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We’ve pulled together the 43+ Best Zucchini Recipes on the internet. Zucchini is such a versatile vegetable. It’s the perfect substitute for pasta, helps keep you full, and also happens to be delicious!
Part of my new healthier diet is vegetables, and I mean a lot of vegetables. I’m eating a much more plant-based diet these days. I’ve heard it called ketotarian or healthy keto. Basically, I’m eating a whole lot of veggies, limiting my meat intake a bit, and generally seeing a rainbow on my plate. My biggest vegetable categories are broccoli, cauliflower, and zucchini. They make up a bulk of my recipes that aren’t salad.
To sustain this newish lifestyle (thanks hormones and auto-immune disease!), I have to get creative with my recipes. I can’t just eat salads. I can’t just saute some zucchini or bake broccoli every night. I don’t know about you but if I tried to be that restrictive and boring, I would end up binging on some not-great-for-me foods from Doordash.
After the holidays, we all could use a little more color and vegetables in our diets so we thought we’d share with you about 50 of the best zucchini recipes from around the internet. There’s a little bit of everything so most diets and lifestyles are covered. We even included a little roundup of zucchini desserts for those times where you want a little something sweet but still want it to be on the healthier side. Or, for when it's summer and you planted too many zucchini plants and all of sudden you have a laundry basket full of zucchini. Not saying that didn’t happen to me once or twice. LOL.
One last little selling point about zucchini: it’s so versatile and helps me feel like I’m not “missing out” on some of my favorite recipes like lasagna or tacos or spaghetti. Heck, there’s even a pizza crust recipe here for us. So, here’s to #TeamZucchini in January!
Here are The 43+ Best Zucchini Recipes:
Favorite Zucchini Recipes
Zucchini recipes span all meals. Have you had zucchini for breakfast? It's delicious. Zucchini can go into soup and even become breadsticks and tortillas. They are the ultimate veggie deliciousness that will help you eat more veggies and enjoy a healthier diet!
- The Best Ever Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe by The Endless Meal (pictured)
- Thai Chicken Zoodle Soup by The Endless Meal
- Creamiest Dairy-Free Tomato Cream Sauce with Zucchini Noodles by The Endless Meal
- Tomato Zoodle Frittata by The Endless Meal
- Cauliflower Alfredo with Zucchini Noodles by Tbsp.
- Garlic Butter Meatballs with Lemon Zucchini Noodles by Eatwell 101
- Cheesy Zucchini Keto Breadsticks by Ketovale
- Vegan Zucchini Noodle Lasagna by My Darling Vegan
- Low Carb Zucchini Tortillas Recipe by Best Recipe Box
- Black Pepper Parmesan Zucchini by The Slender Kitchen
Zucchini Noodle Dinner Recipes
The good old zucchini noodle is the ultimate pasta replacement. It's healthy, low-carb, and can make just about any recipe healthy. Seriously, zucchini noodles or zoodles are the best vehicle for a great sauce. When paired with a great recipe and/or sauce, zucchini noodles are almost as good as traditional pasta itself. Plus, there are so many recipes to choose from that you will never be bored!
- Creamy Avocado Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Burst Tomatoes by The Endless Meal
- 15 Minute Zucchini Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce by The Endless Meal
- Zucchini Pasta with Kale Pesto and Pistachios and Pomegranate by The Endless Meal
- Spicy Sesame Chicken Zoodles by The Endless Meal
- 20-Minute Cashew Chicken Zoodles by The Endless Meal
- 5-Ingredient Spinach Parmesan Zucchini Noodles by Two Peas and Their Pod (pictured)
- Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles by Closet Cooking
- Peanut Chicken Zucchini Noodles by Sally’s Baking Addiction
- Zucchini Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce by From My Bowl
- Easy 10 Minute Asian Zucchini Noodles by Gimme Delicious
More Zucchini Dinner Recipes
What's for dinner? Zucchini! Zucchini dinner recipes are hearty, healthy, and delicious. You can even make pizza crust with zucchini. But, my personal favorite is the good old zucchini boat. You can fill zucchini with just about anything. Want a taco? Zucchini boat. Want lasagna? Zucchini boat. Want jalapeno poppers? Zucchini boat. You get the idea.
- Healthy Chickpea and Zucchini Patties by The Endless Meal
- Green Veggie Pizza Crust by The Endless Meal
- One Pan Enchilada Zucchini Turkey Meatballs and Rice by Ambitious Kitchen
- Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats by The Recipe Critic
- Jalapeno Popper Zucchini Boats by Delish
- Cilantro Lime Shrimp Stuffed Zucchini Boats by Carlsbad Cravings (pictured)
- Mediterranean Grilled Zucchini Boats by The Mediterranean Dish
- Zucchini Pizza Bites by Easy Low Carb
- One Pot Zucchini Pasta by Making Thyme for Health
Zucchini Side Dish Recipes
There are so many zucchini side dish recipes out there. Zucchini sides are not just our favorite but apparently, they are yours too. They can be made into muffins, eaten raw, made into a salad, a casserole, grilled, and so much more. They are the perfect low-calorie, low-carb delicious vegetable side dish that can be paired with anything!
- Grilled Zucchini Salad with Creamy Sunflower Dressing by The Endless Meal (pictured)
- Coconut Curry No-Cook Veggie Noodles by The Endless Meal
- Cheesy Chili Zucchini Cornbread Muffins by The Endless Meal
- Zucchini with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Bacon and Crispy Onions by Yellow Bliss Road
- Crispy Parmesan Crusted Zucchini by Café Delites
- Baked Italian Zucchini, Tomatoes, and Onions by The Blond Cook
- Cheesy Zucchini Casserole by The Healthy Foodie
- Grilled Zucchini with Goat Cheese and Pine Nuts by Foodie Crush
- Perfectly Grilled Zucchini by Skinnytaste
- Parmesan Zucchini Fries by Rasa Malaysia
Zucchini Dessert Recipes
Sneak some vegetables into your desserts!! All of these zucchini desserts are delicious, impressive, and feature zucchini. Most of the time, you can't even taste the zucchini (unless you are supposed to). Zucchini pairs well with chocolate, fruit, cheese, and so much more. Baking can be healthy and delicious!
- Healthy Fudgy Chocolate Zucchini Brownies by The Endless Meal
- Zucchini Cheddar Cheese Herb Beer Bread by Serena Bakes Simply from Scratch
- Healthy Marbled Chocolate Zucchini Banana Bread by Ambitious Kitchen (pictured)
- Blueberry Zucchini Bread with Lemon Glaze by The Recipe Critic
- Chocolate Zucchini Bread by Modern Honey
- The Best Ever Zucchini Walnut Bread by The Domestic Rebel