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.

Staff Picks

Roasted Squash with Parmesan

Rating: 3 stars 180
Parmesan cheese, lemon, and crushed red pepper flakes complement tender summer squash and green zucchini in this easy recipe from chef Dan Kluger. The squash pieces are tossed with olive oil and take only about 12 minutes to roast at 425°F. The result is a delicious and versatile summer side dish.


Rating: 3.5 stars 102
Serve this hearty Southern dish as an entree, or alongside comfort fare like fried chicken or pork chops.


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.

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.

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.

Carrot, Zucchini, and Leek Fritters

In this fanciful riff on traditional potato latkes, bundles made of carrots, zucchini, and leeks are bound together with potato starch and fried to crispy perfection. Compliment their crunchy texture by serving them with a couple of easy dipping sauces like Zesty Tomato and Curried-Sour-Cream.

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.

Italian Chicken Minestrone

Rating: 3.5 stars 72
This chicken soup is loaded with kale, zucchini, chickpeas and carrots for a hearty meal.

Sauteed Zucchini, Peppers, and Tomatoes

Rating: 3.5 stars 108
With in-season produce like zucchini, tomatoes, and bell peppers, all you need is a little seasoning to bring out their fresh flavors.

Zucchini Nut Bread

Rating: 3.5 stars 296
This zucchini nut bread is a favorite of Spigolo chef Scott Fratangelo.

Zucchini Spice Bread

Rating: 3.5 stars 836
Kids won't even notice the zucchini is this delicious spice bread from Mary Bodor of Patterson, New York.

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.

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Zucchini, Banana, and Flaxseed Muffins
Rating: 3.5 stars 1055

Fresh zucchini and ripe banana add moisture to these muffins, ensuring they are soft and tender but low in fat.