Zucchini Recipes

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Ok, am I the only one who loves Zucchini season? This super affordable green vegetable can be cooked in so many fun and tasty ways. My neighbor usually has an abundance of zucchini growing in her garden each year and begs me to take some off of her hands. I’m always excited because it’s just an easy vegetable to slice and add to stir-frys, chop and roast in the oven, or grate and add to muffins! So for all of my fellow zucchini lovers and for those who simply have way too much zucchini this year, we’ve rounded up 15 simple Zucchini Recipes for you to try including zucchini boats, zucchini fries, zucchini casserole recipes and easy sautéed zucchini recipes!

Six zucchini recipes in a collage with the title text in the center.

1. Baked Zucchini Fries

Baked Zucchini Fries

One Zucchini Fry dipped into a dish of pizza sauce.
Baked Zucchini Fries make a delicious snack or side dish and are the perfect way to use up that extra bumper crop of summer zucchini.
4.95 from 19 votes
$3.81 recipe / $0.76 serving Get the Recipe

Let’s start things off with these popular Baked Zucchini Fries! They’re crispy on the outside, but creamy and delicious on the inside. I love eating them plain or you can dip them in your favorite pizza or marinara sauce.

2. Italian Sausage Stuffed ZUcchini

Italian Sausage Stuffed Zucchini

Italian sausage stuffed zucchini are a great alternative to lasagna with flavorful Italian sausage, red sauce, and cheese baked into tender zucchini.
4.91 from 32 votes
$6.98 recipe / $0.87 per piece Get the Recipe

One fun and unique way to enjoy zucchini is with these Italian Sausage Stuffed Zucchini boats. They’re super delicious and surprisingly easy to make.

3. Zucchini Muffins

Zucchini Muffins

Side view of Zucchini muffins on a wire rack.
These irresistible Zucchini Muffins are fluffy, super moist and the perfect way to use up your generous supply of summer zucchini!
4.77 from 13 votes
$3.53 recipe / $0.44 each Get the Recipe

If you’ve never tried Zucchini Muffins then you’re totally missing out. These muffins are soft, super moist and another great way to use up extra zucchini.

4. Zucchini Slice

Zucchini Slice

Two slices of zucchini slice laying against the whole casserole.
Zucchini Slice is an easy and budget-friendly Australian dish featuring fresh zucchini baked into a cheesy egg-based batter.
4.81 from 26 votes
$5.31 recipe / $0.66 serving Get the Recipe

Zucchini Slice is similar to a crustless quiche but with a more dense texture. Its budget-friendly, easy to customize, and perfect to enjoy anytime of the day!

5. Blackened Salmon With Zucchini

Blackened Salmon with Zucchini

Blackened salmon with zucchini on a plate with a black fork on the side
Blackened salmon coated in Cajun spices, cooked to perfection in butter, and paired with simple sautéed zucchini makes a simple but delicious dinner!
4.75 from 20 votes
$13.30 recipe / $3.33 serving Get the Recipe

This Blackened Salmon with Zucchini is a great example of how food doesn’t have to be complicated to be good. It’s simple, super flavorful, and comes together in just 30 minutes!

6. Lemon Pepper Zucchini

Lemon Pepper Zucchini

Overhead view of a bowl full of lemon pepper zucchini
Bright and peppery, this Lemon Pepper Zucchini is a simple and flavorful side dish for any dinner! Great for that summer zucchini bumper crop!
5 from 5 votes
$1.98 recipe / $0.50 serving Get the Recipe

Ahh, this has to be one of my favorite ways to prepare zucchini. Lemon Pepper Zucchini is quick, easy, and makes a great side dish for any dinner meal.

7. Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini Fritters

A fantastically fun way to get your vegetables. Shredded and seasoned zucchini are briefly fried to make delicious fritters perfect for dipping in marinara.
4.75 from 8 votes
$2.08 recipe / $0.35 serving Get the Recipe

Zucchini Fritters are another fun & easy way to enjoy summer zucchini! Enjoy these lightly pan-fried fritters by themselves or with some marinara sauce!

