Zucchini is the plant that keeps on giving. With that being said when there is so much grown zucchini ready for the picking then you get to finding some recipes for using. I’m sure that you have a few recipes that have been passed down from your family but with so much zucchini on hand you may want to try something new.
Zucchini can be eaten and prepared in about any dish. You can also eat it as the main course itself. Zucchini is good grilled, sauteed, roasted, or chopped and used in breads. You can eat it with or without the peels. You can season it with about anything and it tastes great.
Let’s take a look at some delicious zucchini recipes…
Baked Parmesan Zucchini
This appetizer is simple and delicious. You can bake the zucchini until it reaches the desired level of crispness that you love. It is best served warm. Don’t worry, it won’t last long enough to get cold as everyone will eat it up. Get the recipe here.
Blueberry Banana Zucchini Bread
This is a delicious twist to your regular zucchini bread. You can really taste the moist blueberries and bananas in this bread. If you are not a banana bread kind of person then feel free to omit them or vice versa with the blueberries. Read the full recipe here.
Chocolate Chip Zucchini Banana Bread
This is the ultimate dessert or snack as it is fruit, veggie, and chocolate deliciousness all in one loaf. This bread I serve as breakfast in my house to my kiddos without any guilt as it covers so many of the food groups. Learn how to make this here.
Stuffed Zucchini Boats
This main course of zucchini boats can’t be beat. Stuffed with a meat sauce,topped with cheese, and baked to perfection you will enjoy this immensely. This can be paired with some pasta and bread and you will have a hearty full course meal. Read the recipe here.
These are hands down the best brownies I have ever eaten.They are so moist and you don’t even know that there is zucchini in them. These are the only brownies that I make. Learn to make them too.
Spiral Zucchini Salad
This is a zesty side dish perfect for any barbecue. This is an easy prep dish that you will make time and time again. Full recipe here.
This is a stir fry meal. You can add any fresh vegetable with your zucchini and you have a healthy and nutritious meal. Get the recipe here.
Lemon Zucchini Bread
This bread is delicious and moist with a fresh taste of lemon. This bread would be tasty with some warm tea for a night time snack. Learn how to make it here.
Garlic Oregano Zucchini
This is a delicious side dish. It can be cooked to any level of crispness that you desire and it is very flavorful. Get the recipe here.
Glazed Zucchini Muffins
This delicious recipe is a way to sneak in some veggies on your kids while they think they are just eating a delicious muffin. These are so yummy with their glaze that you can’t stop at just one muffin. Full recipe here.
Chocolate Zucchini Cake
The moist deliciousness of this cake pairs great with a large glass of ice cold milk. This cake is a favorite among all the chocolate cake lovers while having a secret serving of veggies. It’s a win-win. Read more.
These yummy snacks are perfect for a quick bite to hold you over until dinner. These tots can be shaped however you like and then baked to perfection with a crisp edge for dipping or eating. Get the full recipe here.
Pumpkin Zucchini Bread
With the pumpkin craze in the fall why not make some pumpkin bread. This bread is flavored with the perfect spices for a delicious loaf to snack on while it is still warm and lightly covered with the oozy icing. Learn to make it here.
Cheesy Zucchini Enchiladas
These are some meatless enchiladas with zucchini. They are tasty when topped with the enchilada sauce. Full recipe here.
Zucchini Pizza Bites
These are a way to use up those large zucchini. The crust is made of the zucchini, so the bigger the zucchini the bigger the crust. They are simple and yummy to eat as a snack or for dinner. Learn how to make them here.
Chicken Stuffed Rollatini
This is an awesome meal with zucchini and mozzarella rolled up in chicken breast and baked to perfection. This is also a gluten free meal. Full recipe here.
Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats
These are some hollowed out zucchini boats and stuffed with some italian sausage and topped with some marinara and cheese. There is also the option of using chicken in place of the pork. Get this recipe.
Jalapeno Popper Zucchini Boats
If you like a snack with a pop of heat then this is a meal for you. The Pepper stuffed with zucchini and cheese makes an awesome spicy combination. Get the recipe.
Zucchini Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies
These are some of the most delicious and moist cookies that you can eat. They are a perfect combination of sweet and chewy. Get the recipe.
Spicy Asian Zucchini Noodles
This is a no cook recipe. You simply choose your variety of noodles and drench in a creamy sauce. This is also very pleasing to the eye as the variety of veggies are very colorful. Full recipe here.
Cheesy Zucchini Rice
This delicious bowl of cheesy goodness is just as it sounds. You just can’t go wrong with this combination and will love the bits of veggies intermingled in the bowl of cheese and rice. Learn how to make it here.
Crispy Baked Zucchini Fries
This is a low carb and calorie way to eat some fries. Slice up your zucchini into some wedges and coat them and bake to the desired level of crispness that you prefer. More >>
Apple Cinnamon Zucchini Muffin
I really love muffins and you can’t go wrong with these ones. The cinnamon apple is delicious alone but you’ll never know that you snuck in a helping of vegetables, so it’s a win-win. Make the recipe here >>
Zucchini Lattice Lasagna
This is a new twist to your regular lasagna recipe. The Zucchini noodles are carb free and delicious to boot. Get the recipe here.
