Zucchini Pasta Sauce

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x

This pasta sauce is the perfect way to use up all that garden zucchini!



  • 4 T. butter
  • 3 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 c. heavy cream
  • 2 c. chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 2 T. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 T. fresh basil, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Melt the butter in a large sauce pan and cook the onion, garlic and zucchini for 15-20 minutes until the zucchini is soft.
  2. Add in the chicken broth, cream, bay leaf, thyme, then stir and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the thyme stems then puree with a stick blender until smooth.
  4. Add in the parsley and basil, stir to combine and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe Notes

You can also puree the sauce in a blender, just let the sauce cool then work in batches, only filling the blender 1/3 of the way full each time.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: pasta sauce, zucchini recipes