Sneaky Zucchini Ricotta Pasta

A big departure from our normal family related posts, but I need to share this toddler-friendly recipe. Thank you to my co-worker, Joanna, who passed along this fabulous recipe to me. Joanna learned about this dish while she was a  nanny for a short time in Italy. Three cheers for hidden veggies, and it’s perfectly delicious for adults too! Do not be shy with the salt, and avoid whole wheat pasta if any of your eaters have texture issues (we learned that the hard way). If you just came here for a cute photo, please scroll down!

Zucchini Ricotta Pasta


Medium onion, chopped

Olive oil

Salt (be generous)

3 zucchini, sliced

1 tbsp. of ricotta cheese


Sauté chopped onion in extra-virgin olive oil

Add salt

When it starts to brown, add sliced zucchini

Add more salt and sauté until tender

While zucchini cooks, start cooking the pasta

Place the sautéed zucchini and onion into a blender and add a tablespoon (or slightly more) of ricotta cheese

Blend to desired consistency, mix with pasta and serve

That is one happy eater!


2 Responses to Sneaky Zucchini Ricotta Pasta

  1. She looks so satisfied, Steph! LC

  2. Kristen says:

    Dietitian Titi approves of this recipe and I am so pleased to see that healthy little smile…sounds delicious!

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