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Creative Zucchini Recipes for Summer Cooking

Creative Zucchini Recipes for Summer Cooking

If you've ever tried growing zucchini, then you're well aware of what happens late in the summer months — you've got an endless supply of these green, cylindrical vegetables and are running out of ideas of how to cook them. Even if you don't grow them, you probably see them piled up neatly in stacks at the supermarket or in buckets at the farmers' market. Though in season from spring to late summer, zucchini can also be found at most supermarkets year round, so there's plenty of opportunity for you to cook with them in more ways than one.

A member of the squash family, zucchini, a type of summer squash (as opposed to winter), has a high water content and high levels of vitamins A and C. A very versatile vegetable, it can be fried, roasted, grilled, sautéed, and baked in muffins or breads. When shopping for zucchinis, look for smooth, unblemished skin without signs of spotting. The color, whether ranging from yellow or light to dark green, should be bright and lively.

So when you find yourself with an abundance of zucchini, give one of these recipes below a try.

When the zucchini first appears in the farmers' markets, it need not be cooked for best flavor. Thinly sliced with a mandolin…

— Allison Beck

I love the idea of muffins, but they’re rarely done well. They’re dry, don’t really deliver on fruit to muffin dough ratio, and are usually more calories than their buttery breakfast cousin: the croissant...

— Nicole Campoy-Leffler

A flavorful, filling, and healthy dish, this recipe works well as a side or an appetizer...

— Yasmin Fahr

Joining the ranks of my all-time favorite zucchini recipes is this one for zucchini "pasta."

— Maryse Chevriere

My grandparents have been growing vegetables on the same land my great-grandfather tilled when he first came to this country from Italy. And as long as I can remember...

— Arthur Bovino

This is one of my favorite go-to dishes. Just as great grilled or sautéed...

— Valaer Murray


25 Easy and Healthy Zucchini Recipes to Make for Dinner

These mouthwatering dishes go beyond your basic zoodles.

Zucchini is one of the most underrated spring vegetables out there, so if you're not filling your fridge with this stuff, you're seriously missing out. Much like cauliflower, this versatile veggie can take many forms, including zoodles, fries, pizza crust, and sliders. While you can find zucchini year-round, this green veggie is brimming at farmer's markets everywhere right now. So take advantage of all it has to offer&mdashvitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, and much more. Here, we rounded up the tastiest healthy zucchini recipes to make the most out of your haul.

Looking for the perfect side salad to go with your entree? Allow us to suggest this colorful Israeli couscous salad, which features red bell peppers, red onions, zucchini, and chickpeas. If you cook the quinoa in advance, you can whip up this recipe in half the time.

Skip the take-out and whip up this Japanese-inspired dish that's a healthier take on teriyaki chicken. Made with fresh lemon juice, sesame oil, and lightly toasted sesame seeds, this delicious dinner dish goes great with a side of brown rice.

Nothing screams spring like this bright green haloumi salad brimming with sugar snap peas, zucchini and fresh mint leaves. Grilling the haloumi cheese and zucchini until they're golden helps bring out their natural flavors and infuses them with a hint of smoky flavor.

Our healthier version of a galette uses a mixture of whole wheat and almond flours for the base of the crunchy crust. This recipe also takes advantage of all the season's wonderful produce, including zucchini, tomatoes, and fresh basil, while fontina cheese lends a creaminess to the filling that's to die for.

If you're looking for a meatless sandwich, look no further than this hearty recipe. Made with grilled zucchini, beans, chopped walnuts, and crumbled goat cheese, this hearty roll will curb hunger and keep the 3 p.m. slump at bay.

On busy weeknights when you don't have a lot of time to cook, this flavorful salmon dish gets dinner on the table in 35 minutes. The bulk of the "work" in the recipe is chopping the vegetables, but once you've prepped them, all you have to do is spoon some into a sheet of foil with the salmon and wrap it to create a foil packet. Then, it takes 18 minutes tops to cook in the oven.

Good news for spaghetti lovers: This low-carb version replaces blood sugar-spiking white pasta for zoodles to fill up on fiber. bolognese sauce also gets a a healthy makeover by using unsweetened almond milk instead of cream. Make a double batch and enjoy leftovers throughout the week.

Zucchini sushi beats seaweed sushi any day, especially when it has a Sriracha-spiced cream cheese filling. But don't worry, it's got all the traditional fixings, too, including crab meat, avocado, carrot, and cucumber. The best part is it takes 20 minutes to prepare, and there's absolutely no cooking required.

Zucchini is the secret fiber-rich ingredient in these fudgey brownies that make them so filling. Chocolate Covered Katie swaps in applesauce or yogurt for sour cream to help cut down on sugar and saturated fat. She also uses coconut flour to make them gluten-free.

These mouthwatering sliders will be a winner for low-carb folks at your next cookout because it replaces carb-heavy buns with zucchini slices. But you don't have to compromise taste: It still has all the foods and flavors you crave in a burger, including ground beef, tomato, and pickles.

Sure, zucchini-topped pizza can be delicious&mdashbut what if zucchini was the crust? That's the idea behind these adorable zucchini pizza bites from The Comfort of Cooking. Top zucchini rounds with marinara sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese, and tiny pepperoni slices for a healthier take on personal pies.

You'll want to have zucchini in your grilled cheese every time once you have a bite of this cheesey creation. This kid favorite gets a nutritional upgrade with the green veggie, avocado, and spinach. It also features a garlicky pesto for more mouthwatering flavor.

The pillowy goodness of gnocchi shouldn't be off-limits for anyone&mdashincluding those with gluten sensitivities or anyone avoiding refined carbs. Not only does this version use gluten-free flour, it also features creamy ricotta cheese and three cups of shredded zucchini squash for a dose of fiber that helps keep you fuller longer.

If pizza takes you to your happy place but leaves you with a guilty conscience, then this zucchini pizza crust from My Humble Kitchen is for you. The recipe swaps the refined carbs that spike your blood sugar and leave you bloated with a mix of shredded squash, egg, cheese, and almond flour. Yum!

Your typical flour tortilla is loaded with sodium and sugar&mdashand that's before you even load it up. So why not use part of your zucchini stash on better-for-you taco shells? This recipe from White On Rice Couple combines grated zucchini with a little cheese, bread crumbs, and spices for a soft shell worth eating.

Whether you're craving a savory breakfast or need a quick and easy appetizer to feed a crowd, go for these gluten-free zucchini fritters. Made with quinoa flour, scallions, and eggs, they're also high in hunger-curbing protein.

Traditional zucchini bread gets a spring upgrade with lemon in this heavenly loaf. It's deliciously moist, thanks to the olive oil and the two cups of grated zucchini, which also infuses a hearty texture. The fresh lemon zest further enhances the loaf with a bold citrus flavor that doesn't disappoint. If you want to cut back on sugar, omit the lemon glaze.

The fastest way to get rid of excess zucchini? Making stuffed zucchinis, which use half a squash per serving. Simply slice, then scoop out the middle and fill with your favorite toppings. This stuffed zucchini recipe from Katrina Runs uses ground beef, mascarpone cheese, and taco seasoning.

Another easy way to get rid of your surplus of veggies is through this tomato, eggplant, and zucchini bake. Plus, it's so easy to prepare. All you have to do is toss the veggies into a bowl and drizzle them with olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, basil, parsley, and Parmesan cheese. Then, transfer them into a baking dish and heat it in the oven for 25 minutes.

Savory pancakes are having a moment. Jump on the bandwagon with this recipe from Damn Delicious, which features zucchini along with corn and cheese for a salty-sweet flap jack you can eat for breakfast or dinner.

OK, so this not might be the healthiest recipe, but it's got a few healthier alternatives that lighten up the traditional dish. For example, panko bread crumbs, which are much lighter than conventional bread crumbs, are used to coat the zucchini. These bite-sized appetizers are sure to be a hit at your summer soiree.

To use up her garden's bounty, Jillee of One Good Thing By Jillee decided zucchini shouldn't just be in a recipe, it should be the recipe. So she created these oven-baked zucchini chips. With just a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt, they blow greasy fried potato chips out of the water.

Unlike classic macaroni salad recipes, this one relies on a bounty of fresh spring vegetables to make it a filling dish. It not only features zucchini, but also asparagus, carrots, and green peas. And it has a creamy mayo dressing that's made savory with Dijon mustard, garlic, and Italian seasoning.

When you're hankering for some greasy grub, prepare these baked zucchini fries. Simply cut zucchini into fries and season them with panko breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, and smoked paprika. Instead of ketchup, prepare a Greek yogurt-based dip made with chopped chives and gorgonzola cheese.

Skip your morning trip to the coffee shop to pick up a pastry and prepare a batch of these tasty muffins instead. Creamy peanut butter and shredded zucchini come together to bulk up these muffins with filling healthy fats and fiber, while almond flour makes them gluten-free. Instead of sugar, it swaps in honey for some natural sweetness and cinnamon for heartwarming flavor.


25 Easy and Healthy Zucchini Recipes to Make for Dinner

These mouthwatering dishes go beyond your basic zoodles.

