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Fresh and Delicious Zucchini Recipes

Delicious when grilled, sauteed, or paired with other veggies, zucchini is about as versatile as vegetables come. We've rounded up our favorite zucchini recipes for you to try, including stuffed zucchini, zucchini bread, and chocolate zucchini bars.


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    • Lemony Ricotta Galette

      Galettes are known for their flaky flat crust and irresistible fillings, and this zucchini-stuffed pastry is no exception. Pair the crisp-tender veggie with three types of cheese, lemon juice, and a drizzle of olive oil, then pop in the oven for a golden-brown appetizer.

      Zucchini Tip: Salting the zucchini helps remove excess water so you don't end up with a soggy crust.

    • Vegetable Soup with Cheesy Biscuit

      Present your family with a hearty bowl of summer soup brimming with zucchini and sweet corn in just 35 minutes. Warm cheddar cheese biscuits round out the easy main-dish recipe.

    • Vegetable Pie

      Showcase your garden's finest fresh vegetables in this colorful summer pie from Trisha Yearwood. Stacked with zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes, and two types of gooey cheese, the savory pie can be served as both a side and main dish.

    • Lime Couscous with Summer Veggies

      Give quick-cooking couscous a burst of summer flavor with fresh-squeezed lime juice and a medley of zucchini, carrots, and green onion. Make the dinner recipe lighter by preparing the couscous with reduced-sodium chicken broth and decreasing salt to 1/2 teaspoon.

    • Zucchini and Tomato Frittata

      Whip up a flavorful frittata in just 30 minutes with the help of fresh-from-the-garden vegetables. Perfect for brunch or a simple supper, the easy egg dish gains crunch from a sprinkle of chopped walnuts.

    • Grilled Zucchini Salad with Mozzarella and Dill

      Grill up a batch of zucchini for this colorful, summery salad. You'll love the addition of snipped dill, fresh mozzarella cheese, and zesty lemon juice. Pair with toasted ciabatta slices, then serve warm.

      Stove-Top Method: Cook zucchini for 6 to 8 minutes in a grill pan, turning once.

    • Easy Grilled Vegetables

      Learn how to grill zucchini to perfection for your next summer party. The nutritious veggie can be modified with a variety of toppings and dressings to fit the tastes of guests.

    • Zucchini and Prosciutto Focaccia

      A drizzle of oil and vinegar, skillet-cooked zucchini, peppery arugula, and thin strips of prosciutto transform purchased focaccia into a gourmet summer side. Bonus: Each loaded bread slice has fewer than 300 calories!

    • Stuffed Zucchini with Black Beans, Corn, and Poblano Pepper

      Give hollowed zucchini boats a Mexican makeover by stacking them high with all your favorite taco toppings. Poblano pepper adds subtle heat to the fiesta-ready snack.

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      Pesto Veggie Gyro

      Who says a gyro has to have meat? Grill skewers of Halloumi cheese, red sweet peppers, and zucchini, then spread with homemade pesto and stuff into fluffy flatbread for a seriously irresistible vegetarian sandwich.

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      Smoky Grilled Vegetable Torte

      Pile zucchini slices between all your favorite farmer's market veggies for one extraordinary summer torte. Garlic oil and smoked Gouda give the impressive (and healthy!) main dish savory flavor.

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      Zucchini-Brie Breakfast Casserole

      Start your morning with a warm breakfast casserole packed with gooey cheese, crusty bread cubes, and crisp-tender zucchini. Snipped dill and green onion add delicate flavor to the elegant breakfast recipe.

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      Chocolate Zucchini Bread

      Classic zucchini bread is even better with dark chocolate pieces and a rich chocolate drizzle on top. Let the loaf stand overnight before slicing so it's extra moist and delicious the next morning.

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      Zucchini-Noodle Lasagna

      Looking for a way to lighten up your favorite lasagna recipe? Look no further than green and glorious zucchini. Slice and broil the summer veggie for a nutritious pasta substitute.

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      Zucchini Relish

      Ditch the pickle relish and substitute our undeniable trio of zucchini, onion, and sweet peppers for your next outdoor party. The crisp and tangy topping complements all your favorite grilling recipes plus sandwiches, potato salads, and more!

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      Zucchini-Banana Squares

      Instead of zucchini bread, try our mouthwatering chocolate zucchini-banana bars. Shredded zucchini and ripe banana make them extra moist. You'd never believe that this indulgent treat comes in at fewer than 200 calories.

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      Zucchini-Sausage Casserole

      Need a casserole that's hearty, healthy, and ready in a pinch? Zucchini, sausage, and stuffing help this crowd-pleasing meal come together in under an hour.

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      Corn and Zucchini Pan Souffle

      Impress at your next get-together with a delicious, airy zucchini souffle that's made with yellow corn and plenty of cheese. Top with our fresh cilantro-tomato relish and Parmesan for a praiseworthy finish.

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      Roasted Zucchini Lasagna

      Zucchini stars alongside sweet Italian sausage in this healthy twist on classic lasagna. With mozzarella, Alfredo sauce, and fresh rosemary, it's a delicious seasonal potluck bake.

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      Zucchini Cupcakes with Greek Yogurt Frosting

      Our editors love that these sweet zucchini cupcakes work for breakfast, too. Just omit the Greek yogurt frosting and try them with a drizzle of honey. Thanks to whole wheat flour, fat-free milk, and applesauce, they’re a healthy treat, too.

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      Zucchini Ripiene al Forno (Baked Stuffed Zucchini)

      We can't get enough of this low-cal, Italian-inspired zucchini bake. Each slice is filled with mushrooms, bread crumbs, sauteed garlic, and cheese, then baked with homemade Parmesan sauce.

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      Four-Cheese Zucchini Strata

      With zucchini, summer squash, garlic focaccia, and four kinds of cheese, this savory strata makes the perfect brunch offering. Sprinkle with fresh parsley before serving.

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      Spiced Nuts and Zucchini Corn Bread

      Spiced mixed nuts add just the right amount of crunch to our moist zucchini corn bread. Served warm, it's the perfect complement to any meal.

    • How to Make Cornbread
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      How to Make Corn Bread

      Find out how to make delicious corn bread with these simple tips.

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      Zucchini-Wrapped Pork

      We've wrapped roasted pork tenderloin in thinly sliced zucchini strips, roasted it, and topped it with tangy pesto for a delicious dinner that's ready in just 35 minutes.

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      Farmer's Market Grilled Cheese

      You'll feel good about the fresh veggies in this quick lunch or dinner. Just layer spinach, mayonnaise, goat cheese, zucchini, and tomato on sourdough bread, then toast until golden.

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      Pesto Chicken with Zucchini

      This delicious and budget-friendly dinner comes together with just four ingredients, including crunchy broiled zucchini and basil-coated chicken breasts.

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      Zucchini Boats with Bacon Gremolata

      Heap smoky bacon, Parmesan cheese, and spicy peppers into grilled zucchini shells for a vegetable side dish everyone will love.

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      Bumper-Crop Zucchini Pancakes

      Mix shredded zucchini with Parmesan cheese and a handful of pantry ingredients for a batter that fries up into crispy, garden-fresh cakes.

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      Polenta with Eggs and Zucchini

      Tender poached eggs settle into creamy Parmesan polenta. Add a quick saute of zucchini ribbons and peppers, and you have a meal.

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      Fresh Tomato Salad Recipes

      Tomatoes are the star of these fresh salad recipes. Pairing beautifully with grilled dishes and other summer fare, these tomato salads are ideal for using fresh tomatoes from your garden or local farmer's market.
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