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Zucchini Recipes

Tasty zucchini are abundant in gardens and farmers markets during the summer months. Here are all the best zucchini recipes to make good use of your harvest, including zucchini bread, cake, soup, stuffed zucchini and more.

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Take advantage of summer's best produce with this squash salad. The dependable oil-and-vinegar dressing stirs up in a jiffy.
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Zucchini Sausage Lasagna

Zucchini Sausage Lasagna

Zucchini Sausage Lasagna

This delicious zucchini and sausage casserole is a great way to sneak more vegetables into your family's diet. Even friends who didn't think they'd like lasagna made with zucchini have been won over by the taste! -Catherine Dawe, Kent, Ohio

Rice with Chilies 'n' Veggies

Rice with Chilies 'n' Veggies

Rice with Chilies 'n' Veggies

I turned to a particular dish when I wanted to use peppers I grew in my garden. I promptly rewrote the recipe to include several other fresh veggies and this was the result. It's a perfect side dish for just about anything. —Kate Selner of Lino Lakes, Minnesota

Zucchini/Herb Pate

Zucchini/Herb Pate

Zucchini/Herb Pate

Meet the Cook: A friend gave me the recipe for this pate after she'd served it at a formal wedding reception. But I make it most often to spread on crackers at picnics, potlucks and other casual get-togethers. My family - my husband, son and I - live on a small acreage. We all enjoy gardening (I grow my own herbs and vegetables). Hunting for antiques is a frequent activity of ours, too! -Melissa Sullivan, Iuka, Kansas
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Pilaf-Stuffed Pork Chops

Pilaf-Stuffed Pork Chops

Pilaf-Stuffed Pork Chops

A quick homemade gravy adds the finishing touch to these tender pork chops stuffed with rice and colorful vegetables. Serve them with corn on the cob and Key lime pie (shown above right) or complete the meal with applesauce and bakery cookies.

Spicy Zucchini Relish

Spicy Zucchini Relish

Spicy Zucchini Relish

I can’t seem to make enough of this zippy, chunky relish. Zucchini creates a nice change of pace from the usual pickle relish, and the assortment of peppers adds a tongue-tingling bite.—Amy Martin, Bellefontaine, Ohio

Sauteed Zucchini Strips

Sauteed Zucchini Strips

Sauteed Zucchini Strips

Just a few simple ingredients add up to one versatile side dish that’s bursting with flavor and goes together in minutes! Jeannie Klugh - Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Chicken 'n' Ham Frittata

Chicken 'n' Ham Frittata

Chicken 'n' Ham Frittata

Because my family is busy, we often gather for Sunday brunch to discuss plans for the upcoming week over servings of this hearty egg dish. It's colorful and special enough to prepare for holiday get-togethers, too.

Zucchini Hamburger Pie

Zucchini Hamburger Pie

Zucchini Hamburger Pie

This is a family favorite handed down from my dear aunt. It is such a hearty pie that it satisfies the appetite well. And my family has always enjoyed the idea of having pie for supper! —Eloise Swisher, Roseville, Illinois

Grilled Chicken Chopped Salad

Grilled Chicken Chopped Salad

Grilled Chicken Chopped Salad

Layered desserts always grab my family's attention, but salads? Not so much. I wondered if I presented a healthy salad in an eye-catching way, I could get everyone on board. I’m happy to report that I was correct. Find tons more of my salads and other good stuff at foodyschmoodyblog.com. —Christine Hadden, Whitman, Massachusetts

Steamed Vegetable Ribbons

Steamed Vegetable Ribbons

Steamed Vegetable Ribbons

These extra-thin slices of zucchini and carrot add a pretty touch to a dinner, place, confirms our Test Kitchen staff.

Zucchini Pizza Loaves

Zucchini Pizza Loaves

Zucchini Pizza Loaves

"Full of healthy veggies, these loaves taste like indulgent pizzas-even picky eaters go back for seconds. In summer, I assemble and freeze several to serve at winter potlucks and parties." —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

Pesto Veggie Stacks

Pesto Veggie Stacks

Pesto Veggie Stacks

This recipe was developed out of desperation as I tried to keep up with the prolific "Great Green Zucchini" from our garden. My two daughters would start snacking on these before I could get them to the table. Even finicky vegetable eaters enjoy them. —Kathy Provost, Troy, New York

Sweet Zucchini Relish

Sweet Zucchini Relish

Sweet Zucchini Relish

Classic relish is made with cucumbers, but this sweet and tangy topper is packed with zucchini, peppers and onions. I use it on burgers, sandwiches and in any recipes that normally call for pickle relish. —Jyl Basinger, Cave City, Arkansas

Peppered Squash Relish

Peppered Squash Relish

Peppered Squash Relish

I cook for a local middle school and have been making this relish more than 25 years. Whenever I take it to a dinner or picnic, it is sure to go fast, and I get lots of requests for the recipe. Sometimes I put it into gift baskets with other homemade goodies. —Rose Cole Salem, West Virginia

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Chicken Sausage Pita Pockets

Chicken Sausage Pita Pockets

Chicken Sausage Pita Pockets

Chicken sausage comes in many flavors, so I try different ones when I make pitas with fresh basil and veggies, inspired by the Greek gyro. —Christina Price, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Butternut Goulash

Butternut Goulash

Butternut Goulash

We make this treasured family goulash recipe using squash from our own backyard. The chili powder and cayenne really warm you up! —Allison Wilmarth, Forest City, Pennsylvania

Mozzarella Corn Bread Pizza

Mozzarella Corn Bread Pizza

Mozzarella Corn Bread Pizza

My sons like pizza but not takeout pies. I pull out my trusty baking pan to make a corn bread pizza with veggies in the crust and everything on top, from pepperoni to leftover ham. —Mary Leverette, Columbia, South Carolina
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