Amazing Zucchini Recipes

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Delicious sweet and savory zucchini recipes to help you use up that garden zucchini! From appetizers, side dishes to dessert, these zucchini recipes are family favorites!

Zucchini is a favorite in our house and garden! Other vegetable garden favorites are tomatoes, potatoes, or carrots to try this summertime.

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Zucchini Recipes

Zucchini recipes are a top on my list with all the zucchinis from my garden. These are so good that each recipe has a fun twist in adding in zucchini. Create the best appetizer or side dish to any meal. Create moist and delicious desserts that you never know has zucchini in them. Then, have bread and muffins with a hint of green specs showing through creating an amazing breakfast or quick bread for your family.

These zucchini recipes are the perfect way to use up all of your zucchini from the garden. It is healthy for you and good for your body. The taste is impeccable and one that can be hidden in desserts or full of flavor on a side dish. These recipes are favorites in our family and some that we can use year round with frozen zucchini.

Double Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

Perfectly moist and chocolatey brownies filled with chocolate chips and topped with chocolate frosting.  Simple and delicious and you won’t even be able to tell that 2 cups of zucchini is hidden inside! 
Ingredients: canola oil, sugar, vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, unsweetened cocoa, baking soda, salt, zucchini, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, butter, milk, vanilla extract

Air Fryer Parmesan Zucchini Chips

Air Fryer Parmesan Zucchini Chips are crunchy, savory bites of heaven! This is hands down one of the best ways to eat zucchini!
Ingredients: zucchini sliced, salt and pepper, flour, eggs, Panko, parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning

Zucchini Lasagna

Zucchini Lasagna is a low-carb, gluten free twist on your favorite Italian comfort food. This is an absolutely scrumptious way to use all that zucchini from your garden.
Ingredients: olive oil, onion diced, ground beef, Italian sausage, can crushed tomatoes, can tomato sauce, can tomato paste, Italian Seasoning, sugar, salt and pepper to taste, fresh basil chopped, ricotta cheese, parmesan finely grated, egg, medium sized zucchini, mozzarella cheese shredded

Grilled Zucchini

Grilled zucchini is the perfect healthy summer side dish. The slices of squash are tossed in savory seasonings, then cooked until tender.
Ingredients: Zucchini, olive oil, garlic powder, kosher salt, black pepper, chopped parsley

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Perfect Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread is soft and sweet and incredibly easy to make from scratch at home.  It's the best zucchini bread and tastes amazing with coffee for a satisfying breakfast or as delicious afternoon snack!
Ingredients: All Purpose flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, canola oil, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, sour cream, zucchini grated and strained, semi-sweet chocolate chips

My Favorite Zucchini Bread Recipe (Tried and True!)

My favorite zucchini bread recipe is a sweet and savory, full of flavor, moist bread! Slice a piece of heaven and enjoy this delicious quick bread with your family and friends. 
Ingredients: All Purpose flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, canola oil, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, sour cream, zucchini grated and strained

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

A delicious chocolate quick bread with 1 ½ cups of zucchini inside! It bakes perfectly and has a beautiful cracked sugar crust topping!
Ingredients: All Purpose flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, unsweetened cocoa powder, canola oil, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, sour cream, zucchini, mini chocolate chips, brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon

Zucchini Pizza

Easy zucchini pizza recipe perfect vegetarian meal. Fresh dough is topped with a savory red sauce, mozzarella, and thin slices of zucchini.
Ingredients: Olive oil, Cornmeal, fresh pizza dough, pizza sauce or marinara sauce, 4 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced zucchini, Italian seasonings, kosher salt, black pepper, Red pepper flakes, Shaved parmesan cheese
whole chocolate zucchini cake with a piece cut out

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

This Chocolate Zucchini Cake is a deep, dark chocolate cake that is topped with light and fluffy chocolate whipped cream! With 3 cups of zucchini, it is incredibly moist and you won't even notice all the vegetables!
Ingredients: sugar, buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, baking powder, shredded zucchini, heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla

