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50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes (plus More from My Blogging Friends)

These 50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes can provide endless ideas for using zucchini, just in case you’re lucky enough to have a surplus! And many of these zucchini recipes are low in carbs or can easily be modified to be low-carb! Use Zucchini Recipes to find more recipes like this.

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50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes (and More from My Blogging Friends)

It may not be an official government holiday, but gardeners everywhere celebrate August 8 as Sneak Some Zucchini on to Your Neighbor’s Porch Day. I first did a round-up of 50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes many years ago in honor of that fun day. But every year I keep cooking with zucchini and now have a lot more zucchini favorites to share! You still have a few days before you need to start sneaking the zucchini on to the neighbor’s porch, so these zucchini recipes can help you use up your zucchini in the meantime.

This huge collection has all my favorite zucchini recipes on Kalyn’s Kitchen and not every one of my 50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes is low in carbs, but the majority of them are or some recipes can easily be made low-carb with minor changes.

If you want to expand your low-carb zucchini options, check out The Top Ten Low-Carb Zucchini Recipes from Kalyn’s Kitchen, Ten Low-Carb Grilled Zucchini Recipes, Low-Carb Salads with Zucchini, Low-Carb Recipes with Zucchini Noodles and Low-Carb Zucchini Noodle Soups to give you plenty of low-carb zucchini recipe ideas during this time when zucchini goes into overdrive for gardeners everywhere.

I’ve divided my huge collection zucchini recipes into categories to help you find something you’ll like, and truthfully I think there are a lot more than 50 recipes now that I’ve been adding new ones for a few years! There are lots of other bloggers who have good zucchini recipes too, so after my list I’ll share a few links to other places to find them. Enjoy!

Grilled Zucchini Recipes

50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes (for Sneak Some Zucchini on to Your Neighbor's Porch Day) found on KalynsKitchen.com

Grilled Zucchini Pizza Slices were a surprising hit on the blog.

50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes (for Sneak Some Zucchini on to Your Neighbor's Porch Day) found on KalynsKitchen.com

You won’t find an easier recipe than this one for
World’s Easiest Kabobs with Grilled Zucchini and Sausage!

50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes (for Sneak Some Zucchini on to Your Neighbor's Porch Day) found on KalynsKitchen.com

You can’t go wrong with basic Grilled Zucchini as a side dish.

50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes (for Sneak Some Zucchini on to Your Neighbor's Porch Day) found on KalynsKitchen.com

Zucchini Crust Vegetarian Pizza Margherita
can be cooked on the grill or in the oven.

50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes (for Sneak Some Zucchini on to Your Neighbor's Porch Day) found on KalynsKitchen.com

World’s Easiest Grilled Vegetables also features zucchini!

More Grilled Zucchini:

Grilled Zucchini “Lasagna” with Italian Sausage, Tomato, and Basil Sauce
Grilled Sausage and Summer Squash with Herbs, Capers, Olives, and Lemon

Stuffed Zucchini Recipes:

50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes (for Sneak Some Zucchini on to Your Neighbor's Porch Day) found on KalynsKitchen.com Meat, Tomato, and Mozzarella Stuffed Zucchini Cups
are another recipe that’s been a big hit!

Low-Carb Salsa Beef Cheesy Zucchini Boats

Low-Carb Cheesy Salsa Beef Zucchini Boats\
are loaded with Southwestern Flavors!

50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes (for Sneak Some Zucchini on to Your Neighbor's Porch Day) found on KalynsKitchen.com

I used my favorite little 8-Ball Zucchini for these Stuffed Zucchini
with Brown Rice, Ground Beef, Red Pepper, and Basil
.

50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes (for Sneak Some Zucchini on to Your Neighbor's Porch Day) found on KalynsKitchen.com

For a meatless version there’s Vegetarian Stuffed Zucchini
with Brown Rice, Black Beans, Chiles, Cheddar, and Cotija Cheese
.

  Zucchini Side Dish Recipes:

50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes (for Sneak Some Zucchini on to Your Neighbor's Porch Day) found on KalynsKitchen.comYou can use a lot of different garden veggies in this Garlic-Lover’s Vegetable Stir-Fry,
but zucchini is one vegetable I’d always include.

