This Zucchini Pasta Sauce will become your favorite part of summer. A new way to use zucchini is every gardener’s dream!
This creamy sauce is one of the easiest recipes you can make for a quick summer meal. The pasta itself isn’t made of zucchini, or “zoodles”. I’ve used regular pasta here.
- Type of Pasta
- Is Zucchini Sauce Vegetarian?
- Does Pasta Have Eggs in It?
- Tip for Peeling Garlic Cloves
Type of Pasta
This is regular pasta, although I’m not opposed to zoodles. I see no reason why you couldn’t have zucchini pasta sauce with zucchini noodles. That would use up even more of those garden zucchinis!
I like to use a nice wide pasta, like tagliatelle or even wider, like pappardelle. Fettuccine works for this as well.
These days, you can find a lot of pastas that are available without gluten. If you’re on a gluten free diet, you can easily enjoy this sauce as well.
If you think you may want to try this sauce with actual zucchini “zoodles”, you can find more information from Love & Lemons on How to Make Zucchini Noodles.
This zucchini pasta sauce is inspired by my Mexican recipes, so you will see a couple of jalapenos in it. It’s not spicy since I remove the seeds and membranes. But, if you want to make it spicy, I suggest that you add some jalapeno powder. Use only a little at a time because you can add, but you can’t remove.
I’ve used two zucchini, regular size. If you have monster zucchini, you will only need one.
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Is Zucchini Sauce Vegetarian?
It’s certainly not vegan, of course. There is sour cream and egg in the wide noodle pasta. But, this recipe is usually vegetarian.
I say “usually” because not all sour cream is vegetarian. Be sure to check your label because some brands use gelatin as a thickening agent. Gelatin is definitely not vegetarian.
Does Pasta have Eggs in It?
Some pasta is made with eggs. The wide noodles almost always have egg. Most of the thinner pasta and small pasta shapes do not have egg. Check the label for the brand you’re using.
Tip for Peeling Garlic Cloves
I saw this on a tiktok and I couldn’t wait to see if it worked. Throw the whole garlic cloves into a jar and shake the jar vigorously.
I’m not going to say that it worked perfectly. I still had to remove some of the skin. It worked well enough that I’m going to be using this tip for future recipes. Even though I had to remove some of the skin manually, it was definitely easier than trying to remove it without the jar.
How to Make the Sauce
Like many of my recipes, I like to blend them up. For this one, I decided that a food processor would work just fine. A blender would work just as well. I really love this food process and blender set. It’s so much easier to use than a typical blender.
Have a look at this Ninja Professional Plus Kitchen System (aff link) at Amazon. It’s the one we use and includes the blender, a food processor bowl and two to-go cups.
More Quick and Easy Recipes
During the heat of the summer, having some quick and easy recipes is great! Here are some of my favorites.
- Chipotle Chicken Avocado Stuffed Peppers
- Broccoli Cheddar Pasta Salad
- Sausage Ramen Loaded Ramen Bowl
- Spinach Ricotta Puff Pastry
- Paglia e Fieno Pasta Dinner
- Fried Prosciutto and Mushrooms Pasta Dinner
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- Medium Saucepan
- Electric Food Processor
- 2 medium Zucchini, or 1 large, quartered
- ½ large Onion, or 1 medium, halved
- 2 Jalapeno, seeds and membranes removed, halved
- 7 Garlic Cloves
- ½ cup Sour Cream
- 1 Lime, juice only
- Parsley, fresh, or cilantro or basil
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- Place zucchini, onion, jalapeno and garlic cloves in a medium saucepan and cover with water. Heat on medium-high until soft, about 12-18 minutes.
- Strain water and allow to cool slightly, about 5-10 minutes. Discard water and place all cooked vegetables into food processor. Process until smooth. Add sour cream and lime juice. If you like, add a few parsley, cilantro or basil leaves. Process again.
- Taste and add salt and pepper, if you like.
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