Crispy Parmesan Fried Zucchini

Crispy Parmesan Fried Zucchini are savory parmesan and panko coated zucchini bites.  They will quickly become a favorite for an easy and crowd-pleasing snack, appetizer or side dish!
Ingredients: sized zucchini, salt and pepper, flour, eggs, Panko, parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, oil for frying

Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting are moist and perfect chocolate cupcakes with two cups of zucchini hidden inside!  Topped with chocolate cream cheese frosting these are the best chocolate cupcakes I have had!
Ingredients: shredded zucchini, eggs, granulated sugar, vegetable oil, vanilla, all-purpose flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, baking powder, package cream cheese, unsalted butter, powdered sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, salt, vanilla

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins are moist and rich muffins that are loaded with flavor from rich chocolate and shredded zucchini!  They will be a huge hit and will give you a great way to use all that zucchini from your garden!
Ingredients: purpose flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, of salt, egg, vegetable oil, vanilla, milk, zucchini, chocolate chips, chopped walnuts

Baked Zucchini Fries


Ingredients: small zucchini, panko crumbs, Italian Seasoning, grated parmesan cheese, salt, flour, eggs, Fresh chopped parsley for garnish

Cheesy Zucchini Fritters

Cheesy Zucchini Fritters are filled with three cheeses and zucchini. These are savory and easy to make and the perfect way to use up that garden zucchini!
Ingredients: zucchini, eggs, all purpose flour, grated parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese, shredded mozzarella cheese, Italian Seasoning, salt and pepper to taste, vegetable oil, sour cream and chopped chives for garnish

Shrimp Zucchini Boats

Shrimp Zucchini Boats with succulent pieces of shrimp and artichokes topped with parmesan cheese are a great low carb and tasty way to enjoy zucchini!
Ingredients: large zucchini, garlic herb seasoning, olive oil, butter, raw shrimp, lemon juice, marinated artichoke hearts, garlic, parmesan cheese

Best Ever Zucchini Crust Pizza

Zucchini Crust Pizza is the perfect way to use up that zucchini! A healthier and delicious low carb option that the entire family will go crazy for.
Ingredients: zucchini, large eggs, flour, salt, grated parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, pepperoni, sliced olives, sliced mushrooms, dried oregano, fresh chopped basil for garnish

Thai Zucchini Noodle Salad

This Thai Zucchini Noodle Salad is the perfect healthy and tasty dish to use up that garden zucchini! Loaded with spiralized zucchini, tender chicken, fresh veggies, and drizzled with an amazing homemade peanut lime dressing that’s sweet, spicy and tangy!
Ingredients: large zucchinis, shredded red cabbage, sugar snap peas, matchstick or grated carrots, red bell pepper, shelled edamame, cubed chicken, fresh chopped cilantro, fresh chopped Thai basil, Chopped peanuts and lime wedges, smooth and creamy peanut butter, toasted sesame oil, apple cider vinegar, Juice from 1 lime, honey, low sodium soy sauce, garlic clove, grated fresh ginger, chili garlic sauce or Sriracha, of hot water

Cinnamon Zucchini Walnut Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Cinnamon Zucchini Walnut Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is the perfect way to use up that garden zucchini! A perfectly moist cinnamon cake filled with crunchy walnuts and frosted with cream cheese frosting.
Ingredients: flour, eggs, canola oil, brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, salt, freshly grated zucchini, walnuts, unsalted butter, 8 oz. container cream cheese, softened, vanilla, heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar.

