These simple zucchini recipes will take your veggie dishes to new heights! From noodles to meatballs to lasagna, zucchini is versatile, healthy, and so tasty!
With summer just around the corner, it’s time to switch out our shopping cart for fruits and vegetables that are fresh in season.
If you want some fun ways to use the squash of summer, then this list is for you.
I took some time to compile my all-time favorite zucchini recipes that just scream warm weather.
Sometimes we just need a little inspiration to whip up something amazing in the kitchen!
1. Zucchini Muffins
Say goodbye to dry and dense muffins and hello to your next favorite recipe!
Not only are these muffins fluffy, moist, and filling, they’re also incredibly healthy.
I recommend whipping up a batch of these for an amazing breakfast throughout the week.
These little treats are ideal to have at hand as a quick grab when you’re low on time and on the go.
2. Grilled Zucchini
Ahhhh… nothing says summer like juicy roasted zucchini straight off the grill.
These perfectly grilled zucchinis are both dairy-free and low-carb.
This is an ideal side dish for my keto-lovers, or anyone else looking for something on the low-cal side.
Simply season to your liking and enjoy!
3. Baked Parmesan Zucchini
Not only are they crispy and tender, they’re so addictive!
There is no better combination than zucchini and parmesan cheese.
The richness of the zucchini paired with the savory taste of the parmesan cheese is a match made in heaven!
Don’t believe me? Give this recipe a try the next time you’re looking for a quick and easy side dish.
4. Zucchini Chips
With an abundance of zucchini, it’s only right to find some creative recipes to use them all up!
Looking for a healthy alternative to potato chips? Then try out these thin and crispy oven baked zucchini chips.
Rather than snacking on processed food, these are one of my go-to treats.
They are irresistible and are super low-cal.
5. Zucchini Boats
Not only are these stuffed zucchini boats incredibly tasty, they’re also surprisingly filling.
Filled with Italian turkey sausage, summer veggies, and a mix of different cheeses, these are sure to wow even the pickiest eater!
Here’s the catch… this recipe takes a bit of effort. However, the end result is worth the time!
6. Zucchini Meatballs
Get ready to have your favorite meatballs, just without the meat! While I know it might sound a little crazy, it’s actually life-changing.
This versatile recipe can be served with pasta, rice, or can even be added to a sub sandwich. They taste just as good as the real thing!
These baked zucchini meatballs will be the latest addition to your go-to meals.
7. Zucchini Tots
These zucchini tots are an amazing way to sneak in some veggies without anyone noticing. This kid-friendly recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Since the recipe is packed with a blend of different cheeses, you won’t be able to taste the zucchini at all!
These are awesome to serve as an appetizer the next time you have guests coming over or are looking for something to snack on.
8. Zucchini Noodles
Get ready to fill your plate with zoodles!
This fun recipe is perfect to try out the next time you’re getting a little tired of plain old noodles.
Who needs the added preservatives, calories, and carbs? Not me!
Pair the zucchini noodles with a rich and creamy sauce for the ultimate experience.
This recipe is basically a dupe for Alfredo pasta, but it’s much healthier.
9. Zucchini Lasagna
The next time you’re invited to a cookout with absolutely no clue what to bring, I have just the recipe for you.
This zucchini lasagna is gluten-free and completely keto-friendly for my health lovers.
Ditch the carbs for thinly-sliced layers of zucchini covered in tomato sauce, fresh mushrooms, and ground beef.
Drizzle with a layer of cheese and you’re good to go!
Pro tip: Leave out the ground beef for a vegan alternative.
10. Zucchini Fritters
Don’t be scared to get your hands dirty with this amazing recipe.
These zucchini fritters are incredibly easy to make with only four core ingredients: flour, eggs, scallions, and you guessed it, zucchini!
The secret to truly enjoying this tasty meal is by making a rich sauce to spread on top.
Whether it’s a roasted garlic aioli, tahini yogurt dip, or sour cream glaze, the options are endless.
11. Zucchini Salad
This fresh and light zucchini salad is made up of 10 ingredients and is one of my summer classics.
If ripe zucchini paired with rich pine nuts and fresh basil sounds amazing, then give this recipe a try!
The hidden secret to this scrumptious recipe is the lemon vinaigrette drizzled on top.
12. Zucchini Pesto
If your garden is anything like mine and is overflowing with ripe zucchinis, then this recipe is for you.
