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Creamy Zucchini Sauce

For a tasty sauce that's full of flavor, you have to try this Creamy Zucchini Sauce. Made with rich coconut milk, tomato, and garlic, this zucchini dish is absolutely yummy.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 223kcal


  • 2 lbs. zucchini or yellow squash
  • ¼ tsp. salt or to taste
  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil

For the Sauce

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ tsp. salt or to taste
  • tsp. red pepper flakes or to taste


  • Cut the zucchini into medium-sized cubes and season them with salt, paprika, and olive oil. Mix well and spread the cubes on a large baking sheet in one layer. Bake for about 25 minutes at 400°F.
  • In the meantime, pour the coconut milk into a large skillet or a pot. Add the parsley, basil, tomato paste, garlic, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Stir, and bring the ingredients to a gentle simmer.
  • At this point, add the baked zucchini cubes to the sauce and stir. Turn off the heat and then serve.



How to serve this sauce

Mix with pasta. Any type of pasta would work great with this Creamy Zucchini Sauce. Just remember not to rinse it, so the sauce sticks to it better.
On top of grains. Serve it over rice, quinoa, barley, bulgur, millet, buckwheat, or any other grain that you like.
With bread. Just dip a slice of nice, crusty bread into this sauce and enjoy!

How to store

If you want to store leftover Creamy Zucchini Sauce, you can place it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. To reheat, you can warm the sauce in the microwave or heat it on the stovetop in a skillet.
If you'd like to save it for longer, then place the cooled sauce in either quart or gallon-sized freezer bags, get all the excess air out, and lay them flat in the freezer. Once they are completely frozen, you can then store them vertically to save space. They will last for 2-3 months.


Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Sodium: 298mg | Potassium: 764mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 869IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 3mg