Creamy Pasta with Speck and Zucchini



Creamy Pasta with Speck and Zucchini

The creamy pasta with speck and zucchini is an easy and quick main course to prepare. A pasta with a delicate yet strong taste that will win over all your guests! After discovering our zucchini and robiola cream, we are sure you will never leave it and use it as a base for many other recipes. Its creaminess and delicate taste are balanced, in this case, by the crispy speck and its unmistakable savoriness! We used mezze maniche as the pasta shape because they hold the sauce really well, but you can choose your favorite shape, dry or fresh!

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Mezze Maniche Rigate pasta 11.3 oz (320 g)
Zucchini 3 ½ cups (400 g)
Speck 7 oz (200 g)
Robiola cheese 3.5 oz (100 g)
Peeled almonds 1.8 oz (50 g)
Parmigiano Reggiano PDO cheese 1 oz (30 g)
Garlic 1 clove
Oregano 3 sprigs
Extra virgin olive oil to taste
Fine salt to taste
Black pepper to taste

How to prepare Creamy Pasta with Speck and Zucchini

To prepare the creamy pasta with speck and zucchini, first start by bringing the water for the pasta to a boil. Meanwhile, remove the rind from the speck and cut it into strips 1. In a pan, pour a drizzle of oil, add the speck 2, and sauté for a few minutes until crispy 3.

Transfer it to a small bowl 4 and set it aside. Now wash the zucchini and grate them with a large hole grater 5. In the pan where you cooked the speck, pour a drizzle of oil and add a clove of garlic in its skin. Let it flavor and add the zucchini 6.

Salt and pepper 7 and let cook for 3-4 minutes 8. Now add the pasta to the boiling water 9.

When the zucchini is wilted 10, remove the garlic and pour them into a tall, narrow container 11. Add the almonds 12.

Also add the oregano leaves 13, a ladle of cooking water 14, the grated cheese, and blend with an immersion blender 15.

Blend until you get a smooth cream 16. Transfer the obtained cream to the pan, add the robiola 17, and dilute with a bit of pasta cooking water. Mix to combine the robiola evenly 18.

Also add the speck 19 and some oregano leaves 20. Mix well 21.

Drain the pasta and transfer it directly to the pan with the sauce 22. Mix well 23 and serve immediately the creamy pasta with speck and zucchini 24!

How to store

You can store the creamy pasta with speck and zucchini in the fridge for 1-2 days at most.


If you prefer, you can also make a zucchini pesto without cooking them. Instead of almonds, you can use pine nuts or walnuts. Instead of robiola, you can use fresh ricotta.

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