Top 34 Best Zucchini Recipes

Zucchini Sheet Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting
Diana Rattray

If you find you have a never-ending supply of zucchini and your neighbors are no longer taking it, you might need to find some new and different recipes.

Along with the standard quick bread and side dishes, zucchini makes an excellent addition to cakes and muffins, and it can be fried or pureed in soups. You can store shredded zucchini in the freezer to use in recipes throughout the year, or make relish, pickles, and chutney with it. 

Here are some of our favorite zucchini recipes.

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    Zucchini Pancakes

    Zucchini Pancakes
    Diana Rattray

    These flavorful little pancakes are made with fresh zucchini and Parmesan cheese, along with fresh or dried basil. Plan to let the shredded zucchini drain for an hour or two to get as much moisture out as possible.

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    Zucchini and Green Tomato Relish

    Zucchini Green Tomato Relish
    Diana Rattray

    This sweet zucchini and green tomato relish is made with zucchini, green tomatoes, bell peppers, and onion, along with a variety of spices. This is a great relish for hot dogs or burgers, and it's an excellent way to use extra green tomatoes and zucchini.

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    Taco Stuffed Zucchini

    Taco Stuffed Zucchini
    Diana Rattray

    Taco seasoned ground beef makes the perfect filling for these zucchini squash boats. Top the stuffed zucchini off with some shredded cheese and taco sauce.

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    Zucchini Fries

    Zucchini Fries
    Photo and Recipe: Diana Rattray

    Panko bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese make these baked zucchini fries crispy and delicious. You can use egg whites or egg substitute to keep the fat and calories to a minimum. These fries are a nice alternative to French fries, and they are great with sandwiches, burgers, or grilled steaks.

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    Stewed Zucchini

    Zucchini and Tomatoes
    Diana Rattray

    Zucchini and tomatoes team up to make this great-tasting and simple side stewed zucchini dish. This is an excellent way to use your fresh zucchini, and it makes a fabulous dish to serve with a roast, fish, or chicken.

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    Zucchini Parmesan

    Zucchini Parmesan
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    The sliced zucchini is baked with parmesan cheese, basil, oregano, tomatoes, and other fresh ingredients. Zucchini parmesan is a great alternative to eggplant and it makes an excellent family meal or potluck dish.

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    Easy Chocolate Zucchini Cake

    Easy Chocolate Zucchini Cake
    Diana Rattray

    A cake mix makes this chocolate zucchini cake easy to prepare, and the shredded zucchini keeps it moist and delicious. This great tasting zucchini Bundt cake includes chocolate chips and chopped nuts.

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    Zucchini Bread

    Classic zuchinni bread

    The Spruce

    This favorite zucchini bread recipe includes cinnamon and chopped walnuts, and it makes 2 loaves. Use walnuts or pecans in this bread, and add some raisins or dried cranberries for a little extra flavor.

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    Zucchini Squares

    Zucchini Squares with Cheddar Cheese and Bacon
    Photo: Diana Rattray

    These easy, savory quiche-style zucchini squares are made with eggs, bacon, and zucchini. They're a cinch to prepare and bake, and they make an excellent brunch side dish or party appetizer. Serve with tomato salsa or marinara sauce on the side for a fabulous snack or lunch.

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    Zucchini and Summer Squash Casserole

    Zucchini and Summer Squash Casserole
    D.L. Rattray

    This simple combination of zucchini and yellow squash is a nice way to celebrate fresh summer vegetables. This zucchini and summer squash casserole makes a nice side dish with any meal, and it's super easy to put together.

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    Zucchini Muffins

    Zucchini Muffins
    Diana Rattray

    These zucchini muffins are made with shredded carrot and zucchini, along with cinnamon and brown sugar. These are delicious muffins, a great way to use zucchini. Add 1/2 cup of chopped nuts if you like.

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    Cheesy Zucchini Bread

    Cheesy Zucchini Bread

    The Spruce Eats / Pete Scherer​ 

    Cheesy zucchini bread is a delicious twist on cornbread. The trick to this quick bread recipe is to dehydrate the shredded zucchini so it doesn't add too much water to the cornmeal and buttermilk batter. Sharp cheddar cheese, garlic, and rosemary give it a wonderful flavor, too.

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    Skillet Yellow Squash or Zucchini With Onions and Bacon

    Skillet Summer Squash With Onions
    Diana Rattray

    If you have a surplus of zucchini or summer squash, this is an excellent alternative to a loaf of zucchini bread or the ever-popular summer squash casserole.

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    Eggplant and Zucchini Casserole

    Eggplant and Zucchini Casserole
    Diana Rattray

    The natural combination of eggplant and zucchini is enhanced with tomatoes, cheese, and seasonings. The casserole is topped off with a buttery breadcrumb topping.

