Among all the summer vegetables, there is one that stands out from the package in terms of variety of recipes – zucchini. This squash can be cooked in a myriad of different ways, is readily available all season (not to mention is reasonably priced), and can be used for healthy meals or decadent pasta—whichever you prefer. Fortunately, we’ve included plenty of options for both below, in our list of top 51 choices zucchini recipes.
How to cook zucchini
Zucchini can be steamed for low-carb and keto-friendly side dishes, air-fried for crunchy sticks, baked in gratins, casseroles, quiche, and of course sauteed. Then there are the popular zucchini pasta dishes that you can try. You can either whip up your own zoods at home or buy them ready to go at the store. Just be sure to add them at the end of any recipe you’re making – otherwise they can get a little mushy. Raw zucchini can also be turned into salads and soups, layered and stuffed with lasagna, or wrapped for a summertime bite.
Best zucchini recipes
From zucchini pasta and bread to baked, stuffed, and fried zucchini, there are so many genius ways to use up this treat of fresh squash! For the kids, there are crunchy zucchini fries and coins. There are also delicious scones, cookies, and cakes that you sneak into some extra veggies without them knowing.
For grown-ups looking for a few fancy dinner party recipes, try the Monterey Jack Turkey Burger with Sauteed Zucchini-Tomato, the Spicy and Spicy Zucchini Slaw, or the Poached Shrimp with Zucchini Pesto Rotini Pasta.
If you’re looking for low-carb, healthy, low-carb zucchini recipes, we’ve got plenty of those in the form of vegetable rolls, chilled soups, and of course plenty of zoodles.
Zucchini is also the best in boats! Simply slice off the seeds in the middle to make a small tub, then fill them with cooked meat, cheese, and more vegetables for easy, stress-free dinners.
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There you have it – the most delicious recipes for summer when you have a lot of zucchini on hand. Browse through these easy ideas and don’t forget to pin your favourites!