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Zucchini and saffron pasta, a colorful first course

pasta with zucchini and saffron

It takes very little to prepare the zucchini and saffron pasta and the result is a light first course perfect for the summer.

Finding quick and easy recipes to bring to the table as a first course or, why not, as a main course, is not that difficult. Zucchini and saffron pasta, for example, both in its simplest version and in the variant with pancetta , is perfect for this purpose. Like many delicious recipes, also in this case the cooking time of the pasta is more than enough for the preparation of the sauce.

The result is a vegetarian first course perfect for all occasions but ideal especially in summer when courgettes are in season. We love pasta with zucchini and in this version even more fragrant and colored with saffron there are really all the flavors you need to make the dish a real triumph.

pasta with zucchini and saffron
pasta with zucchini and saffron

How to prepare the zucchini and saffron pasta recipe

  1. First, cook the pasta in abundant salted water for the time indicated on the package.
  2. Meanwhile , finely chop the leek and brown it in a pan with oil and a pinch of salt.
  3. Wash the courgettes, remove the ends and cut them lengthwise first in four and then into chunks . This way they will cook faster. Add the courgettes to the pan and cook for 10 minutes , just long enough for them to soften.
  4. When cooked, drain the pasta, keeping half a ladle of cooking water aside in which to dissolve the saffron.
  5. Add the pasta to the sauce, pour the cooking water and quickly toss everything. Season with ground black pepper and serve immediately.

For a tasty and very tasty first course, try the variant with bacon and saffron. In this case it is sufficient to brown 150 g of diced bacon (sweet or smoked) together with the leek and then continue according to the recipe. Even the simplest pasta with zucchini and pancetta is excellent.


The courgette and saffron pasta can be kept in the refrigerator for 2-3 days , well covered with plastic wrap. We recommend that you reheat it in a pan or microwave before consuming it.

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