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    Fried Zucchini Coins

    Zucchini Coins
    Diana Rattray

    These fried zucchini coins slices are deep fried with a Parmesan and panko breadcrumb coating. Serve with the simple sweet pepper dip for a delicious snack.

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    Zucchini Oatmeal Cake

    Zucchini Cake
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    This is a moist and delicious zucchini oatmeal cake, baked in a Bundt cake pan or rectangular pan. The spiced brown sugar cake is made with the addition of oats, zucchini, and chopped nuts.

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    Chicken and Zucchini With Garlic Cream Sauce

    Chicken With Zucchini and Noodles
    Diana Rattray

    Serve this delicious chicken and zucchini with garlic cream sauce over hot cooked noodles, rice, or linguine.

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    Zucchini and Tomatoes With Cheese

    Zucchini With Tomatoes and Cheese
    Diana Rattray

    This delicious, nicely seasoned zucchini and tomato combination is baked with fontina or mozzarella cheese.

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    Curried Zucchini Soup

    Zucchini soup
    Diana Rattray

    This light and tasty zucchini soup is flavored with curry powder, a little carrot, and apples.

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    Easy Zucchini Carrot Cake

    slice of zucchini carrot cake with cream cheese frosting
    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Impress your friends and family with this irresistible zucchini carrot cake. Top it off with cream cheese frosting, or finish it with a light dusting of powdered sugar.

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    Zucchini Bread With Spices

    Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread
    Diana Rattray

    Whole wheat flour and applesauce provide extra texture and moistness to this flavorful spiced zucchini bread. The applesauce also helps to cut back on the oil in this bread.

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    Ratatouille With Eggplant and Zucchini

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    Serve this flavorful combination of vegetables with grilled, roasted, or broiled meat, fish, or poultry. Vegetables in this tasty ratatouille with eggplant and zucchini dish include eggplant, onion, tomatoes, and zucchini.

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    Chicken and Zucchini Skillet

    Chicken and Zucchini Skillet With Pasta
    Diana Rattray

    Chicken breasts, tomatoes, and zucchini team up in a tasty Alfredo sauce in this chicken and zucchini skillet dish.

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    Lemon Zucchini Bread

    Lemon Zucchini Bread
    Elaine Lemm

    Lemon zucchini bread is a delicious breakfast, brunch treat, or snack. A lemon syrup adds flavor and keeps the quick bread moist.

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    Creole Style Zucchini With Tomatoes and Peppers

    Creole Zucchini

    Diana Rattray

    Zucchini and tomatoes take on Creole flavors with a dash of Creole seasoning and the Holy Trinity of Cajun and Creole cuisine: onion, celery, and bell peppers.

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    Zucchini Cookies

    zucchini cookies
    Sheri L Giblin/Getty Images

    Yet another way to use freshly grated zucchini! These easy zucchini cookies are delicious and versatile. One reader suggested a simple icing for the cookies. Add chocolate chips or nuts.

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    Barb's Zucchini Cake

    zucchini cake
    Diana Rattray

    This easy moist zucchini cake is filled with shredded zucchini and chopped walnuts. Add a frosting or dust with powdered sugar.

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    Zucchini Patties With Parmesan Cheese

    zucchini patties
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    The batter for these easy zucchini patties is a snap to prepare. They are cooked like pancakes.

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    Crock Pot Zucchini

    Zucchini With Tomatoes, Onions, and Peppers
    Diana Rattray

    This classic combination of zucchini and tomatoes is cooked in the slow cooker. It's an excellent way to use prolific fresh zucchini, whether from your garden or the market. 

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    Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

    Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

    The Spruce Eats / Kristina Vanni

    Put your zucchini to good use and turn it into a moist quick bread. This chocolate chip zucchini bread is just sweet enough and tastes delicious for brunch, dessert, or tea time.

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    Zucchini Casserole With Tomato Sauce and Bacon

    Zucchini Tomato Gratin in gratin dish
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    This easy zucchini casserole with tomato sauce and bacon casserole is flavored with some bacon and a crunchy cracker and Parmesan cheese topping. Use tomato sauce or diced tomatoes in the casserole.

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    Chicken Zucchini Casserole

    Chicken and Zucchini Casserole
    Diana Rattray

    Stuffing crumbs make up the topping for this tasty chicken zucchini casserole. This is an easy and tasty everyday family casserole.

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    Zucchini Gratin With Cheddar Cheese

    zucchini gratin
    Laurent Rouvrais / Getty Images

    This zucchini gratin is made with a seasoned white sauce and a cheese and breadcrumb topping. Feel free to add bacon to the topping.

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    Pork Chops With Zucchini, Tomatoes, and Mozzarella Cheese

    Pork Chops With Tomatoes and Zucchini
    Diana Rattray

    These skillet pork chops are simmered with tomatoes, rice, and zucchini for a one-pot meal. Mozzarella cheese makes the dish extra special.