50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes (for Sneak Some Zucchini on to Your Neighbor's Porch Day) found on KalynsKitchen.com

You can’t go wrong with Sauteed Zucchini with Spinach and Basil Pesto.

More Zucchini Side Dishes:

Creamed Zucchini (a Denny Family Favorite)
Roasted Summer Squash with Lemon and Mint

Cheesy Zucchini Side Dish Recipes:

50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes (for Sneak Some Zucchini on to Your Neighbor's Porch Day) found on KalynsKitchen.com

I love anything that pairs zucchini with Feta,
so I adored this Zucchini Bake with Feta and Thyme.

50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes (for Sneak Some Zucchini on to Your Neighbor's Porch Day) found on KalynsKitchen.com

Val’s Kid-Friendly Broiled Zucchini with Mozzarella and Pepperoni is always a hit!

This Low-Carb Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bake has a lot of fans!

Parmesan Encrusted Zucchini is easy and delicious!

More Cheesy Zucchini Side Dishes:

Cheesy Zucchini with Garlic and Parsley
Roasted Summer Squash with Garlic, Feta Cheese, and Basil
Roasted Baby Summer Squash with Feta and Thyme
Roasted Balsamic Zucchini and Mushrooms with Feta and Thyme
Easy Calabacitas (Squash with Onions, Chiles, and Cheese)

Raw Zucchini Salads

50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes (for Sneak Some Zucchini on to Your Neighbor's Porch Day) found on KalynsKitchen.comZucchini Carpaccio (Raw Zucchini Salad with Lemon, Herbs, and Goat Cheese
(This is one of my favorite way to use small young zucchini.)

50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes (for Sneak Some Zucchini on to Your Neighbor's Porch Day) found on KalynsKitchen.com

Bacon, Tomato, and Zucchini Salad with Feta is definitely a wow!

50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes (for Sneak Some Zucchini on to Your Neighbor's Porch Day) found on KalynsKitchen.com

Marinated Summer Squash and Chickpea Salad with Lemon, Herbs, and Parmesan

Zucchini Bread or Cake Recipes:

50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes (for Sneak Some Zucchini on to Your Neighbor's Porch Day) found on KalynsKitchen.comThe whole family will like this Low Sugar and Whole Wheat
Zucchini Bread with Blueberries and Pecans
.

50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes (for Sneak Some Zucchini on to Your Neighbor's Porch Day) found on KalynsKitchen.comAnother option for monster zucchinis is Low Sugar and Whole Wheat Chocolate Zucchini Bread.

More Zucchini Bread or Cake:

Low-Sugar and Whole Wheat Garden Harvest Cake with Zucchini, Apple, and Carrot

Zucchini Noodle Recipes:

50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes (for Sneak Some Zucchini on to Your Neighbor's Porch Day) found on KalynsKitchen.com

If I had to pick my all-time favorite recipe for zucchini noodles, it’s this
Zucchini Noodles with Spicy Cherry Tomato, Sausage, and Herb Sauce

50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes (for Sneak Some Zucchini on to Your Neighbor's Porch Day) found on KalynsKitchen.com

Julienned Zucchini “Spaghetti” with Quick Sausage, Tomato, and Basil Sauce
is a tasty diet-friendly or gluten-free spaghetti dinner.

50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes (for Sneak Some Zucchini on to Your Neighbor's Porch Day) found on KalynsKitchen.com

I was crazy about this Julienne Zucchini Mexican Bowl with Black Beans, 
Avocado, Tomato, Poblano, and Lime and it also happens to be vegan.

 More Zucchini Noodles:

I have a post on Three Ways to Make Noodles from Zucchini and Other Vegetables as well as Ten Amazing Low-Carb Recipes with Zucchini Noodles.

Zucchini Recipes with Eggs:

50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes (for Sneak Some Zucchini on to Your Neighbor's Porch Day) found on KalynsKitchen.com

Low-Carb Zucchini and Green Chile Breakfast Casserole
is a good way to sneak some zucchini into the breakfast menu.

Cheesy Low-Carb Zucchini and Basil Strata

 Cheesy Low-Carb Zucchini and Basil Strata can be eaten any time of day.

