34 Fresh Zucchini Recipes to Make this Summer

zucchini with polenta

It’s fresh zucchini season! Need ideas? Here are 21-plus recipes: from appetizers to snacks, main dish ideas, soups and more. And, of course, desserts too!

Instant Pot Quinoa with Zucchini and Lemon

Instant Pot Zucchini and Lemon Quinoa in a White Bowl

“Instant Pot Zucchini and Lemon Quinoa is a 1 minute quick and easy summer side dish or salad. A burst of lemon and savory dill make this simple dish light, bright, and refreshingly delicious.”

Instant Pot Zucchini and Lemon Quinoa


Zucchini, Bacon, and Pecorino Tart

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“This tart recipe involves store-bought puff pastry, which makes things very easy (because no one really wants to make homemade pastry dough) and the filling is made up of a heck of a lot of zucchini, eggs, bacon, and pecorino cheese. It has simple Italian flavors, and it’s so delicious.”
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Cauliflower Pizza with Asparagus and Zucchini

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“If you’re looking for a low carb, keto-friendly pizza, this low carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust with Asparagus and Zucchini is easy and incredibly delicious! Crispy and healthy… and perfect!”
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Zucchini Lasagna with Zucchini “Ricotta”

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“This is no ordinary lasagna recipe. What I love about this recipe is that it uses up a BUNCH of zucchini.”
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Make-Ahead Zucchini Egg Bake Breakfast Casserole

“An easy make-ahead breakfast casserole perfect for entertaining, serving groups, on holiday mornings, or for brunch. Packed with vegetables, this is always a favorite every time I serve it.”

Make-Ahead Easy Zucchini Egg Bake Breakfast Casserole


Sweet Corn and Zucchini Pie

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“This sweet corn and zucchini pie has me wrapped around its cheesy, melty, vegetarian-ness. Like, eighty times wrapped around. We are basically one.”
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Healthy Morning Zucchini Bread

slices of zucchini bread on two plates

“Healthy Morning Zucchini Bread is a wake-up-to-a-new day, soft quick bread that’s actually healthy too. Pair with a cup of coffee, and mornings will become a bit brighter.”
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Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Closeup of Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

“These Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins are the perfect way to celebrate the zucchini season. Rich and dense and chocolaty muffins are so delicious, you’ll want to make a double batch!”

Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins


Griddled Courgette Salad with Chilli and Mint Salsa

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“A light supper making the most of summer’s finest ingredients.”
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Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats

“There’s never a shortage of zucchini in summer, but there’s often a shortage of good ways to use it. Turn your zukes into boats and stuff ’em with ground beef, queso fresco and diced peppers.”
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Grilled Zucchini & Tomatoes with Polenta

“Two summertime favorites—grilled zucchini and fresh tomatoes—are served over creamy polenta in this easy, healthy dinner. Feel free to swap whole-wheat pasta for the polenta for an even faster meal.”
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Cheesy Zucchini Lasagna Rollups

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“Make the most of your garden bounty with this irresistible dish of zucchini slices rolled up around a gooey filling of ricotta and mozzarella, baked with a tomato sauce and topped with crispy Italian bread crumbs.”
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One Pot Zucchini Mushroom Pasta

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“An incredibly creamy, hearty pasta dish that you can make in just 20 minutes. Even the pasta gets cooked right in the pot!”
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Chunky Chocolate Zucchini Bread with Coconut

Loaf of Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Bread

“Celebrating zucchini season with this incredible chunky Chocolate Zucchini Bread with Shredded Coconut. It’s moist and rich zucchini bread, with the spices you love. Only better with melting chocolate chunks throughout and the irresistible flavor of coconut.”

Chunky Chocolate Zucchini Bread with Coconut


Grilled Zucchini Hummus Wraps

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“Fresh veggies are grilled to perfection and packed in this Grilled Zucchini Hummus Wrap!”
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Zucchini Basil Soup

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“Last summer, I had a lucky opportunity to spend a few weeks in France visiting vineyards, tasting wine, and of course eating great food. Whenever I travel, I come back with a list of recipes that I might want to recreate. Very often, the ones I actually end up making in my kitchen… the ones that stand out in my memory the most… are the simplest.”
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Healthy Zucchini Spice Muffins

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Perfect for brunch, a snack, or a quick and easy breakfast.

