15 Delicious Zucchini Recipes

Zucchini is a wonderful vegetable that is not only packed with nutrients but is also very tasty. It’s easy to incorporate into a variety of dishes including pasta, sweet potatoes, baked goods, and much more.

15 Delicious Zucchini Recipes

Raw zucchini provides numerous health benefits when eaten. It’s high in potassium, fiber, vitamin C, and water, so you’ll feel satisfied and hydrated after your meal. 

With that in mind, we have made this list of the 15 most delicious zucchini recipes that are quick and easy to make. With a whole variety of meals, you’re guaranteed to find something you’ll want to try on this list. 

1. Zucchini And Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes make a wholesome and delicious entrée when stuffed with delicious beans and vegetables. You can have this fiber-rich supper on the table in approximately 20 minutes because the starchy root can be cooked in the microwave.

While the potato cooks, the black bean filling comes together on the stove. Just before serving, top each potato with white Cheddar cheese and a lime wedge.

Keep any leftovers in the fridge; the veggie-bean mixture would be great stuffed into tacos or stacked on top of nachos.

2. Vegan Pesto Pasta With Summer Squash And Cherry Tomatoes

This meal is perfect for dinner on a warm summer’s day. Able to be prepared and on your table in just 10 minutes, this pesto and cherry tomato salad are both vegan-friendly and gluten-free.

This light and the refreshing meal is packed full of vitamins and minerals your body needs to stay healthy, and also tastes a lot better than the stereotypical healthy food out there.

3. Spicy Grilled Chicken With Shaved Zucchini Salad

Are you seeking a delicious and healthy chicken dinner recipe? Take a peek at this easygoing ensemble meal.

The Aleppo pepper-rubbed chicken is paired with a lemony-marinated zucchini salad and a garlic and herb vinaigrette, which has just the right amount of heat so it is not too overpowering. To make this dish even more filling, you could add some grilled bread or pita.

Normal chili flakes will suffice if you can’t find Aleppo pepper, which is imported from Syria and may be difficult to find in some stores. 

4. Spiralized Vegetable Salad With Green Goddess Dressing

This Spiralized Vegetable Salad is a quick and easy dinner that will keep you healthy and happy while filling you up and pleasing your tastebuds.

This recipe is light, refreshing, and delicious. Spiralized vegetables and my Green Goddess Dressing are a winning combo. This recipe is gluten-free as well as vegan so is super healthy. 

5. Zucchini Parmesan Frittata

A frittata is one of the best ways to serve zucchini—and to get dinner on the table with minimal effort. In this recipe, tender crisp-cooked zucchini is paired with savory Parmesan cheese.

Serve it immediately from the skillet, or prepare it ahead of time on the weekend to reheat for easy meals during a busy week. 

6. Vegan Zucchini Bread

Every slice of this simple and delicious vegan zucchini bread has zucchini and walnuts. The ingredients of this classic bread, which are spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom, are delicious.

Make sure that after cooking you allow the bread to cool in the loaf pan for at least 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire cooling rack to finish cooling. If not, the bread may crumble as it cools.

Unused bread should be tightly wrapped and kept at room temperature for up to three days. Wrap it in plastic wrap and put it in a big ziplock bag for the best results. You can also freeze this bread for up to two months if you want to make a huge batch at once. 

7. Chocolate Zucchini Cake With Sweet Potato Frosting

Despite its sumptuous appearance, this cake is chock-full of nutritious ingredients. The delectable chocolate icing is almost entirely comprised of whole grains and fresh zucchini, and the cake’s base is almost completely built of sweet potatoes.

This is a dessert that you can allow your children to take to school, as you won’t feel any guilty due to it being a very healthy dessert option. The same for you taking a slice to work to help you get through a long day. Dessert enthusiasts of all ages will love it.

8. Raw Pad Thai

This healthy and delightful raw Pad Thai salad is created with zucchini noodles, carrots, bell peppers, and fresh herbs. Serve with a homemade jalapeno almond sauce for a hearty and delicious meal. You will have a wonderful lunch in less than 30 minutes!

And if made in bulk it could last you a few days. 

9. Grilled Pork Chops And Zucchini With Mango Salsa

This dinner embodies everything that summer is about. Bone-in pork chops are best grilled, where a nice sear develops to bring out the meaty flavor.

This meal is served with a delicious zucchini-mango salsa, a refreshing take on a summer classic. Instead of grilling all of the ingredients, you’ll only grill the zucchini and onion. Mix in fresh mango, cilantro, and lime to complement the smokey char and offer a sweet-bright twist.

It’s the kind of meal you’d make for a family reunion, a promising third date, or to entertain the in-laws at home. The best part is that it just takes 30 minutes to complete.

10. Eggplant Meatballs With Zucchini Noodles

These healthy and tasty vegan eggplant meatballs are baked to perfection and served with homemade marinara and zucchini noodles. It’s a low-carb vegan meal that everyone in the family will love.

Serve them with homemade marinara sauce over pasta for a classic spaghetti and meatballs entrée, stuffed in a baguette for a scrumptious meatball sandwich, or as an appetizer at your next holiday party.

11. Zucchini-And-Mozzarella Frittata

A frittata’s versatility is one of its best qualities. It can be made with almost any combination of vegetables, eggs, and cheese. This dish gets its body from sautéed zucchini and onion, which is then covered with melted mozzarella cheese.

The Espelette pepper, which hails from Spain’s Basque area, packs a punch. Crushed red pepper flakes can suffice if you can’t get Espelette at your local grocery store. Serve with salad and bread, and store the leftovers for a tasty breakfast sandwich the next morning.

12. Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

These are rich and delicious Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins. These fast muffins are chocolate-filled, zucchini-packed, dairy- and egg-free delicacies that take just 35 minutes to make. If you want a healthy dessert then you have to try out these cakes. 

13. Zoodles & Turkey Meatballs

Consider this a hefty serving of spaghetti and meatballs, but with loads of fresh paper-thin zucchini noodles in place of the pasta. Not to mention the delectable meatballs made with hot Italian turkey sausage for maximum flavor and minimal chemicals.

They’re cooked on a rack to allow any extra fat to drain away while they cook. Everything is topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

14. Vegan Bolognese Sauce With Mushrooms

This is bolognese sauce with a vegan twist! This vegetarian mushroom bolognese sauce, which is packed with powerful ingredients and deep flavor, makes a terrific vegan meal. Serve it over gluten-free pasta or zucchini noodles for a low-carb option.

15. Creamy Zucchini Toasts

If you’re looking for a quick appetizer that everyone will enjoy, look no further. These two-bite open-facers have a nostalgic feel to them. Although thin toast such as pumpernickel, rye, or whole wheat can be used, plain sliced white bread works just as well.

The toasts are topped with a spread that resembles a creamy spinach dip (minus the spinach). The thinly sliced zucchini softens in the oven, while the cheese bubbles and the bread crisps. For an added touch of freshness, top the finished product with sliced scallion just before serving.

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