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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Slow-Cooker Ribollita

Meaning reboiled in Italian, this hearty vegetarian soup lives up to its name. It's just as delicious on the day it's made as it is reheated. This recipe appears in our cookbook "Martha Stewart's Slow Cooker" (Clarkson Potter).

Roasted Squash with Parmesan

Rating: 3.02 stars
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.


Rating: 3.59 stars
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.

Shrimp with Zucchini and Spicy Couscous

A one-skillet dinner that borrows flavors from chile verde. The couscous gets tang and heat from the salsa, and earthy notes from canned green chiles.


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

Corn Chowder with Zucchini and Orzo

Rating: 3.61 stars
This hearty fresh corn soup doesn't take long to make and it can be your main course.

Zucchini and Yellow Squash Gratin

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

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.

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.

Summer Smoked-Salmon Chowder

A rich, creamy chowder made with zucchini, fresh corn kernels, and baby potatoes. With its intense flavor, you only need four ounces of hot smoked-salmon for this one-pot dinner that's made in a Dutch oven.

Spinach Lasagna

Rating: 3.69 stars
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.

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.

Inspiration and Ideas

12 Foods That Should Never Be Frozen
Freezing leftover food is a great way to avoid waste, but some ingredients are better suited to time in the freezer than others. Here, we outline which foods shouldn't get the deep chill.
Our Best Summer Squash Recipes to Prepare This Season
Summer squash are a mild-tasting, versatile vegetable (alright, technically a fruit) that are equally delicious in savory and sweet dishes.

Zucchini Spice Bread

Rating: 3.43 stars

Kids won't even notice the zucchini is this delicious spice bread from Mary Bodor of Patterson, New York.