Zucchini Mushroom Pasta

This zucchini mushroom pasta is a quick healthy meal that satisfies the craving you get for pasta without adding all those carbs. It’s a perfect hearty combination of delicious flavours with only one cooking pan to wash up.

This zucchini mushroom pasta is a quick healthy meal that satisfies the craving you get for pasta without adding all those carbs. It's a perfect hearty combination of delicious flavours with only one cooking pan to wash up.

Cooking this zucchini mushroom pasta dish is a delight. It will absolutely fill your kitchen with the rich aroma of mushrooms and may temp you into singing several verses of “O Sole Mio”!

This zucchini mushroom pasta is a quick healthy meal that satisfies the craving you get for pasta without adding all those carbs. It's a perfect hearty combination of delicious flavours with only one cooking pan to wash up.

I don’t know about you but I do love my pasta!

The thing is though, as much as I could eat pasta every single night that wouldn’t be good for me.

Why? Well pasta has a tendency to sit in our stomachs longer because it requires more time to digest. Although pasta makes a really quick easy meal, if you go to bed straight after eating it, it means it’s still in your stomach.

Pasta is pure carbohydrates and could affect your glycaemic index making it difficult to sleep. Also, as you’re not burning off the carbs its also more likely it’ll turn into fat.

But here, I have the solution for you! Remove the carbohydrates you would normally get from pasta by substituting them with veggies with this tasty zucchini mushroom pasta supper.

You won’t notice any difference. This zucchini mushroom pasta has all the taste and satisfaction that a dish of pasta provides you with, it’s just so much healthier!

This zucchini mushroom pasta is a quick healthy meal that satisfies the craving you get for pasta without adding all those carbs. It's a perfect hearty combination of delicious flavours with only one cooking pan to wash up.

Zucchini Mushroom Pasta v Courgette Mushroom Pasta

Bare with me here folks, I’m trying out a little experiment!

If you remember, last time I spiralized zucchini/courgettes in the spiralized courgette spaghetti with chickpeas recipe, I used “courgettes” in the recipe title instead of “zucchini”.

This time, in this zucchini mushroom pasta recipe, Iโ€™m obviously calling them zucchini!

Now, all in all, as we know theyโ€™re both the same thing. But, here in the UK and here we call them courgettes, and a lot of Neil’s Healthy Meals recipe fans are from the U.S. In the U.S, courgettes are called zucchini, so I want to see if this recipe gets more clicks because I’ve got “zucchini” in the title. ๐Ÿ™‚

Make sense? Confused? Yeah, fair enough…..here’s what you really want. The recipe!

This zucchini mushroom pasta is a quick healthy meal that satisfies the craving you get for pasta without adding all those carbs. It's a perfect hearty combination of delicious flavours with only one cooking pan to wash up.
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Zucchini Mushroom Pasta
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
This zucchini mushroom pasta is a quick healthy meal that satisfies the craving you get for pasta without adding all those carbs.
Course: Dinner
Servings: 2
Calories: 282 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 2 zucchini / courgettes about 250g total
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion sliced
  • 250 g dark chestnut mushrooms
  • 50 ml dry white wine
  • 1 tbsp 0% fat natural yogurt
  • 80 g cooked sweetcorn
  • 1 tbsp freshly grated parmesan
  • 1 tbsp freshly chopped parsley
Instructions
  1. Spiralize the zucchini / courgettes and lay aside
  2. Gently heat the oil in a pan and sautรฉ the onion for 2 to 3 minutes until soft
  3. Turn up the heat, add the sliced mushrooms and cook, stirring for about 5 minutes until the mushrooms have softened and released their juices
  4. Remove the mushrooms from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside leaving the juices in the pan
  5. Return the pan to the heat, add the white wine, let it bubble for a few seconds to reduce and then stir in the yogurt until combined
  6. Add the spiralized zucchini / courgettes, the cooked sweetcorn and also add back the cooked mushrooms combining everything well into the sauce
  7. Serve the zucchini mushroom pasta divided between two plates topped with the parmesan and parsley.

Nutrition Facts
Zucchini Mushroom Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 282 Calories from Fat 155
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.2g 26%
Saturated Fat 3.6g 18%
Cholesterol 5.7mg 2%
Sodium 132.7mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 22.2g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4.7g 19%
Sugars 12g
Protein 10.8g 22%
Vitamin A 5%
Vitamin C 76%
Calcium 14%
Iron 11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This zucchini mushroom pasta is a quick healthy meal that satisfies the craving you get for pasta without adding all those carbs. It's a perfect hearty combination of delicious flavours with only one cooking pan to wash up.

Catch up with me Thursday folks for a really easy rice pudding recipe. A throwback to my past (and maybe yours!)

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Comments

  1. Zoodles/ zucchini noodles are my new favorite. They really help me with my pasta cravings just like you mentioned in your post. And who doesn’t love sauteed mushrooms? I know I do ๐Ÿ™‚

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Hey Mary, thanks for your comment. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I’m glad these are a favourite of yours too. Isn’t the smell of those mushrooms when they are being sauteed just absolutely amazing? ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. You know that I love my zoodles! Adding this to the list!

  3. We are big fans of pasta in our house too, but try not to eat it too often. We usually do half pasta and half courgette noodles to keep it balanced.

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Pasta is just such an easy thing to reach for and to cook, especially after a long day at work!

      That’s why I tried to show here that you could do this amazing spiralised recipe instead, it’s just as easy and as satisfying but keeps those carbs at bay!

  4. Even though pasta was my life growing up, and I finally found some that work for me now, I just don’t have the love for it or eat it very often at all anymore :/ Kinda sad. I also can’t even tell you the last time I made zucchini noodles :/ hm….

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I’m glad that you’ve found some other pastas that work for you Rebecca. That’s a shame that you have kind of lost your love for it though, but understandable.

      I think you’d love these though. I’m actually getting to prefer these zucchini noodles over pasta. Slowly! I don’t think they’ll ever replace pasta fully though.

  5. I love noodles! Love that you combined them with mushrooms, that sounds delicious! Pinning for later ๐Ÿ™‚
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Awesome! ๐Ÿ˜€

      Thanks so much Rachel, I’m really glad you like this! Honestly the combination of the mushrooms and sweetcorn here tastes amazing!

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