Zucchini is one of the most underrated spring vegetables out there, so if you're not filling your fridge with this stuff, you're seriously missing out. Much like cauliflower, this versatile veggie can take many forms, including zoodles, fries, pizza crust, and sliders. While you can find zucchini year-round, this green veggie is brimming at farmer's markets everywhere right now. So take advantage of all it has to offer&mdashvitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, and much more. Here, we rounded up the tastiest healthy zucchini recipes to make the most out of your haul.

Looking for the perfect side salad to go with your entree? Allow us to suggest this colorful Israeli couscous salad, which features red bell peppers, red onions, zucchini, and chickpeas. If you cook the quinoa in advance, you can whip up this recipe in half the time.

Skip the take-out and whip up this Japanese-inspired dish that's a healthier take on teriyaki chicken. Made with fresh lemon juice, sesame oil, and lightly toasted sesame seeds, this delicious dinner dish goes great with a side of brown rice.

Nothing screams spring like this bright green haloumi salad brimming with sugar snap peas, zucchini and fresh mint leaves. Grilling the haloumi cheese and zucchini until they're golden helps bring out their natural flavors and infuses them with a hint of smoky flavor.

Our healthier version of a galette uses a mixture of whole wheat and almond flours for the base of the crunchy crust. This recipe also takes advantage of all the season's wonderful produce, including zucchini, tomatoes, and fresh basil, while fontina cheese lends a creaminess to the filling that's to die for.

If you're looking for a meatless sandwich, look no further than this hearty recipe. Made with grilled zucchini, beans, chopped walnuts, and crumbled goat cheese, this hearty roll will curb hunger and keep the 3 p.m. slump at bay.

On busy weeknights when you don't have a lot of time to cook, this flavorful salmon dish gets dinner on the table in 35 minutes. The bulk of the "work" in the recipe is chopping the vegetables, but once you've prepped them, all you have to do is spoon some into a sheet of foil with the salmon and wrap it to create a foil packet. Then, it takes 18 minutes tops to cook in the oven.

Good news for spaghetti lovers: This low-carb version replaces blood sugar-spiking white pasta for zoodles to fill up on fiber. bolognese sauce also gets a a healthy makeover by using unsweetened almond milk instead of cream. Make a double batch and enjoy leftovers throughout the week.

Zucchini sushi beats seaweed sushi any day, especially when it has a Sriracha-spiced cream cheese filling. But don't worry, it's got all the traditional fixings, too, including crab meat, avocado, carrot, and cucumber. The best part is it takes 20 minutes to prepare, and there's absolutely no cooking required.

Zucchini is the secret fiber-rich ingredient in these fudgey brownies that make them so filling. Chocolate Covered Katie swaps in applesauce or yogurt for sour cream to help cut down on sugar and saturated fat. She also uses coconut flour to make them gluten-free.

These mouthwatering sliders will be a winner for low-carb folks at your next cookout because it replaces carb-heavy buns with zucchini slices. But you don't have to compromise taste: It still has all the foods and flavors you crave in a burger, including ground beef, tomato, and pickles.

Sure, zucchini-topped pizza can be delicious&mdashbut what if zucchini was the crust? That's the idea behind these adorable zucchini pizza bites from The Comfort of Cooking. Top zucchini rounds with marinara sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese, and tiny pepperoni slices for a healthier take on personal pies.

You'll want to have zucchini in your grilled cheese every time once you have a bite of this cheesey creation. This kid favorite gets a nutritional upgrade with the green veggie, avocado, and spinach. It also features a garlicky pesto for more mouthwatering flavor.

The pillowy goodness of gnocchi shouldn't be off-limits for anyone&mdashincluding those with gluten sensitivities or anyone avoiding refined carbs. Not only does this version use gluten-free flour, it also features creamy ricotta cheese and three cups of shredded zucchini squash for a dose of fiber that helps keep you fuller longer.

If pizza takes you to your happy place but leaves you with a guilty conscience, then this zucchini pizza crust from My Humble Kitchen is for you. The recipe swaps the refined carbs that spike your blood sugar and leave you bloated with a mix of shredded squash, egg, cheese, and almond flour. Yum!

Your typical flour tortilla is loaded with sodium and sugar&mdashand that's before you even load it up. So why not use part of your zucchini stash on better-for-you taco shells? This recipe from White On Rice Couple combines grated zucchini with a little cheese, bread crumbs, and spices for a soft shell worth eating.

Whether you're craving a savory breakfast or need a quick and easy appetizer to feed a crowd, go for these gluten-free zucchini fritters. Made with quinoa flour, scallions, and eggs, they're also high in hunger-curbing protein.

Traditional zucchini bread gets a spring upgrade with lemon in this heavenly loaf. It's deliciously moist, thanks to the olive oil and the two cups of grated zucchini, which also infuses a hearty texture. The fresh lemon zest further enhances the loaf with a bold citrus flavor that doesn't disappoint. If you want to cut back on sugar, omit the lemon glaze.

The fastest way to get rid of excess zucchini? Making stuffed zucchinis, which use half a squash per serving. Simply slice, then scoop out the middle and fill with your favorite toppings. This stuffed zucchini recipe from Katrina Runs uses ground beef, mascarpone cheese, and taco seasoning.

Another easy way to get rid of your surplus of veggies is through this tomato, eggplant, and zucchini bake. Plus, it's so easy to prepare. All you have to do is toss the veggies into a bowl and drizzle them with olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, basil, parsley, and Parmesan cheese. Then, transfer them into a baking dish and heat it in the oven for 25 minutes.

Savory pancakes are having a moment. Jump on the bandwagon with this recipe from Damn Delicious, which features zucchini along with corn and cheese for a salty-sweet flap jack you can eat for breakfast or dinner.

OK, so this not might be the healthiest recipe, but it's got a few healthier alternatives that lighten up the traditional dish. For example, panko bread crumbs, which are much lighter than conventional bread crumbs, are used to coat the zucchini. These bite-sized appetizers are sure to be a hit at your summer soiree.

To use up her garden's bounty, Jillee of One Good Thing By Jillee decided zucchini shouldn't just be in a recipe, it should be the recipe. So she created these oven-baked zucchini chips. With just a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt, they blow greasy fried potato chips out of the water.

Unlike classic macaroni salad recipes, this one relies on a bounty of fresh spring vegetables to make it a filling dish. It not only features zucchini, but also asparagus, carrots, and green peas. And it has a creamy mayo dressing that's made savory with Dijon mustard, garlic, and Italian seasoning.

When you're hankering for some greasy grub, prepare these baked zucchini fries. Simply cut zucchini into fries and season them with panko breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, and smoked paprika. Instead of ketchup, prepare a Greek yogurt-based dip made with chopped chives and gorgonzola cheese.

Skip your morning trip to the coffee shop to pick up a pastry and prepare a batch of these tasty muffins instead. Creamy peanut butter and shredded zucchini come together to bulk up these muffins with filling healthy fats and fiber, while almond flour makes them gluten-free. Instead of sugar, it swaps in honey for some natural sweetness and cinnamon for heartwarming flavor.


25 Easy and Healthy Zucchini Recipes to Make for Dinner

These mouthwatering dishes go beyond your basic zoodles.

Zucchini is one of the most underrated spring vegetables out there, so if you're not filling your fridge with this stuff, you're seriously missing out. Much like cauliflower, this versatile veggie can take many forms, including zoodles, fries, pizza crust, and sliders. While you can find zucchini year-round, this green veggie is brimming at farmer's markets everywhere right now. So take advantage of all it has to offer&mdashvitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, and much more. Here, we rounded up the tastiest healthy zucchini recipes to make the most out of your haul.

Looking for the perfect side salad to go with your entree? Allow us to suggest this colorful Israeli couscous salad, which features red bell peppers, red onions, zucchini, and chickpeas. If you cook the quinoa in advance, you can whip up this recipe in half the time.

Skip the take-out and whip up this Japanese-inspired dish that's a healthier take on teriyaki chicken. Made with fresh lemon juice, sesame oil, and lightly toasted sesame seeds, this delicious dinner dish goes great with a side of brown rice.

Nothing screams spring like this bright green haloumi salad brimming with sugar snap peas, zucchini and fresh mint leaves. Grilling the haloumi cheese and zucchini until they're golden helps bring out their natural flavors and infuses them with a hint of smoky flavor.

Our healthier version of a galette uses a mixture of whole wheat and almond flours for the base of the crunchy crust. This recipe also takes advantage of all the season's wonderful produce, including zucchini, tomatoes, and fresh basil, while fontina cheese lends a creaminess to the filling that's to die for.

If you're looking for a meatless sandwich, look no further than this hearty recipe. Made with grilled zucchini, beans, chopped walnuts, and crumbled goat cheese, this hearty roll will curb hunger and keep the 3 p.m. slump at bay.

On busy weeknights when you don't have a lot of time to cook, this flavorful salmon dish gets dinner on the table in 35 minutes. The bulk of the "work" in the recipe is chopping the vegetables, but once you've prepped them, all you have to do is spoon some into a sheet of foil with the salmon and wrap it to create a foil packet. Then, it takes 18 minutes tops to cook in the oven.

Good news for spaghetti lovers: This low-carb version replaces blood sugar-spiking white pasta for zoodles to fill up on fiber. bolognese sauce also gets a a healthy makeover by using unsweetened almond milk instead of cream. Make a double batch and enjoy leftovers throughout the week.

