How do you use up zucchini, that flavorful summer squash? Oh, there are so many ways to enjoy this versatile vegetable at its peak that go beyond zucchini bread. See recipes for zucchini pizza, zucchini relish, fried zucchini, zoodles, zucchini pancakes—OK, we’ll stop there. We hope you enjoy our collection!
Whether you enjoy it raw or cooked—or, as a secret way to add moistness to a baked good—zucchini is the green gem of the summer garden. Not only are there many ways to serve zucchini but also it’s packed with vitamins and nutrients, and it’s also low-carb, low-fat, high-fiber, and high nutrition!
Our Favorite Zucchini Recipes
These zucchini pancakes are light and fluffy with a pleasing crunch from the pecan nuts.
How could we not include zucchini bread, the classic way to use up zucchini? We love to freeze lots of zucchini loaves—always handy.
Kale, beans, and zucchini are all powerhouse vegetables. Try them together in this soup!
This recipe is perfect for the summer harvest time, combining two classic and complimentary garden goodies.
Our breaded fried zucchini rounds are just delicious—and take no time to make.
This zucchini spice cake with orange cream cheese frosting is so delicious! You’ll never guess that there are hidden fruits and veggies!
Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein
Zucchini adds the moistness and the benefits of vegetables, but no one will even notice!
This Zucchini-Potato Soup is surprisingly flavorful and a big hit even with those who aren’t normally fond of soups.
With a slight hint of lemon and ginger, this spread will disappear when served with warm scones. A great way to use up your bumper crop of zucchini!
Zucchini Sausage Squares combine simple, fresh ingredients to create a comforting, filling, and savory dish that can feed a crowd!
When you’re faced with a glut of zucchini, turn to this healthy and delicious recipe that uses squash instead of dough for a crust.
Watch our video demo on how to make Zucchini Pizza!
Shredded fresh zucchini doesn’t alter the flavor of these lemony muffins, but it does give them a moister texture and a nutritional boost.
What a great way to serve summer’s most abundant vegetable! These latke-style zucchini pancakes can even be served as a main course.
Thinly sliced summer squash lends sweetness to this lemony salad studded with toasted pine nuts.
This Chocolate Zucchini Cake is the best chocolate cake ever! It’s moist and chocolatey and (almost) guilt-free! The cake freezes well, so you can pull it out any time.
See the printable recipe here. Watch the video demo below on how to make!
Ever made zoodles? They’re a healthy, fresh alternative to pasta! Here is a delicious recipe that was a potluck hit.
- Zucchini Crab Cakes
- Apple Zucchini Slaw
- Lemon Zucchini Orzo Summer Soup
- Hasty Tasty Stuffed Zucchini
- Eggplant, Zucchini, and Red Pepper Stew
- Radish Zucchini Slaw
- Summer Squash Pickles
- Grilled Baby Vegetables
- Garden Patch Potato Salad
- Hearty Vegetable Pasta
Grow Your Own Zucchini
One more thing: It’s fun and easy to grow your own zucchini because it’s such a prolific plant! Learn how in our free Zucchini Growing Guide.