August 8th is National Zucchini Day! We've gathered 25 of the best zucchini recipe ideas to celebrate. From dinner recipes with zoodles, fritters and ships to brownies and muffins...this versatile vegetable sneaks in nutritional benefits, moisture and flavor wherever it makes an appearance.
Brownies & Cakes with Zucchini Shreds
Shredded zucchini adds moisture to baked goods...and no...you can't tell it's chock full of zucchini. Promise!
Other zucchini recipes for baked goods from around the web:
Muffins & Bread
The shreds perform the same magic in these zucchini recipes for muffins, bread and pancakes.
Other goodies to try:
6. Chocolate Chip Zucchini Banana Bread by Mom On Timeout
7. Double Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread with Chocolate Orange Glaze from Lemons for Lulu
8. Zucchini Corn Pancakes from Girl Versus Dough
Chips & Such
Crunch away guilt-free on chips or fries made from zucchini.
Here are a few other munchies to try:
10. Baked Zucchini Fries by Yummy Healthy Easy
11. Zucchini Tots by The Two Bite Club
12. Parmesan Cheese Crisps Laced with Zucchini and Carrots by The Dinner-Mom
Using zucchini instead of bread or pasta, makes for a low-carb appetizer or snack.
Cakes or Fritters
Need I say more?! These are soooo delicious and there are so many variations to try.
Zucchini Noodles or "Pasta"
Make ribbons with a vegetable peeler, slice zucchini thin with a knife, or use one of the new gadgets to make "zoodles." Use it in place of pasta in your favorite recipe or try one of the suggestions below.
18. Zucchini Ribbons
Yummy Main/Side Dish Zucchini Recipes
Of course, this tried and true vege perfectly rounds out so many dishes. Here's a favorite at our house:
If you've got another way to use zucchini, tell us all about it in the comments section!
Happy National Zucchini Day!
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