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12 Delicious Zucchini Recipes (Slideshow)

12 Delicious Zucchini Recipes (Slideshow)

For when you need some zucchini inspiration

12 Delicious Zucchini Recipes

Zucchini is available year-round, but it’s best (and most plentiful) at the end of summer. We’re at the point in the season when farmers markets, grocery stores, and gardens are bursting with zucchini. The only problem is coming up with a way to use it all.

Zucchini “Noodles” with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Kristie Collado/The Daily Meal

This 5-minute dinner recipe comes from the Daily Meal’s own Cook Editor Kristie Collado. Thinly sliced garlic packs in flavor for an antioxidant-filled, healthy meal. Click here to see the recipe.

Healthy Crispy Breaded Zucchini & Squash

Serve these baked “fries” as healthy side dish for your family. Use panko breadcrumbs for an extra crispy outside without the deep-fryer. Click here to see the recipe.

Crispy Zucchini Sandwiches

Fried zucchini rounds are the base of this stacked sandwich. Simple enough to make on the fly, this recipe makes for a perfect passed appetizer or even side dish. Click here to see the recipe.

Zucchini Bread Muffins

These muffins are healthy single-serving breakfast breads that toe the line between sweet and savory. If you want to take this recipe into a sweeter territory, add in some chocolate chips or raisins. Click here to see the recipe.

Frittata di Zucchine al Forno (Baked Frittata with Zucchini)

An easily baked frittata that can serve as breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even a snack. Cook this frittata in a square baking pan for easy portioning. Click here to see the recipe.

Zucchini Pancakes

Instead of traditional potato pancakes, whip up a batch of zucchini pancakes. You still get the fried flavor you want, but with extra nutrition. Click here to see the recipe.

Zucchini Gazpacho with Grapes

Gazpacho is traditionally made with tomatoes, bread, and a bit of sherry vinegar. Switch up this summer soup with zucchini and sweet red grapes. Click here to see the recipe.

Fettuccine with Blue Cheese, Arugula, and Crispy Prosciutto

A healthy weeknight meal of whole wheat pasta and zucchini is complemented by rich flavors like blue cheese and prosciutto. Click here to see the recipe.

Bruschetta Chicken with Zucchini “Pasta”

You can never have too much zucchini “pasta.” Not only is it healthy, but zucchini pasta is just as fun to eat as the real thing. Click here to see the recipe.

Layered Ratatouille

An easy-to-prep version of the traditional vegetable stew; just boil some water for pasta and pop all of the vegetables into a baking dish, and dinner is ready. Click here to see the recipe.

Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Brownies

These brownies are an easy way to sneak some extra vegetables into the day. Need a gluten-free version? There’s a variation for that too. Click here to see the recipe.

Zucchini-Quinoa All-Week Enchiladas

Our healthier version of a go-to Mexican favorite will be a guaranteed hit with kids and pot-luck partners alike. Bonus: it can be made totally vegan by trading the Monterey Jack in for vegan soy cheese such as Daiya brand, and flour tortillas for corn tortillas. Click here to see the recipe.


Keto Zucchini Recipes – 12 Amazing Side Dishes

Zucchini is a delicious vegetable choice when following a low carb or keto diet. These 12 recipes make zucchini the star, are easy to make, and super delicious! Every recipe has less than 10 grams of carbs per serving and complete nutritional information.

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Zucchini, also known as courgette, is a perfect vegetable for those following low carb and keto diets. It’s very flavorful roasted or grilled with a little salt and pepper, but with the abundance of zucchini that comes our way every summer, that can get a little tiresome.

Thankfully, zucchini is super versatile and works well with so many different flavors as you will see in the delicious recipes below.

This collection of recipes ranges from comfort food, like gratins and baked roll ups, to lighter summer salads and even a zucchini-based dip. Most are gluten free, and quite a few are vegetarian. With such a variety, there is sure to be something for everyone.


