Here are 30 Best Zucchini Recipes that are healthy, flavorful and not boring! Whether you are looking for baked zucchini recipes, vegetarian zucchini recipes, zucchini soups, zucchini salads, grilled zucchini, or zucchini bread recipes, or entire meals made out of zucchini, you’ll find some new inspiration here!
Zucchini has many uses in the kitchen and can be treated in many creative ways! Spiralize it, grill, bake, saute, roast, stir-fry, pickle, or shave thinly into a salad, use these zucchini recipe ideas as a jumping-off point for your own beautiful creations. We will be rolling out a few more gems in the coming weeks!
Baked Zucchini Recipes
Here is a selection of zucchini recipes that are baked or roasted. Savory or sweet, you’ll love these fun options!
Simple Baked Zucchini with Pecorino and basil- a delicious side dish that highlights summer zucchini! Crispy, and flavorful!
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Baked Quinoa with Zucchini, Corn and Feta, topped with a fresh Tomato Relish. A healthy, easy vegetarian dinner recipe, perfect for summer!
A simple recipe for Tomato Zucchini Gratin with breadcrumbs, parmesan and fresh basil. A quick and easy vegetarian side dish featuring summer zucchini!
Roasted Sheet-Pan Ratatouille-with zucchini, peppers, eggplant, and tomatoes. Make a big batch on Sunday then serve it over soft creamy polenta, pasta, quinoa, rice, or toast during the busy workweek.
This healthy wholesome zucchini bread is tender and full of flavor. Made with whole wheat pastry flour and coconut sugar with a touch of orange and rosemary, packing a whole pound of zucchini in one loaf!
A savory recipe for Zucchini Lasagna made without pasta or noodles for a low-carb, keto version of one of our favorite meals. Vegetarian-adaptable! This highly adaptable zucchini recipe is one of my all-time favorites!
This Baked Zucchini Tian is my Egyptian father’s recipe. It is seasoned with Middle Eastern spices and is really lovely. Simple and flavorful, a tasty side dish that reminds me of home.
Zucchini Cornbread! Classic Corn Bread gets upgraded with the addition of zucchini, Mexican spices, fresh corn and sharp cheddar cheese, baked in a skillet. A cozy side to stews, soups and chili and a great way to use up zucchini!
Baked Zucchini with Garlicky Parmesan Bread Crumbs– a simple easy zucchini side dish recipe that is baked in the oven. Kid-friendly and Gluten-free adaptable!
Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins with Dried Cherries hint of spice and are richly satisfying -a delicious treat with a bit of healthy tucked inside!
These Zucchini Rolls with Spinach and Basil are as tasty as they are beautiful. Bake in marinara sauce and top with optional smoked mozzarella cheese.
Baked Stuffed Squash Blossoms (Dolmas Style!) with ground lamb (or vegan ground meat), basmati rice and fragrant Middle Eastern spices- a simple delicious appetizer or light summer meal.
Zucchini Recipes on the Stove
These zucchini recipes come together quickly and easily and can be made on the stovetop!
This flavorful meal is one of our favorites! Fregola with Corn, Zucchini and Basil, sprinkled with pecorino. A fast and easy Italian-inspired meal that comes together in 30 minutes. (Fregola is a type of pasta- feel free to sub orzo pasta!)
Our most popular Zucchini recipe on the blog to date, these Greek-style, Zucchini Fritters with dill, feta and Tzatziki Sauce, a simple easy way to use up summer squash and zucchini! Healthy and light!
Sauteed Zucchini Ribbons with lemon zest, garlic and chili flakes. A quick and easy zucchini side dish- delicious with grilled protein for dinner. Keep it vegan or jazz it up with cheese!
These Korean-inspired Zucchini Scallion Pancakes are a simple tasty treat! No-fuss preparation and ready to serve in minutes. Packed with zucchini and scallions, held together with rice flour and eggs, heavy on the veggies. Seasoned with gochujang pepper chili paste and a touch of rice wine, they are filled with savory flavor.
A simple delicious recipe for Kung Pao Zucchini over noodles or rice. Fast and flavorful this zucchini recipe is vegan and gluten-free adaptable!
