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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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When zucchini in your garden ripens all at once, try my sauté method and sprinkle with cheese and toppings. We sometimes add other quick-cooking veggies. —Margaret Drye, Plainfield, New Hampshire
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Cilantro Shrimp & Rice

Cilantro Shrimp & Rice

Cilantro Shrimp & Rice

I created this one-dish meal for my picky son. It's become a go-to, even for him! Nibedita Das, Fort Worth, Texas

Zucchini & Sausage Stovetop Casserole

Zucchini & Sausage Stovetop Casserole

Zucchini & Sausage Stovetop Casserole

Gather zucchini from your garden or farm stand and start cooking. My family goes wild for this wholesome casserole. We like our zucchini grated, not sliced. —LeAnn Gray, Taylorsville, Utah

Zucchini & Cheese Casserole

Zucchini & Cheese Casserole

Zucchini & Cheese Casserole

My daughter and I love zucchini, and this casserole uses plenty for a hearty fall side dish. For extra color, I add fresh diced tomatoes. Rachelle Stratton, Rock Springs, Wyoming

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Pinto Bean Zucchini Boats

Pinto Bean Zucchini Boats

Pinto Bean Zucchini Boats

Zucchini shells take center stage when filled with vegetables, beans and sauce.

Zucchini-Stuffed Chicken

Zucchini-Stuffed Chicken

Zucchini-Stuffed Chicken

Now that we're empty nesters, my husband is the brave one who gets to test my new recipes. This one quickly received a thumbs-up.

Pork Chops with Zucchini Dressing

Pork Chops with Zucchini Dressing

Pork Chops with Zucchini Dressing

When my mom was in her 90s, I copied all her recipes and made a cookbook that I sent as a Christmas gift to my children, nieces and nephews. These tender pork chops were always one of my favorites. -Marguery Saxe, Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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Colorful Zucchini Boats

Colorful Zucchini Boats

Colorful Zucchini Boats

In Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Shirley Glaab hollows out zucchini, then fills the shells with an herb-seasoned stuffing for a colorful side dish.

Penne with Veggies and Black Beans

Penne with Veggies and Black Beans

Penne with Veggies and Black Beans

Chock-full of zucchini, tomatoes, sweet pepper and carrots, this hearty pasta dish puts your garden harvest to good use. For variety, I sometimes add one-half cup of salsa or one-half cup of thickened teriyaki sauce, writes Vickie Spoerle of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Confetti Long Grain and Wild Rice

Confetti Long Grain and Wild Rice

Confetti Long Grain and Wild Rice

Summer squash, zucchini and sweet red pepper peek out from the tender grains of rice in this colorful side dish.

Best Chicken Tortilla Soup

Best Chicken Tortilla Soup

Best Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chock-full of veggies and autumn color, this soup is ideal for using up fresh garden bounty. Add richness by first grilling the chicken and vegetables. —Kathy Averbeck, Dousman, Wisconsin

Cajun Summer Vegetables

Cajun Summer Vegetables

Cajun Summer Vegetables

Put your garden-fresh summertime veggies to good use with a colorful side dish that gets a little heat from Cajun seasoning. It pairs well with any entree and is quick and easy to prepare. —Nancy Dentler, Greensboro, North Carolina

Black Bean Gazpacho

Black Bean Gazpacho

Black Bean Gazpacho

"I first tried this colorful chilled soup at my best friend's house during one of the hottest summers I can remember," recalls Shelley Graff of Philo, Illinois. "Its garden-fresh flavor really hit the spot!"

Beef Squash Shish Kabobs

Beef Squash Shish Kabobs

Beef Squash Shish Kabobs

These colorful beef and vegetable kabobs feature a tasty soy sauce marinade from Ronda Karbo of Russell, Minnesota. "You can also use this marinade on pork chops or steaks."

Turkey Lime Kabobs

Turkey Lime Kabobs

Turkey Lime Kabobs

My husband loves to grill these deliciously different turkey kabobs, and everyone gets a kick out of the zingy taste from the limes and jalapenos. Its tongue-tingling combination of flavors makes this one company dish that always draws compliments.

Dijon Veggies with Couscous

Dijon Veggies with Couscous

Dijon Veggies with Couscous

Coated in a tangy Dijon sauce, these tasty veggies and fluffy couscous make for a delightful side. Diana Dumitru — Fairview Park, Ohio

Asparagus and Mushroom Rice Medley

Asparagus and Mushroom Rice Medley

Asparagus and Mushroom Rice Medley

With tons of veggies and flavorful rice, this simple dish has all your sides covered. Hearty and filling, this, paired with chicken or the pork chops here, is the only side you'll need. Vary the basil depending on how sweet you like your meals. Pat Habiger - Spearville, Kansas

Meatless Lasagna

Meatless Lasagna

Meatless Lasagna

"This saucy lasagna is one of my specialties," says Sharon Allen of Allentown, Pennsylvania. "It's packed with fresh-tasting vegetables, such s zucchini, mushrooms, carrots and peppers. The colorful casserole is a great way to celebrate the bounty of summertime."
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