16 Of Our Favorite Zucchini Recipes

posted by Andrea | 08/22/2018

As part of my summer blogging break, I was planning to share 1 week of re-posts in June, July, and August… however, I’m switching things up for the month of August.

Instead of sharing a week of reposts, I’m sharing a week of “compilation posts” where I compile all the information I’ve shared on a specific topic into one post for easy reference.

Today, I’m sharing all the zucchini recipes I’ve posted over the past 8 years!

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Yup… it’s THAT time of year again — when I’m forever and always on the lookout for new, different, interesting, and yummy ways to use up ALL the zucchini we get from our garden.

One of the simplest ways we enjoy our fresh-from-the-garden zucchini is sautéed in a little butter and garlic with some salt and pepper sprinkled over top.

However, there are SO many other tasty ways to cook AND bake with zucchini! 

If you’re looking for a simple zucchini recipe to work into your menu plan this season, today’s compilation post should offer you a good selection!

4 Super Simple Ways to Prepare Zucchini

Along with sautéing zucchini in melted butter (as I mentioned above) we love these 4 super simple ways to prepare zucchini. They don’t require any extra ingredients (except for a little oil, butter, salt, and pepper) and they are a fantastic side dish to almost any meal — even breakfast!

  • Grilled (in long strips or sliced rounds placed directly onto the grill grates)
  • Oven roasted (with a little olive old, salt, and pepper)
  • Grilled (in a grill pan with other veggies)
  • Zucchini Noodles 101 (a.k.a. how to make “zoodles”)

4 Recipes to Sneak Zucchini into Your Regular Meals:

We’ve been making zoodles (zucchini noodles) for several months now, and often serve them in place of traditional pasta with any of our favorite pasta sauces. I’ve also used thinly-sliced zucchini in place of lasagna noodles — SO good!

If you’re looking for a few ways to sneak extra veggies into your next family dinner, these recipes will do the trick!

4 of Our Favorite Zucchini Baked Goods

Looking for a sweet treat that is slightly healthier for you? Try adding 1 to 2 cups of shredded zucchini to your next batch of brownies or your next cake. You’ll be amazed at how dense and moist it is!

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There are literally hundreds and hundreds of other fantastic zucchini recipes — these are just a handful of our family’s favorites (and yes, they are all very simple!)

I still have at least one more zucchini recipe to share in a couple of weeks… until then, I hope this list gives you a few new ways to use up all that zucchini!

If worse comes to worse, just shred your zucchini and freeze it in 2-cup portions to use in baked goods later this winter. At least it won’t go to waste!

What are your favorite ways to cook OR bake with zucchini?

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  1. Sandy

    08/23/2018

    I’m very intrigued by the “non” apple crisp and wonder if I ca pass if off on my family! I might have to give it a whirl. I have two recipes to share that you might want to check out….nothing I’ve tried yet so I can’t give rave reviews but they seem to be well received!

    One is for a simple Zucchini soup: https://www.skinnytaste.com/cream-of-zucchini-soup-1-ww-point/

    And the other is a Zucchini Crumb Cake: https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2018/07/30/zucchini-crumb-cake/

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    Andrea Reply:

    I have a feeling the Zucchini Crumb Cake will be similar to the apple crisp — in that it tastes like apple/cinnamon but is really zucchini! NO ONE noticed when I made the apple-less apple crisp!

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  2. Michele M

    08/23/2018

    My whole family loves these cookies!

    https://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/chocolate-fudge-zucchini-cookies/

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks Michele! I’ve actually never made zucchini cookies before, so I will most definitely try this recipe!

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  3. Johanna

    08/23/2018

    I half my zucchini lengthwise, fill them with some flavored cream cheese and wrap them in bacon. Then I throw them on the grill or in a superhot oven to crisp the bacon, and it’s done (careful not to overcook the zucchini, it should have a little bite left to it). This is either eaten with a salad as a stand alone meal, or as a side to grillen meat, chicken or fish.

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    Andrea Reply:

    oh wow — that sounds AMAZING! thanks!

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  4. Rachael Thiele

    08/22/2018

    What is/are your favourite zoodle maker/s and where do you get them?

    Thanks Rachael

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    Andrea Reply:

    I believe all that information is linked to in this post: https://andreadekker.com/zucchini-noodles-101/

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  5. Jackie

    08/22/2018

    Skinnytaste has a recipe for these amazing zucchini tots. I make a ton of them and keep them for snacks the rest of the week.

    https://www.skinnytaste.com/zucchini-tots/

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    Andrea Reply:

    yum… I’ll have to look these up!

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  6. Miranda

    08/22/2018

    I have an over abundance of zucchini this year and i love the sound of simply sauteing them. do you eat them with any dip/ketchup? or just plain?

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    Andrea Reply:

    I put olive oil in the pan and sprinkle the zucchini with salt, pepper, garlic, and sometimes a few other spices!

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  7. Linda Tenhage

    08/22/2018

    Zucchini pizza boats!

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    Andrea Reply:

    yum!

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