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. WendyGK says:

    Pasta and veggies. You can’t go wrong.

  3. Crystal Di Domizio RHN says:

    Mmmm this looks so good. Boy do I miss cheese!

  4. 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.

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

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

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

  8. SnoWhite {Finding Joy in My Kitchen} says:

    That recipe looks delicious! thanks.

  9. Sherry says:

    This looks delish! 😀

    Have a great day!

  10. 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

  11. 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!

  12. 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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