Get Creative with Zucchini: 20 Zucchini Recipes to Try Now

Have an abundance of zucchini from your garden that you don’t want to go to waste? If you grow your own veggies, it goes without saying you’re going to have mountains of zucchini to use. Even if you don’t, you might have some in the fridge and you’re wondering what to do with it. This scrumptious squash is actually really versatile and there are so many different zucchini recipes to try out. We’ve compiled a collection of 20 of the best zucchini recipes to help you make the most of this delicious vegetable. Everything from crispy feta zucchini chips or zoodle salad to comforting cheesy zucchini casserole and lemon zucchini loaf are covered here – for the zucchini fans!

Instant Pot Buttery Lemon Chicken Pasta with Zucchini and Squash

Lemon chicken pasta in a white bowl.

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Instant Pot Buttery Lemon Chicken Pasta. Photo credit: xoxobella.

This flavourful Instant Pot buttery lemon chicken pasta is well worth making. It’s a dish including pasta with zucchini and squash as well as chicken. The taste is both light and hearty and there are many ways to tweak the recipe, adding your own personal touches.
Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Buttery Lemon Chicken Pasta with Zucchini and Squash

Delicious Blueberry Zucchini Muffins

Blueberry muffins
Blueberry Zucchini Muffins. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

These are “yummy in my tummy” muffins and yet there is a vegetable in them! Blueberry zucchini muffins are a favourite type of muffin recipe this time of year because my garden is overflowing with zucchini. This is a great way to use up some of them.
Get the Recipe: Delicious Blueberry Zucchini Muffins

Lemon Zucchini Loaf

A lemon zucchini loaf sliced.
Lemon Zucchini Loaf. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

The lemon makes it taste so fresh and light, plus a creamy glaze on top makes for a perfect loaf! You all are going to love this delicious zucchini loaf with icing.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Zucchini Loaf

Asian Zoodle Salad

A large bowl with a zucchini noodle salad.
Asian Zoodle Salad. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Make this Asian zucchini noodle salad recipe, and you can enjoy a healthy, nutritious dish that boasts incredible flavour in every mouthful. You need to dice and spiralize some vegetables and combine tangy Asian dressing ingredients to make the best Asian zucchini noodle salad you ever had.
Get the Recipe: Asian Zoodle Salad

Zucchini Muffins

Vegan Gluten Free Zucchini Muffins
Vegan Gluten Free Zucchini Muffins. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

If you are looking for an easy zucchini recipe, but also looking for vegan and gluten free muffins, this zucchini muffin recipe is for you!
Get the Recipe: Zucchini Muffins

Grilled Zucchini and Corn Salad

A bowl of corn and zucchini salad with tomatoes, onions and cheese.
Grilled Zucchini and Corn Salad. Photo credit: All We Eat.

Use fresh corn, zucchini, tomatoes and onions to make this side. It only takes about 20 minutes from start to finish. Serve with grilled meats for a delicious summer side dish.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Zucchini and Corn Salad

Cheesy Zucchini Casserole

A casserole with cheesy zucchini filling.
Cheesy Zucchini Casserole. Photo credit: My Incredible Recipes.

If you need a side dish that will use your abundance of fresh zucchini, you can’t go wrong with this cheesy and tasty option. Pop some sliced zucchini and plenty of cheese in a crust and bake it up for a crowd pleasing addition to dinner.
Get the Recipe: Cheesy Zucchini Casserole

Zucchini Gazpacho

A bowl of creamy zucchini gazpacho.
Zucchini Gazpacho. Photo credit: Food by Maria.

This chilled soup is perfect for a starter. It uses fresh zucchini and avocados for a creamy texture. Make it with garden fresh veggies for a cool addition to any meal.
Get the Recipe: Zucchini Gazpacho

Frosted Zucchini Cookies

A plate of frosted zucchini cookies.
Frosted Zucchini Cookies. Photo credit: Sugar and Soul.

