If you are lucky enough to have a glut of zucchini/courgette or summer squash, you might find yourself on the hunt for tasty recipe ideas – we’ve got just the thing! These delicious zucchini recipes will make the most of this incredibly versatile veg, transforming it into everything from muffins and lasagna to fritters and zoodles!
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Zucchini/courgette or summer squash are incredibly easy to grow and yield plenty of vegetables to enjoy later in the summer. If you have lots of zucchini to use up, you can make both sweet and savoury dishes, from cakes to casseroles.
This green veg is really versatile and adds an extra nutritious element to any meal. You can add zucchini to anything – just chop or grate it into pasta sauces, stir fry, soup, omelettes, pancake batter…honestly anything!
We got a bit (okay, a lot!) carried away with our amateur vegetable gardening this year, so these zucchini recipes have definitely come in handy!
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Delicious Zucchini Recipes
Baked Zucchini Chips
If you’re looking for a healthy snack choice, these baked zucchini chips from A Spicy Perspective are just the thing! With the same moreish crunch as regular chips, you can enjoy these utterly guilt-free – plus you can try out a whole heap of flavour combinations to find your favourite.
With more than 10,000 reviews, this zucchini bread recipe from AllRecipes.com is a firm favourite. Not only does it taste great, it freezes brilliantly too.
Zucchini Banana Bread
Give your baking a twist with this zucchini banana bread from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe. This one-bowl easy bread is fantastic – lightly sweet and perfectly fluffy and moist, this recipe makes one amazing loaf.
In this delicious zucchini lasagna from Healthy Recipes Blogs, zucchini slices replace the lasagna sheets.
This low carb, keto and gluten-free dish has all the wonderful flavours of lasagna, minus the extra carbs!
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Stuffed Zucchini Boats
These meaty, cheesy zucchini boats from Taste of Home are a healthy dinner choice that you can prep in advance.
Vegetarian Zucchini Boats
If you’d prefer a vegetarian option that’s perfect for meatless Monday, these Mexican zucchini boats from Making Thyme for Health are packed with delicious burrito flavours.
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Healthy Zucchini Muffins
These healthy zucchini muffins from Cookie & Kate are naturally sweetened with honey or maple syrup and made with whole wheat flour. They’re fluffy, moist and absolutely delicious, too!
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Zucchini Fritter Burgers
Packed with feta, parmesan, fresh herbs and crisp chickpea patties, these virtuous courgette fritter burgers from Delicious taste down-right decadent!
Blueberry Zucchini Bread
This zucchini blueberry bread recipe from Averie Cooks is a quick, easy, no mixer bread that’s perfectly sweet.
Cheesy Zucchini Quiche
For lunch, brunch or dinner, this cheesy zucchini quiche from Jo Cooks is always a great idea.
Quiche is incredibly versatile. Keep it simple and focus on the zucchini, or add in more vegetables, bacon, smoked salmon or whatever takes your fancy!
Sweet and Spicy Pickled Zucchini
These quick zucchini refrigerator pickles from Brown Eyed Baker are sweet and spicy and perfect in place of regular pickles. Use them to add a punch of flavour to sandwiches, hot dogs, burgers or as a great side.
Wonderfully rich and creamy with the best crispy topping, this cheesy zucchini gratin from Damn Delicious is packed with flavour.
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Cream of Zucchini Soup
Only FIVE ingredients (not counting salt and pepper) is all it takes to make this quick, easy, delicious cream of zucchini soup from Skinnytaste. And when we say quick, we mean start to finish in less than 30 minutes!
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Zucchini Noodles or Zoodles
Swap out your regular noodles or pasta with some carb-free zoodles! Learn how to make zucchini noodles, which can be a great healthy alternative, with this recipe from Wholesome Yum.
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These zucchini fritters from Damn Delicious are wonderfully nutritious, low in calories and the perfect way to sneak in some veggies for those picky eaters. The best part is, you can serve them as a snack, an appetizer, or even a light lunch!
Grilled Zucchini Pizza Slices
These grilled zucchini pizza slices from Kalyn’s Kitchen are a healthier low-carb and gluten-free pizza option that just might satisfy that pizza craving.
Lemon Zucchini Bread
The lemon zucchini bread from Two Peas and Their Pod is really moist thanks to the zucchini and olive oil. The bread is also bursting with lemon flavour thanks to the lemon zest, lemon juice, and sweet lemon glaze. Don’t skip the glaze because it really is the icing on the bread…or cake.
Fried Zucchini Flowers
If you’ve been growing your own zucchini, you will luck out with an extra treat – the edible blossoms. Fried zucchini flowers, like these ones from Christina’s Cucina, are a delicacy but all they require is a very simple batter.
Stuffed Zucchini Flowers
If you’ve tried your hand at fried zucchini flowers, next up is to try a tasty cheesy filling. Take a look at these stuffed zucchini flowers from An Italian in My Kitchen, which are perfect as a starter or impressive side dish.
Chocolate Zucchini Bread
This double chocolate zucchini bread from Once Upon a Chef makes the perfect afternoon snack whenever you’re in need of a chocolate fix – but with some hidden virtue thanks to the zucchini!
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Sweet Zucchini Relish
If you have a glut of zucchini, making your own relish is a great idea. This zucchini relish recipe from AllRecipes.com is simple to make and makes a great gift for friends and family.
Keep it simple with some deliciously grilled zucchini, like this quick and easy recipe from The Pioneer Woman. Serve with chicken, fish, pasta or add to salads for a flavour boost.
This zucchini frittata from Taste is also packed with kale, peas and plenty of fresh herbs. Topped off with ricotta, this makes a great sliceable lunch to enjoy at home or on the go.
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Zucchini and Corn Fritters
As well as being a great way to up your veg quota for the day, these zucchini and corn fritters from Once a Foodie are also baked and not fried – delicious and healthier!
Whole Wheat Zucchini Pancakes
Don’t worry, these whole wheat zucchini pancakes from Two Peas and Their Pod taste like zucchini bread – they are perfectly spiced, slightly sweet, and so good with butter and maple syrup. They also freeze brilliantly.
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Have your say! What are your favourite zucchini recipes? Do you prefer sweet or savoury? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!