Keep this list of fresh-from-the-garden zucchini recipes for your harvest this year!
When zucchinis come in, they come in, it seems like they all come in at one time! In the South we caution gardeners to lock their doors during the summer, otherwise people will break in and leave their excess zucchini!
How to Grow Zucchini
Zucchini, a type of squash, is incredibly easy to grow and if you’re looking to supplement your grocery budget, zucchini is the way to go! One plant can produce between three and nine pounds of food.
While they need some space, they can easily be grown in containers.
Zucchini, bananas, and sourdough starter discard. A Together, these three make one heck of a soft and fluffy muffin that tastes like it was planned rather than a hail mary to save ingredients from spoiling. A healthy summer muffin!
Zucchini ribbon salad is a delicious side dish, made with ribbons of fresh garden zucchini, and crumbled feta cheese, then brightened up with lemon and mint. Add some chicken and serve is as a main dish.
Herbed Zucchini and Vegetable Pancakes are perfect for brunch, party appetizers, or a side dish. Top them with Smoked Salmon and Lemon Chive Cream for an elegant appetizer. It's one of my favorite recipes!
Chocolate zucchini bread is more like a cake that is rich and decadent and you’d never guess there’s loads of zucchini inside! This healthy zucchini bread is simple to make and sure to please the entire family!
This easy zucchini casserole is made with fresh zucchini and ground beef with a bit of spice to make a wonderful dinner idea. This easy meal idea is a wonderful way to celebrate the season and it comes together in minutes.
With freshly grated zucchini, apple sauce, vanilla, and allspice, this deliciously easy-to-make healthy vegan zucchini bread can be enjoyed for breakfast, snack, or even dessert. It’s moist and satisfying without being overly sweet.
These sautéed zucchini are budget-friendly and super easy and quick to make. If you have some fresh zucchini, a little bit of garlic, and some olive oil on hand, you can prepare this healthy side dish in just a few minutes.
This vegetarian Zucchini Pea and Ricotta Slice is a delicious reinvention of the traditional Zucchini Slice. Packed with flavour and bursting with veggies this makes a fantastic non sandwich lunchbox recipe or a quick and simple weeknight meal.
This is such easy, healthy comfort food! You don’t even have to pre-cook the quinoa – just mix up the yummy quinoa base right in your baking dish, then top with sausage-filled, stuffed zucchini boats! Even better – you can prep it almost entirely ahead!
If you love zucchini bread, you’ve gotta try our decadent Almond Joy Zucchini Cake! It’s moist and tender, and full of the almond, coconut and chocolate flavors you love in Almond Joy candy bars! Nutritious enough for an afternoon snack, but indulgent enough for dessert!
This creamy zucchini pasta recipe is made with spiralized zucchini noodles and fettuccine noodles. It has a rich, decadent sauce made from cream, butter, and lemon that’s brightened up with fresh herbs.
This shaved zucchini salad recipe combines lemon, goat cheese, microgreens, and toasted pine nuts for an exquisite and luscious side dish. It’s zesty and flavorful, while showcasing some of the best summer vegetables.
These Mexican Stuffed Zucchini Boats are so delicious and packed with flavor! They are so healthy and super easy to make. Top them with your favorite Mexican toppings to make them a meal everyone will love!
These easy Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies are a great way to use shredded zucchini! The cinnamon, brown sugar, milk chocolate and zucchini are a perfect blend, creating the ultimate soft and healthy zucchini cookie
Have your perogy fix and healthy food too! These quick and easy, gluten-free, low-fat and Weight Watchers friendly Pierogi Zucchini boats are loaded with flavour and healthy benefits but low on calories and fat! They are only 4 WW points each on the blue plan!
Spiralized Zucchini Caprese Salad is a totally delicious and super simple dish of garden grown zucchini, sweet cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella pearls, drizzled with herby basil pesto, and served with roasted whole garlic cloves. It’s gluten free, low carb, and vegetarian, and did I mention this salad is absolutely perfect for summertime.
Double chocolate zucchini muffins are rich, moist and loaded with flavour. Made with healthier ingredients, these muffins are free from butter and refined sugars, making them a perfect lunchbox snack or quick breakfast.
Simple, affordable and super delicious, this zucchini and bacon slice makes a quick and tasty dinner or lunchbox addition. Freezer friendly and perfect eaten hot or cold, this easy one-bowl recipe uses basic pantry staples and only takes 10 minutes to prepare!
Sausage Stuffed Zucchini is a great dish to make on the grill using fresh summer zucchini! Zucchini cups are filled with a delicious blend of sausage, onions and cheese for one of the most delicious summer meals!
Kolokythokeftedes (pr. ko-lo-kee-tho-ke-FTE-thes) are Greek fried patties made of grated zucchini (called kolokythia in Greek), as well as other herbs depending on preference, flour, bread crumbs and egg to bind the mixture together.
An easy one-pan zucchini frittata is a healthy vegetarian meal idea for breakfast, brunch, and midweek dinner that your family will love. Prepared in an iron cast skillet, this easy and healthy frittata recipe is low carb, gluten-free, and dairy-free.
You can usually find a quick bread on my counter for snacks or breakfast. I recently had zucchini I needed to use up. This one bowl chocolate chip zucchini bread is a variation of a recipe I found in my Mom’s collection.
Fresh zucchini, squash, onions and tomatoes cooked up with sweet corn and green chilies then topped with crumbled, salty queso fresco, this Calabacitas Recipe (Calabacitas Con Queso) is incredibly easy to make in under 30 minutes!
Instant Pot Zucchini Bread – Perfectly soft and moist, chocolaty fudge like zucchini bread is a favorite summertime classic. Ideal for breakfast, snack or dessert. This instant pot zucchini bread recipe is vegan and gluten free.
This delicious one skillet zucchini corn bacon casserole pairs well with your favorite grilled meats but is also hearty enough to stand alone as a light summer dinner. It comes together quickly and easily in a single skillet for easy cleanup. The whole family will approve of this blue ribbon recipe!
Need a quick and easy dinner? These chicken drumsticks are baked in the oven with loads of veggies for a hands-off, weeknight friendly meal the whole family will love. Have dinner on the table in 50 minutes - with just 10 minuts of prep.
My best zucchini burgers are loaded with chickpeas and zucchini and make a delicious homemade zucchini burger for cooking in the air fryer. Even better these zucchini burgers are vegan, vegetarian and plant based.
Delicious crispy zucchini fries cooked in the air fryer and served with a Greek Tzatziki Dip. Totally healthy, these Zucchini fries will be a guilt free veggie French Fries alternative in the air fryer.
Zucchini boats are a fun and easy way to enjoy your favorite bolognese (or lasagna flavors) in a clever, delicious, and veggie-packed presentation! These are SO easy you'll have dinner on the table in no time.
Zucchini Noodles & Broccoli With Peanut Sauce is an easy recipe for a vegetarian dinner. Zucchini noodles, broccoli and cherry tomatoes are coated in a silky peanut sauce and topped with crunchy scallions and peanuts! Our broccoli zucchini pasta is a perfect Meatless Monday dinner or side dish to your favorite meal!
Baked Zucchini Fries, a healthy alternative to french fries, bake in the oven with a crispy Parmesan panko coating that both kids and adults will love! Seasoned panko breadcrumbs combine with Parmesan cheese for a delicious crunch you won’t be able to resist!
Incredibly creamy and easy vegan corn chowder soup recipe is ready in under 30 minutes. This smoky corn chowder is made of corn, zucchini, bell peppers, potatoes, coconut milk and millet. Perfect soup for early fall!