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This Creamy Zucchini Sauce is bursting with flavor! Made with paprika roasted zucchinis, sour cream, garlic, and fresh herbs, it tastes great with pasta, over rice, or just with a slice of bread. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Lunch
Cuisine: ukrainian
Keyword: zucchini sauce
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 235kcal
Author: Tania Sheff


For Zucchini:

  • 2 lbs. zucchini cubed
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the Sauce:

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp. chopped dill
  • 2 tbsp. chopped basil
  • salt to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 400° F.
  • Mix the zucchini with oil, paprika, salt, and pepper and spread onto a large non-stick baking tray. Bake for about 20 minutes, until soft and slightly browned.
  • Meanwhile, place all of the sauce ingredients into a medium skillet, stir, and bring to a simmer. Turn off the heat.
  • Add the baked zucchini to the cream-sauce and mix everything well. Garnish with chopped herbs, if desired.



Watch how to cube zucchini HERE.

What to Serve with This Sauce

My favorite way to serve this zucchini sauce is to mix it with some cooked pasta (spaghetti, penne, or linguine), or pour a generous amount of the sauce over boiled rice. You may also enjoy it with your favorite grain (quinoa, farro, bulgur, barley, buckwheat, etc.). Or just serve it with some fresh bread.


Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 871mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 3650IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 2.6mg