35+ Zucchini Recipes

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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!

zucchini salad with tomatoes and chickpeas

Salad and Appetizer Recipes

zucchini salad recipe

Zucchini Noodle Recipes

Best zucchini recipes

Savory Zucchini Recipes

chocolate zucchini bread

Zucchini Bread Recipes

best zucchini muffin recipes

Zucchini Muffin Recipes

zucchini pancakes

Zucchini Breakfast Recipes

Best zucchini recipes for garden zucchini

Dessert Recipes

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. Gotta love zucchini! I think I like zucchini in anything…it’s one of those awesome veggies.

  2. Zucchini is one of those awesome items that goes from sweet to savory so well. I’ve always wanted to try zucch pancakes

  3. I can not get enough zucchini right now! Thanks for including the stuffed flowers in your list! Love ya!

  4. I’ve been whipping up some new zucchini recipes too. I’ll have to give some of these a try.

  5. This is awesome!! I was seriously just putting together the same type of post! But yours is so good I think I will modify mine!! You covered every amazing recipe I can think of. Rock on girl!!

  6. One of my favorite childhood memories is making zucchini bread with my mom every summer. Loaf after loaf after loaf!! My dad grew gigaaaantic zucchinis just for the bread. 2 feet long sometimes! Great list! 🙂

  7. Thanks for the link, Maria! I currently have 5 huge zucchini in my fridge right now. I made zucchini breakfast bakes and barely made a dent in the stash. This is perfect! 🙂

  8. Great round up Maria – I’ve been getting summer squash and zucchini in my weekly CSA Box and trying to come up with new ways to enjoy all of it.

  9. You have no idea how helpful this post is for me! Zucchini and yellow squash are taking over my garden…they’re huge and I’ve had a few ideas of what to do with them, but there’s only so much of the same three recipes you can handle. I’ll probably cycle through all 35 of these recipes. Thanks!

  10. Such a fun round up. I always have so much zucchini this time of year. I just bookmarked this so I could come back to it when I need some inspiration! Thanks for including me too!!

  11. look at all these zucchini recipes! when I’m not pregnant, I’d be ALL over this!! Bookmarking for next season 😉

  12. these all sound fabulous! What a great line up! I am always looking for new ways to use up all my zucchini! Thank you for putting this list together!

  13. love this round-up…i have tons of zucchini right now! definitely want to try your zucchini brownies!

  14. Thanks so much for linking to my zucchini waffles. It’s true, you can never have too many zucchini recipes in your repertoire!

  15. GREAT!
    I love zucchini, and can’t wait to try some of these.
    I so wish I had a green thumb and a garden full of zucchini. My mom made a really delicious dish with zucchini and I haven’t made it in years 🙂 maybe it’s time I do.

  16. A few years ago a friend of mine gave me a recipe for zucchini jam, and at first I wasn’t sure. After making it, I found it was as good as any of my fruit jams and just as easy. I actually plan on making a batch tomorrow.

  17. Two more for you: Zucchini-Gingerbread Muffins and Zucchini-Feta Pancakes thekalechronicles.com/…/the-other-zucchini-recipe-zucchini-gi….thekalechronicles.com/…/zucchini-feta-pancakes-with-fresh-corn-and…

  18. Thanks so much for this versatile list of zucchini recipes. I can’t wait to try some of them with the zucchini coming out of the garden!

  19. Always need new ways to use zucchini! One of the few vegetables both me and my husband like! Thanks for sharing!

  20. I made Zucchini Butter, just use your favor apple butter recipe & sub the zucchini for the apples. I used apple juice instead of water to cook the zucchini in. My daughter’s boss couldn’t believe it. He paid me to make a batch for him. He even supplied all the ingredients too.

  21. I made the zucchini coconut bread and it was amazing tasting and very easy. My super picky son and sister in-law were even fighting over it. Entire loaf gone within an hour. I’m making it again VERY soon.

  22. Great round up Maria – I’ve been getting summer squash and zucchini in my weekly CSA Box and trying to come up with new ways to enjoy all of it.

