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Linguine with Zucchini

  • Author: Amber
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 12
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Linguine with Zucchini is a simple side dish made with fresh zucchini, linguine, garlic, Italian seasonings, butter and mascarpone that is topped with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.


  • 1 pound linguine
  • 3 small zucchinis or 2 large
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 3 Tablespoons mascarpone
  • 5 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • salt
  • pepper
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 cup reserved pasta water
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese


  1. Wash and slice the zucchini. Cut the zucchini slices in halves. If your zucchini is large, you may want to quarter the slices so they are bite sized.
  2. Mince the garlic. (I used the pre-minced garlic today so I could skip this step)
  3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Lightly salt the water and cook the linguine according to box instructions. Before the timer for pasta is up, take 1/2 cup of the water out and put to the side for later use. Strain the pasta once done cooking. Turn off burner.
  4. Place the butter in the hot pot that was just used to cook the pasta to let it melt. Add the Italian seasoning, mascarpone and cooked pasta back in.
  5. While the pasta is cooking, heat up a non-stick pan on stovetop on a medium-high heat. Once hot, add a drizzle of olive oil and the zucchini. Season with salt and pepper. Add the minced garlic and toss to fully mix. Cook for 3 minutes or until the zucchini is at your desired tenderness.
  6. Add the cooked zucchini to pasta along with the reserved pasta water. Stir well.
  7. Serve with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Stovetop

Keywords: pasta, zucchini, linguine