Zucchini sushi beats seaweed sushi any day, especially when it has a Sriracha-spiced cream cheese filling. But don't worry, it's got all the traditional fixings, too, including crab meat, avocado, carrot, and cucumber. The best part is it takes 20 minutes to prepare, and there's absolutely no cooking required.

Zucchini is the secret fiber-rich ingredient in these fudgey brownies that make them so filling. Chocolate Covered Katie swaps in applesauce or yogurt for sour cream to help cut down on sugar and saturated fat. She also uses coconut flour to make them gluten-free.

These mouthwatering sliders will be a winner for low-carb folks at your next cookout because it replaces carb-heavy buns with zucchini slices. But you don't have to compromise taste: It still has all the foods and flavors you crave in a burger, including ground beef, tomato, and pickles.

Sure, zucchini-topped pizza can be delicious&mdashbut what if zucchini was the crust? That's the idea behind these adorable zucchini pizza bites from The Comfort of Cooking. Top zucchini rounds with marinara sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese, and tiny pepperoni slices for a healthier take on personal pies.

You'll want to have zucchini in your grilled cheese every time once you have a bite of this cheesey creation. This kid favorite gets a nutritional upgrade with the green veggie, avocado, and spinach. It also features a garlicky pesto for more mouthwatering flavor.

The pillowy goodness of gnocchi shouldn't be off-limits for anyone&mdashincluding those with gluten sensitivities or anyone avoiding refined carbs. Not only does this version use gluten-free flour, it also features creamy ricotta cheese and three cups of shredded zucchini squash for a dose of fiber that helps keep you fuller longer.

If pizza takes you to your happy place but leaves you with a guilty conscience, then this zucchini pizza crust from My Humble Kitchen is for you. The recipe swaps the refined carbs that spike your blood sugar and leave you bloated with a mix of shredded squash, egg, cheese, and almond flour. Yum!

Your typical flour tortilla is loaded with sodium and sugar&mdashand that's before you even load it up. So why not use part of your zucchini stash on better-for-you taco shells? This recipe from White On Rice Couple combines grated zucchini with a little cheese, bread crumbs, and spices for a soft shell worth eating.

Whether you're craving a savory breakfast or need a quick and easy appetizer to feed a crowd, go for these gluten-free zucchini fritters. Made with quinoa flour, scallions, and eggs, they're also high in hunger-curbing protein.

Traditional zucchini bread gets a spring upgrade with lemon in this heavenly loaf. It's deliciously moist, thanks to the olive oil and the two cups of grated zucchini, which also infuses a hearty texture. The fresh lemon zest further enhances the loaf with a bold citrus flavor that doesn't disappoint. If you want to cut back on sugar, omit the lemon glaze.

The fastest way to get rid of excess zucchini? Making stuffed zucchinis, which use half a squash per serving. Simply slice, then scoop out the middle and fill with your favorite toppings. This stuffed zucchini recipe from Katrina Runs uses ground beef, mascarpone cheese, and taco seasoning.

Another easy way to get rid of your surplus of veggies is through this tomato, eggplant, and zucchini bake. Plus, it's so easy to prepare. All you have to do is toss the veggies into a bowl and drizzle them with olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, basil, parsley, and Parmesan cheese. Then, transfer them into a baking dish and heat it in the oven for 25 minutes.

Savory pancakes are having a moment. Jump on the bandwagon with this recipe from Damn Delicious, which features zucchini along with corn and cheese for a salty-sweet flap jack you can eat for breakfast or dinner.

OK, so this not might be the healthiest recipe, but it's got a few healthier alternatives that lighten up the traditional dish. For example, panko bread crumbs, which are much lighter than conventional bread crumbs, are used to coat the zucchini. These bite-sized appetizers are sure to be a hit at your summer soiree.

To use up her garden's bounty, Jillee of One Good Thing By Jillee decided zucchini shouldn't just be in a recipe, it should be the recipe. So she created these oven-baked zucchini chips. With just a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt, they blow greasy fried potato chips out of the water.

Unlike classic macaroni salad recipes, this one relies on a bounty of fresh spring vegetables to make it a filling dish. It not only features zucchini, but also asparagus, carrots, and green peas. And it has a creamy mayo dressing that's made savory with Dijon mustard, garlic, and Italian seasoning.

When you're hankering for some greasy grub, prepare these baked zucchini fries. Simply cut zucchini into fries and season them with panko breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, and smoked paprika. Instead of ketchup, prepare a Greek yogurt-based dip made with chopped chives and gorgonzola cheese.

Skip your morning trip to the coffee shop to pick up a pastry and prepare a batch of these tasty muffins instead. Creamy peanut butter and shredded zucchini come together to bulk up these muffins with filling healthy fats and fiber, while almond flour makes them gluten-free. Instead of sugar, it swaps in honey for some natural sweetness and cinnamon for heartwarming flavor.


25 Easy and Healthy Zucchini Recipes to Make for Dinner

These mouthwatering dishes go beyond your basic zoodles.

Zucchini is one of the most underrated spring vegetables out there, so if you're not filling your fridge with this stuff, you're seriously missing out. Much like cauliflower, this versatile veggie can take many forms, including zoodles, fries, pizza crust, and sliders. While you can find zucchini year-round, this green veggie is brimming at farmer's markets everywhere right now. So take advantage of all it has to offer&mdashvitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, and much more. Here, we rounded up the tastiest healthy zucchini recipes to make the most out of your haul.

Looking for the perfect side salad to go with your entree? Allow us to suggest this colorful Israeli couscous salad, which features red bell peppers, red onions, zucchini, and chickpeas. If you cook the quinoa in advance, you can whip up this recipe in half the time.

Skip the take-out and whip up this Japanese-inspired dish that's a healthier take on teriyaki chicken. Made with fresh lemon juice, sesame oil, and lightly toasted sesame seeds, this delicious dinner dish goes great with a side of brown rice.

Nothing screams spring like this bright green haloumi salad brimming with sugar snap peas, zucchini and fresh mint leaves. Grilling the haloumi cheese and zucchini until they're golden helps bring out their natural flavors and infuses them with a hint of smoky flavor.

Our healthier version of a galette uses a mixture of whole wheat and almond flours for the base of the crunchy crust. This recipe also takes advantage of all the season's wonderful produce, including zucchini, tomatoes, and fresh basil, while fontina cheese lends a creaminess to the filling that's to die for.

If you're looking for a meatless sandwich, look no further than this hearty recipe. Made with grilled zucchini, beans, chopped walnuts, and crumbled goat cheese, this hearty roll will curb hunger and keep the 3 p.m. slump at bay.

On busy weeknights when you don't have a lot of time to cook, this flavorful salmon dish gets dinner on the table in 35 minutes. The bulk of the "work" in the recipe is chopping the vegetables, but once you've prepped them, all you have to do is spoon some into a sheet of foil with the salmon and wrap it to create a foil packet. Then, it takes 18 minutes tops to cook in the oven.

Good news for spaghetti lovers: This low-carb version replaces blood sugar-spiking white pasta for zoodles to fill up on fiber. bolognese sauce also gets a a healthy makeover by using unsweetened almond milk instead of cream. Make a double batch and enjoy leftovers throughout the week.

Zucchini sushi beats seaweed sushi any day, especially when it has a Sriracha-spiced cream cheese filling. But don't worry, it's got all the traditional fixings, too, including crab meat, avocado, carrot, and cucumber. The best part is it takes 20 minutes to prepare, and there's absolutely no cooking required.

Zucchini is the secret fiber-rich ingredient in these fudgey brownies that make them so filling. Chocolate Covered Katie swaps in applesauce or yogurt for sour cream to help cut down on sugar and saturated fat. She also uses coconut flour to make them gluten-free.

These mouthwatering sliders will be a winner for low-carb folks at your next cookout because it replaces carb-heavy buns with zucchini slices. But you don't have to compromise taste: It still has all the foods and flavors you crave in a burger, including ground beef, tomato, and pickles.

Sure, zucchini-topped pizza can be delicious&mdashbut what if zucchini was the crust? That's the idea behind these adorable zucchini pizza bites from The Comfort of Cooking. Top zucchini rounds with marinara sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese, and tiny pepperoni slices for a healthier take on personal pies.

You'll want to have zucchini in your grilled cheese every time once you have a bite of this cheesey creation. This kid favorite gets a nutritional upgrade with the green veggie, avocado, and spinach. It also features a garlicky pesto for more mouthwatering flavor.

The pillowy goodness of gnocchi shouldn't be off-limits for anyone&mdashincluding those with gluten sensitivities or anyone avoiding refined carbs. Not only does this version use gluten-free flour, it also features creamy ricotta cheese and three cups of shredded zucchini squash for a dose of fiber that helps keep you fuller longer.

If pizza takes you to your happy place but leaves you with a guilty conscience, then this zucchini pizza crust from My Humble Kitchen is for you. The recipe swaps the refined carbs that spike your blood sugar and leave you bloated with a mix of shredded squash, egg, cheese, and almond flour. Yum!