  23. I sauteed Zucchini and yellow crookneck added shredded carrots in a little butter and evoo. Then put that over spaghetti. A little Parmesan on top and done. YUM. And thank you for this site I’m gonna try some of these recipes.

  24. Thank you so very much for the awesome recipes–I can’t wait to make them–I bring cookies to my domino club games and am always looking for new ones. These sound so great, and were so easy to print off, and are so well written!!! Thank you !!! Thank you!!! Thank you!!! I will repost after I try them out!!

  25. I made Zucchini,apple, cucumber bread last season. I basically just use a good Zucchini or banana bread recipe and then add cucumber and apple. I also add brown sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon.

  26. I always slice zucchini and sweet onions, and halve grape tomatoes…throw them in a skillet with butter, salt, and pepper. Cook till tender. Delicious!

  27. Although we are not making it this year( we have enough from last year) zucchini relish and zucchini bread and butter pickles are a good way of using them up too.

  28. Tried your zucchini banana bread recipe today.  We liked it, had to take it out 10 minuted sooner because it was done.  Would not squeeze zucchini next time,  little on the dry side and add another banana, will make again!

  29. I had an abundance of zucchini in the garden, and I learned to cook the flowers from the zucchini just rince them slightly, dry them with a paper towel and slice them up and use it for a delicious zucchini soup, the recipe is on Pinterest, it was so delicious

  30. I had an abundance of zucchini in the garden, and I learned to cook the flowers from the zucchini just rince them slightly, dry them with a paper towel and slice them up and use it for a delicious zucchini soup, that you blend in the blender, with sautéed onions the recipe is on Pinterest, it was so delicious

  31. Wowza! Great recipes- thanks so much for sharing ! Did you know you have a typo in the 2nd sentenace of your 2nd paragraph? It says ‘backing ‘ and should read baking. Thought you might want to know!

    1. So sorry all- I mistakenly spelled ‘sentence ‘ in my comment. That’s what you get when typing on a tiny phone! Happy Summer!

  32.  Thanks. I would really like a nice  baked zucchini recipe such as maybe a quich. I really need recipes for potlucks.
     9“ x 13“ pan’s work out great for this stuff. 
     On another matter, I have wanted to tell Josh that 
     Your family really needs a outside shower! I just love the pictures of the boys Caleb and Maxwell covered in mud. Or when they’re all sweaty from hiking .

  33. Ham zucchini chowder. My favorite. 1/2lb ham chunked into small cubes. 2 small zucchini small cubes. 1 large onion diced. 2 heaping Tbls. flour, 4 cups water. I can of evaporated milk. 1 small can diced tomatoes, or fresh. 1 cup frozen or fresh corn. 1t Basel 1t parsley 2 cups shredded chedder cheese.1 Tbl sugar. Saute ham, zucchini and onion in butter. When zucchini starts to soften, stir in flour mix well, add water, bring to boil, then turn down to simmer 10-15 min. Add can milk, corn and tomatoes. Spices and salt & pepper to taste. Just before serving add sugar. Stir cheddar cheese in individual bowls.

  34. Hey dear, Thanks a lot for sharing such great stuff on delicious recipes. I become a fan of your blog. I had tried some of these dishes in our Best Arabic Restaurant in Kuala Lumpur. And we have found this one very outstanding “Zucchini Breakfast Recipes.” I have added this recipe to your breakfast menus. We are very grateful to you. Our team is inviting you to our restaurant if you come to visit in Malaysia at any time.

  35. Wow… these are some really nice and yummy recipes you’ve shared here. And they helped get a taste of a new delicacy that I have never tried before. I believe, if I were to make these recipes, I would loiter the whole kitchen without having a good result out, but with your guide, I was able to prepare a few here. And I wish to try out the ones I haven’t, but of course with your guide, because I can’t do it with you. Thanks for these delicious recipes, you sure are a lifesaver. Thumbs up. Oh, I would really appreciate it if you could take your time to check out and give feedback on the article I wrote on
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  37. 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

  38. 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?

  39. 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?

  40. 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.