Food Recipes Pasta With Zucchini and Goat Cheese 4.3 (481) 6 Reviews By Sara Quessenberry Sara Quessenberry Sara Quessenberry is a recipe developer, food stylist, and cookbook author with nearly two decades of experience in the culinary arts. She was a food stylist and recipe developer at Real Simple for five years. She's currently the food director at doitDelicious.com. Highlights: * Food director at doitDelicious.com * Collaborates with Jessica Seinfeld on recipes for her cookbooks and website * Wrote an award-winning cookbook, The Good Neighbor Cookbook Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on August 29, 2014 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: John Kernick Hands On Time: 20 mins Total Time: 20 mins Yield: 4 serves Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 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 Directions Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Reserve 1 cup of the cooking water, drain the pasta, and return it to the pot. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the zucchini, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring, until the zucchini is tender and any liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook 1 minute more. 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. Serve the pasta topped with the zucchini, lemon zest, and remaining 2 tablespoons cheese. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 455 Calories 12g Fat 68g Carbs 20g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.