If you’re looking for new ways to cook with zucchini, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve compiled this list of thirty five fabulous easy Zucchini Recipes for you to try.
Whether you’re just looking for something new to do with your favorite summer squash, or trying to find low-carb alternatives to classic recipes, we’ve got you covered!
From soups and casseroles, to skillet meals and various zucchini boats, there’s so much variety to choose from.
Cook your way through all, and you’ll never wonder “what to cook with zucchini?” again!
1. Mediterranean Zucchini Boats
Zucchini boats are a cute and creative way to make zucchini, so we’re starting off this list with these Mediterranean zucchini boats. They’re a low-carb way to enjoy your favorite protein stuffing, and they aren’t just healthy – they’re gorgeous!
2. Crustless Ham and Swiss Quiche
Quiche – that fluffy, delicious and elegant staple of French cuisine. So versatile in filling variations, this one has zucchini along with ham and swiss. Oh, and it’s also crustless!
3. Zucchini Carrot Salad with Catalina Dressing
This zucchini carrot salad with catalina dressing recipe is delicious and unique. It’s covered with toasted almond slivers and fresh mint leaves, and it tastes great!
4. Zucchini Lasagna Rolls Ups
These zucchini lasagna roll ups swap the lasagna noodles for zucchini. It makes the dish low in carbs, and you won’t even miss the noodles because of how good it tastes! It works great if you’re looking to feed a crowd, or if you just want leftovers!
5. Zucchini Fritters
Zucchini fritters are a wonderful way to make zucchini while still mixing things up! They’re crispy patties that are filled with shredded squash, garlic, and fresh herbs. It takes only minutes to put together, and it makes a great side dish.
6. Korean Beef Zucchini Noodles
Traditional Korean beef bowls – but with zoodles! This Korean beef zucchini noodles recipe is healthier and lighter than the original, while still maintaining the yummy flavor and feel of the classic. You won’t regret making it!
7. Baked Zucchini Fries
Looking for something crispy and crunchy? Try these baked zucchini fries! They pair great with a variety of sauces, including a zesty honey mustard sauce. The breading of the fries is made using flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs.
8. How to Make Zoodles (Without a Spiralizer)
Contrary to popular belief, you can easily make zoodles without a spiralizer! You can use a mandoline, a potato peeler, or a box grater to make them. This also covers how to cook the zoodles, so if you’re new to zoodles, check this out!
9. Corn and Zucchini Chowder
If you’ve never used zucchini in a chowder before, you’re missing out! It uses corn that’s light and fresh, as well as, of course, zucchini! The two vegetables pair very well, and they are a match made for each other.
10. Grilled Zucchini
As you’re probably aware, grilling things is a great way to bring out the flavor, which is why we recommend this grilled zucchini. Zucchini is surprisingly versatile, and grilling it helps bring out all of its flavors. You can make it as a main dish or as a side.
11. Zucchini Fettuccine Alfredo
This zucchini fettuccine alfredo uses a healthier version of the original sauce. It’s made using grilled zucchini, pine nuts, and cherry tomatoes. It makes for a great light alternative to the original, and will become one of your favorite zucchini recipes!
12. Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles
Sometimes, you just want something that’s easy and simple, and that’s exactly what this lemon garlic butter shrimp with zucchini noodles recipe is. Despite the long name, it’s easy to make, and it’s sure to impress the whole family.
13. Roasted Parmesan Zucchini and Tomatoes
This roasted parmesan zucchini and tomatoes recipe is quick, easy, healthy, and delicious! All you need to make it is a sheet pan, and you can make it in under thirty minutes. Trust us, your whole family will surely love it!
14. Mexican Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Zucchini boats – Mexican style! These Mexican stuffed zucchini boats are loaded with seasoned beef, beans, and vegetables. They’re easy to make, and packed with marvelous Mexican flavors. They’re a breeze to make, and they make a great healthy meal!
15. Cheesy Zucchini Casserole
True to its name, this cheesy zucchini casserole is indeed cheesy. It’s packed with fresh zucchini and cheddar cheese, and it’s easy and creamy, and it makes a delicious, low carb dinner that will impress even the pickiest of eaters!
16. Thai Peanut Chicken & Zucchini Noodle Bowls
These Thai peanut chicken and zucchini noodle bowls are quick and easy to make, healthy, and incredibly tasty. You can make it in only thirty minutes, and it’s the perfect way to introduce someone to the world of zucchini.
17. Zucchini Casserole
This zucchini casserole will knock your socks off! It’s a sautéed squash tossed in a creamy sauce that pairs great well with zucchini! It uses plenty of cheese, and it’s covered in cracker crumbs. It’s a great side dish to make ahead of time!
18. Summer Corn Zucchini White Bean Soup
Just because it’s a summer-themed recipe doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it year-round! This summer corn zucchini white bean soup is easy to make, and totally delicious. So sit back, relax, and enjoy a bowl of this zucchini soup!
19. Zucchini Pizza Crust Recipe
Making healthy, gluten-free, and keto-friendly pizza crust can be challenging. Luckily for you, this zucchini pizza crust recipe will save the day! It’s a great way to use up leftover zucchini, it holds up well, and it can be covered in any toppings you like!
