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The 25 Best Recipes With Zucchini

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Are you tired of the same old recipes and seeking a fresh, versatile ingredient to breathe new life into your meals? Look no further than zucchini recipes!

Bursting with vibrant flavors, the humble summer squash opens a world of recipes, from savory breakfasts to healthy dinners, from sweet desserts to quick snacks.

We’ll show you 25 of our most delicious zucchini recipes that will take your cooking to the next level.

Crustless Zucchini Pie

What Are Zucchini?

Before we dive into the delightful recipes, let’s explore some general information about zucchini.

Also known as courgette, zucchini belongs to the cucurbita pepo family and is a quintessential summer veggie.

With its mild, slightly sweet flavor and tender texture, zucchini serves as a versatile canvas for various cooking techniques, from grilling and sautéing to baking and even spiralizing.

It is a nutritional powerhouse, rich in vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber, making it a wonderful addition to any balanced diet.

One zucchini brings:

  • 33 Calories
  • 0.6 grams of Fat
  • 6.1 grams of Carbs (including 2 grams of fiber, leaving 4.1g of net carbs)
  • 2.4 grams of Protein

It’s also very rich in micronutrients such as:

  • Vitamin A: 8% of Daily Value
  • Vitamin C: 43% of DV
  • Calcium: 31mg
  • Iron: 0.7mg
  • Magnesium: 35mg
  • Zing: 0.6mg

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I choose the best zucchini at the grocery store?

Look for firm zucchini with smooth skin and vibrant color. Avoid any that are soft or have blemishes.

Do I need to peel zucchini before using it in recipes?

Generally, the skin of zucchini is edible and nutritious. It’s best to leave it on, especially in recipes where texture is desired.

Can I freeze zucchini for later use?

Yes! To freeze zucchini, slice or grate it, blanch briefly, then store in airtight containers or freezer bags for up to 3 months.

What are some popular cooking methods for zucchini?

Zucchini can be grilled, sautéed, roasted, baked, steamed, or even eaten raw in salads or as part of a crudité platter.

Are there any creative ways to use zucchini besides traditional recipes?

Absolutely! Zucchini can be spiralized into noodles, used as a pizza crust or sandwich wrap, or grated into muffins and bread for added moisture and nutrients.

Can zucchini be a substitute for pasta or rice in dishes?

Yes! Spiralized zucchini makes a great low-carb alternative to pasta, while grated zucchini can be used as a lighter substitute for rice in recipes.

Are there any zucchini dishes that cater to specific dietary needs?

Zucchini is incredibly versatile and can be incorporated into recipes suitable for gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan diets.

What are some complementary flavors that pair well with zucchini?

Zucchini pairs beautifully with herbs like basil, thyme, and mint, as well as ingredients like tomatoes, garlic, lemon, and Parmesan cheese.

Can zucchini be used in desserts?

Absolutely! Zucchini can add moisture and a subtle sweetness to cakes, bread, and muffins. Zucchini chocolate chip cookies are a popular treat too!

Breakfast Recipes With Zucchini

Zucchini Slice
1 Zucchini Slice
5 from 238 votes
This Zucchini Slice recipe is a healthy, Australian-inspired recipe, also called zucchini egg bake in the US. It's an egg casserole filled with bacon, onions, and cheese for a delicious family breakfast that uses all your summer zucchinis.
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paleo chocolate zucchini bread keto
2 Chocolate Zucchini Bread
4.96 from 599 votes
This Keto Chocolate Zucchini Bread is an easy, healthy, gluten-free loaf, super moist with almond flour, and unsweetened cocoa powder.
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These Zucchini Egg Muffins are delicious high-protein summer breakfast muffins packed with vegetables. They are the best way to meal days of protein breakfast while using a bunch of summer zucchini.
3 Chocolate Zucchini Bread
4.98 from 103 votes
These Zucchini Egg Muffins are delicious high-protein summer breakfast muffins packed with vegetables. They are the best way to meal days of protein breakfast while using a bunch of summer zucchini.
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4 Keto Smoothie Bowl
5 from 262 votes
This Keto Smoothie Bowl is an easy and refreshing breakfast to start the day with fruity flavors without the carbs.
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Almond Flour Zucchini Pancakes
5 Zucchini Pancakes
4.96 from 142 votes
Almond flour Keto Zucchini Pancakes are fluffy gluten-free pancakes filled with moist zucchini, flavorsome fall spices for a delicious low-carb breakfast, and sneak greens to your day.
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KETO ZUCCHINI BREAD with almond flour, gluten free #almondflour #zucchinibread #ketozuccinibread #easy #glutenfree #withswerve #videos #withwalnuts #paleo #healthy #zucchini #fallrecipes #fallspices
6 Zucchini Bread
4.89 from 1096 votes
Keto Zucchini Bread is an easy moist almond flour low-carb keto bread with grated zucchini, walnuts, pecan, and cinnamon.
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Zucchini Buckwheat Waffles. An easy clean eating recipe.
7 Keto Zucchini Waffles
4.99 from 440 votes
These Keto Zucchini Waffles are an easy keto breakfast with a delicious Parmesan Mozzarella flavor and a healthy portion of zucchinis.
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Lunch Recipes With Zucchini

