Courgette pasta in cream cheese sauce

Courgette pasta in cream cheese sauce


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About this recipe: This is a delectable vegetarian Italian-style pasta, which is quick and easy to make. Pasta is topped with a creamy courgette sauce and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. Enjoy with fresh crusty bread, if desired.


Serves: 6 

  • 340g uncooked pasta
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 450g courgettes, grated
  • 125ml milk
  • 115g cream cheese, cubed
  • 25g chopped fresh basil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Stir in garlic and cook 2 minutes. Mix in courgettes and cook 10 minutes, until some of the moisture has evaporated.
  3. Pour the milk into the frying pan and stir in cream cheese until melted. Mix in basil. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve over the cooked pasta.

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