144 Best Zucchini Recipes - Ideas for Summer Zucchini - Melissa K. Norris

144 Best Zucchini Recipes – Ideas for Summer Zucchini

By Melissa Norris | Bread

Aug 14

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144 zucchini recipes, because let’s face it, zucchini is probably the most prolific summer vegetable in the garden. Do you have zucchini coming out your ears? Yeah, me too.

It seems most families have one or two ways they cook zucchini and that’s about it.

Michelle says “I grew up with it pan fried. That’s it. I liked it but after awhile it got boring. A couple years ago I tried steaming it cubed up. And grilled. Grilled is by far the best for my family. In fact, my daughter specifically asks for it cooked that way.”

At our house Mom would make zucchini bread but as a side for supper, she’d bake it,  sliced like chips, dipped in egg and crushed up soda crackers, baked on a sheet, then topped with grated cheese the last minute or two.

There are so many amazing ways to cook zucchini that taste amazing and are healthy for you… some more healthy than others. Zucchini is pretty versatile in the kitchen, did you know you can even make mock apple pie called Zapple (see our first link under zucchini desserts below). It can be savory or sweet.

And with our mega list below, you’re sure to find plenty of recipes and ways to use up that summer zucchini harvest, ya read?

144 Best Zucchini Recipes

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Skillet Recipes

  1. Easy Skillet Zucchini with Balsamic Reduction 
  2. Skillet Zucchini Recipe 
  3. Garlic Oregano Zucchini 
  4. Simple Skillet Zucchini & Yellow Squash 
  5. Skillet Zucchini 
  6. Garlic Sauteed Skillet Zucchini 
  7. Mexican Zucchini & Beef Skillet 
  8. Skillet Lemon Parmesan Chicken Zucchini & Squash 
  9. Hamburger & Zucchini Skillet 
  10. Smoked Sausage & Zucchini Skillet
  11. Tex Mex Chicken & Zucchini 
  12. Corn, Zucchini, & Tomato Skillet Saute 
  13. Sausage & Zucchini Skillet 
  14. Skillet Chicken & Zucchini Enchiladas with Tomatillo Sauce 
  15. Loaded Southwest Corn & Zucchini Skillet 
  16. Zucchini Tuscan Skillet 
  17. Mediterranean Turkey Skillet 
  18. Easy Shrimp Zucchini Squash Skillet 
  19. Cheesy Meatball Zucchini Skillet
  20. White Cheddar Chicken & Zucchini Skillet
  21. Skillet Chicken with Cheesy Orzo & Zucchini 

Spiralizer (Zucchini Noodles) Recipes

  1. Zucchini Noodles with Garlic, Butter & Parmesan
  2. Guilt-Free Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Noodles Pasta Recipe
  3. Zucchini Noodles with Tomato, Basil & Parmesan
  4. Zucchini Noodles with Pesto 
  5. Quick Spiralized Zucchini & Grape Tomatoes
  6. Stir Fry Zucchini Noodles 
  7. Spiralized Zucchini Ricotta “Meatballs”
  8. Spiralized Zucchini Mac & Cheese with Oat Crumb Crust
  9. Spiralized Zucchini Pesto Pizza
  10. Spiralized Zucchini Lasagna Casserole 
  11. One Pot Taco Zucchini Noodles 
  12. Cheesy Baked Zucchini Noodle Casserole Recipe 
  13. Zucchini Pasta with Creamy Avocado Pesto
  14. Courgetti with Coconut Milk & Sundried Tomatoes 
  15. Roasted Easy, Herby Sprialized Vegetables 
  16. Z’paghetti Bolognese (Zucchini Noodle with Meat Sauce) 
  17. Zucchini Pad Thai Noodles 
  18. Lemon & Parmesan Chicken with Zucchini Noodles 
  19. Butter Parmesan Zoodles 
  20. Zucchini Veggiefredo
  21. Spiralized Zucchini & Breakfast Sausage Skillet 


  1. Zucchini & Eggs Breakfast Fritters 
  2. Scrambled Eggs With Zucchini
  3. Zucchini Breakfast Casserole 
  4. Zucchini & Egg Breakfast (Paleo) 
  5. Zucchini Breakfast Cookies
  6. Sausage & Egg Baked Zucchini Boats 
  7. Zucchini & Egg Breakfast Burritos 
  8. Zucchini Bread Breakfast Pancakes 
  9. Cheesy Crustless Low-Carb Zucchini Breakfast Tarts 
  10. Zucchini & Bacon Slice 
  11. Zucchini Hashbrown Muffins 
  12. Zucchini Waffles 
  13. Double Chocolate Zucchini Baked Oatmeal 
  14. Pumpkin Zucchini Breakfast Bake 
  15. Zucchini Quiche Breakfast Quesadilla 
  16. Herb, Zucchini & Feta Omelette 
  17. Zucchini Egg Cups 
  18. Zucchini Crust Breakfast Pizza 
  19. 15 Minute Zucchini Beef Skillet (Paleo)
  20. Zucchini Breakfast Tacos 