Air Fryer Zucchinis
8 Air Fryer Zucchini
5 from 244 votes
This Air Fryer Zucchini recipe is the easiest healthy side dish for any meal. Plus, it's ready in 15 minutes and it's vegan-friendly.
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Keto Zucchini Noodles with Pesto
9 Zucchini Noodles With Pesto
4.99 from 434 votes
Zucchini Noodles with Pesto are delicious low-carb pesto zoodles made of spiralized zucchini in a creamy almond milk pesto sauce.
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Keto Zucchini Quiche
10 Crustless Zucchini Pie
4.97 from 326 votes
This Keto Crustless Zucchini Pie is an easy low-carb dinner to use all your summer zucchinis!
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These Roasted Zucchini recipe is the most easy side dish recipe ever packed with summer flavors. Plus, it's low-carb, vegan and gluten-free so all the family can enjoy it.These Roasted Zucchini recipe is the most easy side dish recipe ever packed with summer flavors. Plus, it's low-carb, vegan and gluten-free so all the family can enjoy it.
11 Roasted Zucchini
5 from 106 votes
This Roasted Zucchini recipe is an easy side dish recipe packed with summer flavors. Plus, it's low-carb, vegan, and gluten-free, so the whole family can enjoy it.
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Keto Zucchini Fries with Almond flour
12 Zucchini Fries
4.97 from 544 votes
These Keto Zucchini Fries are crispy fries made with zucchinis, rolled in keto-friendly batter, and cooked in the oven.
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Keto Zucchini fritters Easy Healthy
13 Zucchini Fritters
4.98 from 530 votes
Easy cheesy, crispy zucchini fritters made with almond flour for a light keto dinner.
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14 Zucchini Tacos Shells
4.91 from 196 votes
These Zucchini Tacos Shells are the easiest homemade tortillas to boost your taco Tuesday night with extra greens, taste and few carbs.
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Dessert Recipes With Zucchini

Keto Apple Crisp Recipe
15 Healthy Apple Crisp With Zucchini
4.96 from 296 votes
An easy Mock Keto Apple Crisp Recipe with no sugar and minimal carbs to enjoy apple flavors dessert on your keto journey.
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Gluten free Zucchini Brownies
16 Zucchini Brownies
4.94 from 307 votes
An easy ultra-moist, Keto Zucchini Brownie recipe with almond flour to make good use of all your summer zucchinis and enjoy a chocolate treat.
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Keto Zucchini Cake Almond Flour
17 Zucchini Cake
4.96 from 582 votes
A moist Keto Zucchini Cake with delicious spices, crunchy pecans, and cream cheese frosting.
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Snack Recipes With Zucchini

Keto Zucchini Cookies
18 Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies
4.97 from 546 votes
These crunchy keto zucchini cookies with chocolate chips have delicious spice flavors and crunchy nuts.
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19 Keto Zucchini Muffins
4.89 from 347 votes
Keto zucchini muffins are moist, sweet breakfast almond flour zucchini muffins with chocolate chips.
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Crustless zucchini quiche low carb quiche
20 Crustless Zucchini Quiche with Pesto and Parmesan
4.97 from 135 votes
Single Serve crustless zucchini quiche with Pesto and Parmesan. Low carb, 5.2 grams of net carbs per serving, fulfilling with 15 grams of protein. A healthy brunch recipe for egg lovers.
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KETO ZUCCHINI CHEESE BALLS appetizers or snack with only 1.8 g net carbs #ketozucchiniballs #keto #zucchiniballs #zucchini #balls #glutenfree #snack #ketosnack #lowcarb #appetizers
21 Zucchini Balls
4.95 from 211 votes
These Zucchini Bites are healthy cheesy zucchini appetizers or snacks to share with friends.
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Dinner Recipes With Zucchini

Keto Zucchini pizza casserole
22 Zucchini Pizza Casserole
4.95 from 636 votes
This delicious Zucchini Pizza Casserole with no crust, ground beef, and zucchini slices is a simple pizza bake that can feed the whole family in under 30 minutes.
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Ratatouille Recipe
23 Ratatouille Recipe
5 from 248 votes
This easy Ratatouille recipe is the easiest French dinner. A delicious summer vegetable stew with Mediterranean flavors, perfect as a vegetarian side dish or light dinner.
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Keto Zucchini Lasagna
24 Zucchini Lasagna
4.93 from 370 votes
This pasta-free zucchini lasagna uses zucchini to form the layers between the meat and cheese for a delicious healthy Italian dinner.
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stuffed zucchini boats recipe
25 Keto Stuffed Zucchini with Ground Beef
4.97 from 276 votes
An easy keto stuffed zucchini recipe with ground beef, taco seasoning for a healthy low-carb taco night.
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zucchini casserole with sour cream
26 Keto Zucchini Casserole
4.92 from 724 votes
This Keto Zucchini Casserole is a cheesy keto dinner or side dish full of healthy low-carb vegetables and sour cream for only 6.6g of net carbs.
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Carine Claudepierre

About The Author

Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook and many ebooks, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I have an Accredited Certificate in Nutrition and Wellness obtained in 2014 from Well College Global (formerly Cadence Health). I'm passionate about sharing all my easy and tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy. My expertise in the field comes from my background in chemistry and years of following a keto low-carb diet. But I'm also well versed in vegetarian and vegan cooking since my husband is vegan.

I now eat a more balanced diet where I alternate between keto and a Mediterranean Diet

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweet As Honey. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

All my recipes are at least triple tested to make sure they work and I take pride in keeping them as accurate as possible.

Browse all my recipes with my Recipe Index.

I hope that you too find the recipes you love on Sweet As Honey!

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