Zucchini Rotini

As I mentioned in my zucchini muffins post the other day, we were given some large zucchini. Since it’s been cool here, I didn’t mind turning on the oven for one of our favorite vegetarian dishes. This dish has lots of dairy in it, and I don’t know if there are substitutes. Sorry dairy free folks. If you like dairy, though, you’ll enjoy this.

This flavorful recipe originally came from a magazine, but I cannot remember which one. I do remember finding it while sitting at the orthodontist office, but that’s not much help. I have made a few small changes. You’ll notice in the picture that I used fusili because I was out of rotini.

Zucchini Rotini
  • 12 ounces rotini, cooked
  • 24 ounces cottage cheese
  • 3 Tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 cup shredded zucchini
  • shredded mozzarella to taste
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, drained
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Combine the cooked pasta, cottage cheese, seasoning, and zucchini and put in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  3. Spread the tomatoes out on top and sprinkle with mozzarella.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees about 20 minutes, then broil for a few minutes.
This would also be good with some mozzarella mixed in, but I have one kid who doesn’t like a lot of cheese. If you really like tomatoes, use two cans.


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  1. glutenfree4goofs says

    OOh, that sounds delicious. I don’t even like zucchini (officially) but that sounds really good somehow. I’m going to buy zucchini!

  2. Babyfro says

    This is interesting. Thank you for the new zucchini idea. I’m doing our local CSA this year so will get a box of veggies each week, I know zucchini will be in there and now I know what I’ll do with it. Exciting.

  3. JoAnn says

    That sounds so good! My husband won’t eat zucchini, but that’s OK…it’ll leave more for me! LOL!!

  4. Gina says

    I love zucchini! This dish looks good and it’s making me hungry just seeing the picture. Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Brian says

    Sounds great. I really like recipes where you can add a few flavorful ingredients into one dish. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Aubree Cherie @ Living Free says

    Zucchini is awesome, I can't wait until they're in season in PA! This recipe looks really tasty :)

    ~Aubree Cherie

  7. MrsJenB says

    What a fantastic idea – I never considered using shredded zucchini in a dish like this, I've always diced or something. Maybe if it was shredded I could get it past my two picky eaters who would eat just about anything if there was pasta included! Thank you for sharing this!

  8. groovie mom says

    Looks good! I'll have to give this a try. I'm always looking for ways to sneak veggies to my picky eaters.

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