Here’s a quick and simple recipe for Easy Zucchini Pasta. Grated zucchini melts into a flavorful succulent sauce, perfect for cradling linguini or your favorite pasta! Enhanced with lemon, black pepper and garlic you’ll have dinner on the table in 30 minutes! Vegan and gluten-free adaptable.
A fast and healthy dinner- Zucchini, Corn and Basil Stirfry topped with your choice of shrimp, tofu or chicken. Simple and adaptable. Vegan, Gluten-free!
Zucchini Curry is a delightful dish made with Thai red curry paste and coconut milk. It’s a quick and easy dinner – the perfect meal for end-of-summer produce. Make this with chicken breast or Crispy Tofu.
These flavorful vegan Zucchini Quesadillas are made of zucchini and summer squash and their blossoms, vegan cashew cheese and served up with a flavorful Poblano Salsa. So much flavor here!
A simple healthy recipe for Zucchini Cakes with Jalapeño and Lime, topped with Chipotle Aioli. Serve this with a leafy green salad for a flavorful vegetarian meal!
Grilled Zucchini Recipes
Turn grilled zucchini into the most delicious dip! This luscious Zucchini Hummus is perfect for dipping pita bread, chips or veggies- a flavorful dip similar to baba ganoush but with zucchini instead of eggplant!
Zucchini Soup Recipes
Curried Zucchini Soup with ginger and mint. A fast and easy vegan-adaptable zucchini recipe that is healthy and flavorful.
Farmers Market Vegetable Soup– a simple healthy vegan soup that is easy to make and loaded with vegetables- zucchini, summer squash, green beans, carrots or use what you have! a great way to use up all those farmers market veggies! Great for Sunday meal prep!
A quick and easy Zucchini Basil Soup, with a lusciously smooth texture. Keep it vegan or swirl in a little yogurt at the end. Easy and fast!
Zucchini Salad Recipes
Mediterranean Farro Salad with Marinated Zucchini & Chickpeas, fresh herbs and optional feta, tossed a simple lemony dressing- a delicious zucchini recipe perfect for summer.
Summer Pasta Salad w/ Grilled Zucchini, Corn and Cilantro Pesto is made with gluten-free rice noodles, loaded with healthy summer veggies, and then tossed in the most flavorful Cilantro Pesto…. deliciously addicting! Vegan and Gluten-free!
Preserve summer’s bounty with these quick pickled summer squash and zucchini! A tasty addition to sandwiches and burgers!
Well, after scrolling down, I hope you found a few new ways to treat all that zucchini you have growing in your garden! It is such an adaptable vegetable, easily dressed up or dressed down.
Please tell us your favorite way to cook up summer zucchini in the comments below so we can all have some new inspiration! I often find great ideas from you, so please share!
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Here are our 30 Best Zucchini Recipes that are healthy, flavorful and not boring! Whether you are looking for baked zucchini recipes, vegetarian zucchini recipes, zucchini soups, zucchini salads, grilled zucchini, or zucchini bread recipes, or entire meals made out of zucchini, you’ll find some new inspiration here! ( Baked Zucchini)
- 4–5 medium zucchini, sliced into 1/3 inch thick disks (about 5 cups)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder, or 2 finely minced cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon Aleppo Chili Flakes (or regular chili flakes )
- 1/4 cup finely grated pecorino cheese (or sub parmesan or asiago)
- 6–8 torn basil leaves
- Preheat oven to 425F
- Slice the zucchini into 1/3 inch disks. Place in a bowl and drizzle with the olive oil, sprinkle with salt, garlic powder, pepper and optional chili flakes. Place in a single layer on a parchment-lined sheet pan. Lightly sprinkle each slice with 1/3 teaspoon grated pecorino.
- Bake in the oven 18 minutes, check, and if need be, rotate, or tent lightly with foil (if getting too dark) and continue baking 5-10 minutes until fork tender. You want tops nicely golden and crispy with tender middles.
- Place on a plater and scatter with the torn basil leaves. Enjoy!
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 122
- Sugar: 0.1 g
- Sodium: 500 mg
- Fat: 10.9 g
- Saturated Fat: 3.5 g
- Carbohydrates: 1.8 g
- Fiber: 0.4 g
- Protein: 5.1 g
- Cholesterol: 14.8 mg
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