This cookie recipe is super tasty and it sneaks veggies into the mix. You can serve these for dessert, or go ahead and start your day with a zucchini cookie!
Get the Recipe: Frosted Zucchini Cookies

Honey Salmon Skewers with Zucchini and Grapes

Skewers of salmon, zucchini and grapes.
Honey Salmon Skewers with Zucchini and Grapes. Photo credit: Britney Breaks Bread.

These skewers are so flavorful. They have honey glazed salmon and plenty of zucchini with juicy grapes. I know you will love this for a summer meal.
Get the Recipe: Honey Salmon Skewers with Zucchini and Grapes

Creamy One Pot Lemon Zucchini Linguine

A plate of creamy zucchini and lemon pasta.
Creamy One Pot Lemon Zucchini Linguine. Photo credit: Food by Maria.

This easy pasta dish needs only one pot, and makes the creamiest sauce. This recipe is perfect for the height of the zucchini season as it turns your veggies into a delicious meal in just a few moments of time.
Get the Recipe: Creamy One Pot Lemon Zucchini Linguine

Shrimp with Garlic Zucchini Noodles

A pan of garlic butter shrimp with zucchini noodles.
Shrimp with Garlic Zucchini Noodles. Photo credit: Sugar and Soul.

Garlic butter shrimp with zucchini noodles makes for such a flavorful and succulent meal. This is healthy and easy to make for a fast weeknight dinner.
Get the Recipe: Shrimp with Garlic Zucchini Noodles

Air Fryer Roasted Veggies

Air Fryer roasted zucchini and peppers.
Air Fryer Roasted Veggies. Photo credit: My Air Fryer Kitchen.

Pop some summer veggies into the air fryer to get them perfectly roasted in no time. You will love this recipe for putting fresh zucchini to work this summer.
Get the Recipe: Air Fryer Roasted Veggies

Zucchini Galette with Burrata

A galette made of zucchini topped with burrata cheese.
Zucchini Galette with Burrata. Photo credit: Burrata and Bubbles.

If you have a basket of zucchini, you need to stop everything and make this galette. Of course, you cna’t skip the burrata cheese topping as it really makes this savory pie extra special.
Get the Recipe: Zucchini Galette with Burrata

Mexican Zucchini Boats

Zucchini stuffed with taco toppings.
Mexican Zucchini Boats. Photo credit: We Are Not Martha.

Skip the shells and still get the taco flavors you crave. This recipe puts all of the taco toppings you love into a zucchini boat for healthy eating.
Get the Recipe: Mexican Zucchini Boats

Zucchini Lasagna

A cheesy lasagna made of zucchini instead of noodles.
Zucchini Lasagna. Photo credit: Jo Cooks.

Use zucchini instead of noodles to make this comfort food lasagna healthier. Your family will love this low carb twist on a classic dish.
Get the Recipe: Zucchini Lasagna

Vegan Zucchini Fries

A tray of fries made from zucchini with ketchup.
Vegan Zucchini Fries. Photo credit: Organically Addison.

This recipe makes fries from fresh zucchini for a vegan side that everyone will love. Dip these fries in ketchup or aoili for a flavorful addition to dinner.
Get the Recipe: Vegan Zucchini Fries

Greek Zucchini Cakes

A zucchini fritter topped with hummus.
Greek Zucchini Cakes. Photo credit: We Are Not Martha.

These tasty savory cakes have plenty of Greek flavors mixed in to make for a memorable and healthier side dish. These are sure to be a favorite use for your never ending supply of zucchini!
Get the Recipe: Greek Zucchini Cakes

Spicy Zoodles

A bowl of spicy zucchini noodles.
Spicy Zoodles. Photo credit: Foodie and Wine.

Turn your zucchini into spicy noodles! This method is low carb and so tasty. What will you serve with these healthy zoodles?
Get the Recipe: Spicy Zoodles

Baked Feta Zucchini Chips

A feta baked zucchini chips.
Baked Feta Zucchini Chips. Photo credit: We Are Not Martha.

Add feta cheese to your zucchini slices and bake them into chips. This is a tasty side, but you might want to snack on these chips too! They are so good!
Get the Recipe: Baked Feta Zucchini Chips

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