8. Pasta Primavera

Pasta Primavera

A bowl of pasta primavera with a fork in the center.
Pasta Primavera is the perfect Spring dish packed with fresh seasonal vegetables tossed with pasta in a light lemon and butter sauce.
5 from 8 votes
$5.96 recipe / $1.49 serving Get the Recipe

If you’re craving a delicious pasta recipe to enjoy with your zucchini this year then you’ve got to try this Pasta Primavera. It’s packed with lots of fresh vegetables in a simple lemon and butter sauce.

9. Charred Corn ANd Zucchini Salad

Charred Corn and Zucchini Salad

Overhead view of a bowl of Charred Corn and Zucchini Salad with a black and white napkin on the side.
This Charred Corn and Zucchini Salad perfectly captures the flavor of summer with fresh sweet corn, salty feta, and a smoky grill-like flavor. 
4.94 from 15 votes
$3.92 recipe / $0.98 serving Get the Recipe

Fresh sweet corn pairs perfectly with summer zucchini in this Charred Corn and Zucchini Salad. It’s a great go-to side dish and captures the beauty of fresh summer produce.

10. Zucchini And Orzo Salad With Chimichurri

Zucchini and Orzo Salad with Chimichurri

Zucchini and Orzo Salad with Chimichurri is a fresh summer salad that makes the perfect fresh and zesty side dish for summer grilling.
4.80 from 20 votes
$6.52 recipe / $1.63 serving Get the Recipe

This Zucchini and Orzo Salad with Chimichurri gives you all the best flavors and colors of summer and can be jazzed up and modified several different ways.

11. Zucchini Pizza Boats

Zucchini Pizza Boats

These cute zucchini pizza boats are a fun, delicious way to get more veggies into your diet!
4.75 from 4 votes
$7.92 recipe / $1.32 serving Get the Recipe

Looking for another stuffed zucchini recipe? Try these stuffed Zucchini Pizza Boats! They taste like pizzas, but with a whole lot of veggies!

12. Oven Roasted Ratatouille

Oven Roasted Ratatouille

oven roasted ratatouille with a portion scooped out of the corner
Oven roasted ratatouille combines all of summer's delicious vegetables into one rich, flavorful, and beautiful side dish.
4.78 from 53 votes
$5.68 recipe / $0.71 serving Get the Recipe

Can we get a round of applause for this gorgeous and insanely delicious Oven Roasted Ratatouille?! It’s made with zucchini and other fresh summer vegetables, a rich red sauce, plenty of herbs, and cheese on top. Seriously, add this one to your dinner list this week!

13. Roasted Summer Vegetables

Roasted Summer Vegetables

Roasted Summer Vegetables are the easiest side dish of the season and can be served as a simple side, or added to several other dishes to add color, flavor, texture, and nutrients. BudgetBytes.com
Roasted Summer Vegetables are a super easy side dish and can be served as a simple side, or added to enhance several other dishes. 
5 from 5 votes
$4.85 recipe / $1.21 serving Get the Recipe

Roasted Summer Vegetables are awesome as a simple side dish, but they can also be served with a pasta salad, inside a sandwich wrap, or even used to make baked pasta.

14. Roasted Vegetable Baked Penne

Roasted Vegetable Baked Penne

Overhead view of roasted vegetable baked penne being scooped out of the casserole dish
Layers of pasta, flavorful roasted vegetables, a simple homemade red sauce, and melty cheese make this roasted vegetable baked penne to die for!
4.67 from 15 votes
$11.34 recipe / $1.42 serving Get the Recipe

Speaking of baked pasta this Roasted Vegetable Baked Penne is a great recipe to include those roasted vegetables. It’s full of colorful vegetables, a homemade sauce, and lots of gooey cheese.

15. Simple Sauteed Vegetables

Simple Sautéed Vegetables

Side view of sautéed vegetables in the skillet
These simple sautéed vegetables are an easy, delicious, and colorful side dish that can go with just about anything you make for dinner!
5 from 5 votes
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It’s always good to have an easy go-to side dish recipe like these Simple Sautéed Vegetables in your back pocket. They’re easy, flexible, and pairs well with almost any dinner recipe.

I hope you enjoyed our list of easy, delicious, Zucchini Recipes! Try them out and make sure to save this roundup page so you can reference it again later ;) Check out more of our recipe roundups below!

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  1. yum! I love all these recipes. Don’t forget the roasted zucchini taco recipe. It’s one of my favorites!