Zucchini and Yellow Squash Gratin
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.
Grilled Steak and Summer Vegetable Salad
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.
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.
Sauteed Zucchini, Peppers, and Tomatoes
With in-season produce like zucchini, tomatoes, and bell peppers, all you need is a little seasoning to bring out their fresh flavors.
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.