Recipes and Cooking Noodles and "Zoodles" with Saffron And Cream 5.0 (9) Mix zucchini noodles and regular spaghetti for a pasta recipe that's light, fresh, and filling all at once. By Domenica Marchetti Domenica Marchetti Website Domenica Marchetti is an Italian cooking expert and author of seven cookbooks, including "Rustic Italian" and "Preserving Italy." Her recipes and writing have been featured in national magazines like Better Homes & Gardens and Food & Wine. Domenica attended Skidmore College, graduating with a degree in English. She received a M.A. in Journalism from Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 20, 2017 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Total Time: 35 mins Servings: 8 Yield: 6 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 8 ounce dried spaghetti 3 - 4 ounce cubed pancetta 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 3 medium zucchini, (about 11/2 lb.), ends trimmed and spiral cut 1 teaspoon saffron threads, finely ground* or 1/2 teaspoon paprika plus 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric ¾ cup heavy cream ½ cup freshly grated Grana Padano or Parrmesan (1 oz.), plus more for topping Directions Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid. Meanwhile, in a 12-inch skillet cook and stir pancetta in hot oil 10 minutes or until crisp. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Add zucchini noodles and saffron to skillet. Using tongs, toss zucchini to coat with skillet drippings. Add cream; increase heat to medium-high. Cook just until boiling. Remove skillet from heat. Toss spaghetti with zucchini in skillet. Sprinkle with cheese; toss again. Add enough reserved cooking liquid to reach creamy consistency. Top with pancetta and additional cheese to taste. * Crush with a mortar and pestle or place in a small resealable plastic bag and crush with a meat mallet or rolling pin. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 294 Calories 18g Fat 25g Carbs 9g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 294 % Daily Value * Total Fat 18g 23% Saturated Fat 8g 40% Cholesterol 38mg 13% Sodium 247mg 11% Total Carbohydrate 25g 9% Total Sugars 4g Protein 9g Vitamin C 15.4mg 77% Calcium 88mg 7% Iron 1.5mg 8% Potassium 319mg 7% Folate, total 89mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0.2mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.