35+ Zucchini Recipes

By Maria Lichty

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Wondering what to do with all of that garden zucchini? We are coming to your rescue by sharing our all-time favorite zucchini recipes! You are going to want to make them all this summer!

Best Zucchini Recipes

Zucchini Season, My Favorite Time of Year

Summer is in full swing and that means it is zucchini season, my favorite time of year. I love cooking and baking with zucchini, it is probably my favorite vegetable. We always grow zucchini in our garden so we can make ALL the zucchini recipes.

If you don’t have a garden, don’t worry, you can buy zucchini at the farmers market, store, or I bet your neighbors have some zucchini they are willing to give to you. Zucchini grows like crazy during the hot summer months and everyone is always trying to share the zucchini love.

Tips for Cooking and Baking with Zucchini

Here are a few tips that will help you have zucchini success in the kitchen!

  • The smaller zucchini are best for cooking and grilling.
  • If you have a giant zucchini that got too big in the garden, don’t throw it out, use it for baking! Over sized zucchini are my favorite because I LOVE baking with zucchini. When you put zucchini in baked goods, magic happens! It makes cakes, breads, cookies, brownies, etc. so moist and delicious.
  • To use zucchini in baked goods, shred the zucchini. You can use a box grater or a food processor. I never peel the zucchini first, it is fine to leave on the green skin.
  • For baked goods, squeeze the liquid out of the zucchini in a paper towel before adding it to your recipe. Zucchini holds a lot of water and if you don’t squeeze out some of the moisture your baked goods might be too moist.
  • I find that garden zucchini has a lot more moisture than store-bought zucchini. If your zucchini isn’t that watery, gently squeeze it out but don’t take out all of the moisture. You want the zucchini to add moisture to your recipe.
  • If you have a lot of zucchini and aren’t able to use it all at once, shred it up and freeze it. Squeeze some of the moisture out and place in a freezer bag. Freeze for up to 2 months. To use, defrost the zucchini first, and squeeze out additional moisture, if necessary.

Best Zucchini Recipes

If you are wondering what to make with your zucchini this summer, we have LOTS of zucchini recipes for you! These zucchini recipes are our favorite zucchini recipes that we make every summer.

Yes, there are a lot of them so we have to get to work! There are sweet and savory zucchini recipes, some healthy zucchini recipes, and some decadent ones too! Something for everyone!

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Savory Zucchini Recipes

chocolate zucchini bread

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Favorite Zucchini Recipes

What are your favorite zucchini recipes? Let us know in the comments! We are always looking for new zucchini recipes to make during the summertime.

We hope you enjoy all of our favorite zucchini recipes! And I have to put a special plug in for my Chocolate Zucchini Bread, if you make one zucchini recipe this summer, make the bread. It is my all-time favorite and it always gets rave reviews!

Happy zucchini season and make sure you share these zucchini recipes with your friends, family, and neighbors. We know everyone is looking for good zucchini recipes to use up that garden zucchini! And you can always share a loaf of zucchini bread too, they will love you forever:)

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. does anyone have a recipe for zuchini pie? i had one a long time ago and i misplaced it, it tastes like sugar cream pie, so delicious

  2. Hello Maria…
    We love stuffed zucchini blossoms. We can find them occasionally in an Italian restaurant. They’re filled with ricotta (I think), lightly breaded & fried?? Not really sure. But they are a delicious delicacy!! 😉
    Have you ever eaten them? Have you ever made them?

  3. Last year I made a yellow zucchini, lemon poppyseed cake with a cream cheese icing. It was great My family wants me to make it again this year and I can’t find a recipe. Can you help me?

  4. I am overwhelmed by the countless zucchini recipes. You have my goodness where do I start? Can’t wait I don’t know when I wanna start first maybe the lemon zucchini bread but I think I really don’t know. I am actually speechless. Thank you for a beautiful recipe collection. maybe zucchini, garbanzo tacos, both my faves.

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