Your typical flour tortilla is loaded with sodium and sugar&mdashand that's before you even load it up. So why not use part of your zucchini stash on better-for-you taco shells? This recipe from White On Rice Couple combines grated zucchini with a little cheese, bread crumbs, and spices for a soft shell worth eating.

Whether you're craving a savory breakfast or need a quick and easy appetizer to feed a crowd, go for these gluten-free zucchini fritters. Made with quinoa flour, scallions, and eggs, they're also high in hunger-curbing protein.

Traditional zucchini bread gets a spring upgrade with lemon in this heavenly loaf. It's deliciously moist, thanks to the olive oil and the two cups of grated zucchini, which also infuses a hearty texture. The fresh lemon zest further enhances the loaf with a bold citrus flavor that doesn't disappoint. If you want to cut back on sugar, omit the lemon glaze.

The fastest way to get rid of excess zucchini? Making stuffed zucchinis, which use half a squash per serving. Simply slice, then scoop out the middle and fill with your favorite toppings. This stuffed zucchini recipe from Katrina Runs uses ground beef, mascarpone cheese, and taco seasoning.

Another easy way to get rid of your surplus of veggies is through this tomato, eggplant, and zucchini bake. Plus, it's so easy to prepare. All you have to do is toss the veggies into a bowl and drizzle them with olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, basil, parsley, and Parmesan cheese. Then, transfer them into a baking dish and heat it in the oven for 25 minutes.

Savory pancakes are having a moment. Jump on the bandwagon with this recipe from Damn Delicious, which features zucchini along with corn and cheese for a salty-sweet flap jack you can eat for breakfast or dinner.

OK, so this not might be the healthiest recipe, but it's got a few healthier alternatives that lighten up the traditional dish. For example, panko bread crumbs, which are much lighter than conventional bread crumbs, are used to coat the zucchini. These bite-sized appetizers are sure to be a hit at your summer soiree.

To use up her garden's bounty, Jillee of One Good Thing By Jillee decided zucchini shouldn't just be in a recipe, it should be the recipe. So she created these oven-baked zucchini chips. With just a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt, they blow greasy fried potato chips out of the water.

Unlike classic macaroni salad recipes, this one relies on a bounty of fresh spring vegetables to make it a filling dish. It not only features zucchini, but also asparagus, carrots, and green peas. And it has a creamy mayo dressing that's made savory with Dijon mustard, garlic, and Italian seasoning.

When you're hankering for some greasy grub, prepare these baked zucchini fries. Simply cut zucchini into fries and season them with panko breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, and smoked paprika. Instead of ketchup, prepare a Greek yogurt-based dip made with chopped chives and gorgonzola cheese.

Skip your morning trip to the coffee shop to pick up a pastry and prepare a batch of these tasty muffins instead. Creamy peanut butter and shredded zucchini come together to bulk up these muffins with filling healthy fats and fiber, while almond flour makes them gluten-free. Instead of sugar, it swaps in honey for some natural sweetness and cinnamon for heartwarming flavor.


25 Easy and Healthy Zucchini Recipes to Make for Dinner

These mouthwatering dishes go beyond your basic zoodles.

Zucchini is one of the most underrated spring vegetables out there, so if you're not filling your fridge with this stuff, you're seriously missing out. Much like cauliflower, this versatile veggie can take many forms, including zoodles, fries, pizza crust, and sliders. While you can find zucchini year-round, this green veggie is brimming at farmer's markets everywhere right now. So take advantage of all it has to offer&mdashvitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, and much more. Here, we rounded up the tastiest healthy zucchini recipes to make the most out of your haul.

Looking for the perfect side salad to go with your entree? Allow us to suggest this colorful Israeli couscous salad, which features red bell peppers, red onions, zucchini, and chickpeas. If you cook the quinoa in advance, you can whip up this recipe in half the time.

Skip the take-out and whip up this Japanese-inspired dish that's a healthier take on teriyaki chicken. Made with fresh lemon juice, sesame oil, and lightly toasted sesame seeds, this delicious dinner dish goes great with a side of brown rice.

Nothing screams spring like this bright green haloumi salad brimming with sugar snap peas, zucchini and fresh mint leaves. Grilling the haloumi cheese and zucchini until they're golden helps bring out their natural flavors and infuses them with a hint of smoky flavor.

Our healthier version of a galette uses a mixture of whole wheat and almond flours for the base of the crunchy crust. This recipe also takes advantage of all the season's wonderful produce, including zucchini, tomatoes, and fresh basil, while fontina cheese lends a creaminess to the filling that's to die for.

If you're looking for a meatless sandwich, look no further than this hearty recipe. Made with grilled zucchini, beans, chopped walnuts, and crumbled goat cheese, this hearty roll will curb hunger and keep the 3 p.m. slump at bay.

On busy weeknights when you don't have a lot of time to cook, this flavorful salmon dish gets dinner on the table in 35 minutes. The bulk of the "work" in the recipe is chopping the vegetables, but once you've prepped them, all you have to do is spoon some into a sheet of foil with the salmon and wrap it to create a foil packet. Then, it takes 18 minutes tops to cook in the oven.

Good news for spaghetti lovers: This low-carb version replaces blood sugar-spiking white pasta for zoodles to fill up on fiber. bolognese sauce also gets a a healthy makeover by using unsweetened almond milk instead of cream. Make a double batch and enjoy leftovers throughout the week.

Zucchini sushi beats seaweed sushi any day, especially when it has a Sriracha-spiced cream cheese filling. But don't worry, it's got all the traditional fixings, too, including crab meat, avocado, carrot, and cucumber. The best part is it takes 20 minutes to prepare, and there's absolutely no cooking required.

Zucchini is the secret fiber-rich ingredient in these fudgey brownies that make them so filling. Chocolate Covered Katie swaps in applesauce or yogurt for sour cream to help cut down on sugar and saturated fat. She also uses coconut flour to make them gluten-free.

These mouthwatering sliders will be a winner for low-carb folks at your next cookout because it replaces carb-heavy buns with zucchini slices. But you don't have to compromise taste: It still has all the foods and flavors you crave in a burger, including ground beef, tomato, and pickles.

Sure, zucchini-topped pizza can be delicious&mdashbut what if zucchini was the crust? That's the idea behind these adorable zucchini pizza bites from The Comfort of Cooking. Top zucchini rounds with marinara sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese, and tiny pepperoni slices for a healthier take on personal pies.

You'll want to have zucchini in your grilled cheese every time once you have a bite of this cheesey creation. This kid favorite gets a nutritional upgrade with the green veggie, avocado, and spinach. It also features a garlicky pesto for more mouthwatering flavor.

The pillowy goodness of gnocchi shouldn't be off-limits for anyone&mdashincluding those with gluten sensitivities or anyone avoiding refined carbs. Not only does this version use gluten-free flour, it also features creamy ricotta cheese and three cups of shredded zucchini squash for a dose of fiber that helps keep you fuller longer.

If pizza takes you to your happy place but leaves you with a guilty conscience, then this zucchini pizza crust from My Humble Kitchen is for you. The recipe swaps the refined carbs that spike your blood sugar and leave you bloated with a mix of shredded squash, egg, cheese, and almond flour. Yum!

Your typical flour tortilla is loaded with sodium and sugar&mdashand that's before you even load it up. So why not use part of your zucchini stash on better-for-you taco shells? This recipe from White On Rice Couple combines grated zucchini with a little cheese, bread crumbs, and spices for a soft shell worth eating.

Whether you're craving a savory breakfast or need a quick and easy appetizer to feed a crowd, go for these gluten-free zucchini fritters. Made with quinoa flour, scallions, and eggs, they're also high in hunger-curbing protein.

Traditional zucchini bread gets a spring upgrade with lemon in this heavenly loaf. It's deliciously moist, thanks to the olive oil and the two cups of grated zucchini, which also infuses a hearty texture. The fresh lemon zest further enhances the loaf with a bold citrus flavor that doesn't disappoint. If you want to cut back on sugar, omit the lemon glaze.

The fastest way to get rid of excess zucchini? Making stuffed zucchinis, which use half a squash per serving. Simply slice, then scoop out the middle and fill with your favorite toppings. This stuffed zucchini recipe from Katrina Runs uses ground beef, mascarpone cheese, and taco seasoning.

Another easy way to get rid of your surplus of veggies is through this tomato, eggplant, and zucchini bake. Plus, it's so easy to prepare. All you have to do is toss the veggies into a bowl and drizzle them with olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, basil, parsley, and Parmesan cheese. Then, transfer them into a baking dish and heat it in the oven for 25 minutes.

Savory pancakes are having a moment. Jump on the bandwagon with this recipe from Damn Delicious, which features zucchini along with corn and cheese for a salty-sweet flap jack you can eat for breakfast or dinner.

OK, so this not might be the healthiest recipe, but it's got a few healthier alternatives that lighten up the traditional dish. For example, panko bread crumbs, which are much lighter than conventional bread crumbs, are used to coat the zucchini. These bite-sized appetizers are sure to be a hit at your summer soiree.

To use up her garden's bounty, Jillee of One Good Thing By Jillee decided zucchini shouldn't just be in a recipe, it should be the recipe. So she created these oven-baked zucchini chips. With just a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt, they blow greasy fried potato chips out of the water.

