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one pot pasta with zucchini in a white plate with a fork on a marble counter top with lemons in the background

One Pot Pasta with Lemon and Zucchini

This one pot pasta with lemon and zucchini makes the perfect weeknight dinner. It's vegan, super easy to make, and so comforting. And it's ready in only 20 minutes!
Course Entrée
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 400kcal
Author Sina


  • 1 red onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup full fat canned coconut milk
  • 9 oz spaghetti
  • lemon juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • salt
  • pepper
  • red pepper flakes


  • Slice the red onion into long thin strips. In a large pot, heat some oil and sauté the onion for 3 minutes until it becomes translucent. Then add the garlic and cook for another minute.
  • Add the uncoooked spaghetti, the vegetable broth, the coconut milk, and the lemon juice. Stir a couple of times and gently push the spaghetti in the liquid when they're soft enough (this might take a couple of minutes. Try not to break them when they're still too hard). Cook for 15-18 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, use a potato or vegetable peeler to make zucchini noodles. Just slice the peeler over the washed zucchini from the top to the bottom. You can keep the skin on. Set aside.
  • When the spaghetti are al dente, stir in the zucchini noodles and the frozen peas. Cook for 3 more minutes and season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Enjoy!


Calories: 400kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 605mg | Potassium: 509mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 620IU | Vitamin C: 23.6mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 3.3mg