Join us for a virtual cook along March 10th! Bucatini alla Carbonara!

Ricotta & Zucchini Bucatini

Deliciously creamy, full of garden fresh summer zucchini, and ready to eat
in less than 20 minutes: what more could you ask for?! This recipe is great with any long fresh pasta noodle.

We eat this weekly once our farm zucchini starts popping. We love it with
pasta, spread onto toast or a sandwich, or as a flatbread! Or we simply eat it straight too.

We love noodles twirled with ricotta and zucchini in every bite. Bucatini, Fettuccine, Pappardelle and Linguine Pasta are some pastas that shine in this recipe. We also love this dish with Gigli, Radiatori, Gramigna and Rigatoni short pastas.

Ready to serve in: 20 minutes
Active time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4 adults


4 nests or 13.7 oz of Trenchers Farmhouse Fresh Pasta 

2 medium Zucchini

2 Shallots, sliced very thinly

3 cloves of Garlic, minced

1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1.5 cups of Ricotta Cheese

2 Lemons, zested, juice of 1

3 sprigs of Herbs of choice (basil, chives, oregano, parsley, scallions).

Chili Flakes


Black pepper


Quarter your zucchini lengthwise and slice into thin slices about 1/4 in or thinner. Set aside.

Slice your shallots thinly and finely mince or grate the garlic. Set aside.

Bring a large pot filled 3/4 of the way with water to a boil. Season generously with salt.Cook pasta to al dente, following the recommended cooking time.

Drain the pasta, reserving 1 cup of pasta water. Toss the pasta with 1 tbsp of EVOO.

Sauté zucchini in a large shallow pan over medium high heat, with a pinch of salt and black pepper until golden brown. Stir occasionally, about 3-5 minutes.

Turn heat to medium-low, add onions and garlic, sauté until translucent, about 2 minutes.

Add the cooked pasta, about 1/2 cup of pasta water, the ricotta and lemon zest.

Cook together until emulsified and thickened, about 5-7 minutes.

Add lemon juice, salt and chili flakes to taste.

Fold in chopped herbs of choice (Basil, Chives, Oregano, Parsley etc.).

Buon Appetito!

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