Unlike classic macaroni salad recipes, this one relies on a bounty of fresh spring vegetables to make it a filling dish. It not only features zucchini, but also asparagus, carrots, and green peas. And it has a creamy mayo dressing that's made savory with Dijon mustard, garlic, and Italian seasoning.

When you're hankering for some greasy grub, prepare these baked zucchini fries. Simply cut zucchini into fries and season them with panko breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, and smoked paprika. Instead of ketchup, prepare a Greek yogurt-based dip made with chopped chives and gorgonzola cheese.

Skip your morning trip to the coffee shop to pick up a pastry and prepare a batch of these tasty muffins instead. Creamy peanut butter and shredded zucchini come together to bulk up these muffins with filling healthy fats and fiber, while almond flour makes them gluten-free. Instead of sugar, it swaps in honey for some natural sweetness and cinnamon for heartwarming flavor.


25 Easy and Healthy Zucchini Recipes to Make for Dinner

These mouthwatering dishes go beyond your basic zoodles.

Zucchini is one of the most underrated spring vegetables out there, so if you're not filling your fridge with this stuff, you're seriously missing out. Much like cauliflower, this versatile veggie can take many forms, including zoodles, fries, pizza crust, and sliders. While you can find zucchini year-round, this green veggie is brimming at farmer's markets everywhere right now. So take advantage of all it has to offer&mdashvitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, and much more. Here, we rounded up the tastiest healthy zucchini recipes to make the most out of your haul.

Looking for the perfect side salad to go with your entree? Allow us to suggest this colorful Israeli couscous salad, which features red bell peppers, red onions, zucchini, and chickpeas. If you cook the quinoa in advance, you can whip up this recipe in half the time.

Skip the take-out and whip up this Japanese-inspired dish that's a healthier take on teriyaki chicken. Made with fresh lemon juice, sesame oil, and lightly toasted sesame seeds, this delicious dinner dish goes great with a side of brown rice.

Nothing screams spring like this bright green haloumi salad brimming with sugar snap peas, zucchini and fresh mint leaves. Grilling the haloumi cheese and zucchini until they're golden helps bring out their natural flavors and infuses them with a hint of smoky flavor.

Our healthier version of a galette uses a mixture of whole wheat and almond flours for the base of the crunchy crust. This recipe also takes advantage of all the season's wonderful produce, including zucchini, tomatoes, and fresh basil, while fontina cheese lends a creaminess to the filling that's to die for.

If you're looking for a meatless sandwich, look no further than this hearty recipe. Made with grilled zucchini, beans, chopped walnuts, and crumbled goat cheese, this hearty roll will curb hunger and keep the 3 p.m. slump at bay.

On busy weeknights when you don't have a lot of time to cook, this flavorful salmon dish gets dinner on the table in 35 minutes. The bulk of the "work" in the recipe is chopping the vegetables, but once you've prepped them, all you have to do is spoon some into a sheet of foil with the salmon and wrap it to create a foil packet. Then, it takes 18 minutes tops to cook in the oven.

Good news for spaghetti lovers: This low-carb version replaces blood sugar-spiking white pasta for zoodles to fill up on fiber. bolognese sauce also gets a a healthy makeover by using unsweetened almond milk instead of cream. Make a double batch and enjoy leftovers throughout the week.

Zucchini sushi beats seaweed sushi any day, especially when it has a Sriracha-spiced cream cheese filling. But don't worry, it's got all the traditional fixings, too, including crab meat, avocado, carrot, and cucumber. The best part is it takes 20 minutes to prepare, and there's absolutely no cooking required.

Zucchini is the secret fiber-rich ingredient in these fudgey brownies that make them so filling. Chocolate Covered Katie swaps in applesauce or yogurt for sour cream to help cut down on sugar and saturated fat. She also uses coconut flour to make them gluten-free.

These mouthwatering sliders will be a winner for low-carb folks at your next cookout because it replaces carb-heavy buns with zucchini slices. But you don't have to compromise taste: It still has all the foods and flavors you crave in a burger, including ground beef, tomato, and pickles.

Sure, zucchini-topped pizza can be delicious&mdashbut what if zucchini was the crust? That's the idea behind these adorable zucchini pizza bites from The Comfort of Cooking. Top zucchini rounds with marinara sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese, and tiny pepperoni slices for a healthier take on personal pies.

You'll want to have zucchini in your grilled cheese every time once you have a bite of this cheesey creation. This kid favorite gets a nutritional upgrade with the green veggie, avocado, and spinach. It also features a garlicky pesto for more mouthwatering flavor.

The pillowy goodness of gnocchi shouldn't be off-limits for anyone&mdashincluding those with gluten sensitivities or anyone avoiding refined carbs. Not only does this version use gluten-free flour, it also features creamy ricotta cheese and three cups of shredded zucchini squash for a dose of fiber that helps keep you fuller longer.

If pizza takes you to your happy place but leaves you with a guilty conscience, then this zucchini pizza crust from My Humble Kitchen is for you. The recipe swaps the refined carbs that spike your blood sugar and leave you bloated with a mix of shredded squash, egg, cheese, and almond flour. Yum!

Your typical flour tortilla is loaded with sodium and sugar&mdashand that's before you even load it up. So why not use part of your zucchini stash on better-for-you taco shells? This recipe from White On Rice Couple combines grated zucchini with a little cheese, bread crumbs, and spices for a soft shell worth eating.

Whether you're craving a savory breakfast or need a quick and easy appetizer to feed a crowd, go for these gluten-free zucchini fritters. Made with quinoa flour, scallions, and eggs, they're also high in hunger-curbing protein.

Traditional zucchini bread gets a spring upgrade with lemon in this heavenly loaf. It's deliciously moist, thanks to the olive oil and the two cups of grated zucchini, which also infuses a hearty texture. The fresh lemon zest further enhances the loaf with a bold citrus flavor that doesn't disappoint. If you want to cut back on sugar, omit the lemon glaze.

The fastest way to get rid of excess zucchini? Making stuffed zucchinis, which use half a squash per serving. Simply slice, then scoop out the middle and fill with your favorite toppings. This stuffed zucchini recipe from Katrina Runs uses ground beef, mascarpone cheese, and taco seasoning.

Another easy way to get rid of your surplus of veggies is through this tomato, eggplant, and zucchini bake. Plus, it's so easy to prepare. All you have to do is toss the veggies into a bowl and drizzle them with olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, basil, parsley, and Parmesan cheese. Then, transfer them into a baking dish and heat it in the oven for 25 minutes.

Savory pancakes are having a moment. Jump on the bandwagon with this recipe from Damn Delicious, which features zucchini along with corn and cheese for a salty-sweet flap jack you can eat for breakfast or dinner.

OK, so this not might be the healthiest recipe, but it's got a few healthier alternatives that lighten up the traditional dish. For example, panko bread crumbs, which are much lighter than conventional bread crumbs, are used to coat the zucchini. These bite-sized appetizers are sure to be a hit at your summer soiree.

To use up her garden's bounty, Jillee of One Good Thing By Jillee decided zucchini shouldn't just be in a recipe, it should be the recipe. So she created these oven-baked zucchini chips. With just a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt, they blow greasy fried potato chips out of the water.

Unlike classic macaroni salad recipes, this one relies on a bounty of fresh spring vegetables to make it a filling dish. It not only features zucchini, but also asparagus, carrots, and green peas. And it has a creamy mayo dressing that's made savory with Dijon mustard, garlic, and Italian seasoning.

When you're hankering for some greasy grub, prepare these baked zucchini fries. Simply cut zucchini into fries and season them with panko breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, and smoked paprika. Instead of ketchup, prepare a Greek yogurt-based dip made with chopped chives and gorgonzola cheese.

Skip your morning trip to the coffee shop to pick up a pastry and prepare a batch of these tasty muffins instead. Creamy peanut butter and shredded zucchini come together to bulk up these muffins with filling healthy fats and fiber, while almond flour makes them gluten-free. Instead of sugar, it swaps in honey for some natural sweetness and cinnamon for heartwarming flavor.


25 Easy and Healthy Zucchini Recipes to Make for Dinner

These mouthwatering dishes go beyond your basic zoodles.

Zucchini is one of the most underrated spring vegetables out there, so if you're not filling your fridge with this stuff, you're seriously missing out. Much like cauliflower, this versatile veggie can take many forms, including zoodles, fries, pizza crust, and sliders. While you can find zucchini year-round, this green veggie is brimming at farmer's markets everywhere right now. So take advantage of all it has to offer&mdashvitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, and much more. Here, we rounded up the tastiest healthy zucchini recipes to make the most out of your haul.

Looking for the perfect side salad to go with your entree? Allow us to suggest this colorful Israeli couscous salad, which features red bell peppers, red onions, zucchini, and chickpeas. If you cook the quinoa in advance, you can whip up this recipe in half the time.

Skip the take-out and whip up this Japanese-inspired dish that's a healthier take on teriyaki chicken. Made with fresh lemon juice, sesame oil, and lightly toasted sesame seeds, this delicious dinner dish goes great with a side of brown rice.

