Zucchini Recipes

Our zucchini recipes will help you make most of this wonderful and versatile summer squash. From healthy zucchini breads and cakes to casseroles and pastas, you are certain to find many uses for this all-time summer favorite.

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Zucchini Pasta with Ricotta

Rating: 3.5 stars 83
Ricotta makes this pasta rich and delicious. Use any extra in place of cream cheese on toast or as a substitute for cottage cheese anytime.

Mini Frittatas

Rating: 3.5 stars 279
Whip up these egg gems for a satisfying hors d'oeuvre. Have your mini-muffin tins ready.

Summer Beef-and-Rice Casserole

Rating: 3.5 stars 38
This quick-cooking casserole has a rich beef-and-rice filling, a colorful layer of zucchini, and a crisp breadcrumb topping. (Save even more time by using the sauce from Gnocchi with Quick Meat Sauce.)

Roasted Squash with Parmesan

Rating: 3 stars 180
Parmesan cheese complements tender summer squash and green zucchini in this recipe from chef Dan Kluger of ABC Kitchen. It's a delicious and versaitle summer side dish.

Zucchini-Ribbon "Lasagna"

Strips of zucchini stand in for lasagna noodles and ground turkey is swapped in place of ground beef, adding texture and flavor in this healthy, vegetable-filled take on the Italian classic.

Potato, Zucchini, and Tomato Gratin

Rating: 3.5 stars 224
Drizzle fruity extra-virgin olive oil over thin slices of potato, zucchini, and tomato for a low-fat summery potato gratin. A sprinkling of cheese provides nutty flavor.

Beef-Zucchini Meatballs

Made with half beef and half shredded zucchini and cooked millet or quinoa, these flexitarian meatballs come together in just 30 minutes. Serve them with marinara sauce over roasted spaghetti squash or sauteed zucchini noodles.


Rating: 3.5 stars 439
This hearty ratatouille is a country dish from the Provence region of France that's an easy mix of seasonal vegetables, garlic, and olive oil.

Zucchini and Yellow Squash Gratin

Rating: 3.5 stars 780
Panko is an innovative Japanese flaky riff on breadcrumbs. It makes an excellent crusty topping for gratins like this one and macaroni and cheese.

Spinach Lasagna

Rating: 3.5 stars 382
Traditional lasagna goes vegetarian when you substitute the meat for vegetables like spinach and zucchini. Layer this spinach lasagna with 3 types of cheese and bechamel sauce. You won't even miss the meat.

Tian Provencal With Polenta

When it comes to radiating warmth at the dinner table, nothing beats a meal-in-one casserole. What's more, this dish can be assembled a day ahead, goes straight from the oven to the table, and offers help-yourself allure in abundance.

Perfect Frittata with Zucchini and Provolone

This classic Italian egg dish is its country's answer to the French omelet -- but much more versatile. It's great for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and delicious hot or at room temperature. Once you get the basics down, check out our variations below.

Inspiration and Ideas

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Italian Chicken Minestrone
Rating: 3.5 stars 72

This chicken soup is loaded with kale, zucchini, chickpeas and carrots for a hearty meal.