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Creamy zucchini ham pasta

Creamy zucchini ham pasta is a flavorful, creamy and easy summer dish in just 15 minutes, that you will make over and over again!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: German, Italian
Keyword: easy recipes, green vegetables, how to, pasta, quick recipes, summer, Zucchini sauce
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Ester from esterkocht.com


  • Grater
  • Saucepan or pot
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • spoon
  • paper towels
  • Medium pot


  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 375 g/13.2 oz zucchini
  • 200 g (7.1 oz) ham
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable stock
  • 200 ml (6.8 fl oz/ ¾ cup + 1 tablespoon) heavy cream
  • 100 ml (3.4 fl oz/ ) milk
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch (cornflour)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • chili powder, salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 300 g (10.6 oz) spaghetti or any pasta of your choice
  • fresh parsley and grated cheese for garnish


  • Cook spaghetti in boiled salted water until it's al dente or the way you like your pasta and drain.
    In the mean time make the sauce: Peel garlic and onion and chop finely. Cut ham into small slices. Rinse zucchini, pat dry with paper towels and then grate with the grater. Heat olive oil in a pot over medium heat and saute onions for 1 minute. Add grated zucchini and combine well. Stir in vegetable stock and let cook for 5 minutes, covered. Add cornstarch and stir to combine. Then stir in heavy cream and milk. Reduce the heat, add garlic and let cook for 4 minutes, covered. Season with chili, salt and pepper. Add ham and stir to combine. Let cook for 1 minute and remove from heat. Add the drained pasta to the saucepan and mix well. Serve immediately, garnished with fresh parsley and grated cheese.