Zucchinis are a type of summer squash and it is also known as a courgette. It is low on calories, but it is a good source of folate, magnesium, potassium and vitamin C.
It is one of my favorite vegetables. You can fry, grill or use it in stews and salads. Here is a delicious meatless recipe. If you are a die-hard meat lover, you can add some sweet ham or crunchy bacon. It also tastes good with chicken.
1 (12 ounce) package spaghetti or fettucini noodles
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups shredded zucchini
1/2 cup milk
4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
In a large pot of boiling water, cook the pasta according to package instructions or until it is al dente. Drain and set aside.
In a saucepan, heat the vegetable oil over medium flame. SautÃ© the garlic until it is fragrant and light brown. Add the zucchini and cook for 10-15 minutes or until the vegetables are soft. Pour in the milk and stir in the cream cheese. Simmer for 15 minutes or until the cheese melts. Stir occasionally. Season it with salt and pepper.
Combine the pasta and the zucchini sauce in a bowl. You may serve it on individual plates or bowls if desired. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese before serving.
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