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What to make with Zucchini this Summer

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Wondering what to make with zucchini? Whether you are growing it in your backyard or picking it up from a farmer’s market, here are some great simple zucchini recipes for your recipe file. 

favorite zucchini recipes

I cannot tell you when I first started to love zucchini. I have been eating it for a while and my favorite way to eat it is sauteed in some olive oil with a few spices. So simple and yet so delicious and filling too!

During this time of year, I love to experiment and create different zucchini recipes for dinner because they make for a great light, summer dinner. I have yet to make zoodles with them, but that is next on my list.

They are also very inexpensive and you can make a cheap dinner out of some zucchini, a few other vegetables, and fresh pasta. I used to grow them in my garden when the kids were little and we would be amazed at how big they would grow. Next time you have zucchini on hand and wondering what to make with it, check out these recipes from some of my blogger friends.

Looking for ideas of what to make with zucchini? We have over a dozen recipes for you.

Ideas on What to Make with Zucchini 

Stuffed Zucchini Boats

These Easy Stuffed Zucchini Boats are not only easy to make, but they are also a nice low-carb dinner idea for summer. Zucchini boats are also a great way to use up that zucchini crop that all seems to come in at once.

Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread – Always a hit and so easy to make.

Zucchini and Potato Slice.  A perfect vegetable recipe for any day of the week. 

Zucchini Donuts   How great do these donuts look?

Baked Zucchini Casserole – A lovely zucchini and yellow squash recipe. 

Air Fryer Zucchini Fries – these are so easy and delicious!

Zucchini Lasagna  a tasty twist on lasagna made with fresh zucchini. 

 Zoodles with Peas – I love that this all comes together in a single skillet!

Zucchini Ribbons and Pasta – a light pasta for dinner or lunch.


One pot beef pasta

One Pot Pasta with Zucchini – a nice hearty summer meal idea. 

Corn Salad\

Corn and Zucchini Salad  a perfect summer side dish.

Zucchini Tacos are topped with a radish slaw.

Sauteed Zucchini and Tomatoes with onion

Zucchini and Tomatoes – a super easy side dish!

Zucchini Latkes are a wonderful twist on a vegetable favorite.


These vegetarian Zucchini Snacks are a wonderful healthy appetizer idea.

Baked Zucchini and Squash Recipe Feat

Zucchini and Squash Casserole – A delicious and colorful side dish that can also be a light meal.  

Zucchini Lasagna Rolls / Recipe Runner -How delicious do these look?


Easy Zucchini Muffins

For fun, these Zucchini Muffins are simply delish!


More Zucchini Recipes

Here are some more great Zucchini Recipes:

Zucchini Bites

Zucchini Bundt Cake

Zucchini & Fettuccine Pasta / Busy Mom’s Helper

Zucchini Ribbon Lasagna / What the Fork Food Blog

One Skillet Tortellini and Zucchini / Dizzy Busy & Hungry

Crock Pot Zucchini Lasagna / Grocery Shop for Free!

Zucchini Pasta with Creamy Avocado Pesto / Live Eat Learn

Easy Penne Pasta Recipe with Zucchini and Basil Pesto / Kalyn’s Kitchen

Tuscan Kale, Bell Pepper, Zucchini, and Tomato Pasta Salad with Basil Pesto Vinaigrette / Eats Well with Others

One Pot Summer Vegetable Pasta / Home. Made. Interest.

Zucchini Alfredo / Damn Delicious

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Thursday 27th of July 2017

I do like it and we grow it in the garden. Cassidy likes to grill it with cheese outside! Personally, I like it when it's diced or in spirals. I love it in bread and in salads.


Sunday 30th of July 2017

I am so looking forward to trying the spirals!