Main Dishes

  1. Sweet Corn & Zucchini Pie 
  2. Zucchini Lasagna Rolls 
  3. Zucchini Ravioli 
  4. Margherita Zucchini Boats 
  5. Cream of Zucchini Soup 
  6. Roasted Zucchini Black Bean & Goat Cheese Enchiladas
  7. Zucchini Black Bean & Rice Skillet 
  8. Zucchini Pizza Casserole 
  9. Zucchini Chickpea Stew 
  10. Crispy Parmesan Garlic Chicken with Zucchini 
  11. Zucchini Lasagna 
  12. Stuffed Italian Zucchini Boats
  13. Pork & Zucchini Casserole 
  14. Black Bean & Quinoa Stuff Zucchini 
  15. Zucchini Vegetable Slice 


  1. Easy Cheesy Zucchini Gratin
  2. Healthy Baked Zucchini Tots 
  3. Baked Parmesan Zucchini 
  4. Sauteed Zucchini & Carrots 
  5. Spicy Asian Zucchini 
  6. Zucchini Patties 
  7. Garlic Parmesan Zucchini 
  8. Zucchini Rice 
  9. Calabacitas 
  10. Yummy Grilled Zucchini 
  11. Balsamic Grilled Zucchini 
  12. Grilled Zucchini with Teriyaki Sauce 

Zucchini Breads & Muffins

  1. Blueberry Zucchini Muffins
  2. Best Ever Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread & Muffins
  3. Cheesy Garlic Zucchini Bread 
  4. {Healthier} Chocolate Zucchini Bread 
  5. Bacon & Cheddar Zucchini Bread 
  6. Zucchini Carrot Apple Muffins 
  7. Skillet Zucchini Bread with Chocolate Chip Streusel 
  8. Lemon Zucchini Bread 
  9. Healthy Zucchini Bread 
  10. Healthy Zucchini Muffins with Chocolate Chips 
  11. Banana Zucchini Oatmeal Cups 
  12. Carrot Apple Zucchini Bread 
  13. Mom’s Best Zucchini Bread 
  14. Chocolate Zucchini Bread 
  15. Simple Zucchini Bread
  16. Zucchini Bread with Oats 
  17. Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread 
  18. Pina Colada Zucchini Bread
  19. Pineapple Zucchini Bread
  20. Morning Glory Zucchini Bread 
  21. Chocolate Chip Banana Zucchini Bread 
  22. Cinnamon Swirl Zucchini Bread 
  23. Pumpkin Zucchini Bread 
  24. Watchtide’s Lemon Blueberry Zucchini Bread 
  25. Zucchini Bread Muffins Cheesy Zucchini Bread (No Yeast) 
  26. Blueberry Zucchini Bread 
  27. Almond Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread 

Zucchini Dessert Recipes

  1. Zapple Pie 
  2. Zucchini Chocolate Chip Oat Balls
  3. Oatmeal Zucchini Snack Bars 
  4. Flourless Chocolate Chip Zucchini Oat Brownies 
  5. Lemon Zucchini Cake 
  6. Zucchini Banana Cake with Caramel Frosting 
  7. Zucchini Chocolate Brownies 
  8. Zucchini Dessert Squares 
  9. Grandma’s Zucchini Cake 
  10. Zucchini Cobbler Bars 
  11. Zucchini Dessert Pie 
  12. Zucchini Bread Roll 
  13. Zucchini Oatmeal Cookies 
  14. Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting 
  15. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars 
  16. Chewy Butterscotch Zucchini Blondies 
  17. Zucchini Carrot Coffee Cake 
  18. Zucchini Brownies 
  19. Zucchini Dessert Crisp 
  20. Banana Zucchini Sheet Cake 
  21. Spiced Zucchini Cake 
  22. Blueberry Zucchini Snack Cake with Lemon Buttercream 
  23. Zucchini Gummy Candy 

Safe Canning Recipes for Zucchini

Important to note that zucchini is no longer recommended after updated testing to pressure can. It get’s too mush which means that the heat can’t penetrate all the way through to safely eliminate botulism spores. But, don’t fear, below are tested and safe recipes for canning up that zucchini harvest.

  1. Pickled Bread-And-Butter Zucchini
  2. Summer Squash Relish
  3. Zucchini-Pineapple
  4. Tomatoes with Okra or Zucchini
  5. Garlic Dill Zucchini Pickles



There you have it, 144 best zucchini recipes, so tell us, which one is your favorite or do you have one we missed but absolutely must try?


About the Author

Melissa K. Norris inspires people's faith and pioneer roots with her books, podcast, and blog. Melissa lives with her husband and two children in their own little house in the big woods in the foothills of the North Cascade Mountains. When she's not wrangling chickens and cattle, you can find her stuffing Mason jars with homegrown food and playing with flour and sugar in the kitchen.

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