If you are one of the flavored pancake lovers then you will enjoy these with the zucchini in it. It’s just another way to sneak in some vegetables and use up those zucchini that you have an abundance of. Learn how to make them here.
Zucchini Pizza Crust
For the gluten free diets this is another mix up for your crust. It’s not just about cauliflower now. The zucchini in the crust makes a tasty and colorful flavor that your family will surely love. More >>
Zucchini Breakfast Casserole
With this recipe you can have a new dish for your breakfast or even lunch. This is a vegetarian recipe that you bake for breakfast. You can even work it to cook on the stovetop. Get the recipe here >>
Salmon and Zucchini Skewers
This is perfect for summer grilling. The longest part to this recipe is the need for soaking the salmon in the marinade. You can make the salmon and zucchini pieces whatever size you like. Get the recipe here >>
Zucchini Shrimp Scampi
This is like the traditional shrimp scampi except the noodles are zucchini. This makes the meal much more healthy for you by replacing the noodles. This is an awesome recipe with a bit of lemon zest. Learn to make it here >>
These fried up fritters are a tasty healthy snack and a great way to make an easy bite for your family without them even realizing the amount of vegetable they are consuming. Learn to make zucchini fritters here.
Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bars
This recipe is a mix between a cake and a cookie. It’s a very moist and chewy bite of goodness that you will want to make time and time again. This is easily able to be made with a sugar substitute making it all the more better for you. Learn too make these here >>
Shrimp Stir Fry with Zucchini Noodles
Making a stir fry is always fun because you can use what you have on hand and make a beautifully delicious meal. You can spice it up and change up the protein so your stir fry can be just what you are in the mood for. More >>
Zucchini and Eggs
This is a popular Italian dish served for breakfast. After the combination of sauteed onions and garlic with chunks of zucchini and scrambled eggs you have a scrumptious meal that you probably never considered unless you have some Italian roots. Learn to make it here.
Cheesy Zucchini Soup
This is an easy soup recipe that requires few ingredients and minimal work to prepare. More >>
Fresh Tomato Zucchini Soup
This is a soup that uses fresh veggies from your garden and simmer to perfection. You can also add rice to thicken and to fill your belly more. Full recipe here.
Slow Cooker Zucchini Soup
This hearty soup is perfect for a cold day. You can serve it up with some warm bread and get your belly full. It is even good on the second day so enjoy. Learn how to make this soup.
Curried Zucchini Soup
This soup can be served hot or cold. This soup has a little kick of heat to it. More >>
Connie’s Zucchini “Crab” Cake
This recipe does not actually contain crab meat but it is claimed to taste like it does. I personally have never made this recipe as I don’t think my husband would appreciate the lack of crab. Get the recipe here >>
Zucchini Herb Casserole
This dish is a perfect dinner and then you can turn any leftovers into breakfast the next morning in a hearty omelet. Full recipe here.
Cheesy Zucchini Cornbread Casserole
I have had cornbread casserole but this is ingenious. Add in a helping of zucchini and cheese and your family will be wowed. Full recipe here.
Talk about a delicious gluten free meal. With a creamy sauce covering the zucchini noodles this is a healthy low carb meal. Get it here >>
I know when you think of cobbler you think of fruit but this recipe sneaks the zucchini right in. People are usually surprised that the cobbler is actually a veggie and not fruit it is so good. Learn how to make it here.
I have not made this recipe yet but am planning on it. They say it has a cake like texture and is very enjoyable. I’m sure my kids will let me know if it is something I will need to bake again. Let’s hope as you can’t go wrong any time there is a chance for them to love a veggie based pie. Learn to make Zucchini pie here.
Low-Carb Zucchini Pasta
This is a very healthy way to eat your pasta and have no guilt for enjoying it. Just mix with your favorite sauce and enjoy. Full recipe here >>
I have a sweet tooth that loves to indulge on all sorts of snacks and unhealthy foods. When I get the chance to eat such, it is always great when it is actually healthy. These deliciously moist cookies are enough to satisfy any sweet tooth. Here’s how to make zucchini cookies.
This isn’t so much a recipe for zucchini but for a way to put up the extra for later use. One can only eat so much zucchini in a week’s time without getting tired of it and ready for a change.
Freeze your zucchini in an already prepared way for use and you have saved time for later.
Who knew there were so many different recipes to use with that zucchini that you have an abundance of? Now that you know of so zucchini recipes that are simply delicious, you will amaze your family with them. 🙂
Sarah Rodriguez is a homesteading wife and mother of five living in Appalachia. She grew up in a homesteading and logging family.
She and her husband Arnie work their 10-acre homestead together alongside their growing family. Sarah honed her self-reliance skills through 4-H and FFA at an early age and is now teaching her children to live off the land, raise livestock, and the importance of both sustainability and frugality.