Low-Carb Recipes for Oversized Zucchini
Low-Carb Recipes for Oversized Zucchini are for all the vegetable gardeners who find a monster zucchini in the garden and are wondering how to use it!
Anyone who’s grown zucchini in a vegetable garden knows about the dilemma of monster zucchini, those overly big zucchinis that didn’t get picked quickly enough. Of course you can make giant zucchinis into flourless zucchini bread or savory zucchini muffins if you’re into things like that, but there are also plenty of good main dishes to make with monster zucchini!
I had a big garden for many year and definitely had my share of zucchini that hung out in the garden too long, and these Low-Carb Recipes for Oversized Zucchini are the ideas for using them that I developed over many years of being a passionate gardener. And even now that I have a small enclosed garden space and can’t grow many giant zucchinis, I still have fun using a giant zucchini when I’m given one!
I hope you enjoy trying some of these Low-Carb Recipes to Make with Oversized Zucchini, and of course most of these can also be made with smaller zucchinis if that’s what you have. If you want more zucchini ideas, check out The Top Ten Low-Carb Zucchini Recipes on Kalyn’s Kitchen and 50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes!
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Low-Carb Baked Zucchini Popeye Eggs are 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!
Roasted Balsamic Zucchini and Mushrooms with Feta and Thyme 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 piece of pizza!
Cheesy Low-Carb 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 Pressure Cooker (or Stovetop) 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 with Zucchini, Tomato, Feta, and Herbs.
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 Low-Carb Cheesy Salsa Beef Zucchini Boats!
You can make your giant zucchini into zucchini noodles (scrape out the seeds and julienne the pieces if the zucchini has tough seeds). Then those noodles are chopped and added to this Slow Cooker Zucchini e Fagioli Soup with Italian Sausage and Ground Beef.
Scrape out the seeds and then dice the zucchini for this delicious Low-Carb Zucchini and Green Chile Breakfast Casserole.
You can also use giant zucchini and scrape the seeds off the strips for this tasty Three Cheese Zucchini Frittata with Mozzarella, Feta, and Parmesan!
And of course, these Flourless Zucchini Muffins are the perfect low-carb muffin to make with oversize zucchini!
If you have a good low-carb recipe using Monster Zucchini, please share in the comments!