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21+ Best Zucchini Recipes for Busy Weeknights!

Best Zucchini Recipes

Unlock the culinary potential of zucchini with this Zucchini Recipes collection, which turns this versatile vegetable into a star ingredient. These recipes showcase the endless possibilities, making every dish a celebration of zucchini’s delicious transformation.

1. Spaghetti with Crispy Zucchini

Nothing feels more like summer than crispy zucchini, parmesan cheese, and tasty spaghetti for the ultimate weeknight meal. With flavorful fresh herbs and a simple ingredient list, this recipe is a dream!

2. Zucchini Fries

Zucchini alone is good, but have you ever tried zucchini breaded in cheese and breadcrumbs and fried to crispy perfection? This tender yet very crispy dish makes the perfect pairing to a juicy burger or plate of fish for a low-carb, healthier twist on classic fries.

3. Baked Parmesan Zucchini

Looking to be healthy but don’t want to eat plain vegetables? Meet one of the best matches in veggie history – zucchini and parmesan. It’s baked, which makes it healthier, but it doesn’t taste like it. What’s better than that?

4. Zucchini Bread

Zucchini can be added to almost any dessert, and it won’t impact the taste. This cinnamon-flavored bread is perfect with salted butter – a great way to eat veggies with your sweets. Also, it’s better on day two.

5. Zucchini Fritters

If you like veggies but think sometimes they can be a bit bland, try this recipe. These fritters have a great texture and are very versatile. You can add other grated veggies, cheese, or the herbs of your choice, so they’re great for a snack or a kid-friendly dinner during the week.

6. Zucchini Casserole

Nothing is easier to make than a casserole. Sliced zucchini, eggs, heavy cream, cheese, butter, and herbs make for a fantastic meal. The best part of the thirty-minute meal? This cheesy, layered casserole is creamy AND low-carb!

7. Zucchini and Yellow Squash Au Gratin

Want to take advantage of summer’s bounty? Consider this tasty zucchini gratin with yellow squash. Filled with onions, garlic, cheese, and these veggies, you’ll not only eat a very delicious meal, but a healthy and nutritious one as well.

8. Grilled Zucchini Pizza

Zucchini? On a pizza? It works! Actually, in this instance, sliced zucchini is used as the pizza base. Circular slices make up a healthy crust, and easy toppings like marinara and pepperoni will make this a smash hit with even the pickiest eaters.

9. Cheesy Zucchini Casserole

Grain-free and low in carbohydrates, this cheesy zucchini casserole is a side dish that will make people double happy – it tastes amazing and it is healthy! The crispy topping contrasts the texture of the zucchini and only takes ten minutes to prep.

10. Zucchini Parmesan Crisps

Perfectly golden brown, these zucchini parmesan crisps offer a tangy crunch that makes it easy to consume an entire zucchini in minutes. The best combination? Zucchini parmesan crisps and a bottle of ranch dressing.

11. Roasted Zucchini

There is no easier way to cook a veggie than slicing it, topping it with spices, and roasting it in the oven. This recipe is simple to throw together, healthy, and tastes incredible. Plus, it’s customizable with different herbs and spices!

12. 5 Ingredient Zucchini Fritters

Only five ingredients make up these zucchini fritters, making it easy to impress your family any day of the week. Pan-fry these babies and top them with sour cream for a savory, crispy, fried treat everyone will love.

13. Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Chocolate hides any flavor – why not use this recipe to sneak some veggies into your kid’s diet? This chocolate cake is thick, moist, chocolatey – and full of an astonishing three cups of zucchini (which you can’t taste).

14. Zucchini Turkey Burger

Not only does the addition of zucchini make this turkey burger even healthier, it adds some moistness and helps hold everything together. There are only five tasty ingredients for a simple patty with insanely low fat content!

15. Zucchini Rollatini

The dish is just as fun as the name, made of strips of zucchini wrapped around basil and cheese. The entire thing is then drowned in marinara, more cheese, and then baked. No one will say no to this low-carb, keto-friendly cheesey masterpiece.

16. Zucchini Lasagna

Instead of lasagna noodles, this recipe replaces the carbs with strips of zucchini. The secret? Ribbon-thin layers of zucchini and a healthy helping of cheese to top off the lasagna. Pre-cut your zucchini to pull everything together in minutes!

17. Zucchini Salad with Lemon Feta and Pine Nuts

Zucchini is a refreshing veggie and this quality is put on display in this recipe. A lemon marinade transforms the texture of the vegetable, offering a zesty bite in a salad filled with fetal and crunchy pine nuts – a surefire picnic winner.

18. Sauteed Zucchini

If you’re someone who prefers simple recipes with few ingredients, you can’t go wrong with this garlic butter sauteed squash. All it needs is a few minutes of chopping and five minutes of sauteing, and you’re good to go.

19. Zucchini Muffins

Zucchini is the base for a muffin that tastes like heaven. Walnuts, dried cranberries, and various spices disguise the flavor of the green veggie. You can’t leave the zucchini out – it keeps the muffins moist!

20. Zucchini Enchiladas

Zucchini works well as a replacement for most carbs – including corn tortillas. These enchiladas might not taste the same as the classic ones, but they have the same kick without the carbs and gluten of the traditional meal, making them a great alternative for the diet-conscious.

21. Zucchini Lasagna Roll-Ups

Pasta is the best, but not everyone is in love with the carbs. Zucchini is the solution in these lasagna roll-ups. Thin layers of zucchini cover ricotta, Italian sausage, and other delights for a recipe that will make enough to feed the whole family.

22. Zucchini Chips

Potato chips are tasty – and to be honest, unhealthy. Luckily, these zucchini chips are the second-best thing. Oven-baked and hit with only a drizzle of olive oil and salt, these wonderfully crunchy delights are heatlhier and will keep you coming back for more.

23. Zucchini Cake

Have trouble getting your kids to eat their vegetables? Try this zucchini cake! This spiced bread is topped with cream cheese icing and packed with zucchini, so you don’t have to feel as bad about giving your kids cake!

24. Easy Cheesy Zucchini Casserole

Easy is the key to this easy cheesy zucchini casserole. With staple ingredients like mayonnaise and panko breadcrumbs, all it takes is a little prep and you have a creamy veggie side dish perfect for a juicy steak.

25. Stuffed Zucchini

Middle Eastern flavors add a new twist to zucchini, taking the mild-tasting zucchini shell to a new level. Spiced rice, tomatoes, fresh herbs, and cooked meat are stuffed inside the shell and baked for a wonderful treal. It will impress and is foolproof!

Summer is only a moment away so get ready to make all of these mouthwatering recipes! Whether you need a meal to whip up on a busy weeknight or a healthy twist on a dessert, there is something here for you.