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10 Favorite Zucchini Recipes

Summertime zucchini overload? We’ve got you covered. From savory to sweet, these favorite zucchini recipes are sure to help you use up that versatile crop.

By Bethany Bourgault

Aug 26 2016

old fashioned zucchini bread

Zucchini Bread

Photo Credit : Aimee Seavey
Zucchini might just be the most versatile crop in your garden. No other vegetable (or fruit, if we’re being specific) can take on quite as many flavors, serve quite as many purposes, and still shine with fresh flavor. You can use it in breads, soups, and casseroles, on its own or paired with other vegetables. The possibilities are endless, which is why we’re so glad to have this list of favorite zucchini recipes. With so many delicious ways to get your zucchini fix, you may just want to keep this year’s crop all for yourself! 

10 Favorite Zucchini Recipes

Zucchini Lasagna with Tomatoes and Mozzarella
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Zucchini Lasagna with Tomatoes & Mozzarella

This is a great low-carb alternative to regular lasagna — imagine the strips of zucchini acting as pasta. Serve with bread; you’ll want to sop up all the juices.

Zucchini Pancakes

These pancakes are a great way to serve summer’s most abundant vegetable. They go well with most meats and can even be served as a main course. For added color, replace 1/2 cup of the zucchini with grated carrot. Serve pancakes plain, or top with Greek yogurt or sour cream, plus smoked salmon or prosciutto.

Zucchini Bread
Hearty Zucchini Bread
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Hearty Zucchini Bread

Warm and fragrant, this quick bread is bursting with nuts and dried fruit.

Carrot Zucchini Muffins

The yogurt keeps these delightfully moist muffins fresh for days (if you can hold on to them that long), and the nutmeg gives them extra zip.
Italian Sausage Zucchini Soup
Hope Murphy’s Italian Sausage Zucchini Soup
Photo Credit : Kristin Teig

Hope Murphy’s Italian Sausage Zucchini Soup

This classic recipe for Italian Sausage Zucchini Soup makes an easy and delicious meal or side dish.

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

A classic retro dessert, this chocolate zucchini cake gets its incredible texture from summer’s most abundant vegetable.
lemon blueberry zucchini bread
Lemon Blueberry Zucchini Bread
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Lemon Blueberry Zucchini Bread

This zesty lemon-blueberry-zucchini bread comes to us from 1794 Watchtide…by the Sea! in Searsport, Maine. It’s a hit with guests and freezes well, should you choose to make several loaves at one time.

Baked Stuffed Zucchini with Sausage

This easy sausage stuffed zucchini recipe is both versatile and delicious, making it the perfect way to use up that bumper crop of late summer zucchini or summer squash.
Zucchini Gratin Recipe
Zucchini Gratin
Photo Credit : Mark Fleming

Zucchini Gratin

This easy zucchini gratin is one of the many delicious things you can make with an abundance of summer vegetables.

Italian Zucchini Crescent Pie

Italian Zucchini Crescent Pie is a delicious dish with its abundance of fresh, sliced zucchini, an assortment of herbs, and (let’s face it) the convenience of using refrigerated crescent roll dough for the crust instead of getting out the pastry blender and trying to keep the butter in the pie dough chilled on a hot summer day. What tops your list of favorite zucchini recipes? This post was first published in 2016 and has been updated.