Ten Low-Carb Recipes to Make With Oversized Zucchini
This week I’m sharing my personal picks for Ten Low-Carb Recipes to Make with Oversized Zucchini; this one’s for all the vegetable gardeners who find a monster zucchini in the garden and are wondering what to make from it! Use the Diet-Type Index to find more low-carb and gluten-free recipes like these.
Anyone who’s grown zucchini in a vegetable garden has probably had the dilemma of monster zucchini, those huge ones that didn’t get picked quickly enough. Of course you can make them 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’ve been growing gardens for many years now and I’ve definitely had my share of zucchini that hung out in the garden too long, so it wasn’t too hard for me to come up with Ten Low-Carb Recipes to Make With Oversized Zucchini. The only difficult part was narrowing it down to ten!
I hope you enjoy trying some of these Low-Carb Recipes to Make with Oversized Zucchini, and if you want more zucchini ideas for the next few weeks while it’s still prime zucchini season, check out The Top Ten Most Popular Low-Carb Zucchini Recipes on Kalyn’s Kitchen and 50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes!
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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!
Monster 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 Low-Carb 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.
And finally, once again scrape out the seeds and then dice the zucchini for this delicious Low-Carb Zucchini and Green Chile Breakfast Casserole.
I hope this has give you some good ideas for those too-big zucchini if you have some! And if you have a good idea for using Monster Zucchini, please share in the comments!