Have you ever grown zucchini in your garden? A long hot summer with just the right amount of rain will create bundles of the veg. You can leave bags of zucchini at the front doors of all your neighbors and friends and still have leftovers! What to do? Head to the kitchen and create some of these delicious summer zucchini recipes!
Zucchini is an abundantly versatile summer vegetable. Dark emerald-green zucchini and cheerfully bright yellow squash are the most common of the summer squashes.
It’s mild in flavor and almost bland, due to its high-water content. This makes it a ready partner for a variety of pairings. One caveat is that it is sometimes necessary to cook out or salt the squash to remove some of the excess moisture before you can start on the actual recipe. Don’t skip this step or you may wind up with a watery mess.
Need help picking zucchini? When selecting your veg, look for smaller varieties as they tend to have a better ratio of firm flesh to soft interior seed pockets which tend to become soft and mushy when cooked.
Check out this recipe round up of some of our favorite zucchini recipes including zucchini as side dishes, egg-centric zucchini meals, zucchini as the main star, and desserts.
Shrimp With Zucchini Noodles and Lemon-Garlic Butter
Tender strips of zucchini pappardelle and sweet shrimp make a dinner in a flash that’s both healthy and delicious.
Chocolate Zucchini Bread
This zucchini bread is made with a whopping 4 cups of grated zucchini ensuring this chocolatey quick bread is rich, moist, and has a tender crumb.
Zucchini Tomato Quiche
Quiche is fantastic for lunch or a light supper in the heat of summer. This one is loaded with tomatoes and zucchini.
Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats
You won’t want to wait for Taco Tuesday when you taste these savory stuffed zucchini boats. Make these with ground turkey for an even healthier take on this meaty main.Continue to 5 of 11 below.
Cheesy Baked Zucchini Noodle Casserole
Zoodles are not pasta—never have been and never will be, but that doesn't mean they don't taste amazing. You won’t miss the carbs in this cheesy gluten free casserole.
Zucchini and Spinach Gratin
Bacon takes this version of a classic French vegetable gratin to the top. The key to success is to squeeze out as much moisture as you can from the zucchini and spinach.
Zucchini Feta Frittata
Packed with bright green tender shreds of grated zucchini, this dish can go from brunch table to picnic to dinner in a snap. You’re going to love the leftovers.
Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups
Think of these low carb zucchini roll-ups like lasagna, but without the pasta! You’ll need to precook it enough to roll it up and remove some of the moisture.Continue to 9 of 11 below.
Cheesy Zucchini Bites
Due to one of our favorite international coffee shops, egg bites have become a cultural phenomenon. Amp up your veggie intake with these Cheesy Zucchini Bites.
Lemon Rosemary Zucchini Bread
A touch of herbal notes from the rosemary and the zing of fresh lemon takes this zucchini bread over the top with flavor. You can easily make it in less than an hour.
Turkey Zucchini Burgers with Garlic Mayo
Turkey is a lean meat. Think of zucchini as your secret weapon to keep the burgers from drying out! A schemer of garlic mayo adds a bit of creaminess and an extra burst of flavor.