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Easy Zucchini Pasta

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  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 45 Minutes (+Rest Time)
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Diet: Vegan


Simplicity at its best, this Easy Zucchini Pasta is oil-free, healthy, wholesome, and oh-so-delicious making weeknight meals a breeze.



Base Ingredients:

  • 2 medium zucchinis, unpeeled, ½ inch cubes *
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth *
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon reduced sodium tamari *

Spice/Herb Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 Tablespoons dried minced onions
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon sea salt (+/-) *
  • Pinch black pepper (+/-)
  • Pinch to ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

Other Ingredients:

  • 10 to 12 oz. GF penne pasta (or pasta of choice)

Optional Toppings:


  1. Fill a large stock pot full of water. Add some sea salt to the water. Bring the water to a boil then add the pasta. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking. Boil the pasta until al dente, drain, rinse well to remove excess starches, shake well, set aside.
  2. Place the Spice/Herb Ingredients (except the red pepper flakes) into a small bowl, mix well, set aside.
  3. Place all the Base Ingredients and the Spice/Herb Mix into a medium-sized stock pot (or deep skillet) bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer. Simmer until the zucchini is very tender, approximately 15 to 25 minutes, then add the cooked pasta, simmer for several minutes.
  4. Remove from the stove, sprinkle with red pepper flakes (optional), and allow to sit for 5 minutes to allow the flavors to marry.
  5. Serve topped with freshly chopped parsley and Vegan Parmesan Cheese.


*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used.

*Sea Salt:  Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.

*Serving:  4-5