26 Of The Best Zucchini Recipes To Make This Year (2024)

Bake it, slice it, sauté it, or fry it.

Lavanya NarayananUpdated on May 26, 2023

Not sure what to make with all that extra zucchini?

This list will help! The summer squash is healthy, tasty, quick to prepare, and works equally well as a main dish or a side dish. Whether you're looking for something sweet or savory, this roundup of zucchini recipes has it all.

1. Creamy Tomato Basil Zucchini "Linguine"

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For a light and fresh weeknight dinner, toss chicken breast, cherry tomatoes, and zucchini "linguine" noodles in a creamy garlic Parmesan sauce.

Recipe: Creamy Tomato Basil Zucchini "Linguine"

2. Zucchini and Corn Frittata

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Packed with fresh summer vegetables and fragrant herbs, this frittata is as beautiful as it is delicious. Whether you're serving it for brunch or a quick weeknight dinner, it's a tasty way to enjoy summer's bounty.

Recipe: Zucchini and Corn Frittata

3. Zucchini Cheddar Muffins

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Tender shreds of zucchini are nestled in a fluffy muffin batter, loaded with sharp cheddar cheese, creating a savory explosion of flavors. Prep a batch for weekday breakfasts, or serve instead of rolls with dinner!

Recipe: Zucchini Cheddar Muffins

4. Grilled Garlic Herb Zucchini

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This is probably the easiest and most summer-friendly way to prepare zucchini. The herbed oil (with shallots, garlic, and herbs) adds a fast punch of flavor to the dish. Did we mention it's a cinch to pull together?

Get the recipe: Grilled Garlic Herb Zucchini

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If you don't own a spiralizer, pick up pre-made zucchini noodles at the store or try one of these these homemade methods.

Get the recipe: Zoodles Marinara

7. Ultimate Zucchini Bread

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With its one-bowl batter, this recipe is as easy as they come. Just keep in mind that zucchini bread is better the next day, so be patient — you won't regret it.

Get the recipe: Ultimate Zucchini Bread

8. Summer Garden Crustless Zucchini Pie

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On top of zucchini, this low-carb recipe calls for mushrooms, tomatoes, sweet corn, and bell peppers, but you can totally customize it and use any veggies you have at home.

Get the recipe: Summer Garden Crustless Zucchini Pie

9. 10-Minute Parmesan Zucchini and Corn

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The classic zucchini-corn flavor combo is the star of this recipe, with a little help from some Parm.

Get the recipe: 10-Minute Parmesan Zucchini and Corn

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This is a super flavorful vegetarian main. The curry sauce is filled with shredded coconut, cumin, mustard seeds, turmeric, green chiles, cilantro, and yogurt.

Get the recipe: Zucchini in Herbed Coconut Yogurt Curry

11. Keto Zucchini Tots

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These can be air-fried or baked. They're coated with pork rind bread crumbs, but if you don't eat pork (and are not Keto), panko bread crumbs work too.

Get the recipe: Keto Zucchini Tots

12. Zucchini Grilled Cheese

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You cant go wrong with this one.

Get the recipe: Zucchini Grilled Cheese

13. Sweet Corn and Zucchini Pie

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This cheesy, meat-free treat is perfect for breakfast, summer lunches, or picnics.

Get the recipe: Sweet Corn and Zucchini Pie

14. Potato and Zucchini Salad

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Here's a lighter version of the traditional salad — where mustard and olive oil replace mayo.

Get the recipe: Potato and Zucchini Salad

15. Zucchini Quesadillas

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Turns out, zucchini and Monterey Jack cheese quesadillas are exactly what you need in your life right now.

Get the recipe: Zucchini Quesadillas

16. Zucchini Involtini

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The filling of these involtini is made with ricotta, sautéed Swiss chard, and lemon zest, but you can get creative and use other cheeses, herbs, and veggies, too.

Get the recipe: Zucchini Involtini

17. Cheesy Zucchini Casserole

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The prep and assembly time for this is minimal, but you'll need to drain the zucchini for 45 minutes first, so make sure you account for that.

Get the recipe: Cheesy Zucchini Casserole

18. Chocolate Zucchini Pancakes

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Start your day off with these indulgent zucchini pancakes with chocolate! They're light and fluffy and taste like zucchini bread! An easy, tasty breakfast served with a creamy maple yogurt topping.

Get the recipe:Chocolate Zucchini Pancakes

19. Buffalo Zucchini Chips

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Crispy zucchini chips are the perfect appetizer for a party, or a tasty afternoon snack! They’re coated in Buffalo sauce, breaded in Parmesan cheese, then pan fried for a delicious and easy recipe!

Get the recipe:Buffalo Zucchini Chips

20. Air Fryer Zucchini Corn Fritters

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While you can definitely deep fry these fritters or toss them in the oven, the air fryer simplifies an otherwise potentially messy and complicated afternoon snack.

Get the recipe: Air Fryer Zucchini Corn Fritters

21. Low Carb Enchiladas with Zucchini

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Thin slices of zucchini replace tortillas in this easy recipe for low-carb enchiladas. Topped with pepper Jack cheese, filled with taco-seasoned ground beef, and smothered in a delicious red sauce, you won’t even miss the tortillas in this scrumptious recipe! It’s perfect for those on a gluten-free or Keto diet.

Get the recipe:Low Carb Enchiladas with Zucchini

22. Zucchini Ribbon Salad with Roasted Garlic Spinach Pesto

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Smooth, garlicky roasted garlic spinach pesto coats every inch of this summery zucchini ribbon salad, and it’s all tossed with tons of juicy cherry tomatoes and shaved Parmesan.

Get the recipe:Zucchini Ribbon Salad with Roasted Garlic Spinach Pesto

23. Baked Parmesan Zucchini

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Parmesan + Zucchini = Love.

Get the recipe: Baked Parmesan Zucchini

24. Slow Cooker Miso Vegetable Zoodle Soup

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It's never NOT soup season, especially when a zoodle soup that packs a punch is involved.

Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Miso Vegetable Zoodle Soup

25. Vegan Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe

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This chocolate zucchini cake is hands down incredible. So rich and moist, you’d have no idea it's vegan, gluten-free, and filled with veggies!

Get the recipe:Vegan Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe

26. Zucchini Bread Almond Milk Ice Cream

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This homemade ice cream with zucchini, walnuts, and chocolate chips tastes just like zucchini bread. It's dairy-free, and you don't need an ice cream maker to make it.

Get the recipe:Zucchini Bread Almond Milk Ice Cream

This article contains content previously curated by Marie Telling, Whitney Bond, and Rachel Sanders. It was compiled by Lavanya Narayanan

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