50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes (for Sneak Some Zucchini on to Your Neighbor's Porch Day) found on KalynsKitchen.com

Greek Frittata with Zucchini, Tomatoes, Feta, and Herbs

Grilled or Cooked Zucchini Salad Recipes:

Grilled Zucchini Greek Salad

There’s no doubt that Grilled Zucchini Greek Salad
is one of my favorite zucchini recipes ever!

50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes (for Sneak Some Zucchini on to Your Neighbor's Porch Day) found on KalynsKitchen.com

Marinated Zucchini Salad with Olives, Artichokes, Red Pepper, and Red Onion
will be a hit for a barbecue side dish!

50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes (for Sneak Some Zucchini on to Your Neighbor's Porch Day) found on KalynsKitchen.com

Grilled Zucchini and Eggplant Salad with Thai Flavors is amazing!

Zucchini Muffin Recipes, Sweet and Savory:

50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes (for Sneak Some Zucchini on to Your Neighbor's Porch Day) found on KalynsKitchen.comLow Carb and Flourless Zucchini Muffins with Pecans are also Gluten-Free.

50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes (for Sneak Some Zucchini on to Your Neighbor's Porch Day) found on KalynsKitchen.com

I love these Savory Whole Wheat Zucchini Muffins with Green Chile and Cheese!

50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes (for Sneak Some Zucchini on to Your Neighbor's Porch Day) found on KalynsKitchen.com

Savory Whole Wheat Zucchini Muffins with Feta, Parmesan and Green Onions
are another one of my favorite recipes for baked zucchini treats.

More Zucchini Muffins:

Low-Sugar and Whole Wheat Zucchini Muffins with Pecans

Zucchini with Pasta or Pasta Salad:

50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes (for Sneak Some Zucchini on to Your Neighbor's Porch Day) found on KalynsKitchen.com

Easy Penne Pasta with Zucchini and Basil Pesto is delicious and easy.

50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes (for Sneak Some Zucchini on to Your Neighbor's Porch Day) found on KalynsKitchen.com

Whole Wheat Orzo and Grilled Vegetable Salad with Feta, Olives, and Herbs 
is going to be a hit at any pot-luck you take it to.

More Zucchini Pasta or Pasta Salad:

Pasta Salad with Italian Sausage, Zucchini, Red Pepper, and Olives
Pasta Salad with Slow Roasted Tomatoes, Grilled Zucchini, and Basil
Rustic Pasta Sauce with Hot Italian Sausage, Summer Squash, Onions, and Sage

Soup or Stew Recipes with Zucchini:

50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes (for Sneak Some Zucchini on to Your Neighbor's Porch Day) found on KalynsKitchen.com

Zucchini and Yellow Squash Soup with Rosemary and Parmesan is really tasty!

50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes (for Sneak Some Zucchini on to Your Neighbor's Porch Day) found on KalynsKitchen.com

Italian Sausage, Zucchini, and Macaroni Soup

More Soup or Stew with Zucchini:

Low-Carb Ratatouille Wanna-Be Stew with Italian Sausage
White Bean Soup with Roasted Turkey Italian Sausage, Zucchini, and Basil
Low-Carb Turkey Soup with Zucchini Noodles
Low-Carb Italian Sausage Soup with Tomatoes and Zucchini Noodles
Low-Carb Turkey, Mushroom, and Zucchini Noodle Soup

More Zucchini Recipes from My Blogging Friends:

30+ Amazing Slow Cooker  and Instant Pot Zucchini Recipes on Slow Cooker or Pressure Cooker.
All Day I Dream About Food has 50 Best Low-Carb Zucchini Recipes.
Lydia from The Perfect Pantry has a fabulous e-book with 23 Zucchini Recipes that are creative and delicious (like this Zucchini Ribbon Salad.)
You’ll find 20 Best Low-Carb Zucchini Recipes at I Breathe I’m Hungry

What’s your VERY favorite recipe using zucchini? And we’d also like to know if you’ve ever gotten zucchini on the porch!

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65 comments on “50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes (plus More from My Blogging Friends)”

  1. Great ideas Kalyn. Question for you. Can I freeze raw zucchini now,for winter baking later? Does it come out thawed still the same? Thanks a lot.