Healthy Zucchini Spice Muffins


Vegan and Gluten Free One Bowl Chocolate Zucchini Bread

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“It’s here! The chocolaty, rich, naturally sweet, tender zucchini bread of my dreams. Have I convinced you of how delicious this is yet? Let me show you how!”
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Baked Parmesan Zucchini Rounds

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“A simple summer side dish of Baked Parmesan Zucchini Rounds comes together quickly using only two ingredients…and will disappear from the table even faster!”
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Oven Baked Zucchini Chips

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“These easy oven-baked zucchini chips are easy to make and are thin, crispy, and irresistible! Did I mention they were healthy, too? Oven-baked to crisp perfection!”
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Slow Cooker Zucchini Casserole

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“This simple slow-cooker casserole is the perfect, no-fuss way to use up your freshly picked zucchini.”
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Healthy Zucchini Wedges

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I’m always looking for healthy and easy sides, appetizers and snacks. With young people frequenting our house… snacks are always in demand. These Healthy Zucchini Wedges make easy all three!
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Crispy Parmesan Garlic Chicken with Zucchini

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“Crispy Parmesan Garlic Chicken with Zucchini is a fantastic one pan meal that the family will love!  The chicken is so tender and breaded with an amazing parmesan garlic crust and the zucchini is sautéed in a delicious buttery parmesan garlic!”
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Peanut Chicken Zucchini Noodles

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“Mixing up weeknight dinners with this wildly flavorful and healthy Asian inspired peanut chicken and veggies dish!”
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Quick Fix Zucchini Frittata with Tomato and Bacon

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“An excellent choice for a quick, healthy — and seasonal dish. The addition of bacon gives this simple dish a smokey flavor that mingles well with the fresh herbs.”
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Quick and Easy: Chicken Thighs with Tomatoes and Zucchini

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“No matter the season, quick and easy dinners are a weeknight mainstay… or even a lifesaver. If it can be a 20-minute dinner, with simple ingredients, life has just become a whole lot simpler. Let me introduce you to Chicken Thighs with Tomatoes and Zucchini in a garlic brown butter sauce. It’s easy, convenient and finds a regular spot on my weekly meal rotation. A super tasty and easy dish to meal plan with.”
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Summer Fresh Corn and Zucchini Chowder

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“Creamy chowder loaded with fresh corn and zucchini is the best summer food! This lightened up chowder is made with fresh corn from the cob, no flour, and half and half.”
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Healthy Snack: Zucchini Tots

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“Zucchini Tots, a favorite healthy snack, easy to make, and oh-so-good!”
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Zucchini Rice

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“A quick and easy side dish that’s not only fresh, healthy, and hearty but it goes well with anything and everything!”
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Oven Baked Zucchini and Feta Fritters

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“Oven Baked Zucchini And Feta Cakes (Fritters) – so light, simple to make and very addictive.”
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Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

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“Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread – it’s the Zucchini Bread Recipe you’ve been waiting for! This bread is moist, healthy from a few simple swaps, and down right deliciously addicting!”
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A Favorite Fresh Zucchini Bread

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“I’ve tried so many recipes for Zucchini Bread — I’ve lost track of them all. But this one, I haven’t. It’s my Favorite Fresh Zucchini Bread recipe.”

A Favorite Fresh Zucchini Bread Recipe


Chocolate Zucchini Cake

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“It tastes like summer with hints of autumn, held together with rich, decadent, gooey chocolate that just absolutely makes a divine dessert. In fact, how could any dessert not be when its star ingredient is chocolate?”

Chocolate Zucchini Cake


Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies

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“When the growing season is at its very peak, when the long days of summer stretch endlessly, as does your zucchini crop if you live in the Northwest, these cookies will satisfy your cravings … with an autumnal nod toward the upcoming, much anticipated season. Whole wheat flour gives these delightful morsels a hearty and healthful update. Chocolate chips just give it a bit of extra yumminess.”

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies


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One thought on “34 Fresh Zucchini Recipes to Make this Summer

  1. Lee

    We made the chocolate cake – Wow! This may be our new favorite cake! it is so moist and rich! Thank you!

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