Nothing screams spring like this bright green haloumi salad brimming with sugar snap peas, zucchini and fresh mint leaves. Grilling the haloumi cheese and zucchini until they're golden helps bring out their natural flavors and infuses them with a hint of smoky flavor.

Our healthier version of a galette uses a mixture of whole wheat and almond flours for the base of the crunchy crust. This recipe also takes advantage of all the season's wonderful produce, including zucchini, tomatoes, and fresh basil, while fontina cheese lends a creaminess to the filling that's to die for.

If you're looking for a meatless sandwich, look no further than this hearty recipe. Made with grilled zucchini, beans, chopped walnuts, and crumbled goat cheese, this hearty roll will curb hunger and keep the 3 p.m. slump at bay.

On busy weeknights when you don't have a lot of time to cook, this flavorful salmon dish gets dinner on the table in 35 minutes. The bulk of the "work" in the recipe is chopping the vegetables, but once you've prepped them, all you have to do is spoon some into a sheet of foil with the salmon and wrap it to create a foil packet. Then, it takes 18 minutes tops to cook in the oven.

Good news for spaghetti lovers: This low-carb version replaces blood sugar-spiking white pasta for zoodles to fill up on fiber. bolognese sauce also gets a a healthy makeover by using unsweetened almond milk instead of cream. Make a double batch and enjoy leftovers throughout the week.

Zucchini sushi beats seaweed sushi any day, especially when it has a Sriracha-spiced cream cheese filling. But don't worry, it's got all the traditional fixings, too, including crab meat, avocado, carrot, and cucumber. The best part is it takes 20 minutes to prepare, and there's absolutely no cooking required.

Zucchini is the secret fiber-rich ingredient in these fudgey brownies that make them so filling. Chocolate Covered Katie swaps in applesauce or yogurt for sour cream to help cut down on sugar and saturated fat. She also uses coconut flour to make them gluten-free.

These mouthwatering sliders will be a winner for low-carb folks at your next cookout because it replaces carb-heavy buns with zucchini slices. But you don't have to compromise taste: It still has all the foods and flavors you crave in a burger, including ground beef, tomato, and pickles.

Sure, zucchini-topped pizza can be delicious&mdashbut what if zucchini was the crust? That's the idea behind these adorable zucchini pizza bites from The Comfort of Cooking. Top zucchini rounds with marinara sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese, and tiny pepperoni slices for a healthier take on personal pies.

You'll want to have zucchini in your grilled cheese every time once you have a bite of this cheesey creation. This kid favorite gets a nutritional upgrade with the green veggie, avocado, and spinach. It also features a garlicky pesto for more mouthwatering flavor.

The pillowy goodness of gnocchi shouldn't be off-limits for anyone&mdashincluding those with gluten sensitivities or anyone avoiding refined carbs. Not only does this version use gluten-free flour, it also features creamy ricotta cheese and three cups of shredded zucchini squash for a dose of fiber that helps keep you fuller longer.

If pizza takes you to your happy place but leaves you with a guilty conscience, then this zucchini pizza crust from My Humble Kitchen is for you. The recipe swaps the refined carbs that spike your blood sugar and leave you bloated with a mix of shredded squash, egg, cheese, and almond flour. Yum!

Your typical flour tortilla is loaded with sodium and sugar&mdashand that's before you even load it up. So why not use part of your zucchini stash on better-for-you taco shells? This recipe from White On Rice Couple combines grated zucchini with a little cheese, bread crumbs, and spices for a soft shell worth eating.

Whether you're craving a savory breakfast or need a quick and easy appetizer to feed a crowd, go for these gluten-free zucchini fritters. Made with quinoa flour, scallions, and eggs, they're also high in hunger-curbing protein.

Traditional zucchini bread gets a spring upgrade with lemon in this heavenly loaf. It's deliciously moist, thanks to the olive oil and the two cups of grated zucchini, which also infuses a hearty texture. The fresh lemon zest further enhances the loaf with a bold citrus flavor that doesn't disappoint. If you want to cut back on sugar, omit the lemon glaze.

The fastest way to get rid of excess zucchini? Making stuffed zucchinis, which use half a squash per serving. Simply slice, then scoop out the middle and fill with your favorite toppings. This stuffed zucchini recipe from Katrina Runs uses ground beef, mascarpone cheese, and taco seasoning.

Another easy way to get rid of your surplus of veggies is through this tomato, eggplant, and zucchini bake. Plus, it's so easy to prepare. All you have to do is toss the veggies into a bowl and drizzle them with olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, basil, parsley, and Parmesan cheese. Then, transfer them into a baking dish and heat it in the oven for 25 minutes.

Savory pancakes are having a moment. Jump on the bandwagon with this recipe from Damn Delicious, which features zucchini along with corn and cheese for a salty-sweet flap jack you can eat for breakfast or dinner.

OK, so this not might be the healthiest recipe, but it's got a few healthier alternatives that lighten up the traditional dish. For example, panko bread crumbs, which are much lighter than conventional bread crumbs, are used to coat the zucchini. These bite-sized appetizers are sure to be a hit at your summer soiree.

To use up her garden's bounty, Jillee of One Good Thing By Jillee decided zucchini shouldn't just be in a recipe, it should be the recipe. So she created these oven-baked zucchini chips. With just a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt, they blow greasy fried potato chips out of the water.

Unlike classic macaroni salad recipes, this one relies on a bounty of fresh spring vegetables to make it a filling dish. It not only features zucchini, but also asparagus, carrots, and green peas. And it has a creamy mayo dressing that's made savory with Dijon mustard, garlic, and Italian seasoning.

When you're hankering for some greasy grub, prepare these baked zucchini fries. Simply cut zucchini into fries and season them with panko breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, and smoked paprika. Instead of ketchup, prepare a Greek yogurt-based dip made with chopped chives and gorgonzola cheese.

Skip your morning trip to the coffee shop to pick up a pastry and prepare a batch of these tasty muffins instead. Creamy peanut butter and shredded zucchini come together to bulk up these muffins with filling healthy fats and fiber, while almond flour makes them gluten-free. Instead of sugar, it swaps in honey for some natural sweetness and cinnamon for heartwarming flavor.


25 Easy and Healthy Zucchini Recipes to Make for Dinner

These mouthwatering dishes go beyond your basic zoodles.

Zucchini is one of the most underrated spring vegetables out there, so if you're not filling your fridge with this stuff, you're seriously missing out. Much like cauliflower, this versatile veggie can take many forms, including zoodles, fries, pizza crust, and sliders. While you can find zucchini year-round, this green veggie is brimming at farmer's markets everywhere right now. So take advantage of all it has to offer&mdashvitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, and much more. Here, we rounded up the tastiest healthy zucchini recipes to make the most out of your haul.

Looking for the perfect side salad to go with your entree? Allow us to suggest this colorful Israeli couscous salad, which features red bell peppers, red onions, zucchini, and chickpeas. If you cook the quinoa in advance, you can whip up this recipe in half the time.

Skip the take-out and whip up this Japanese-inspired dish that's a healthier take on teriyaki chicken. Made with fresh lemon juice, sesame oil, and lightly toasted sesame seeds, this delicious dinner dish goes great with a side of brown rice.

Nothing screams spring like this bright green haloumi salad brimming with sugar snap peas, zucchini and fresh mint leaves. Grilling the haloumi cheese and zucchini until they're golden helps bring out their natural flavors and infuses them with a hint of smoky flavor.

Our healthier version of a galette uses a mixture of whole wheat and almond flours for the base of the crunchy crust. This recipe also takes advantage of all the season's wonderful produce, including zucchini, tomatoes, and fresh basil, while fontina cheese lends a creaminess to the filling that's to die for.

If you're looking for a meatless sandwich, look no further than this hearty recipe. Made with grilled zucchini, beans, chopped walnuts, and crumbled goat cheese, this hearty roll will curb hunger and keep the 3 p.m. slump at bay.

On busy weeknights when you don't have a lot of time to cook, this flavorful salmon dish gets dinner on the table in 35 minutes. The bulk of the "work" in the recipe is chopping the vegetables, but once you've prepped them, all you have to do is spoon some into a sheet of foil with the salmon and wrap it to create a foil packet. Then, it takes 18 minutes tops to cook in the oven.

Good news for spaghetti lovers: This low-carb version replaces blood sugar-spiking white pasta for zoodles to fill up on fiber. bolognese sauce also gets a a healthy makeover by using unsweetened almond milk instead of cream. Make a double batch and enjoy leftovers throughout the week.

Zucchini sushi beats seaweed sushi any day, especially when it has a Sriracha-spiced cream cheese filling. But don't worry, it's got all the traditional fixings, too, including crab meat, avocado, carrot, and cucumber. The best part is it takes 20 minutes to prepare, and there's absolutely no cooking required.

Zucchini is the secret fiber-rich ingredient in these fudgey brownies that make them so filling. Chocolate Covered Katie swaps in applesauce or yogurt for sour cream to help cut down on sugar and saturated fat. She also uses coconut flour to make them gluten-free.

These mouthwatering sliders will be a winner for low-carb folks at your next cookout because it replaces carb-heavy buns with zucchini slices. But you don't have to compromise taste: It still has all the foods and flavors you crave in a burger, including ground beef, tomato, and pickles.