  2. Tsan, thanks for the great idea! Sounds delicious, both versions.

  3. Thanks for some great ideas, love the marinated raw salads, I never would have thought of that! One of our favorites is zuchini crab cakes

    shred 2-3lb zuchini and toss with 1/2 tablespoon old bay seasoning, let sit in colander and press well after 30 min.
    add 1 diced onion, 1 egg, and enough breadcrumbs to make it tacky and saute till golden brown on each side.

    they freeze great and we eat em all winter long, a similar greek style recipe can be done with salt instead of old bay, 1/2 cup feta, chopped parsley and mint, salt pep to taste, and then fry in olive oil
    Enjoy

  4. I'm so happy I found this blog! Especially the Zuchinni recipes! You are so creative; I love it!

  5. Thank you sooo much!! Zucchini is one of my favourite foods. So great to find so many things to do with them!

  6. I have grated zucchini and let it drain. Then mixed it with grated cheese, thinly sliced onion and chilli to spread as a pizza topping.

  7. David, I have made zucchini lasagna like that and really enjoyed it. Thanks for the nice thoughts about the recipes!

  8. We had so many zucchini, and vegetarian friends were coming over, that I made a zucchini lasagna, swapping the zuccs for the pasta. It was amazing, and ever-so-easy. But we still have some left over so I'll have to tuck into some of your recipes.

  9. Cristie, hope you enjoy the recipes!

  10. Great round up. That grilled salad looks delicious and I've been looking for some whole wheat versions of bread that are low in sugar, I'll give these a go.

  11. Day, so glad you liked it!

  12. Kalyn, I made the marinated zucchini salad and it was awesome! I added some lemon zest for extra zing! Thanks for all the great ideas!

  13. PJ, just picked a bunch more zucchini yesterday, so I'm going to be making something with zucchini myself today (probably "creamed" zucchini for my dad!)

  14. i have lots of zucchinis from farmer's market sitting in my fridge now, so i am glad to have seen this post. I think the breakfast casserole is whats on my mind next.

  15. Julia, thanks for sharing.

  16. Wow thanks for all the zucchini recipes. This is great. We have been getting an abundance of them in our CSA, and so are always looking for new ways to use them. Here's a recipe we put up that you might like as well:
    http://foodandtheabstracttruth.wordpress.com/2010/08/08/summer-squash-gratin/

  17. Thanks Kevin! I'm giving it away (literally) at my house!

  18. Great collection of zucchini recipes! The farmers are practically giving it away at the markets thee days.

  19. So many fabulous zucchini recipes- so little time. I want to try every one.

  20. Mama Peck, how I wish I could give you some!

  21. These ALL look wonderful! Makes me homesick for my garden in Utah. Unfortunately, we haven't learned the trick of growing zucchini in Az and it kills me to have to BUY it! I would love to have someone leave some on my porch… come on over! 🙂

  22. Shirley, thanks for helping me find it. (Unfortunately I have a conflict for BlogHer food so I won't be there, sigh.)

  23. Hey Kalyn, here's the link to Ali's original recipe: http://www.nourishingmeals.com/2009/08/zucchini-baketastes-like-cheese.html Not sure why it wouldn't show up in the search (I looked, too). I found it on her sidebar links. 🙂 Glad you subscribed! You'll love her recipes. She'll be at BlogHer Food again this year, so I'll be sure to introduce you. 😉

    Shirley

  24. Dara, it must have been great zucchini weather lately in Utah, because the plants are going wild here too.

    Best Cook, thanks! (I do work hard on the photos, although I still have a lot to learn.)

    Shirley, love the sound of that recipe, but I couldn't seem to find it when I searched on that blog. (Did subscribe to her blog though, thanks for introducing me to it!)

    Amanda, thanks!

  25. Wow fabulous round up Kalyn, thanks!

  26. Now, that's some zucchini love, Kalyn! That zucchini bread with the blueberries popped out at me. 😉 All look great though. I'm making a zucchini bake this evening for our support group meeting: zucchini, sweet onion, almond flour, olive oil, and seasonings. It's a recipe from Ali at Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen. Everyone loves it. I even added some chicken, cheese, and tomato sauce, and turned it into a main dish as Cheesy Chicken Zucchini Bake. One needs never be short on ideas with your listing. I especially love your numerous salad ones–thank you!

