Zucchini Recipe Ideas – 25 Unique Ways to Use It!

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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!

Zucchini Brownies Recipe

1. Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

Other zucchini recipes for baked goods from around the web:

2. Banana Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies from Inside BruCrew Life
3. No Bake Zucchini Bread Granola Bites from Cookin’ Canuck
4. Chocolate Zucchini Cake from Shugary Sweets

Muffins & Bread

The shreds perform the same magic in these zucchini recipes for muffins, bread and pancakes.

Healthy Zucchini Muffin Recipe

5. Healthy Zucchini Muffins

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.

Zucchini Chips

9. Zucchini Chips (In the Microwave or Oven)

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

Zucchini Appetizers

Using zucchini instead of bread or pasta, makes for a low-carb appetizer or snack.

Zucchini Bruschetta Recipe

13. Zucchini Bruschetta

14. Grilled Zucchini Rolls by Cookin’ Canuck
15. Grilled Zucchini Nachos by Two Peas & Their Pod
16. Zucchini Butter by A Family Feast

 Cakes or Fritters

Zucchini Cakes with Feta and Red Onion Recipe

17. Zucchini Fritters with Feta & Red Onion

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.

Zucchini Ribbons Sauteed in Olive Oil with Rosemary

18. Zucchini Ribbons

19. Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles) Greek Salad by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
20. Three Cheese Zucchini Stuffed Lasagna Rolls by Skinny Taste
21. Zucchini Meat Lasagna by Peanut Butter & Peppers

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:

Mediterranean Chicken Bake Recipe

22. Mediterranean Chicken Bake

23. Zucchini Parmesan by Gimme Some Oven
24. Spicy Asian Zucchini by NeighborFood
25. Shaved Vegetable Pizza by The Dinner-Mom

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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  1. Thanks so much for including my Asian Zucchini! Goodness knows we can all use a few new zucchini recipes this time of year!

  2. Looks like I need to buy some zucchini!!

  3. This is a great zucchini round-up! Thanks for putting it all together!

  4. Thank you for such an amazing round up for zucchini! I am drowning in zucchini and I definitely needed more ideas!

  5. Wow! I don’t cook much with it so I could use new recipe ideas!

  6. Those zucchini cakes really caught my eye, but it all looks great! I love sneaking veggies into my food and the food of others 🙂 Have a great weekend.

  7. So many great zucchini recipes! It really is a versatile vegetable. I’m making some zucchini donuts this week and I still have to make some fritters.

  8. I just so happen to have a ton of zucchini around ; ) Today is my lucky day.

  9. So many fantastic recipes!

  10. Love all these ideas. Summer zucchini is about to overflow!

  11. ScubaPineapple says

    Thank you for these awesome recipes. You saved me! I’m excited to try so many of them.

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