I am being taken over by zucchini and other squashes. I grow a big variety and most you can interchange. Yes, some have less water and the textures and tastes may be a little different, but overall, they are all delicious and you can use them in many of the same recipes.
Have you ever grown zucchini? If so, you know how easy and fun they are to grow. Not growing your own? No worry. You’ll find an abundance of zucchini at local farmer’s markets from now through the end of August.
Zucchini is such a versatile vegetable and you can make these Easy and Delicious Zucchini Recipes for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Whether you want something healthy or decadent, you can use zucchini for it!
Even just one zucchini yields enough for one of these delicious recipes.
25 Easy and Delicious Zucchini Recipes
Zucchini for Breakfast
Now, this one I have not tried, but I do love a zucchini muffin and I love pancakes. So, I can’t wait to try these! Start your day with Chocolate Zucchini Pancakes. Even the kids will eat these!
Think of how easy and delicious this Instant Pot Zucchini Oatmeal is. A great protein packed recipe to start your day!
We are a big quiche family. We have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner, because there are limitless variations. This Cheesy Zucchini Quiche is perfect for lunch or an easy dinner. Just add a nice tossed salad.
Main zucchini dishes
One of our favorite ways to use zucchini is to swap it out for pasta and make Zucchini Noodle Pasta, aka: zoodles. You can buy a hand held device for less than $20 to make the process easy.
These low carb Zucchini Pizza Bites are the perfect snack or appetizer. They are also great as a backyard snack, especially to feed the kids something healthy and tasty.
No one will know these Zucchini Meatballs are vegetarian and made out of zucchini! And there is no reason to tell them, especially the kids.
Who seriously doesn’t love tacos? Looking for a way to make them healthier or use less carbs? Make Zucchini Taco Boats for your next Taco Tuesday.
This Grilled Zucchini Parmigiana is so creamy and rich. Sinful…
There are so many zucchini bread recipes, but we love the freshness of this one with lemon. Use up some fresh zucchini for a light and fresh Lemon Zucchini Bread.
Zucchini Bread is a classic that you just HAVE to make! And it freezes so well to have summer freshness all year long.
Zucchini and chocolate go perfect together! These Zucchini Brownies are a healthier version of the classic recipe. Again, a brilliant way to get your kids to eat their veggies.
No one, not even the kids, will ever know that this Chocolate Zucchini Cake is healthy!
Looking for a new breakfast or dessert staple? Try this Healthy Zucchini Banana Bread recipe.
Zucchini Bread Ice Cream? Yes, you read that right. We have to say it sounds too intriguing not to try!
Zucchini side dishes
You will love to make these flavorful and easy Zucchini Fritters that have a crispy outside and soft inside.
Doesn’t this creamy, cheesy Zucchini Gratin sound just delicious? But it’s equally as gorgeous.
Looking for the most creative way to use up zucchini? Try Zucchini Marmalade. You can use it as you would any other jam, but why not spread it on top of a fresh slice of zucchini bread!
This is a staple in our house all summer long. Zucchini Pasta Salad is a great way to showcase everything delicious about summertime. Think roasted zucchini, mozzarella, and parsley. Finish off with a tangy red wine vinegar dressing.
Even the pickiest eater will love these Shredded Zucchini Tots!
Grilled Zucchini is a quick and easy side dish. These also store so well.
Serve this Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad hot or cold or all year long.
Battered Zucchini Roll Ups are delicious served with some marinara sauce. They can easily replace the more calorie laden mozzarella sticks.
Okay, we all feel guilty about eating too many french fries, but we do it anyway – well, I do. Now, I can swap out potatoes for zucchini and make healthier Baked Zucchini Fries and feel NO guilt.
This simple grilled Zucchini Salad is made with melon and prosciutto topped with a vinaigrette. It’s so refreshing and light.
Zucchini Carrot Slaw is the perfect side dish to any summer meal.
Are you growing zucchini this year?
I am a home cook that does things my way. In my kitchen, I make breakfast, pack lunches, prepare snacks, and cook dinner. During the week, we eat real food that is homemade, organic, and local. On the weekends we do explore more of our local restaurants. I bake my own bread, juice fresh oranges every other day, and make my own kombucha and other weekly favorites.