• 300 g pasta (of choice)
  • 1 courgette
  • 3 tsp oregano
  • 1 clove of garlic (minced)
  • 50 g grated Parmesan cheese
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 100 g crème fraîche
  • 150 g smoked chicken breast
  • 5 tbsp breadcrumbs

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Pasta is a perfect dish to save some costs as it is very budget friendly. This pasta dish is cheap and delicious. And be honest, who doesn't like a good veggie pasta? The lemon adds a refreshing twist and the crème fraîche makes it delectably creamy.
If you have a little arugula in the fridge, use it as a bed to serve the pasta on.

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  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  • Cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente.
  • Finely dice the courgette and fry in olive oil until al dente.
  • Mix the oregano, garlic, half of the Parmesan cheese, lemon zest, crème fraîche, smoked chicken and diced courgette together. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Drain the pasta, rinse with cold water and let it drain.
  • Mix the pasta with the chicken mixture, place in a baking dish and sprinkle with the breadcrumbs and the remaining Parmesan cheese.
  • Brown in the oven for 10-12 minutes.

Your budget friendly pasta with zucchini and chicken is ready to be served!

Tips from the author

In case you like a good veggie pasta, then make sure to check out this pasta alla norma with grilled aubergine or spring veggie pasta primavera

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