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Creamy zucchini pasta with salmon

I have such a good recipe for you today: creamy zucchini pasta with salmon! I was craving a creamy pasta so badly. When I was younger we used to eat a pasta dish from the oven with mushrooms and chicken with a thick creamy sauce and a layer of grated cheese.

Very fatty and calorie-rich, but so good! These are the kind of dishes where you cannot resist going for seconds and you end up feeling so full that you might explode, but you are so satisfied.

Unfortunately, such a pasta dish is not really good for you and I know that when I do things like this a bit too often, I won’t be able to button up my jeans anymore.

The pasta itself counts quite heavily in your calorie budget because a portion of 75 grams is already 260 calories. Let alone how much it is when you take a second portion 😉

A creamy zucchini pasta with salmon and grilled tomatoes

That’s why I love zucchini pasta as an alternative! I only made a pasta with tuna balls with it yet, so it was time for a creamy zucchini pasta. For the cream sauce, I used a light cream cheese, which was left-over from my healthy cheesecake.

This cream cheese is not lactose-free, that’s why I took a lactase pill together with this dish. When you are still in the elimination phase of the FODMAP diet or when lactase pills do not work for you, you can better use a lactose-free cream cheese instead.

Next to the cream cheese I used some grated cheese and pepper and salt to make the sauce. It is super simple: you make zucchini strings using a spiralizer and bake these shortly in a pan.

Then you add the cream cheese and the grated cheese and heat everything through. When you don’t have a spiralizer you can cut the zucchini into thin strips and then cut these strips in strings.

With some salmon and oven-baked tomatoes added you have a delicious dinner. I was in heaven! And the good news is that all of this together is about 450 calories only!

I bet that that spaghetti with cream from my youth was at least twice as much (also because I could never stop after one plateful)!

FODMAP note

Zucchini is only low FODMAP below 100 g per portion. This recipe is therefore not suitable for the elimination phase. It is important to first test you tolerance level for zucchini.

If you know you tolerate fructans well and can have a larger amount of zucchini, then you can make this recipe.

A creamy zucchini pasta with salmon and tomatoes on top
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Creamy zucchini pasta with salmon


  • Author: Karlijn
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Servings: 2 1x

Description

This creamy zucchini pasta is so good! The cream is made with light cream cheese and grated cheese, With salmon and oven baked tomatoes. Gluten free.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 11 ½ zucchini (depends on the size of the zucchini’s)
  • 150 g lactose-free cream cheese
  • 20 g grated cheese
  • 200 g smoked salmon
  • 150 g vine-tomatoes
  • Some fresh basil

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius. Brush the tomatoes with a bit of olive oil and put them in an oven dish. Sprinkle some salt and pepper on top. Place the tomatoes for 15 minutes in the oven.
  2. Cut the zucchini in strings with a spiralizer.
  3. Heat some baking spray or oil in a pan and bake the zucchini strings for a minute.
  4. Add the cream cheese and the grated cheese and heat until you get a sauce. Flavor with pepper and salt.
  5. Cut the smoked salmon into pieces. Add these add the last moment and heat shortly.
  6. Divide the pasta over two plates put the tomatoes on top and finish with a few leaves of fresh basil.

Notes

Zucchini is only low FODMAP below 100 g per portion. This recipe is therefore not suitable for the elimination phase. It is important to first test you tolerance level for zucchini.

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
A plate of creamy zucchini pasta

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