How to Use Up That Zucchini

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How to use up that zucchini straight from the garden! Zucchini is in an abundance right now and it is the time to start cooking and baking with this fresh sweet and savory green vegetable.

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How to Use Up That Zucchini

Anyone else have zucchini overflowing from their garden?! If so you’re in luck because I’ve rounded up my favorite mouthwatering, jaw-dropping ways to use up all that zucchini goodness! Just make  a look at this plethora of summertime eats – from breakfast to dinner to dessert, it’s ALL here!

Zucchini

The zucchini or courgette is a summer squash, of Mesoamerican origin, which can reach nearly 1 metre in length, but is usually harvested when still immature at about 15 to 25 cm. A zucchini is a thin-skinned cultivar of what in Britain and Ireland is referred to as a marrow.

What Does Zucchini Do For the Body?

Zucchini is a versatile squash rich in vitamins, minerals, and plant compounds. It may offer several health benefits, ranging from improved digestion to a lower risk of heart disease. Zucchini may aid your bones, thyroid, and prostate. If you’re curious, try adding this soft, mild fruit to your diet today.

Should you Peel a Zucchini?

You‘ll get the most health benefits if you eat the colorful skin, which holds the healthy carotenoids. Zucchini skin is soft, thin, and perfectly edible, so don’t peel it off.

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
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

Zucchini Chips

Need something to do with all of that fresh zucchini in your garden? I highly recommend you try this simple recipe for homemade Zucchini Chips! Simple to make and baked in the oven, these are a light, fun snack!
Ingredients: zucchini, olive oil, Kosher salt, Freshly cracked black pepper, Smoked paprika

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

Buttery Garlic Herb Chicken with Zucchini

Buttery Garlic Herb Chicken with Zucchini is a easy 30 minute meal that has tender and juicy chicken cooked in a buttery garlic herb sauce with zucchini. This dish is cooked with fresh herbs and is incredible!
Ingredients: butter, garlic cloves, freshly chopped oregano, fresh rosemary, fresh thyme, boneless skinless chicken thighs, salt and pepper, medium sized zucchini

Baked Zucchini Fries


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

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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