How to make easy Creamy pasta with zucchini and speck

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How to make easy Creamy pasta with zucchini and speck

This kind of pasta with zucchini is a very tasty first course! A quick and easy recipe, perfect for lunch with family or friends.

The two main ingredients of this dish are a combination of really tasty flavors: the speck makes the dish tasty, and the courgettes succulent. 

You can also replace the speck with bacon, the result will still be excellent!

Even for those who don’t like courgettes, paired with bacon or bacon is still a welcome dish.

For pasta with zucchini  I have chosen to use “paccheri” but you can use also “penne”, “farfalle”, “maccheroni”, the format you prefer, because all types work well with this sauce.

I make this recipe very often when I have guests because it’s easy, fast and everyone always likes it!

A tip for a perfect pasta with zucchini? Drain it al dente, sauté it in a pan, and add a little pasta cooking water, which you have kept aside, to make it creamier.

Follow this recipe step by step and you will make a really tasty dish!

If you love zucchini try also:

creamy pasta with speck and zucchini
creamy pasta with speck and zucchini

Recipe Difficulty Level: Easy Servings: 4

Ingredients for creamy pasta with zucchini:

  • 400 g (14 oz) of or pasta
  • 2 zucchini
  • 30 g (1 oz) of grated parmesan
  • 30 (1 oz) of almonds
  • 10 g (0.3 oz) of speck (or bacon cut in strips)
  • Basil
  • Extra virgin Olive oil
  • Salt
How to make a perfect creamy pasta with speck (or bacon) and zucchini

Method:

First, throw the pasta into a pot of boiling salted water.

In the meanwhile, let’s prepare the sauce!

Cut the zucchini and blend them with 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil.

Add the grated parmesan, the almonds, few leaves of basil and blend until it becomes like a cream.

In a pan, brown a little bit the strips of speck with a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.

Drain the pasta and add the sauce and the speck. Add a little bit of a row of extra virgin olive oil at the end, it will add flavor!

Enjoy your meal! Buon appetito!

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