Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (2024)

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Spaghetti alla Nerano is an Italian pasta recipe with zucchini that is pretty easy to prepare!

Zucchini season is finally here? Then you definitely have to try my popular zucchini recipe! You will love it!

For once, the Italian spaghetti recipe does not contain any tomatoes.

You probably have all the few ingredients you need for spaghetti alla Nerano in your fridge. Especially if you have been diligently cooking my recipes for a while.

FAQ – Spaghetti alle Nerano – Italian pasta recipe

The recipe may sound boring and unspectacular at first glance, but the impression is deceptive. Depending on the number of people, it may take a while for the zucchini slices to fry, but you will be rewarded with an unexpected taste experience.

It's no secret that cheese makes everything better. I use aromatic Parmesan for my spaghetti alla Nerano.

Before I show you what is by far the most popular dish in my zucchini recipes, I would like to answer a few frequently asked questions. If you have any further questions about the Italian spaghetti recipe, please let me know.

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How can you eat zucchini?

Most people eat zucchini fried or boiled. You can also lightly oil them and grill them until al dente. If you like, you can eat zucchini raw and use it as a visual alternative to cucumber.

What is healthy about zucchini?

Zucchini is rich in vitamins A, C and B vitamins. It also contains calcium, iron and valuable magnesium. Zucchini only have around 17 kcal per 100 g. The vegetables are healthy for the organism due to their vitamins and minerals and the antioxidants they contain can have a positive effect on the reduction of certain diseases.

Should you peel zucchini?

No, there is no reason to peel zucchini. The peel in particular contains valuable vitamins and minerals. In addition, the fiber-rich peel is exactly the component that provides the most flavor compared to the pulp. If you were to peel the zucchini, the vegetables would quickly become mushy when steamed and would no longer look very attractive.

Spaghetti alla Nerano – Pasta Rezept with Zucchini

Before you start preparing, I recommend that you read the zucchini recipe carefully. Pay attention to the ingredients and follow my recipe instructions.

If you have the option to choose from several types of zucchini when shopping, I recommend choosing one with more flavor. You can get them in well-stocked Italian supermarkets, at the weekly market or in the delicatessen. Ideally, they should be small zucchini because they contain less water.

In addition, they have a much more intense flavor compared to the usual zucchini from the discount store. With this you can conjure up a really authentic spaghetti alla Nerano dish.

If you want to cook the recipe true to the original, you can use a semi-hard provolene cheese instead of Parmesan.

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Daniel

Spaghetti alla Nerano is an Italian pasta recipe with zucchini that is pretty easy to prepare! Perfect recipe for zucchini season!

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Preparation10minutes Min.

preparation20minutes Min.

In total30minutes Min.

portions3 portions

Ingredients

  • 300 g Spaghetti
  • 50-75 ml olive oil
  • 600 g Zucchini
  • 100 g Parmesan
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • Basil a hand full
  • Salt, pepper, passta water as needed

Instructions

  • Put the pasta water on and add salt.

  • Cut the zucchini into thin slices and fry in a pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil until golden brown. Then let it cool on kitchen paper.

  • Press the garlic clove and also fry it in the pan.

  • Now cook the spaghetti for 1 minute less than indicated on the package.

  • Meanwhile, puree 3/4 of the zucchini with 50 ml olive oil, basil and Parmesan.

  • Remove the fried garlic from the pan and add the pureed sauce to the pan with 1 to 2 ladlefuls of pasta water.

  • Add the spaghetti directly from the top to the pan.

  • Mix in the remaining zucchini and season with salt and freshly ground pepper.

  • Leave to simmer on low heat for 1 to 2 minutes and thin with a little more pasta water if necessary.

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39 comments

  1. Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (8)

    Astrid Haupton August 30, 2022 at 12:25 p.m

    Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (9)
    I tried the recipe a while ago and everyone loved it. 🥰

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    • Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (10)

      Danielon August 30, 2022 at 1:15 p.m

      Oh how sweet, I’m glad! Thanks for your comment 🙂

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      • Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (11)

        Martinaon February 18, 2024 at 5:19 p.m

        Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (12)
        Simple and super tasty

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    • Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (13)

      Vesnaon September 23, 2023 at 5:32 p.m

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      keep it simple…. a manageable number of good ingredients and some time and love. Nothing more is needed.
      Delicious

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  2. Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (15)

    Nadineon March 19, 2023 at 9:41 p.m

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    Sooo delicious 🤤. Cooked it spontaneously today and found it to be incredibly tasty. Will definitely be available more often in the summer during zucchini season. Thank you very much 😊.

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    • Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (17)

      Danielon March 20, 2023 at 4:56 p.m

      Great, I’m very happy about that 😊

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    • Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (18)

      Danielaon July 28, 2023 at 11:45 am

      Great recipe. To save time and laziness, I made the zucchini slices on the baking sheet in the oven. 🙂

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      • Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (19)

        Danielon July 29, 2023 at 4:08 p.m

        Great idea with the oven! VG Daniel

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    • Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (20)

      Daniela Seedorfon August 29, 2023 at 6:43 p.m

      Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (21)
      Simply delicious and easy to prepare

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  3. Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (22)

    da_lindchenon June 25, 2023 at 6:18 p.m

    This sounds delicious and easy, but I have a question:
    What happens to the garlic after you take it out of the pan? Is something missing from the recipe? 🤔

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    • Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (23)

      Danielon June 26, 2023 at 11:57 am

      You can either eat it or throw it away. If you like a more intense flavor, just leave it in! VG Daniel

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      • Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (24)

        Steffion July 1, 2023 at 5:56 p.m

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        I've cooked it for the second time now - super tasty, thanks for the great recipe 😍
        Instead of Parmesan I use yeast flakes, then it's even vegan 🥰

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        • Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (26)

          Danielon July 2, 2023 at 12:50 p.m

          Oh how beautiful – great idea! Thanks for the lovely comment. VG Daniel

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        • Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (27)

          Kerstinon August 6, 2023 at 8:57 am

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          Super tasty, just great

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          • Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (29)

            Danielon August 7, 2023 at 9:32 am

            Thank you 🙂

      • Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (30)

        Naveenon July 14, 2023 at 8:05 p.m

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        The spagetti al la nerano was very tasty, thank you for the great and quick recipe!

