Spaghetti with Zucchini and Garlic

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Simple and elegant, a great way to use zucchini!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pile up 2 or 3 layers of paper towels on a work surface.
  2. Working on the paper towels, shred zucchinis using a grater holding the zucchini at an angle.
  3. Heat a large skillet over moderate heat.
  4. Add extra-virgin olive oil to the pan Add chopped garlic to the oil.
  5. When garlic starts sizzling in oil, add shredded zucchini.
  6. Season zucchini with salt and pepper.
  7. Saute shredded zucchini 7 to 10 minutes.
  8. Add hot, drained pasta to the pan.
  9. Toss spaghetti with zucchini and garlic oil.
  10. Add a couple of handfuls of grated cheese to the pan.
  11. Adjust seasoning and serve.


Most Helpful

What a wonderful supper we had last night. This recipe turned a few simple ingredients into a real tasty and very simple meal. I used medium size zucchini. I think I used a little more than 1/2 cup cheese. I just added until it looked right. Cook time was just right. Thanks Sharon. You have some wonderful vegetarian recipes.

ratherbeswimmin' February 25, 2004

I used this to inspire a main dish idea. I sauted diced ham, turkey pepperoni & zucchini with some minced onion & garlic in a skillet. Then I used whole wheat spaghetti & mixed some oil, oregano, parsley & seasoning salt-topped it with the meat mix, then sprinkled on some parm cheese. It was SO good! Thank u for inspiring this dish; will make it again!

LUVMY2BOYS September 13, 2007

I'm always looking for new ways to make zucchini. Glad I found this! It was really simple, fast and really delicious. I did make a few minor changes though. I added a little crushed red pepper to the garlic and oil. I used 6 cloves of garlic instead of 4. I also added some mushrooms and basil. Was fantastic!

Lici December 16, 2009

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