    Shirley

  27. Love all your recipes and the pictures look great!!

  28. Perfect timing for this post. Our plant is producing huge zucchini right now and we're doing everything we can to keep up with it. That zucchini bake is particularly enticing.

  29. Tanna, that would be a fun idea! Glad you liked the post.

  30. I'd love a big bag of zucchini about now … now that I have these recipes.
    Seriously, wouldn't it be neighborly to find these recipes tucked in a bag of zucchini.
    Really Excellent Kalyn.

  31. Amanda, the cupcakes look good. (Not South Beach friendly for my diet though, sigh.)

    Shea, hope you get some zucchini! Maybe one of your neighbors will hear about it.

    Jacqueline, thanks for sharing, never too many good zucchini recipes.

    The Housewife, thanks! Hope you get to try the Chocolate Zucchini bread.

  32. The chocolate zucchini bread has been on my to do list for a very long time… what better way to get your veggies in! 😀 I really like your line up of recipes!

  33. I love the look of that marinated salad and the bake and the salad with feta…..

    We recently had a zucchini roundup for No Croutons Required and the entries were fabulous, it was one of my favourite rounds. You can be so creative with zucchini or courgette as we call it in Scotland.

  34. These recipes look wonderful. Zucchini is my most favorite summer vegetable, so I'm always looking for new things to do with it. I really wish I had a neighbor who felt the need to ditch some on my doorstep.

  35. Jane, your zucchini salad sounds good, especially the walnuts.

    Pam, thanks! Glad you can use some zucchini recipes!

    Lynette, zucchini will be great for phase one. Sounds like your brother-in-law is in the holiday spirit!

  36. Perfect timing! I was just complaining that I didn't have any friends with gardens when I bought ny own zucchini at the grocery store. Then my brother in law showed up with more zucchini from his garden. I just started phase 1again after being told by the doctor to lose weight!

  37. You have officially become my very very favoritest person!

  38. I think the neighbors used to run the other direction when they saw me coming with sacks of zucchini. I have a favorite salad of shredded raw zucchini, swiss cheese, walnuts with a basic vinaigrette dressing. It is on my blog. This post makes one realize you cannot have too much zucchini!

  39. Jessica, so glad you're enjoying the blog. I don't know for sure what's causing your zucchini problems, but I found this about why zucchini blossoms fall off. That makes it sound like you'll still get zucchini. If that doesn't fit what's happening with your plant, I would google to see what else you can find! Good luck!

  40. Kalyn I have to say I just LOVE your blog!!! I was excited to try to so many of your recipes with my fresh produce this summer, but unfortunately my garden has only given me a handful of green and yellow beans and 3 cucumbers.. 🙁 I've loved every recipe I've tried so far!! If you don't mind, I was wondering if you know what pops the flowers off of my zucchini plant, and what to do to avoid this next year? I have a garden fence, have used insecticides and have been fertilizing! I've never had this problem!!! Thanks…

  41. Val, if only you lived by me, I would be happy to share!

  42. Right now I wish someone would sneak some zucchini onto my porch…did I just say that:D

  43. Thanks Susan! I love it too, but I confess I can't keep up with the harvest. Of course, the neighbors don't mind getting it!

  44. Fantastic collection of zucchini recipes! Although, no one has to sneak any on my porch. I love the stuff!

  45. Foodalogue, thank you, and you're right, the possibilities are endless!

    Lydia, glad you like the Greek salad idea. Isn't this a fun "holiday"?

    TW, I had a feeling you might have some surplus zucchini! As you can imagine, I was so sad to miss BlogHer this year, but next year for sure I'll be there!

  46. What a fantastic "Zucchini Fest!" As you might expect, I'm overun with zucchini, and I think I might adapt one of the baked dishes with cheese for tonight. (Missed you at BlogHer!)

  47. That Grilled Greek Zucchini Salad is going to become one of my favorites, too. I like to make zucchini and herb frittatas. Thanks for celebrating this holiday!

  48. You've proved the versatility of zucchini is seemingly endless. Wonderful array of dishes.

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