Friday, December 7, 2012

Creamy Pasta with Zucchini, Mushrooms & Pepperoni

While I constantly complain about my weight, I am also constantly on the look out for quick recipes that don't have you spending too long in the kitchen.With a 7 month old baby these come handy on days when she's fussy and ensures I spend no more than 15 minutes in the kitchen. Here is one of my favourites:


Fusilli - 250 gms
Mushrooms - 250 gms
Zucchini - 1
Pepperoni Sausage - 1 (approximately 250 gms) *
Herbed Cream Cheese - 200 gms **
Salt & Pepper - To taste


Cook the pasta as per the instructions on the packing. Slice the mushrooms, zucchini and the sausage. 
Cook the sliced sausage in a pan over medium heat without adding any oil for 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms and zucchini slices and continue to cook for another 5 minutes. Make sure you stir often. The vegetables shouldn't be overcooked because then they tend to turn soggy. 
Now, add the cream cheese and cook for 2 minutes making sure it's well mixed with the sausage and vegetable slices.Toss in the pasta and add salt and pepper to taste. 
Serve hot. 

* I use the Swiss cervelaatworst but regular pepperoni slices should work just as well. 
** I use the garlic and chives flavoured boursin cheese. If you use plain cream cheese you can add some garlic and herbs for flavouring.

(Inspired from a supermarket recipe)


  1. Pasta is my quick fix too as my daughter just loves to eat pasta all the time.Good to see you back in action in the kitchen and on the blog!

  2. Thank you Rekha. It's good to be back..

  3. Hi Laxmi,
    Happy to see your blog. Yum yum ! Its hard to maintain portion size ! Using (tomato sauce + garlic and basil) instead of cream cheese is another variaton my grandkids like. One can only sprinkle parmasian cheese on top in individual serving.

  4. Thank you :) I do make tomato based sauces for pasta as well; they're healthier.