Pasta With Zucchini and Goat Cheese

Pasta With Zucchini and Goat Cheese
Photo: John Kernick
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 serves


  • 12 ounces linguine (3/4 box)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 pound zucchini, sliced into thin half-moons

  • kosher salt and pepper

  • 1 clove garlic, chopped

  • 5 ounces fresh goat cheese, crumbled

  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest


  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Reserve 1 cup of the cooking water, drain the pasta, and return it to the pot.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the zucchini, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.

  3. Cook, stirring, until the zucchini is tender and any liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes.

  4. Stir in the garlic and cook 1 minute more.

  5. Add all but 2 tablespoons of the cheese to the pasta. Add the reserved cooking water, ¾ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Stir until creamy.

  6. Serve the pasta topped with the zucchini, lemon zest, and remaining 2 tablespoons cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

455 Calories
12g Fat
68g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 455
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 746mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 68g 25%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 20g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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