A zucchini pesto is always important to have on hand for spicing up boring recipes.
It’s ideal paired with pasta, spread on a sandwich, or as a dip for veggies.
Don’t be scared to whip up a huge batch of this amazing pesto and store it in the freezer.
13. Zucchini Pasta with Tomato Sauce
It’s seriously time to ditch the plain old pasta filled with gluten and calories for this amazing alternative.
Be sure to add in some fresh garlic and any herbs you have in your kitchen to truly bring the dish together.
Feel free to add a protein source into the mix!
14. Zucchini Soup
A warm bowl of zucchini soup is the epitome of comfort food on those days when you need an extra hug. With only 5 ingredients, it’s sure to keep you satisfied!
This yummy recipe is not only incredibly filling, but super creamy, as the final product is pureed into a smooth texture.
Drizzle your soup with some olive oil, parmesan cheese, and black pepper for an amazing meal.
15. Zucchini Pie
This amazing pie is filled with so many other ingredients that you’ll barely be able to taste the zucchini.
The mozzarella and parmesan cheese are definitely the show stoppers, as they overpower even the strongest vegetable.
The best part is the recipe still holds all of the amazing nutrients of zucchini, but it tastes sinful!
16. Zucchini Puttanesca
This recipe is super fun to make the next time you’re looking for a lighter alternative to pasta.
Filled with tomatoes, garlic, olives, and basil, you’ll love it. Trust me, it tastes just like a fresh plate of pasta from your favorite restaurant.
This is a perfect recipe to recreate if you’re looking to wow your friends with your amazing cooking skills.
17. Zucchini Pizza Boats
This recipe is a perfect activity for the family to make since everyone can customize their own personalized zucchini pizza boat.
Simply chop a bunch of fresh veggies and grate some cheese for a fun meal.
This will get the kids in the kitchen getting their hands dirty. While I guarantee a mess will be made, at least everyone will be helping out!
This recipe is a more nutritious alternative to pizza by using zucchini as the base of the dish.
18. Zucchini Pizza Crust
It’s time to stay low on the carbs with summer just around the corner!
This amazing zucchini pizza crust is made with almond flour and is both gluten-free and paleo-friendly.
This is one of my go to recipes, since you can always switch out your toppings for a completely new dish.
Be sure to take your own spin on the dish to fit your taste.
19. Parmesan Zucchini and Corn
This dish is filled with so many nutrients and only takes 10 minutes to make. It’s jam packed with rich flavors that accentuate one another effortlessly.
I guarantee that this dish will have you falling in love with zucchini all over again!
20. Asian Zucchini Noodles
These Asian zucchini noodles are something new that everyone in your household will love!
This recipe is bursting with ingredients such as fresh ginger, sesame seeds, and cashews.
While the recipe recommends the dish as an appetizer, simply add a protein source to make it a real meal.
21. Zucchini Pizza Bites
If you’re not sold on zucchini pizza bites, neither was I! Yet when I finally gave this recipe a try, I was hooked.
The thinly sliced zucchini paired with ripe tomato sauce and pepperoni was everything I ever needed.
The best part of this recipe is it’s absolutely adorable and kid-friendly. It’s safe to say that mini-pizza bites are the key to anyone’s heart!
22. Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups
This recipe is a fun take on traditional lasagna.
Let the tomato sauce, cheese, and fresh herbs take center stage in this amazing dish that you’re sure to love!
The next time you want to try something new, give this recipe a go.
23. Veggie Zucchini Roll Ups
Is it safe to say that the prettier the recipe, the better it tastes?
Try out these adorable veggie zucchini roll ups the next time you’re looking for an appetizer to serve your guests.
Not only is this recipe perfect for adults, but also for kids looking for something to snack on.
The crunchiness of the veggies paired with savory cream cheese is sure to satisfy even the pickiest eaters!
24. Zucchini Risotto
If you’re anything like me, you’re always looking for fun ways to sneak zucchini into your meals.
The creaminess of risotto paired with freshly grated parmesan cheese mixes beautifully with thin slices of zucchini without overpowering the dish.
This classic recipe will leave you feeling like you just enjoyed an amazing meal in Italy!
25. Zucchini Enchiladas
In the mood for something cheesy? This one’s for you!
This recipe is a super fun spin on Mexican enchiladas without the added carbs.
