Great Zucchini and Squash Recipes

posted by Andrea | 08/20/2010

I’ve been getting creative with zucchini and summer squash this week. Partially because there are so many great recipes out there — but mostly because we’ve been picking about 3 squash per plant {per day}!!! I’ve got a lot of squash on my hands {and on my counters, in my fridge, in the freezer, in the garden, and even out in the garage!}

Often, when I get too overloaded with zucchini and sumer squash, I use a food processor to shred and slice several cups of produce for the freezer. I freeze it in 2-cup servings, which is what many recipes call for.  I also try to make several batches of different zucchini breads and then freeze them {which allows us to have homemade bread all year long}.

Earlier this week, I posted my recipe for Double Chocolate Zucchini Brownies. They were delicious. I made a double batch on Monday and they are already gone {there are only 2 of us!}

All week long, I searched through the thousands of recipes on the internet, looking for creative ways to use up all my zucchini and squash. Here are a few recipes I stumbled upon; I’ve already tried most of them!

What are your favorite ways to use zucchini and summer squash??

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7 comments

  1. mandi@itscome2this

    08/20/2010

    I love, love, love Zucchini & Squash – love!! I definitely need to try your brownies – I’m sure my kids will eat their veggies that way! But Zucchini Whoopie Pies?? That just sounds too crazy! Off to check it out!

    Thanks for linking up:)

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  3. Melissa

    08/21/2010

    I’m right there with you. My husband is picking several zukes and squash each day from our big garden. We had a great recipe we did last summer from Williams-Sonoma for Baked Penne with Corn, Zucchini & Basil. It was AWESOME and froze very well.

    Here’s the link: http://www.williams-sonoma.com/recipe/baked-penne-with-corn-zucchini-and-basil.html

    They don’t call specifically for squash, but we added it in with the Z and it was great! Enjoy! I’m going to check out your recipes too.

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    Andrea Reply:

    Melissa, thanks so much for the recipe link. It looks delicious…I may have to work it into our menu this week! {Oh, and I freely mix zucchini and squash and I’ve never had a problem yet}

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  4. Tricia (Once A Month Mom)

    08/21/2010

    Thanks for including my recipe in your roundup. And reminding me it needs to be on my dinner rotation soon as well!

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  5. Jennifer

    07/31/2011

    Gonna try those brownies! We usually make Zuchini bread-basically it’s like carrot cake with Zuchini in it. I usually shred my zuchini and freeze it and use it in bread and I will break some off and throw it in my spaghetti sauce…it’s stringy looking but everyone thinks it’s cheese!

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    Andrea Reply:

    Jennifer, I almost ALWAYS shred a huge amount of zucchini at one time and then freeze it in 2 cup ziplock bags. I often find the recipes call for 2 or 4 cups of shredded zucchini, so then I just take out one bag to defrost. Plus the bags lay flat in the freezer so I save a ton of space.

    I’ve put zucchini in lots of recipes before, but I’ve never tried spaghetti sauce! I just might have to do that this summer :)

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