12 Delicious Zucchini Recipes (Slideshow)

For when you need some zucchini inspiration

12 Delicious Zucchini Recipes

Anna Voloshyna/Divine Cuisine

Zucchini is available year-round, but it’s best (and most plentiful) at the end of summer. We’re at the point in the season when farmers markets, grocery stores, and gardens are bursting with zucchini. The only problem is coming up with a way to use it all.

Zucchini “Noodles” with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Kristie Collado/The Daily Meal

This 5-minute dinner recipe comes from the Daily Meal’s own Cook Editor Kristie Collado. Thinly sliced garlic packs in flavor for an antioxidant-filled, healthy meal. Click here to see the recipe.

Healthy Crispy Breaded Zucchini & Squash

Peter Block/Feed Your Soul Too

Serve these baked “fries” as healthy side dish for your family. Use panko breadcrumbs for an extra crispy outside without the deep-fryer. Click here to see the recipe.

Crispy Zucchini Sandwiches

Anna Voloshyna/Divine Cuisine

Fried zucchini rounds are the base of this stacked sandwich. Simple enough to make on the fly, this recipe makes for a perfect passed appetizer or even side dish. Click here to see the recipe.

Zucchini Bread Muffins

Julie Ruggirello

These muffins are healthy single-serving breakfast breads that toe the line between sweet and savory. If you want to take this recipe into a sweeter territory, add in some chocolate chips or raisins. Click here to see the recipe.


Frittata di Zucchine al Forno (Baked Frittata with Zucchini)

Memorie di Angelina

An easily baked frittata that can serve as breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even a snack. Cook this frittata in a square baking pan for easy portioning. Click here to see the recipe.

Zucchini Pancakes

Diane Balch/Simple Living and Eating

Instead of traditional potato pancakes, whip up a batch of zucchini pancakes. You still get the fried flavor you want, but with extra nutrition. Click here to see the recipe.

Zucchini Gazpacho with Grapes

Rini Desarin

Gazpacho is traditionally made with tomatoes, bread, and a bit of sherry vinegar. Switch up this summer soup with zucchini and sweet red grapes. Click here to see the recipe.

Fettuccine with Blue Cheese, Arugula, and Crispy Prosciutto

Lori Yates/Foxes Love Lemons

A healthy weeknight meal of whole wheat pasta and zucchini is complemented by rich flavors like blue cheese and prosciutto. Click here to see the recipe.

Bruschetta Chicken with Zucchini “Pasta”

Patricia Stagich/Comfy Cook

You can never have too much zucchini “pasta.” Not only is it healthy, but zucchini pasta is just as fun to eat as the real thing. Click here to see the recipe.

Layered Ratatouille

Michelle Sandstrom/Feed Me I’m Hungry

An easy-to-prep version of the traditional vegetable stew; just boil some water for pasta and pop all of the vegetables into a baking dish, and dinner is ready. Click here to see the recipe.

Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Brownies

Jasey's Crazy Daisy

These brownies are an easy way to sneak some extra vegetables into the day. Need a gluten-free version? There’s a variation for that too. Click here to see the recipe.

Zucchini-Quinoa All-Week Enchiladas

flickr/jen

Our healthier version of a go-to Mexican favorite will be a guaranteed hit with kids and pot-luck partners alike. Bonus: it can be made totally vegan by trading the Monterey Jack in for vegan soy cheese such as Daiya brand, and flour tortillas for corn tortillas. Click here to see the recipe.