Pistachio Zucchini Bread

A unique zucchini bread with amazing flavor, chewy outside and soft center.
Ingredients: all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, 3.4 oz. box instant pistachio pudding, large eggs, sugar, Tbl. vanilla extract, vegetable or canola oil, grated zucchini

Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats are loaded with taco seasoned ground beef, cheese and topped with your favorite toppings. These make a delicious low carb meal and are perfect for using up that zucchini!
Ingredients: medium sized zucchini, ground beef, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, paprika, ground cumin, salt, black pepper, can tomato sauce, water, mexican shredded cheese, Optional toppings: diced avocado

Better than Anything Zucchini Poke Cake

A moist chocolate zucchini cake soaked in caramel and topped with Cool Whip and toffee bits.
Ingredients: vegetable or canola oil, sugar, large egg, vanilla, milk, peeled shredded zucchini, all-purpose flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, squeeze bottle Caramel Ice Cream Syrup, Cool Whip, Heath Chocolate Toffee Bits (found in the baking aisle)

Blueberry Zucchini Bread with a Lemon Glaze

Blueberry Zucchini Bread with a Lemon Glaze will be one of the best quick breads you EVER make! Perfectly moist with two cups of zucchini hidden inside and bursting with fresh blueberries. The lemon glaze it the perfect finishing touch!
Ingredients: eggs, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, white sugar, shredded zucchini, all-purpose flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, fresh blueberries, powdered sugar, Lemon Juice, Heavy Whipping Cream

Crispy Parmesan Garlic Chicken with Zucchini

Crispy parmesan garlic chicken with zucchini is a fantastic one-pan meal that the family will love. Crispy chicken is breaded with an amazing parmesan garlic crust paired with tender zucchini sautéed to perfection!
Ingredients: Chicken Breasts, butter, Italian Bread Crumbs, plus 1 Tablespoon grated parmesan, flour, medium zucchini, garlic cloves

Ham and Cheddar Zucchini Frittata

Ham and Cheddar Zucchini Frittata is filled with two cups of zucchini, ham, and cheddar cheese. It has such amazing flavor and will be devoured in no time at all!
Ingredients: zucchini, butter, large eggs, heavy cream, ham, cheddar cheese, salt, pepper

Zucchini Oat Cookies with Brown Butter Frosting

If the soft chewy oatmeal goodness of the cookie isn’t enough to persuade you, just one lick of that brown butter frosting will have you melting into a puddle of cookie seduction – it’s absolutely divine! 
Ingredients: flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, oats, butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, zucchini, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, milk

Cheesy Zucchini Rice

This Cheesy Zucchini Rice makes the best side to any meal.  It is so cheesy and delicious and the best part is that it is hidden with zucchini!  This will become a family favorite!
Ingredients: chicken broth, white rice, butter, zucchini, sharp cheddar, salt and pepper

Cream Cheese Swirled Banana Zucchini Bread

Over ripe bananas and zucchini get used in this delicious and perfectly moist bread.  The cream cheese swirl hidden inside is the best part!  This is one amazing bread!
Ingredients: all-purpose flour, sugar, ground cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, egg, mashed ripe bananas, canola oil, vanilla extract, shredded zucchini, cream cheese, sugar, egg, flour

Roasted Parmesan Garlic Zucchini Spears

Quick and easy zucchini spears that are coated in parmesan and garlic and roasted in the oven to perfection.  It is delicious and the perfect way to use up that zucchini!
Ingredients: zucchini, olive oil, lemon juice, lemon peel, garlic clove, oregano, parmesan cheese, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper

Three Cheese Zucchini Gratin

Three Cheese Zucchini Gratin has layers of creamy, cheesy sauce and is topped with a crunchy buttery topping. Ooey-gooey and cheesy, this low-carb take-on comfort food will please any crowd!
Ingredients: butter, all-purpose flour, salt, freshly ground black pepper, whipping cream can also use half and half, grated Parmesan cheese divided, shredded mozzarella cheese divided, zucchini, Snipped fresh chives for garnish

Zucchini Bars with Brown Butter Frosting

Zucchini Bars with Brown Butter Frosting is deliciously moist and absolutely heavenly. This is one of the best ways to use up those extra summer zucchini.
Ingredients: granulated sugar, vegetable oil, eggs, all purpose flour, baking powder, salt, ground cinnamon, shredded zucchini, pecans, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, milk

Chocolate Swirl Zucchini Bread

A delicious zucchini bread swirled with delicious chocolate!
Ingredients: unsweetened applesauce, nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt, flour, sugar, vanilla, eggs, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cloves, zucchini, chocolate chips

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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