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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Roasted Squash with Parmesan

Rating: 3.02 stars
5
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.

Ratatouille

Rating: 3.59 stars
15
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: 3.33 stars
36
Panko is an innovative Japanese flaky riff on breadcrumbs. It makes an excellent crusty topping for gratins like this one and macaroni and cheese.

Grilled Chicken Thighs with Charred Corn and Summer Squash

After a quick turn on the grill, these flame-kissed boneless thighs get tossed with a minty lemon dressing. Corn and zucchini are next up on the grates—and when you platter everything up with the meat on top, the sauce dresses everything. 
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Summer Beef-and-Rice Casserole

Rating: 3.42 stars
8
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.)

Grilled Steak and Summer Vegetable Salad

Rating: 3.32 stars
1
Try grilled bruschetta with this supper: Brush thick slices of crusty bread with olive oil, then grill until toasted on both sides. Flank steak can be used in place of hanger.

Spinach Lasagna

Rating: 3.69 stars
5
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.

Potato, Zucchini, and Tomato Gratin

Rating: 3.46 stars
2
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.

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.

Sauteed Zucchini, Peppers, and Tomatoes

Rating: 3.44 stars
4
With in-season produce like zucchini, tomatoes, and bell peppers, all you need is a little seasoning to bring out their fresh flavors.

Succotash

Rating: 3.32 stars
4
Serve this hearty Southern dish as an entree, or alongside comfort fare like fried chicken or pork chops.

Chocolate-Zucchini Sheet Cake with Cream-Cheese Frosting

Just the thing for that bumper crop of zucchini! It keeps this party-ready sheet cake super moist, while two types of chocolate -- semisweet chunks and cocoa powder -- deliver big flavor. Top with tangy-cream cheese frosting, and if you want make the dessert a real showstopper, sugared zucchini blossoms.
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Inspiration and Ideas


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.