couple of ingredients, and is nice and light (so you can eat tons of it). Oh ,and it tastes delicious. I hope you enjoy it!

Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 400g pasta
  • 3 courgettes
  • 1 big red onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 5 leaves fresh basil
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional)
  • olive oil
  • salt

Preparation (35 minutes)

Chop the onion into thin slices (they should look like half an onion ring) and put them in a pan on medium heat. Chop the garlic into large pieces and add to the pan. Chop the zucchini into little squares and after the onions have been cooking for 5 minutes add the zucchini to the pan. Add the fresh basil, chopped into large pieces. Let everything simmer for about 30 minutes. After they’ve been on for about 10, fill a pot with water and put on high heat. When it’s boiling, add some salt and the pasta. Stir every 2 minutes or so, and after about 7 minutes start checking to see if it’s ready yet. Once the pasta is finished the zucchini should be ready as well. Drain the pasta, throw it back in the pot and add the onions and zucchini from the pan. Add the nutritional yeast if you have/want any, and serve!


Well my mom just taught me a great new way to make this which is really delicious. Actually she taught it a while ago but I haven’t had time to post anything these days since I’ve been living without internet for the past month. Anyway, everything is essentially the same, except instead of chopping the courgettes into cubes, just slice them. Add some cherry tomatoes right at the end for a little extra flavor, and you’ve just made an incredibly tasty variation of a delicious pasta!

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