Creamy Pasta with Zucchini and Crispy Fried Serrano Recipe

Creamy Pasta with Zucchini and Crispy Fried Serrano Recipe

Easy Pasta Dinner Recipe with Zucchini and Fried Serrano

Prep time: 10 min — Cook time: 15 minutes — Total time: 25 minutes — Serving: 2 people



A delicious and easy recipe for a pasta dinner with zucchini and crispy fried Serrano ham. Pasta with zucchini is super yummy and it’s a great way to make an extremely quick dinner that just tastes great. Enjoy this lovely pasta dinner in under half an hour from start to finish.



2.12 oz (60 g) serrano ham

1 onion

3 garlic cloves

1 zucchini

0.5 chicken bouillon cube

0.42 cups (1 dl) water

1.06 cups (2.5 dl) cooking cream

7.05 oz (200 g) pasta penne


1.06 oz (30 g) parmesan

0.25 bundle fresh parsley



  1. Start by preheating the oven to 390 F (200 C) and laying out serrano ham slices on a baking tray with baking paper. Brush them with just a little bit of oil. When oven is hot bake the Serrano for 8-10 minutes until crispy. Then remove them from the oven and set aside.
  2. Chop onion and garlic into fine pieces with your favorite KUMA kitchen knife.
  3. Shred zucchini roughly using a grater. Squeeze them firmly to press out as much water you can.
  4. Boil water for pasta and add a good amount of salt. Then cook pasta according to packaging instructions.
  5. Heat up a pan with a bit of grease and then add onion and garlic to sauté for a few minutes until soft.
  6. Add zucchini and mix it with the onions and garlic.
  7. Add just under half a cup of water and your bouillon, and then bring it to a boil.
  8. Add cooking cream.
  9. When pasta is done cooking, take a few tablespoons of the pasta water into your pan and then drain the rest of the water.
  10. Add pasta into the pan and mix it all well together.
  11. Taste with salt and pepper.
  12. Serve your pasta dish with crispy serrano ham, chopped fresh parsley and freshly grated parmesan cheese on top. Enjoy!


Easy pasta dinner recipe with zucchini and cooking cream

An easy and delicious recipe for creamy pasta with zucchini and crispy fried Serrano ham. Served with a delicious sauce made with cream. Pasta with zucchini is super yummy as the zucchini soaks up a lot of the flavors around it. In itself it’s a quite tasteless vegetable but the amazing thing about zucchini, other than its ability to serve as a great filling when cooked, is how much flavor from the other ingredients it can soak up.

This is a really simple pasta dish with few ingredients that just tastes great. It’s a lovely meal for a summer evening in the garden with a cold glass of white wine!

Pasta with zucchini

If you have some leftover zucchini in the vegetable drawer and aren’t sure what to do with it, this recipe is a great choice. Pasta with zucchini is super tasty. You can also add lots of other vegetables such as broccoli, mushrooms, carrots, beans, or peas. All of these would make a great addition to a pasta like this one due to how simple and mild it is.

Easy dinner recipes with zucchini

This is one of our favorite dinner recipes with zucchini. If you want more ideas for what to cook with zucchini, you could try our vegetarian “meat balls” made of zucchini, our chicken and vegetables lasagna,  or why not try our easy one-pot pasta with chorizo and veggies?


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Easy Pasta Dinner Recipe with Zucchini and Fried Serrano

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