Zucchini Pasta in Lemon Cream Sauce

This is one of my favorite meals. First of all, because it’s so easy to make. Second of all, because it’s delicious, versatile and tastes like spring time! Plus, it only takes a few minutes to make. It can be made either vegetarian or with chicken, shrimp or sausage. i’ve had it all three ways and it’s always good. You can add whatever veggies you like, use zucchini noodles or regular pasta or even ravioli!

If you want to have zucchini noodles,which I highly suggest you do if you haven’t tried them, you do need a spiral slicer. I use mine all the time!

Anyway, I don’t want to waste any more time before I show you this amazing recipe!

Zucchini Noodle in Lemon Cream Sauce

  • 2 Zucchinis, spiral sliced into noodles (you can substitute pasta or ravioli!)
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Juice and zest  from one lemon
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat. Toss the zucchini and tomatoes in and cook for about 2 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and cook for another 2 minutes. The cream cheese should melt down and make a creamy sauce.

And that’s that! 4 minutes of cooking. Maybe 5 minutes of prep. And dinner is ready. If you want to add chicken or shrimp or sausage, cook that first and then follow the rest of the steps. Some other options would be to sauté some asparagus and broccoli, add the cream cheese, lemon juice and zest, tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper and then toss that with some whole wheat noodles. I had that for dinner tonight and it was amazing! Last week I used some sundried tomato and goat cheese ravioli and made the sauce with a little pesto stirred in. What I’m trying to say here is that there are so many variations that you can make here that you can have it 100 times and never have it the same way.

Let me know if you think of any other yummy ways to make this!