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Slow cooked zucchini sauce for pasta.
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5 from 2 votes

Zucchini pasta sauce

Slow cooked zucchini sauce for pasta
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vegan pasta, Zucchini
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 368kcal
Author: Mia Kouppa


  • large sauce pot


  • 4-5 medium zucchini, chopped about 1,350 grams
  • 3 shallots, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp vegetable stock powder
  • ½ tsp chili flakes
  • 2 cups water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 250 grams dry pasta of your choice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • lemon zest for serving


  • In a large pot heat the olive oil over medium heat and add the chopped shallots, garlic and chili flakes. Cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring regularly until softened and slightly caramelized.
    3 shallots, finely diced, 2 garlic cloves, finely minced, ½ tsp chili flakes, 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Add the chopped zucchini and stir well.
    4-5 medium zucchini, chopped
  • In a small bowl dissolve the vegetable stock powder in the water and pour it into the pot with the zucchini.
    1 tbsp vegetable stock powder, 2 cups water
  • Cook, covered, over low heat for 3 - 4 hours or until the zucchini has broken down and the water has mostly evaporated. During this time, if you need to add more water, do so ½ cup at a time.
  • Cook your pasta according to the package instruction, adding salt to the cooking water. Drain and set aside until ready to mix into your sauce.
    250 grams dry pasta of your choice, ½ tsp salt
  • Taste your zucchini sauce and season with salt and pepper to taste. To serve, toss with the cooked pasta and add some grated lemon zest, to taste.
    salt and pepper to taste, lemon zest for serving
  • Enjoy!


Do not rush the cooking time - this is what makes the zucchini sauce creamy.
Do not peel your zucchini, simply cut off the ends and was well.


Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 339mg | Potassium: 1094mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 751IU | Vitamin C: 62mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 2mg