Last year, we started a garden, I was so damn proud of that raised bed garden that I was ready to shout it from the rooftops. I started with a few straightforward plants like carrots, zucchini, cucumber, and watermelon and waited for my harvest to come in. I figured that at least the zucchini would be prolific.
Here’s how our zucchini harvest went last year:
Oh, look at our cute little zucchini plants!
They’re getting so big. I think I see some flowers forming!
Oh my gosh! There’s a zucchini growing!
Time to pick the zucchini!
Wait – what’s happening to this plant? Why is it dying? What evil hell did squash vine borers come from?
Oh, all my zucchini plants 🙁
But we didn’t give up. We’re back at it this year. We amended the soil. We rotated the crop beds. We planted some new veggies and we checked for garden pests every. damn. day. And we’ve had some pretty amazing success.
Here’s how our zucchini harvest is going this year:
Let’s buy our zucchini plants this year and check them every day.
Okay. So far so good. I see some flowers but let’s not get excited yet.
Wait – there’s a zucchini growing! Quick – check for bugs!
Oh wow – there’s another zucchini! Let’s have this for dinner.
Oh, there’s another zucchini. And ANOTHER.
Anyone know any good zucchini recipes?
So, I’m really really happy that we’re having success with almost everything we’re growing this year. But our zucchini harvest is pretty prolific. And I’m guessing I’m not alone. If you’re a home gardener, you’re probably desperately searching for what you can possibly do with all this zucchini.
That’s why I’ve compiled this list that I’m called The Ultimate Zucchini Recipe List covering everything from appetizers, side dishes, main dishes, meatless mains, and even dessert (if you like baked goods). And don’t worry. If you’re low-carb like me, you’ll find plenty of these recipes to fit the bill.
Did you know you could start and end an meal with zucchini? Appetizer recipes are probably my favorite though because in summer (zucchini season) I’m content to just have appetizers for a light dinner!
Easy Garlic Zucchini Chips Recipe
Vegan Zucchini Fritters
Zucchini Dip with Mint
Baked Zucchini Fries
Oven Baked Zucchini Chips
Zucchini Cakes with Goat Cheese Mousse
Baked Zucchini Chips with Yogurt Garlic Sauce
Baked Zucchini Bites
Zucchini Pizza Bites
Zucchini Side Dishes
The first thing I think to do with my zucchini is to throw it on the grill and serve on the side of whatever I’m making for dinner. These zucchini side dish recipes show that there’s a lot more you can do with your zucchini.
Zucchini Mushroom Salad
Warm Zucchini Salad
Lemon-Garlic Zucchini Ribbons
Italian Power Salad with White Beans, Sun-dried Tomatoes and Creamy Italian Salad Dressing
Roasted Zucchini Salad with Lemon, Chili, Basil, and Crispy Shallots
Baked Parmesan Garlic Zucchini
30 Minute Zucchini Soup
Zucchini Cheese Casserole
Baked Zucchini Cakes
Marinated Zucchini and Summer Squash
Zucchini Main Dishes
The easiest way to use up your zucchini is to throw it in with your dinner. The zucchini main dish recipes let you add zucchini in small or large amounts to whatever you’re eating tonight.
Paleo Jambalaya Pasta with Zoodles
Spicy Chicken Stroganoff with Broiled Zoodles
Dungeness Crab & Sweet Pea Zoodle Salad
Broiled Pork Chops & Zucchini with Greek Yogurt Sauce
Dijon Tilapia With Peach Zucchini Salsa
Low Carb Chicken Parmesan with Zoodles
Easy Summer Garden Pasta
Marathoner’s Zucchini Ribbon Lasagna
Gluten Free Zucchini Ricotta Meatballs
Paleo Chicken Zucchini Fritters
Thai Shrimp with Almond Sauce
Taco Zucchini Boats
Best Ever Gluten Free Turkey Zucchini Meatballs
Zucchini Meatless Mains
As you’ve already seen, zucchini makes a great supporting cast member in either a side dish or a main dish. But it can also be the start of the show like you’ll find in these vegetarian (and some vegan) zucchini meatless main dishes.
Zucchini Lasagna Pasta Bake
Vegan Roasted Ratatouille Sheetpan Meal
Vegan Savoury Oatmeal with Zucchini and Black Beans
Zucchini Balls in a Spicy Coconut Sauce
Zucchini & Artichoke in a Lemon Feta Sauce
Zucchini Noodles with Roasted Bell Pepper Feta Sauce
Grilled Zucchini Pizza with Arugula
Quick, Healthy Zucchini Basil Pesto
Lemon Risotto with Asparagus and Zucchini
15 Minute Kung Pao Zoodles
The thought of zucchini in baked goods once seemed like the most bizarre combination in the world. Now I know that it’s such a versatile ingredients that adds fiber and flavor to whatever you’re cooking. You can even make zucchini donuts!
Lemon Maple Zucchini Bread Recipe With Gluten Free Option
Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread
Chocolate Zucchini Pancakes With Blueberries
Honey + Greek Yogurt Zucchini Bread
Gluten-Free Zucchini Almond Cake
Honey Walnut Zucchini Bread
Cream Cheese Frosted Zucchini Cake
Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Glazed Lemon Zucchini Loaf
Zucchini Cookies with Lemon Glaze Recipe
Lemon Zucchini Cake with Lemon Buttercream Frosting
Zucchini Cake Donuts with Light Cream Cheese Frosting
Wholesome Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins
Meyer Lemon Zucchini Muffins
Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Bread