Sure, zucchini-topped pizza can be delicious&mdashbut what if zucchini was the crust? That's the idea behind these adorable zucchini pizza bites from The Comfort of Cooking. Top zucchini rounds with marinara sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese, and tiny pepperoni slices for a healthier take on personal pies.

You'll want to have zucchini in your grilled cheese every time once you have a bite of this cheesey creation. This kid favorite gets a nutritional upgrade with the green veggie, avocado, and spinach. It also features a garlicky pesto for more mouthwatering flavor.

The pillowy goodness of gnocchi shouldn't be off-limits for anyone&mdashincluding those with gluten sensitivities or anyone avoiding refined carbs. Not only does this version use gluten-free flour, it also features creamy ricotta cheese and three cups of shredded zucchini squash for a dose of fiber that helps keep you fuller longer.

If pizza takes you to your happy place but leaves you with a guilty conscience, then this zucchini pizza crust from My Humble Kitchen is for you. The recipe swaps the refined carbs that spike your blood sugar and leave you bloated with a mix of shredded squash, egg, cheese, and almond flour. Yum!

Your typical flour tortilla is loaded with sodium and sugar&mdashand that's before you even load it up. So why not use part of your zucchini stash on better-for-you taco shells? This recipe from White On Rice Couple combines grated zucchini with a little cheese, bread crumbs, and spices for a soft shell worth eating.

Whether you're craving a savory breakfast or need a quick and easy appetizer to feed a crowd, go for these gluten-free zucchini fritters. Made with quinoa flour, scallions, and eggs, they're also high in hunger-curbing protein.

Traditional zucchini bread gets a spring upgrade with lemon in this heavenly loaf. It's deliciously moist, thanks to the olive oil and the two cups of grated zucchini, which also infuses a hearty texture. The fresh lemon zest further enhances the loaf with a bold citrus flavor that doesn't disappoint. If you want to cut back on sugar, omit the lemon glaze.

The fastest way to get rid of excess zucchini? Making stuffed zucchinis, which use half a squash per serving. Simply slice, then scoop out the middle and fill with your favorite toppings. This stuffed zucchini recipe from Katrina Runs uses ground beef, mascarpone cheese, and taco seasoning.

Another easy way to get rid of your surplus of veggies is through this tomato, eggplant, and zucchini bake. Plus, it's so easy to prepare. All you have to do is toss the veggies into a bowl and drizzle them with olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, basil, parsley, and Parmesan cheese. Then, transfer them into a baking dish and heat it in the oven for 25 minutes.

Savory pancakes are having a moment. Jump on the bandwagon with this recipe from Damn Delicious, which features zucchini along with corn and cheese for a salty-sweet flap jack you can eat for breakfast or dinner.

OK, so this not might be the healthiest recipe, but it's got a few healthier alternatives that lighten up the traditional dish. For example, panko bread crumbs, which are much lighter than conventional bread crumbs, are used to coat the zucchini. These bite-sized appetizers are sure to be a hit at your summer soiree.

To use up her garden's bounty, Jillee of One Good Thing By Jillee decided zucchini shouldn't just be in a recipe, it should be the recipe. So she created these oven-baked zucchini chips. With just a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt, they blow greasy fried potato chips out of the water.

Unlike classic macaroni salad recipes, this one relies on a bounty of fresh spring vegetables to make it a filling dish. It not only features zucchini, but also asparagus, carrots, and green peas. And it has a creamy mayo dressing that's made savory with Dijon mustard, garlic, and Italian seasoning.

When you're hankering for some greasy grub, prepare these baked zucchini fries. Simply cut zucchini into fries and season them with panko breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, and smoked paprika. Instead of ketchup, prepare a Greek yogurt-based dip made with chopped chives and gorgonzola cheese.

Skip your morning trip to the coffee shop to pick up a pastry and prepare a batch of these tasty muffins instead. Creamy peanut butter and shredded zucchini come together to bulk up these muffins with filling healthy fats and fiber, while almond flour makes them gluten-free. Instead of sugar, it swaps in honey for some natural sweetness and cinnamon for heartwarming flavor.


25 Easy and Healthy Zucchini Recipes to Make for Dinner

These mouthwatering dishes go beyond your basic zoodles.

Zucchini is one of the most underrated spring vegetables out there, so if you're not filling your fridge with this stuff, you're seriously missing out. Much like cauliflower, this versatile veggie can take many forms, including zoodles, fries, pizza crust, and sliders. While you can find zucchini year-round, this green veggie is brimming at farmer's markets everywhere right now. So take advantage of all it has to offer&mdashvitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, and much more. Here, we rounded up the tastiest healthy zucchini recipes to make the most out of your haul.

Looking for the perfect side salad to go with your entree? Allow us to suggest this colorful Israeli couscous salad, which features red bell peppers, red onions, zucchini, and chickpeas. If you cook the quinoa in advance, you can whip up this recipe in half the time.

Skip the take-out and whip up this Japanese-inspired dish that's a healthier take on teriyaki chicken. Made with fresh lemon juice, sesame oil, and lightly toasted sesame seeds, this delicious dinner dish goes great with a side of brown rice.

Nothing screams spring like this bright green haloumi salad brimming with sugar snap peas, zucchini and fresh mint leaves. Grilling the haloumi cheese and zucchini until they're golden helps bring out their natural flavors and infuses them with a hint of smoky flavor.

Our healthier version of a galette uses a mixture of whole wheat and almond flours for the base of the crunchy crust. This recipe also takes advantage of all the season's wonderful produce, including zucchini, tomatoes, and fresh basil, while fontina cheese lends a creaminess to the filling that's to die for.

If you're looking for a meatless sandwich, look no further than this hearty recipe. Made with grilled zucchini, beans, chopped walnuts, and crumbled goat cheese, this hearty roll will curb hunger and keep the 3 p.m. slump at bay.

On busy weeknights when you don't have a lot of time to cook, this flavorful salmon dish gets dinner on the table in 35 minutes. The bulk of the "work" in the recipe is chopping the vegetables, but once you've prepped them, all you have to do is spoon some into a sheet of foil with the salmon and wrap it to create a foil packet. Then, it takes 18 minutes tops to cook in the oven.

Good news for spaghetti lovers: This low-carb version replaces blood sugar-spiking white pasta for zoodles to fill up on fiber. bolognese sauce also gets a a healthy makeover by using unsweetened almond milk instead of cream. Make a double batch and enjoy leftovers throughout the week.

Zucchini sushi beats seaweed sushi any day, especially when it has a Sriracha-spiced cream cheese filling. But don't worry, it's got all the traditional fixings, too, including crab meat, avocado, carrot, and cucumber. The best part is it takes 20 minutes to prepare, and there's absolutely no cooking required.

Zucchini is the secret fiber-rich ingredient in these fudgey brownies that make them so filling. Chocolate Covered Katie swaps in applesauce or yogurt for sour cream to help cut down on sugar and saturated fat. She also uses coconut flour to make them gluten-free.

These mouthwatering sliders will be a winner for low-carb folks at your next cookout because it replaces carb-heavy buns with zucchini slices. But you don't have to compromise taste: It still has all the foods and flavors you crave in a burger, including ground beef, tomato, and pickles.

Sure, zucchini-topped pizza can be delicious&mdashbut what if zucchini was the crust? That's the idea behind these adorable zucchini pizza bites from The Comfort of Cooking. Top zucchini rounds with marinara sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese, and tiny pepperoni slices for a healthier take on personal pies.

You'll want to have zucchini in your grilled cheese every time once you have a bite of this cheesey creation. This kid favorite gets a nutritional upgrade with the green veggie, avocado, and spinach. It also features a garlicky pesto for more mouthwatering flavor.

The pillowy goodness of gnocchi shouldn't be off-limits for anyone&mdashincluding those with gluten sensitivities or anyone avoiding refined carbs. Not only does this version use gluten-free flour, it also features creamy ricotta cheese and three cups of shredded zucchini squash for a dose of fiber that helps keep you fuller longer.

If pizza takes you to your happy place but leaves you with a guilty conscience, then this zucchini pizza crust from My Humble Kitchen is for you. The recipe swaps the refined carbs that spike your blood sugar and leave you bloated with a mix of shredded squash, egg, cheese, and almond flour. Yum!

Your typical flour tortilla is loaded with sodium and sugar&mdashand that's before you even load it up. So why not use part of your zucchini stash on better-for-you taco shells? This recipe from White On Rice Couple combines grated zucchini with a little cheese, bread crumbs, and spices for a soft shell worth eating.

Whether you're craving a savory breakfast or need a quick and easy appetizer to feed a crowd, go for these gluten-free zucchini fritters. Made with quinoa flour, scallions, and eggs, they're also high in hunger-curbing protein.

Traditional zucchini bread gets a spring upgrade with lemon in this heavenly loaf. It's deliciously moist, thanks to the olive oil and the two cups of grated zucchini, which also infuses a hearty texture. The fresh lemon zest further enhances the loaf with a bold citrus flavor that doesn't disappoint. If you want to cut back on sugar, omit the lemon glaze.