Between the Monterey Jack and spicy enchilada sauce, you’ll taste every flavor.
While this recipe is filled with zucchini, our favorite vegetable is able to fly under the radar without stealing the show.
26. Zucchini Waffles
Still looking for ways to sneak in some zucchini into your favorite recipe? Try out zucchini waffles!
With only five ingredients, these savory zucchini waffles will leave you feeling full and happy.
Made with only zucchini, onion, eggs, mozzarella cheese, and parmesan cheese, you might just already have the ingredients in your kitchen!
27. Grilled Zucchini Pizza
Making grilled zucchini pizza is one of my favorite activities to do with the family.
It lets everyone come together to make a delicious meal and spend some quality time together.
Rather than slaving away in the kitchen alone, call up your loved ones and have some fun.
Feel free to add your most loved toppings into the mix and try something new. This is a perfect recipe that lets everyone show off their personality!
28. Zucchini Fries
If you’re not sold on zucchini fries, hear me out!
This amazing treat is perfect for the next time you’re craving fries, without the baggage.
This finger food is filled with flavor. The crunchiness of the bread crumbs mixed with the softness of the zucchini is a life-changing combo!
Don’t forget to whip up a sauce to dip these bad boys into.
29. Tomato Zucchini Tart
A fresh tart is one of the best recipes to make with summer veggies.
While a tomato zucchini tart might sound a little complex to make, it’s totally not!
Simply fill your crust with fresh zucchini, tomato, and goat cheese, and let the flavors do the rest of the work.
If you’re looking to truly impress with this dish, add some fresh basil once it’s out of the oven!
30. Zucchini Ribbon Salad
There is nothing better than a summer fresh salad filled with zucchini, pine nuts, and fresh parmesan cheese.
Be sure to add a creamy lemon dressing on top to bring the dish to life!
This recipe is super easy to make and is ideal for those lazy days where you don’t know what to whip up.
More importantly, this recipe is a great way to use up all of those extra zucchinis growing in the garden.
31. Zucchini Tacos
The truth is, you can incorporate zucchini in any recipe that you can think of.
Getting tired of your overdone taco recipe? Simply throw in some zucchinis and switch it up.
This recipe only takes 30 minutes to make and has a southern flair to it.
You can add your most loved toppings or opt for following the recipe I included.
Heads up! This recipe is filled with a ton of spices to give it that extra kick.
32. Greek Yogurt Zucchini Bread
Is there anything better than a lazy Sunday morning going to the farmer’s market and then coming home to bake some amazing bread?
This Greek yogurt zucchini bread will have everyone gathering in the kitchen as the delicious smell fills the house.
If baking bread is a little bit out of your comfort zone, don’t sweat it! This recipe is super easy to follow and requires minimal work.
33. Zucchini Oatmeal Cookies
Looking to make fresh bakery cookies in your own kitchen? Then keep on reading!
Nothing beats fresh cookies, and this recipe proves exactly that.
At first, the idea of zucchini cookies absolutely terrified me. Yet once I gave this recipe a try, I was addicted.
Don’t believe me? Make it yourself and prepare to be amazed.
34. Lemon Zucchini Cupcakes
Don’t run away yet! This recipe is a game changer that’s simple to make.
The tanginess of the lemon completely overpowers the zucchini for an amazing treat.
As a bonus, you’ll still be able to get the nutritional value of the zucchini hidden behind all the goodness!
35. Zucchini Banana Bread
This recipe is one of my family’s favorites, as it’s simply a spin on banana bread.
The zucchini subtly adds moisture to the loaf, without overpowering it at all.
This is an awesome recipe to try out the next time you’re looking for a way to use over-ripe bananas.
36. Chocolate Zucchini Bread
You’ll adore this one if you’re a chocolate-lover!
While zucchini and chocolate might sound like a frightening combination, let me explain.
This recipe is so sweet, you won’t even believe that it has any vegetables in it.
You won’t feel guilty enjoying this rich chocolate zucchini bread, as it’s packed with a ton of nutrients!
37. Zucchini Brownies
These zucchini brownies are sure to become your favorite dessert in no time.
If you’re looking to put your skills to the test in the kitchen, then definitely try out this recipe!
Want to make things more fun? Give a few of these brownies to your friends and get their reaction.
I guarantee that they won’t believe you when you tell them they’re made from zucchini!
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