Zucchini pasta with butternut squash and mushrooms

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I though I share my favourite zucchini pasta recipe with you all today. Zucchini pasta (or zucchini noodles) is simply zucchini spiralized in a way that resemble pasta. Zucchini pasta is a good way to enjoy the feeling of eating pasta without loading up on calories. I prepare zucchini pasta as much the same way as I would with regular pasta, and top it with pesto or tomato sauce and fresh vegetables. I tend to prepare the zucchini pasta differently depending on the season. Since it’s summer right now, I usually prefer to eat the zucchini noodles raw. In the winter, when I crave hot food, I tend to boil them in water for a few minutes. This zucchini pasta with butternut squash and mushrooms is both a naturally gluten-free and vegan option and it’s so delicious!!

Ingredients: 

Serves  approximately 4

4 zucchinis

1 butternut squash

250 gram mushrooms

250 gram cheery tomatoes

¾ cup chickpeas ( precooked).

pesto ( green or red whatever you prefer).

olive oil

salt

pepper

Method:

1) Preheat the oven to 190 degrees.

2) Spiralize your zucchini using your machines instructions. Place the pasta a large bowl.

3) Peel and cut the butternut squash in pieces. Place the butternut squash on a tray and drizzle with olive oil and salt.

4) Cook until the butternut squash is tender and lightly browned ( for about 35-40 minutes).

3) Chop the mushrooms. Heat a few tablespoons of oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and cook to golden.

4) Mix the zucchini pasta with pesto and blend the chickpeas, tomatoes, butternut squash and mushrooms.

I hope you like it

Camilla

17 thoughts on “Zucchini pasta with butternut squash and mushrooms

  1. This would probably be a good recipe to use my yellow summer squash with. We only had 1 zuccini plant. Our butternuts are doing well. We should have several by the end of the season. I hope I still have the yellow squash left when the butternuts are ready. 🙂

    THank you for liking my post “It’s hip to be a square!” on OUR RETIRED LIFE.
    Arlene

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  2. Looks awesome! My wife had to go vegan for health reasons and it’s difficult to find food for her and 4 nons, myself included. I’m going to try this, I have a pesto recipe but it’s pretty tame….any thoughts?

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    1. Thank you so much!! There are plenty of plantbased blogs out there, some of my favourite bloggers are my new roots and green kitchen stories. I really like pesto with basil, garlic, olive oil and pin nuts 🙂

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