20. Grilled Zucchini Salad with Corn and Tomatoes
Another fantastic salad on our list is this grilled zucchini salad with corn and tomatoes. It’s tossed in a lemon dressing to keep things zesty. It’s also fresh, healthy, refreshing, and easy to make. You’re totally going to love it!
21. Zucchini Tortillas
If you’re looking for a low-carb tortilla, these zucchini tortillas are perfect for you! The taco shell is nice and soft, and it’s a great way to use some leftover zucchini if you’re wanting to have a taco Tuesday night with family.
22. Zucchini Stir Fry
As you might know, we love stir fry recipes, so we had to include this zucchini stir fry! It’s a fast, healthy dinner that can be made in under twenty five minutes – and it tastes awesome! It’s also super flexible, and it works great with any protein you want.
23. Easy Zucchini Chickpea Curry
When a recipe has the word “easy” in it, you know it’s gonna be easy, and this zucchini chickpea curry totally is! And the dish doesn’t just taste good, it’s also vegan, so you can share it and enjoy it with everyone you know.
24. Low Carb Chicken Zucchini Enchilada Bake
Zucchini is a great way to make things low carb, and this low carb chicken zucchini enchilada bake definitely does a great job at using it! It’s filled with layers of creamy goodness, and it uses great ingredients like beans, cheese, chicken, zucchini, and a homemade enchilada sauce.
25. Chicken Enchilada Zucchini Boats
As you’ve seen, zucchini boats are a clever way to make low-carb recipes, and they’re a clever way to use zucchini. These chicken enchilada zucchini boats are flavorful, delicious, and creative! The classic tortilla won’t be missed!
26. Summer Vegetable Gratin
Another summer recipe you’ll be wanting to eat year round is this summer vegetable gratin. It’s layered with onions and garlic, and it’s covered in a mix of buttery breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese – making a perfect gratin!
27. Easy Turkey & Zucchini Skillet
These easy turkey and zucchini skillet is fabulous! It uses bell peppers, turkey, zucchini, onions, spinach, garlic, and a ton of seasonings. Despite all the ingredients, it is easy to make, and it’s a simple one pot skillet meal.
28. Cheesy Chicken Zucchini Casserole
If you like your casseroles creamy, you need to try this creamy chicken zucchini casserole. It’s cheesy, but it’s also unbelievably creamy. It uses a chopped chicken breast, tender zucchini, juicy corn, and it’s covered in mozzarella cheese.
29. Chicken and Zucchini Basil Pesto Tortellini
Looking for something Mediterranean-style? Try this chicken and zucchini basil pesto tortellini! It’s filled with a rainbow of colors thanks to the zucchini, chicken, cherry tomatoes, and tortellini. It’s all tossed in a basil pesto to bring the whole thing together.
30. Sauteed Zucchini
Sautéing food is a great way to spice things up, and that holds true with this tasty sautéed zucchini. It’s a savory and hearty vegetable side dish that can pair well with pretty much any dinner! It’s cooked with garlic and herbs, and some tomatoes, and then topped with a sprinkle of creamy melted cheese.
31. Rigatoni with Sausage, Tomatoes, and Zucchini
Pasta lovers – this one’s for you! This rigatoni with sausage, tomatoes, and zucchini recipe is fantastic! It makes a wonderful comfort food, and it’s great for when you’re tempted to eat out, but still want to stay home and save some money.
32. Peanut Chicken Zucchini Noodles
These peanut chicken zucchini noodles are amazing! It’s spectacularly flavorful, and it’s a healthy dinner that’s packed with protein, vegetables, and a delicious savory peanut sauce that you will fall in love with, and want to use in everything!
33. Chicken Zucchini Bake with Bacon
This chicken zucchini bake with bacon is a dinner that’s low in carbs, and packed with protein and vegetables! The chicken breasts are covered in two different cheeses, mozzarella and parmesan. Best of all, it’s gluten-free and easy to make!
34. Healthy Zucchini Tomato Italian Sausage Soup
Looking for something healthy? Try this healthy zucchini tomato Italian sausage soup. It’s delicious, nourishing, and filled with healthy vegetables. Everyone loves an easy to make and healthy soup, and you’ll definitely love this one.
35. Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Last but certainly not least, is this chocolate zucchini bread. Chocolate and zucchini might sound crazy, but once you try it, you’ll be convinced it’s great! It’s a decadent chocolate dessert, and you wouldn’t even know there was zucchini in it!
There you have it, thirty five delicious and easy zucchini recipes! Pin or bookmark this collection of great dishes so you always know where to find it.
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- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/8 cup ketchup
- 1/8 red wine vinegar
- 1/8 cup sugar
- 1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp hot sauce
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 medium zucchini
- 1 large carrot (note: thicker carrots are better for spiralizing)
- 1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl, whisk.
- Spiralize zucchini and carrot, put in salad bowl.
- Toast almond slices in ungreased pan over medium heat. Watch carefully so they don't burn.
- Toss salad wit generous amount of dressing, mint and almond slices.
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