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

Thai Zucchini-Coconut Soup

A Southeast Asian–inspired zucchini purée has coconut milk and potato for a velvety texture (and vegan bona fides). It's accented with zucchini slices and zesty cilantro. This soup is quick to make but be sure to allow time for chilling.


Rating: 3.32 stars 102
Serve this hearty Southern dish as an entree, or alongside comfort fare like fried chicken or pork chops.

Roasted Squash with Parmesan

Rating: 3.02 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.


Rating: 3.59 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: 3.69 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.

Italian Chicken Minestrone

Rating: 3.63 stars 72
This chicken soup is loaded with kale, zucchini, chickpeas and carrots for a hearty meal.

Zucchini and Yellow Squash Gratin

Rating: 3.33 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.

Sauteed Zucchini, Peppers, and Tomatoes

Rating: 3.44 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.

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).

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Two types of chocolate—semisweet and cocoa powder—give this zucchini loaf its rich flavor.

Zucchini Bundt Cake with Orange Glaze

Rating: 3.58 stars 43
Just as it does in muffins and breads, shredded zucchini lends moistness to this cake.

Vegetarian Black-Bean Chili

Rating: 3.76 stars 452
Talk about quick comfort—this half-hour chili satisfies like the best of them, especially when topped with your favorite fixings.

Inspiration and Ideas

11 of Our Favorite Zucchini Casserole Recipes
The fruit—yes, fruit!—is a staple ingredient in these dishes.
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.

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.