Saturday, September 12, 2009

Zucchini Alfredo

I saw an idea similiar to this on another blog, so forgive me if you are reading this and thinking, "hey, that's my idea!" Please comment, and I will give credit where credit is due.

With zucchini crops peaking, here's another outside-the-box way to use up some of your zucchini. While I try not to do too many recipes that require a specific gadget or doo-dad, this recipe is infinitely easier if you happen to have a mandolin in your kitchen.

Zucchini Alfredo

2 medium zucchini, julienned finely
1 jar alfredo sauce (or make your own)
3 slices of ham, diced
salt and pepper to taste.

Take your zucchini and julienne:

In a large skillet or wok, cook the zucchini over medium high heat, for about 6-8 minutes, or until the zucchini is al dente. Salt and pepper the zucchini and cook another minute.

Take your alfredo sauce:

Pour over the zucchini (depending on the size of your zucchini, you may not use the whole jar). Cook for another couple of minutes or until the sauce is heated through.

In a separate pan, quickly saute the diced ham so it gets a bit brown. Sprinkle on top of the zucchini alfredo:

**Here's a hint: If your sweet peas are adverse to anything green, simply peel the zucchini before you julienne it.

I wasn't sure what R and G would make of this dish, but they both ate it with vigor. I was quite suprised since zucchini is not on either of their "favorites" list.

Have a great rest of the weekend all and I would be remiss if I didn't say:



Deep in the Heart said...

This sounds super yummy. I usually get my kids to eat zucchini through quick breads and that's about it. I'll have to try this one. I know I've said it many, many times before, but I so miss my Trader Joe's (Giotto's)

Live.Love.Eat said...

I love the idea of this. Just wonderful!!!!!!!!

And yes, GO BUCKS. My hubs was upset last weekend.

Steel Magnolia said...

WAAAHHH! No Trader Joe's here either...sounds yummy!!!

Steel Magnolia said...

YAY! Newman's Own now makes an all natural alfredo sauce!!!! Woo hoo! I am going to try this one...

LauraTornes said...

I've made this before and love it! Sometimes I make my own Alfredo with lowfat milk to save fat and calories! Good idea on peeling the zucchini :)