20 of Our Favorite Zucchini Recipes
Summertime is zucchini season and you know what that means: you need some great zucchini recipes to use up your supply! We’ve got you covered with desserts, sides, and mains to help make sure none of your delicious zucchini goes to waste.
And while we’re on the topic of keeping zucchini fresh, here’s something ALL zucchini lovers should know how to do:
Before we get into the zucchini recipes, as I said above, it is SUPER useful to know how to freeze your zucchini. Once it starts growing, it can get pretty out of hand and you can end up with WAY more than you know what to do with.
While you can give some away to friends and family, freezing is a great option if you love cooking with zucchini as it allows you to use it in your recipes all year long.
It’s pretty easy to freeze your zucchini at home too! You can even shred the zucchini before freezing for easy use later on. For more details, read our zucchini freezing guide.
Now let’s get to the recipes!
Making a chocolate loaf is definitely one of my favorite things to do with zucchini. And this recipe is the best of the best! It’s moist and chocolatey with a perfect crust and sugary topping.
If you’re looking for something healthier that you can snack on or eat for breakfast, these healthy zucchini muffins are a must-try. They’re moist bran muffins with shredded zucchini AND carrots hidden inside.
OK – back to another really yummy, not so healthy recipe. This is the ultimate chocolate chip zucchini cake with chocolate chips AND chocolate ganache. It’s an absolutely mouthwatering triple chocolate dessert.
I love a good lemon poppyseed muffin and this loaf brings in all those delicious flavors, plus zucchini. It’s a versatile recipe too – try turning it into muffins or even bundt cake!
Can you tell we like to combine our zucchini with chocolate? If you came looking for recipes on the healthier side – don’t worry. This is the last chocolatey recipe.
That being said, these fudgy chocolate brownies are a must-try. You honestly can’t even taste (or even see) the zucchini as it blends in really well, but it’s in there!
This is a REALLY nice 30-minute dinner recipe that’s cooked entirely in one skillet. It’s healthy, low carb, and family-friendly too. A great candidate for any weekly meal plan!
If you like to do a weekly pizza night with your family, try switching things up one week with this tasty zucchini crust! It’s gluten-free, low carb, and freezer-friendly!
Speaking of pizza, these cheesy zucchini bites remind me a bit of mini pizzas. They’re a great little appetizer or snack!
Here’s another zucchini loaf recipe that has a bit of orange zest added in for some additional flavor.
Baked zucchini is really easy to make and customize, and this recipe is a great starting point. The zucchini is roasted with olive oil, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper, and parmesan cheese. Yum!
We love our healthy air fryer recipes and this is a great one! Simple air-fried zucchini with a bit of salt and pepper on top.
Don’t have an air fryer yet? I highly recommend getting one – I love mine! Check out our air fryer reviews to find the right model.
If you like the recipe above but want to add a bit more flavor to your air-fried zucchini, try this recipe. The zucchini fries are coated in crispy crumby cheesy deliciousness but they’re still nice and healthy!
There are instructions on how to bake these in the oven as well in case you don’t have an air fryer.
If you’ve never heard of zucchini noodles before this might be pretty mind-blowing but yes – you can make noodles with zucchini. It’s pretty magical!
15. Zucchini Lasagna
Here’s another one for the pasta lovers. This zucchini lasagna has slices of zucchini layered inside, with ground beef, cheese, and other tasty ingredients as well. The finished dish looks beautiful!
How does dipping a buttery piece of toast into a thick zucchini soup sound? It sounds pretty good to me! This is a great recipe for using up a lot of zucchini as you’ll need around 2 pounds to make it.
17. Zucchini Tots
These zucchini tots are similar to the cheesy zucchini bites above, with some minor differences. If you like onion, definitely give these a try!
These zucchini meatballs are completely vegetarian and they look amazing. You can eat them on their own, or served over something like the zucchini noodles we featured above.
I love this idea. You empty out a big zucchini, and then fill it with delicious ingredients like cheese, garlic, breadcrumbs, tomatoes, pine nuts, and more zucchini! It’s a fun to eat recipe that’s also beautiful to look at.
I’m a big fan of mac and cheese so this recipe just had to make the list. It’s packed with two different kinds of cheese!! Need I say more?
With zucchini being delicious, easy to grow, and abundant in the summertime, you should be able to try out quite a few of these tasty zucchini recipes throughout the year! Especially if you freeze some!
What’s your favorite way to use zucchini in the kitchen? Are you going to try any of the recipes above? Leave a comment below!
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