Our 41 Best Zucchini Recipes for Using up All Your Darn Zucchini

Despite this lineup of bright, summery-looking zucchini recipes, the fruit (yes, fruit) has a sad, watery reputation. Well, actually, the watery bit is really a fact: zucchinis are 94% H2O. But the “sad” bit is straight up gossip. Just because zucchini is inexpensive and abundant and you probably have at least a few rolling around in the fridge at any time between June and September, shouldn’t imply it’s not a valuable or worthwhile ingredient. No matter which cook method you choose—grilled, roasted, zoodled, stewed into oblivion—these zucchini recipes all prove that sometimes the best things take time. (Also: thyme). And if you simply can’t be convinced, make a loaf of zucch bread and call it a day.


15 Delicious Fried Zucchini Recipes

If your garden is producing more zucchini than you can eat, I have some good news for you. Fried zucchini is absolutely divine! Oh&hellip. the flavor! One of my favorite ways to eat this overproductive vegetable. I just picked 3 more golden zucchini from the garden today and I&rsquom in the mood for crispy fried zucchini. So, I went on a hunt for fried zucchini recipes to find a new favorite. I&rsquom sharing my findings with you, so you can enjoy them too!

If you are berried in zucchini, you might want to freeze some of your zucchini or try one or more of these baked zucchini recipes.

Tools you&rsquoll need for fried zucchini recipes

You can always use what you have on hand in your kitchen drawers: a plain old knife and an old frying pan, etc.

But if you plant zucchini every year, and will be making all these fried zucchini recipes, you might as well make your life easier. Here are the tools that will make your life easiest when cooking zucchini.

  • mandoline slicer &ndash use this for perfectly sliced zucchini &ldquocoins&rdquo for frying. The mandoline slicer is also helpful for making zucchini strips (for making delicous appetizers).
  • fryer &ndash I prefer a good air fryer ( like this one ) to make the fries healthier
  • of course, if you&rsquod just rather fry then the classic way, buy a good frying pan ( this one has over 6500 great reviews ).
  • get a spiralizer : I promise it&rsquoll pay you back 10 times or more. Curly zucchini fries anyone? YUM!
  • foor processor &ndash for shredding your zucchini when you make fritter. I&rsquove had mine for serveral years and it saved my muscles many times. They no longer sell the model I have, but this one is very similar .

That&rsquos about it. You&rsquore now ready to make fried zucchini chips, fritters, and curly fries. If you haven&rsquot tried these, you must (I&rsquoll share my recipe in a few days).


9 Delicious Summer Zucchini Recipes

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9 Delicious Summer Zucchini Recipes for all the summer squash, no need to be inventive, come check out these recipes!

By the end of the day Friday, my second week of being sick with Bronchitis, I had had enough. The lack of energy and feeling weak nonstop, and the never ending cough and congestion, cooking was the last thing on my mind.

But I am a food blogger, and I was determined to not disappoint my readers and knew that I had to do something. On Tuesday, I actually attempted to make it to work and lasted until lunch at which time I excused myself to my boss and went home. Once at home I made myself comfortable in my pyjamas and sat my butt down in my recliner in front of the TV. As usual I was watching the food network channel which always makes me hungry. So I knew I had to do something.

I cooked! I made a tuna noodle casserole, which I will post sometime next week and share with you the recipe. Needless to say that took everything out of me and even though it’s a very easy recipe to make, I was still sick. Have you ever tried to cook something when you’re sick? It’s not easy trying not to cough on the food and always making sure your hands are clean and wash your hands every time you blow your nose.

I am hoping that this Bronchitis is coming to an end especially since it’s been a few days since I finished my antibiotics and secondly I’m tired of being tired. And this brings me to now. Still tired and lacking energy, here I am in front of my laptop, blogging because it’s what I love to do.

But I decided to change things up a bit on you today. Today I’m sharing with you 9 delicious summer zucchini recipes that I have previously posted here on Jo Cooks. These recipes are easy to make and perfect for all the summer zucchini you buy and never know what to do with.


