Super Quick Zesty Courgette Pasta with Ricotta

Super Quick Zesty Courgette Pasta with Ricotta


  • 400g your favourite pasta
  • 3tbsp olive oil
  • 2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 3 courgettes, trimmed and cut into slices
  • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 250g ricotta
  • 2tbsp chopped mint
  • 2tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley
  • Grated zest 1 lemon
  • Extra olive oil, to drizzle
  • 70g grated Parmesan


  1. Cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling salted water.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a pan and add the garlic and courgettes.
  3. Cook until the courgettes are beginning to brown, this should take about 6 mins.
  4. Stir in the chilli flakes and ricotta and cook, stirring until warmed through.
  5. Drain the pasta, reserving half a cup of water, and return to the pan.
  6. Add the courgette mixture and mix through. If it’s a little dry for your taste, add the reserved water.
  7. Sprinkle with the herbs and lemon zest.
  8. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and serve with Parmesan, enjoy!

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