        I will definitely cook it often. Maybe with some smoked tofu or vegan bacon….

        Kind regards *Naveen

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        • Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (32)

          Danielon July 16, 2023 at 11:53

          That sounds good! Thanks for the lovely comment!

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      • Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (33)

        Bettinaon August 13, 2023 at 8:09 p.m

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        I simply sliced ​​the garlic, fried it briefly and then added the pureed zucchini to the pan. We like the intense garlic flavor.

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  4. Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (35)

    Dirkon July 9, 2023 at 9:50 p.m

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    A beautiful classic for the summer. I love dishes that consist of just a few ingredients and still (or because of that?) taste delicious.

    Small question: I think that the order of the cooking steps is not quite optimal. Spaghetti usually takes about 8 minutes. During that time it is difficult to cut the zucchini, fry it, drain it and puree it. That would be pure stress. So I do everything zucchini-related first, then the pasta comes into play. AND drink a glass of cool white wine with it. 🙂

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    • Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (37)

      Danielon July 10, 2023 at 3:29 p.m

      Thank you for your nice comment! A legitimate objection – it is always extremely difficult to write down recipes “correctly” for the general public, as everyone has different requirements. While some prepare and provide everything first, others do it in parallel with other things. Personally, I always read recipes completely first and then I know what's best for me to start with.

      VG
      Daniel

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  5. Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (38)

    Eva mit Won July 11, 2023 at 3:36 p.m

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    Super tasty and also very easy
    And also very simple:
    The sauce is waiting for the noodle / pasta 😉
    In Italy it is, like in our country, “right before left”…
    So do it like an Italian♡

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  6. Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (40)

    Ineson July 16, 2023 at 7:43

    Hi Daniel
    In your recipe you write to cut the zucchini into thin strips, but in the photo shown the zucchini are cut into slices. What does that mean?
    .

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    • Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (41)

      Danielon July 16, 2023 at 11:52 am

      Dear Ines, thank you for the valuable feedback. Of course it should be called slices! I just adjusted it. VG Daniel

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    • Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (42)

      Renateon August 1, 2023 at 11:39

      Super tasty, I also pureed roasted peanuts, which gives the whole thing a bit of a kick, otherwise highly recommended

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      • Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (43)

        Danielon August 2, 2023 at 5:31 p.m

        Great Idea! VG Daniel

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  7. Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (44)

    Martinaon August 7, 2023 at 12:39 p.m

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    Very very tasty. At the end I added a few cherry tomatoes.

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    • Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (46)

      Danielon August 8, 2023 at 10:53 p.m

      Thanks for your great feedback!

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  8. Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (47)

    Bettinaon August 13, 2023 at 8:05 p.m

    Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (48)
    We tried the recipe for the first time today - but definitely not the last time. Zucchini are rather boring, but this recipe will be included in our standard repertoire. Delicious! Thank you for that! Next time I'll add pine nuts...

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    • Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (49)

      Danielon August 13, 2023 at 11:30 p.m

      Thanks for the great feedback! I'm glad you liked it so much!

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  9. Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (50)

    Katjaon September 6, 2023 at 7:29 p.m

    Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (51)
    Fantastic. Really tasty. Few ingredients and prepared quickly. I pureed the garlic too. It will definitely happen more often. 👍Thank you for the great recipe.

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    • Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (52)

      Danielon September 7, 2023 at 2:43 p.m

      Thanks for the lovely review! VG Daniel

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  10. Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (53)

    Wetzeron September 19, 2023 at 11:37 p.m

    It was very good, but I took Spiralis instead of spaghetti

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    • Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (54)

      Danielon September 20, 2023 at 11:44

      Great, thanks for the lovely comment!

      Answer

  11. Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (55)

    Angelikaon September 22, 2023 at 6:34

    Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (56)
    It's a delicious recipe, I'll cook it again. Since I'm not a garlic fan, I simply steamed an onion and then left it in the sauce.
    Today there is the rest, I'm looking forward to it.
    My friend thought it was great too.
    Will also try a cheese and mushroom sauce.

    Danke Geli

    Enter

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    • Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (57)

      Danielon September 22, 2023 at 9:55

      Great idea with the onion! I'm glad you enjoyed it! VG Daniel

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  12. Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (58)

    Angieam 8. November 2023 at 16:49

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    Dear Daniel,
    I have made your recipe several times because it is so delicious and quick and easy to prepare.
    Thanks for that, 3x thumbs up
    Lg

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    • Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (60)

      Danielam 9. November 2023 at 9:41

      Hey Angie! Thank you, that's great! The recipe is also one of my favorites with zucchini, always delicious! VG Daniel

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  13. Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (61)

    Kerstin G.on February 24, 2024 at 11:33

    Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (62)
    My dear, I will definitely cook a great recipe again, I fried the zucchini in butter because I don't like olive oil, so thank you very much.

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    • Spaghetti alla Nerano - Italian recipe with zucchini (63)

      Danielon February 24, 2024 at 11:37 am

      Thanks for the lovely comment!

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