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Light Zucchini Cream for Pasta

What you need: 

1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium carrot, roughly grated (reserve 1 tablespoon for garnish, if desired)
1 medium zucchini, roughly grated (reserve 1 tablespoon for garnish, if desired)
2 garlic cloves, minced
olive oil or cooking spray, as needed
salt and pepper, to taste
oregano or basil, to taste
10 ounces pasta, to serve

What you do: 

1. Bring water to boil and start cooking pasta according to package directions.
2. In a skillet, fry onion and carrot in some olive oil (or use cooking spray) until onion is clear. Add grated zucchini and garlic and saute for 5 minutes. Season with salt, to taste.
3. Transfer mixture into blender and run it until the sauce gets all creamy. Taste again, add pepper and other seasonings.
4. When pasta is done, drain it. Return sauce to a skillet, add pasta and heat a minute or so.

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Servings: 
4
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

This was yummy. :) I haven't tried anything like this before. I added some veg broth when I pureed everything, probably about a half cup.. Also some Italian seasoning, a dash of red pepper and some parsley. I'll definitely make it again, it was so easy and tasty!  ;)b

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Omg, this is delish.
I added 1/2 a bottle of marinara sauce and made a kinda orange/green sauce (pretty) and italian spices.
It makes a really yummy dip for pita chips too. :p

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I added some red pepper flakes to the oil, and now it's very spicy..I think a little too spicy. lol. Just beware, anyone who decides to add red pepper flakes, the flavor get more intense after you blend, but it's still delicious if you like spicy food. Add just a little bit, don't be tempted.

This is my second time making this recipe, and I decided to add a few pepper flakes. It was very spicy, and I only added a small pinch (okay, maybe more than a pinch... I got a little carried away)!  :)

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I really liked this recipe. I did not have a zucchini, however, so I substituted yellow squash. It still turned out great! For spices, I put in a teaspoon of oregano and basil.

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This was really great with some sauteed veggies over whole wheat pasta.  The sauce itself has a very light taste so one can add a variety of spices and flavors.  I added basil and oregano and some nutritional yeast.  So glad to have a cream sauce thats actually low fat.

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This is my dinner, I just made it!

I added some red pepper flakes to the oil, and now it's very spicy..I think a little too spicy. lol. Just beware, anyone who decides to add red pepper flakes, the flavor get more intense after you blend, but it's still delicious if you like spicy food. Add just a little bit, don't be tempted.

Anyway, it's really creamy, and has alot of flavor for very few ingredients, and it's a snap to make. I hand grated the zucchini and carrot, but the grating could be done in a food processor in seconds.

When you blend it it won't be liquidy like other sauces, you may have a hard time if your blender is kind of weak. But you can do it in batches. You could even thin it out a tiny bit with vegetable stock, or water. Not too much or you'll lose the creaminess.

I will definitely make this again! Thank you!!  ;)

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this sounds really good and oh so simple -  i think i'll try making it tomorrow!

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