The fastest way to get rid of excess zucchini? Making stuffed zucchinis, which use half a squash per serving. Simply slice, then scoop out the middle and fill with your favorite toppings. This stuffed zucchini recipe from Katrina Runs uses ground beef, mascarpone cheese, and taco seasoning.

Another easy way to get rid of your surplus of veggies is through this tomato, eggplant, and zucchini bake. Plus, it's so easy to prepare. All you have to do is toss the veggies into a bowl and drizzle them with olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, basil, parsley, and Parmesan cheese. Then, transfer them into a baking dish and heat it in the oven for 25 minutes.

Savory pancakes are having a moment. Jump on the bandwagon with this recipe from Damn Delicious, which features zucchini along with corn and cheese for a salty-sweet flap jack you can eat for breakfast or dinner.

OK, so this not might be the healthiest recipe, but it's got a few healthier alternatives that lighten up the traditional dish. For example, panko bread crumbs, which are much lighter than conventional bread crumbs, are used to coat the zucchini. These bite-sized appetizers are sure to be a hit at your summer soiree.

To use up her garden's bounty, Jillee of One Good Thing By Jillee decided zucchini shouldn't just be in a recipe, it should be the recipe. So she created these oven-baked zucchini chips. With just a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt, they blow greasy fried potato chips out of the water.

Unlike classic macaroni salad recipes, this one relies on a bounty of fresh spring vegetables to make it a filling dish. It not only features zucchini, but also asparagus, carrots, and green peas. And it has a creamy mayo dressing that's made savory with Dijon mustard, garlic, and Italian seasoning.

When you're hankering for some greasy grub, prepare these baked zucchini fries. Simply cut zucchini into fries and season them with panko breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, and smoked paprika. Instead of ketchup, prepare a Greek yogurt-based dip made with chopped chives and gorgonzola cheese.

Skip your morning trip to the coffee shop to pick up a pastry and prepare a batch of these tasty muffins instead. Creamy peanut butter and shredded zucchini come together to bulk up these muffins with filling healthy fats and fiber, while almond flour makes them gluten-free. Instead of sugar, it swaps in honey for some natural sweetness and cinnamon for heartwarming flavor.


25 Easy and Healthy Zucchini Recipes to Make for Dinner

These mouthwatering dishes go beyond your basic zoodles.

Zucchini is one of the most underrated spring vegetables out there, so if you're not filling your fridge with this stuff, you're seriously missing out. Much like cauliflower, this versatile veggie can take many forms, including zoodles, fries, pizza crust, and sliders. While you can find zucchini year-round, this green veggie is brimming at farmer's markets everywhere right now. So take advantage of all it has to offer&mdashvitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, and much more. Here, we rounded up the tastiest healthy zucchini recipes to make the most out of your haul.

Looking for the perfect side salad to go with your entree? Allow us to suggest this colorful Israeli couscous salad, which features red bell peppers, red onions, zucchini, and chickpeas. If you cook the quinoa in advance, you can whip up this recipe in half the time.

Skip the take-out and whip up this Japanese-inspired dish that's a healthier take on teriyaki chicken. Made with fresh lemon juice, sesame oil, and lightly toasted sesame seeds, this delicious dinner dish goes great with a side of brown rice.

Nothing screams spring like this bright green haloumi salad brimming with sugar snap peas, zucchini and fresh mint leaves. Grilling the haloumi cheese and zucchini until they're golden helps bring out their natural flavors and infuses them with a hint of smoky flavor.

Our healthier version of a galette uses a mixture of whole wheat and almond flours for the base of the crunchy crust. This recipe also takes advantage of all the season's wonderful produce, including zucchini, tomatoes, and fresh basil, while fontina cheese lends a creaminess to the filling that's to die for.

If you're looking for a meatless sandwich, look no further than this hearty recipe. Made with grilled zucchini, beans, chopped walnuts, and crumbled goat cheese, this hearty roll will curb hunger and keep the 3 p.m. slump at bay.

On busy weeknights when you don't have a lot of time to cook, this flavorful salmon dish gets dinner on the table in 35 minutes. The bulk of the "work" in the recipe is chopping the vegetables, but once you've prepped them, all you have to do is spoon some into a sheet of foil with the salmon and wrap it to create a foil packet. Then, it takes 18 minutes tops to cook in the oven.

Good news for spaghetti lovers: This low-carb version replaces blood sugar-spiking white pasta for zoodles to fill up on fiber. bolognese sauce also gets a a healthy makeover by using unsweetened almond milk instead of cream. Make a double batch and enjoy leftovers throughout the week.

Zucchini sushi beats seaweed sushi any day, especially when it has a Sriracha-spiced cream cheese filling. But don't worry, it's got all the traditional fixings, too, including crab meat, avocado, carrot, and cucumber. The best part is it takes 20 minutes to prepare, and there's absolutely no cooking required.

Zucchini is the secret fiber-rich ingredient in these fudgey brownies that make them so filling. Chocolate Covered Katie swaps in applesauce or yogurt for sour cream to help cut down on sugar and saturated fat. She also uses coconut flour to make them gluten-free.

These mouthwatering sliders will be a winner for low-carb folks at your next cookout because it replaces carb-heavy buns with zucchini slices. But you don't have to compromise taste: It still has all the foods and flavors you crave in a burger, including ground beef, tomato, and pickles.

Sure, zucchini-topped pizza can be delicious&mdashbut what if zucchini was the crust? That's the idea behind these adorable zucchini pizza bites from The Comfort of Cooking. Top zucchini rounds with marinara sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese, and tiny pepperoni slices for a healthier take on personal pies.

You'll want to have zucchini in your grilled cheese every time once you have a bite of this cheesey creation. This kid favorite gets a nutritional upgrade with the green veggie, avocado, and spinach. It also features a garlicky pesto for more mouthwatering flavor.

The pillowy goodness of gnocchi shouldn't be off-limits for anyone&mdashincluding those with gluten sensitivities or anyone avoiding refined carbs. Not only does this version use gluten-free flour, it also features creamy ricotta cheese and three cups of shredded zucchini squash for a dose of fiber that helps keep you fuller longer.

If pizza takes you to your happy place but leaves you with a guilty conscience, then this zucchini pizza crust from My Humble Kitchen is for you. The recipe swaps the refined carbs that spike your blood sugar and leave you bloated with a mix of shredded squash, egg, cheese, and almond flour. Yum!

Your typical flour tortilla is loaded with sodium and sugar&mdashand that's before you even load it up. So why not use part of your zucchini stash on better-for-you taco shells? This recipe from White On Rice Couple combines grated zucchini with a little cheese, bread crumbs, and spices for a soft shell worth eating.

Whether you're craving a savory breakfast or need a quick and easy appetizer to feed a crowd, go for these gluten-free zucchini fritters. Made with quinoa flour, scallions, and eggs, they're also high in hunger-curbing protein.

Traditional zucchini bread gets a spring upgrade with lemon in this heavenly loaf. It's deliciously moist, thanks to the olive oil and the two cups of grated zucchini, which also infuses a hearty texture. The fresh lemon zest further enhances the loaf with a bold citrus flavor that doesn't disappoint. If you want to cut back on sugar, omit the lemon glaze.

The fastest way to get rid of excess zucchini? Making stuffed zucchinis, which use half a squash per serving. Simply slice, then scoop out the middle and fill with your favorite toppings. This stuffed zucchini recipe from Katrina Runs uses ground beef, mascarpone cheese, and taco seasoning.

Another easy way to get rid of your surplus of veggies is through this tomato, eggplant, and zucchini bake. Plus, it's so easy to prepare. All you have to do is toss the veggies into a bowl and drizzle them with olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, basil, parsley, and Parmesan cheese. Then, transfer them into a baking dish and heat it in the oven for 25 minutes.

Savory pancakes are having a moment. Jump on the bandwagon with this recipe from Damn Delicious, which features zucchini along with corn and cheese for a salty-sweet flap jack you can eat for breakfast or dinner.

OK, so this not might be the healthiest recipe, but it's got a few healthier alternatives that lighten up the traditional dish. For example, panko bread crumbs, which are much lighter than conventional bread crumbs, are used to coat the zucchini. These bite-sized appetizers are sure to be a hit at your summer soiree.

To use up her garden's bounty, Jillee of One Good Thing By Jillee decided zucchini shouldn't just be in a recipe, it should be the recipe. So she created these oven-baked zucchini chips. With just a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt, they blow greasy fried potato chips out of the water.

Unlike classic macaroni salad recipes, this one relies on a bounty of fresh spring vegetables to make it a filling dish. It not only features zucchini, but also asparagus, carrots, and green peas. And it has a creamy mayo dressing that's made savory with Dijon mustard, garlic, and Italian seasoning.

When you're hankering for some greasy grub, prepare these baked zucchini fries. Simply cut zucchini into fries and season them with panko breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, and smoked paprika. Instead of ketchup, prepare a Greek yogurt-based dip made with chopped chives and gorgonzola cheese.

Skip your morning trip to the coffee shop to pick up a pastry and prepare a batch of these tasty muffins instead. Creamy peanut butter and shredded zucchini come together to bulk up these muffins with filling healthy fats and fiber, while almond flour makes them gluten-free. Instead of sugar, it swaps in honey for some natural sweetness and cinnamon for heartwarming flavor.