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23 Of The Most Delicious Things You Can Do To Zucchini

Give zucchini the respect it deserves.

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Not sure what to make with all that extra zucchini?

This list will help! The summer squash is healthy, tasty, quick to prepare, and works equally well as a main dish or a side dish. Below you'll find a ton of easy zucchini recipes – including hearty zucchini casserole, garlicky grilled zucchini, zoodles marinara, and more.

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1. Grilled Garlic Herb Zucchini

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This is probably the easiest and most summer-friendly way to prepare zucchini. The herbed oil (with shallots, garlic, and herbs) adds a fast punch of flavor to the dish.

Get the recipe: Grilled Garlic Herb Zucchini

2. Zoodles Marinara

If you don't own a spiralizer, pick up pre-made zucchini noodles at the store or try one of these these homemade methods.

Get the recipe: Zoodles Marinara

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3. Cheesy BBQ Chicken Zucchini Boats

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Just because zucchini is naturally good for you doesn't mean it can't also be extra indulgent.

Get the recipe: Cheesy BBQ Chicken Zucchini Boats

4. Ultimate Zucchini Bread

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With its one-bowl batter, this recipe is as easy as they come. Just keep in mind that zucchini bread is better the next day – so be patient, you won't regret it.

Get the recipe: Ultimate Zucchini Bread

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5. Blackened Salmon with Zucchini

You can swap out any other protein for the salmon — the Cajun-inspired spice blend is super versatile.

Recipe: Blackened Salmon with Zucchini

6. Summer Garden Crustless Zucchini Pie

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On top of zucchini, this low-carb recipe calls for mushrooms, tomatoes, sweet corn, and bell peppers, but you can totally customize it and use any veggies you have at home.

Get the recipe: Summer Garden Crustless Zucchini Pie

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7. 10-Minute Parmesan Zucchini and Corn

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The classic zucchini-corn flavor combo is the star of this recipe, with a little help from some Parm.

Get the recipe: 10-Minute Parmesan Zucchini and Corn

8. Zucchini Lasagna

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Zucchini is used instead of noodles in this low-carb lasagna. The key here is to draw the moisture out of the squash (using salt) before you assemble the dish, so you don't end up with a mushy mess.

Get the recipe: Zucchini Lasagna

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9. Easy Sautéed Zucchini

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All you need to make this is onion, zucchini, Parmesan, thyme, and olive oil.

Get the recipe: Easy Sautéed Zucchini

10. Zucchini in Herbed Coconut Yogurt Curry

This is a super flavorful vegetarian main. The curry sauce is filled with shredded coconut, cumin, mustard seeds, turmeric, green chiles, cilantro, and yogurt.

Get the recipe: Zucchini in Herbed Coconut Yogurt Curry

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11. Keto Zucchini Tots

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These can be air-fried or baked. They're coated with pork rind breadcrumbs but if you don't eat pork (and are not Keto), panko breadcrumbs work too.

Get the recipe: Keto Zucchini Tots

12. Zucchini Grilled Cheese

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You cant go wrong with this one.

Get the recipe: Zucchini Grilled Cheese

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13. Enchilada-Stuffed Zucchini Boats

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If you want to make this vegetarian-friendly, replace the chicken with mushrooms, or even some rice or quinoa.

Get the recipe: Enchilada-Stuffed Zucchini Boats

14. Sweet Corn and Zucchini Pie

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This cheesy, meat-free treat is perfect for breakfast, summer lunches, or picnics.

Get the recipe: Sweet Corn and Zucchini Pie

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15. Baked Zucchini Chips

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A very meta recipe since the coating of the zucchini chips is made with actual potato chips.

Get the recipe: Baked Zucchini Chips

16. Potato and Zucchini Salad

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Here's a lighter version of the traditional salad — where mustard and olive oil replace mayo.

Get the recipe: Potato and Zucchini Salad

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17. Zucchini Quesadillas

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Turns out, zucchini and Monterey Jack cheese quesadillas are exactly what you need in your life right now.

Get the recipe: Zucchini Quesadillas

18. Zucchini Involtini

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The filling of these involtini is made with ricotta, sautéed Swiss chard, and lemon zest, but you can get creative and use other cheeses, herbs, and veggies too.

Get the recipe: Zucchini Involtini

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19. Low-Carb Zucchini Crust Pizza

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If you're on a low carb diet, you've probably heard of cauliflower pizza crust, but did you know you can also use grated zucchini? This recipe shows you how.

Get the recipe: Low-Carb Zucchini Crust Pizza

20. Baked Zucchini Fries

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The fries are served with a Greek yogurt-chive dip for some extra protein.

Get the recipe: Zucchini Fries

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21. Zucchini Parmesan

The recipe shows you how to make red pepper-tomato sauce from scratch, but if you want a faster meal, swap in anything store-bought.

Get the recipe: Zucchini Parmesan

22. Cheesy Zucchini Casserole

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The prep and assembly time for this is minimal but you'll need to drain the zucchini for 45 minutes first, so make sure you account for that.

Get the recipe: Cheesy Zucchini Casserole

23. Meal Prep Shrimp Teriyaki Zucchini Noodles

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Healthy, tasty, and ready in under 30 minutes!

Get the recipe: Meal Prep Shrimp Teriyaki Zucchini Noodles

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