Chef Chuck's Baked Pasta with Zucchini

Pasta al Forno con Zucchini

Another one of Chef Chuck's pasta recipes, this perfect seasonal dish of pasta and zucchini is ideal for the summer time. Just picked zucchini, fresh basil and sweet onions, great choices from the garden. The combination of the mascarpone and parmigiana are so creamy and smooth, this is a wonderful pasta dish.

Baked Pasta with Zucchini

1 pound Rigatoni
3 zucchini, sliced thin
1 onion, sliced
handful of fresh basil
8 ounces mascarpone
1/2 cup parmigiana cheese, grated
4 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons breadcrumbs

Cook pasta in boiling salted water till al dente. In a food processor or blender combine zucchini, basil, mascarpone, parmigiana, salt and pepper, pulse leaving some zucchini whole. Meanwhile saute onions in olive oil, till soft, then add cheese mixture to pan. Heat for a minute or two, add pasta along with a little pasta water, stir together. Oil a baking dish, pour in pasta, top with parmigiana, breadcrumbs and a drizzle of olive oil.


  1. I imagine the mascarpone cheese makes this very creamy...sounds delicious!

  2. Hello Miri, This is true! Thank you ...