July 8, 2019

45+ Recipes for Zucchini Season

Collage of zucchini recipes including pie, bread, and side dishes.
Images courtesy of Cooking with Carlee, Juggling Act Mama, Savory Moments, Karen's Kitchen Stories, & The Gingered Whisk.

It's the time of year when zucchinis are everywhere! Whether you grow them in your garden, receive them in your CSA each week, or are gifted them from your friends, relatives, and neighbors, it seems people are always looking for new ways to use up their summer zucchini bounty.

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I've rounded up more than 45 delicious zucchini recipes from my blog and many of my blogger friends for you to try out - everything from breakfasts, snacks, main dishes, sides, pickles, desserts, and more! 
There are sure to be at least a few new zucchini recipe ideas for you in this post.

~ Breakfast, Breads, & Muffins ~

Zucchini can be adding to more than just regular zucchini bread (although that will always be a classic and a favorite way to use it up).

Finished close-up of Persian zucchini fritter.
Image courtesy of A Kitchen Hoor's Adventure's 

Persian Zucchini Frittata from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Zucchini Scones from Kate's Recipe Box
Baked Zucchini Bread Oatmeal from Savory Moments
Chocolate Zucchini Bread from Books n' Cooks
Easy Zucchini Muffins from Creative Southern Home
Chocolate Marble Zucchini Bread from Juggling Act Mama
Zucchini Carrot Muffins from Jolene's Recipe Journal
The Best Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread from The Saucy Fig
Whole Wheat Blueberry Zucchini Muffins from Savory Moments
Spicy Zucchini Bacon & Cheese Muffins from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Lemon Zucchini Bread from Savory Moments

Finished slice of lemon zucchini bread.

 ~ Side Dishes ~

There are so many ways to incorporate zucchini into side dishes. Whether on its own or paired with other vegetables, it is so versatile.

Finished plate of zucchini corn fritters topped with sour cream.
 Image courtesy of Caroline's Cooking.

Zucchini Corn Fritters from Caroline's Cooking
Parmesan Roasted Zucchini & Tomatoes from Cooking with Carlee
Roasted Corn & Zucchini Salad from Karen's Kitchen Stories
Corn & Zucchini Skillet from Kate's Recipe Box
Garlic Roasted Zucchini from The Gingered Whisk
Zucchini & Tomato Skillet from The Cooking Actress
Parmesan Baked Zucchini Rounds from Cheese Curd in Paradise
Cheesy Scalloped Zucchini from Karen's Kitchen Stories
The Barefoot Contessa's Zucchini Pancakes from Family Around the Table
Marinated Zucchini & Summer Squash from Caroline's Cooking
Quick No-Cook Asian Zucchini Noodles from Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck
Lemon-Garlic Zucchini Ribbons from The Baking Fairy
Silky Creamy Zucchini Soup from Savory Moments

A finished bowl of zucchini soup.

~ Pickles ~

Pickles are another terrific way to enjoy zucchini and there are different ways to flavor them depending on your preference.

Sugar-Free Bread & Butter Zucchini Pickles from Palatable Pastime
Bread & Butter Refrigerator Zucchini Pickles from Savory Moments
Easy Zucchini Refrigerator Pickles (Dill) from Simple and Savory

Jars of dill zucchini pickles.
Image courtesy of Simple and Savory.

~ Main Dishes ~

Zucchini can be incorporated into your main dish recipes and meals in so many different ways. Zucchini boats, pastas, pizzas, and much more.

finished pizza with arugula, corn, and zucchini.
Image courtesy of The Baking Fairy.

Charred Corn, Zucchini, & Arugula Pizza from The Baking Fairy
Mexican Stuffed Zucchini Boats from The Spiffy Cookie
Grilled Vegetable Sandwich w/ Goat Cheese from Cooking for My Soul
Zucchini, Tomato, & Eggplant Bake from Everyday Eileen
Bacon Zucchini Risotto from Kylee Cooks
Cheesy Italian Zucchini & Turkey Casserole from Savory Moments
Zucchini & Hatch Chile Enchiladas from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Zucchini Lasagna from The Spiffy Cookie
Zoodles w/ Thai Peanut Sauce from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Quick & Easy Zucchini Noodles w/ Chicken from Savory and Simple
Zucchini Garlic Alfredo Pizza from Savory Moments
Spicy Shrimp & Zucchini Lo Mein from Books n' Cooks

A finished stir fry dish featuring zucchini.
Image Courtesy of Books n' Cooks.

~ Desserts ~

Zucchini also works well in desserts! Since it has a pretty neutral flavor, it can take on other flavors easily and may even surprise you.

Finished zucchini pie with a sliceon a small plate.

Old-fashioned Zucchini Pie from Savory Moments
Jan's Almost Apple Pie from Cooking with Carlee
Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes from Jolene's Recipe Journal
Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes w/ Coconut Whip from Crumb Top Baking
Chocolate Zucchini Bread Pumpkin Seed Cake from Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck
Zucchini (Mock Apple) Crisp from Savory Moments
Dark Chocolate Zucchini Cake w/ Avocado Icing from Crumb Top Baking

Finished loaf of chocolate zucchini avocado bread.
Image courtesy of Crumb Top Baking.

I hope you have found at least a few new ways to use up and enjoy your zucchinis this year! I know that I've found a lot of inspiration here and will be trying out a lot of these recipes.

What's your favorite way to eat zucchini? Let me know in the comments below. 
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This post was originally published in 2019 and has been updated in 2022 to improve reader experience.


  1. What a great collection of zucchini recipes, Amy. Thanks for taking time to do it! Have a wonderful week ahead!

  2. Dear Amy, what a breathtaking collection of wonderful zucchini recipes! They all look delicious, healthy and worthwhile making!
    Hope you and the kids are doing well!

  3. These all look so good! It is that time of year where we could all use a few new ways to make some zucchini, so I can't wait to make a few of these!

  4. Thank you so much for including me. Can't wait to check out all of these recipes.

  5. What a wonderful round up! I might actually have enough recipes to use up all of the zucchini I've been getting now :-)

  6. I'm seeing TONS of zucchini in the stores at the moment! So this is such a timely post -- lotta good ideas here. Thanks!

  7. My favorite summer veggie! I want to try everything! :)


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