Baked Parmesan Zucchini

Yield: 4 servings

prep time: 10 minutes

cook time: 20 minutes

total time: 30 minutes

Crisp, tender zucchini sticks oven-roasted to perfection. It’s healthy, nutritious and completely addictive!

Ingredients:

  • 4 zucchini, quartered lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a cooling rack with nonstick spray and place on a baking sheet set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine Parmesan, thyme, oregano, basil, garlic powder, salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Place zucchini onto prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with Parmesan mixture. Place into oven and bake until tender, about 15 minutes. Then broil for 2-3 minutes, or until crisp and golden brown.
  4. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

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Frequently Asked Zucchini Questions

Depending on the recipe you are preparing, you may want to peel the zucchini first, then trim off the ends and hold the end of the zucchini over the blades of a grater being careful as the zucchini reaches the bottom so you don't hurt yourself. You can use either a box, plank or even food processor.

Yes! You can definitely grate or prep the zucchini ahead of time. Keep it in a sealed air-tight container or plastic bag. I like to also add a paper towel to the plastic bag or container to help with any excess moisture from the zucchini. Properly stored, grated zucchini will last in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 5 days.


Zucchini Breads and Muffins:

Chocolate Zucchini Bread with Cream Cheese Filling
A rich chocolate loaf with a tangy ribbon of cream cheese running through the middle. Scrumptious!

Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread
This lightly spiced bread is made even more delicious with the addition of chocolate chips.

Pina Colada Zucchini Bread
Tropical flavors of pineapple and coconut make this a must try quick bread recipe.

Lemon Poppy Seed Zucchini Bread
Love lemon? Grate your zucchini and no one will ever guess that this delicious loaf is loaded with vegetables!

Pineapple Cranberry Zucchini Bread
With or without the nuts and craisins, this bread is moist and flavorful!

Cinnamon Chip Zucchini Muffins
One of my very favorite muffin recipes. If you’ve never baked with cinnamon chips before, you are missing out. My whole family loves these muffins.


Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Chocolate lovers go crazy for this tasty bread!

Lemon Lime Zucchini Muffins
I love the crunchy sugared almonds on top of these citrus flavored muffins. They are so moist and just seem to melt in your mouth!


Zucchini Boats and Stuffed Zucchini

It doesn’t get much better than cheesy Lasagna Stuffed Zucchini! These spinach and cheese stuffed zucchini boats are perfect for meatless Monday.

These Greek Zucchini Boats start with grilled zucchini that is then stuffed with quinoa, tomatoes and feta. They’re packed with flavor and nutritious ingredients.

These Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Zucchini Boats are a delicious, low carb way to enjoy chicken Parmesan.

These Zucchini Lasagna Boats are filled with cheese and a meaty red sauce. Scale the recipe up or down to serve your family.

Pizza Stuffed Zucchini Boats are a healthier way to enjoy the comfort food favorite.


The Zucchini Recipes That Are Taking Over Pinterest

Sayonara, spaghetti squash. Now, we&rsquore all about zucchini. Zucchini scones, zucchini boats, zucchini skins, zucchini pasta &mdash the zucchini recipes are seemingly endless, especially on Pinterest. And for good reason: We&rsquore currently smack dab in peak zucchini-growing season, which takes place from June through late August.

According to Google Trends, searches for zucchini recipes have been on the rise since May. More specifically, people have been searching for keto zucchini recipes (up 350 percent), zucchini spirals recipes (also up 350 percent), chocolate zucchini bread recipes (up 200 percent), zucchini pancake recipes (up 120 percent) and zucchini fritters recipes (up 110 percent).

So we had to take a quick trip to Pinterest to find out: What are the most popular zucchini recipes everyone&rsquos sharing, pinning and making? From chocolate chip zucchini cookies to fully loaded enchilada zucchini skins and meat-stuffed zucchini cups and boats, here are the top 15 recipes you’ve gotta try.