Recipes for Extra Large Zucchini
These Recipes for Extra Large Zucchini are for all the gardeners who find a giant zucchini and are wondering how to use it! And the zucchini recipes are all low in carbs, for people who care about that!
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Anyone who’s grown zucchini in a vegetable garden knows about the dilemma of giant zucchini, extra large zucchinis that didn’t get picked soon enough. Of course you can make giant zucchinis into flourless zucchini muffins or flourless breakfast muffins if you’re into things like that, but there are also plenty of good main dishes to make with monster zucchini!
I’ve definitely had my share of zucchini that have hung out in the garden too long, and these Recipes for Extra Large Zucchini are some good ideas for using them that I’ve developed over many years of being a passionate gardener. And I still have fun using a giant zucchini now whenever I get one!
I hope you enjoy trying some of these favorite zucchini recipes! Just click the recipe title under any photo to see the complete recipe on this blog.
What kinds of recipes for extra large zucchini are featured here?
All the recipes in this post are low-carb ideas for using extra large zucchini, but they’re also delicious for people who don’t really care about the carbs!
What if you don’t have oversized zucchini?
Most of the recipes in this collection can be made with smaller zucchini if that’s what you have! If you want more ideas with regular-sized zucchini, check out mu posts for The Top Ten Low-Carb Zucchini Recipes or 50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes!
Roasted Zucchini and Mushrooms with Feta is a recipe that made history when my vegetable-hating brother-in-law had seconds, and in the photos for this post I show how to scrape out the seeds of a giant zucchini and cut the it into strips to cook it!
I came up with the idea for these Grilled Zucchini Pizza Slices when I had giant zucchini that were so big that one slice could look like a small piece of pizza!
Cheesy Zucchini and Basil Strata is another recipe that uses the trick of scraping out the big seeds from an overlarge zucchini, and this is great for breakfast or as a side dish.
When the weather cools down enough that you’re ready to make soup you can use those giant zucchini or yellow squash in this Zucchini and Yellow Squash Soup!
Monster zucchini that’s had the seeds scraped out and then gets diced into small pieces is perfect in an egg dish like this Greek Frittata.
Giant zucchini are perfect to cut into thick lengthwise slices, grill the zucchini at very high heat (to remove some of the water) and then use the zucchini slices as the lasagna noodles in this Grilled Zucchini Lasagna.
Or you can cut the giant zucchini into thick pieces crosswise, hollow them out into cups and make these delicious low-carb Meat, Tomato, and Mozzarella Zucchini Cups. I have made these so many times; nearly every fall!
If you have big zucchini that aren’t quite giant enough to make cups, slice then lengthwise, scoop out the flesh to make a boat, and make Cheesy Salsa Beef Zucchini Boats!
Scrape out the seeds and then dice the zucchini for this delicious Zucchini and Green Chile Breakfast Casserole.
You can also use giant zucchini and scrape the seeds off the strips for this tasty Zucchini Frittatathat’s loaded with flavor from three types of cheese!
And of course, these Flourless Zucchini Muffins are the perfect low-carb muffin to make with oversize zucchini!
Zucchini Egg Bake is my newest idea for what to do with those overly-big zucchini that turn up every year, and this was so tasty with a dollop of sour cream and some Green Tabasco Sauce!
15 Comments on “Recipes for Extra Large Zucchini”
It makes a pretty tasty white wine too.
Interesting! I have never heard of that before.
I was just given a zucchini that is 16″ long and 4″ wide and had no idea what to do with it! You have some great recipes that I will be trying out. We’re fortunate that “low-carb”, “lactose-free” and “gluten free” are of no concern or worry. It’s awesome that you took the time and effort to do this for those that are on low-carb diets. I will pass your site on to some family and friends who would benefit, though almost anyone can enjoy these recipes. I know my family will. Cheers!
So glad it’s useful for you, and thanks for the nice thoughts about my site!
Love all the zucchini recipes !
So glad it’s useful for you Maria!
Oh, thank you, thank you Kalyn. I love zucchini and in addition to my go-to recipes, I sneak it into a lot of dishes. But this year I have 2 monsters that simply got away from me and I didn’t know what I was going to do with them. Your ideas look wonderful and innovative and I can’t wait to try them. Maybe I can make some of the recipes and freeze the results for this winter.
Thanks Jayne, so glad you like the ideas!
Oh, this Popeye eggs seem to be the right thing for me and my son. Since he ate his first vegetables, he loved Zucchini – now seven years later, they’re still one of his favorites. We use to make big batches of oven grilled long slices, so we can wrap pieces of feta in it or serve it with crispy baked potatoes, give them on a rocket salad or snack them pure.
Your ideas sound delicious too, looking forward to try them. Thank you for the inspiration!
Thanks Anna; glad you like the ideas. And I think you are lucky if your son likes vegetables!
Thank you! I had a monster that was hiding. It dwarfed my 12″ chef’s knife! Looking forward to trying the popeye eggs and maybe the “pizza” slices.
It’s always a challenge. I need to go look right now! Hope you enjoy the recipes.
Fantastic zucchini recipes, which I’ll definitely make use of. We grow a lot of zucchini, so thank you very much.
My pleasure, so glad it’s useful for you. And lucky you to have all that zucchini!