3.88 from 8 votes

Baked Pasta with Zucchini & Cottage Cheese Recipe

Easy, healthy and delicious vegetarian baked pasta with zucchini, cottage cheese and tomatoes will please even picky eaters.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 310
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living


  • 8 ounces whole wheat pasta, such as penne or rotini
  • 1-1/2 cups low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 2 small zucchini sliced into thin half moon shapes
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Lightly spray a 9-inch square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set it aside.
  • Prepare the pasta according to the package instructions. Drain and return to the pasta pot. Add the cottage cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, parsley flakes, zucchini, tomatoes and olives. Stir until well combined.
  • Spread the pasta mixture evenly into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with the Parmesan and mozzarella.
  • Cover with foil and Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the foil and bake until the top begins to brown lightly, 5 to 10 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *8
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *8
Nutrition Facts
Baked Pasta with Zucchini & Cottage Cheese Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 /4th of recipe)
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 37
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.1g6%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 9.2g37%
Protein 21g42%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: healthy baked pasta, pasta with zucchini, vegetarian baked pasta