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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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On lazy summer weekends, we like chicken and yellow squash tossed with bow tie pasta. Fresh grated Parmesan adds a Sunday touch. —Sarah Smiley, Bangor, Maine
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Ribbon Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Ribbon Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Ribbon Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Zucchini, cucumbers and carrots are peeled into “ribbons” for this citrusy salad. We like to serve it for parties and special occasions. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, NV

Spicy Veggie Pasta Bake

Spicy Veggie Pasta Bake

Spicy Veggie Pasta Bake

My dad cooked with cast-iron skillets, so when I do, I remember his amazing culinary skills. I keep the tradition going with my veggie pasta. —Sonya Goergen, Moorhead, MN

Zucchini-Cornmeal Pancakes

Zucchini-Cornmeal Pancakes

Zucchini-Cornmeal Pancakes

My mom has made these treasured family hotcakes for ages. Try them as a breakfast-for-dinner meal, with fresh fruit, yogurt and honey on top. —Katherine Wollgast, Florissant, Missouri

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Zucchini Chutney

Zucchini Chutney

Zucchini Chutney

There always seems to be a glut of zucchini...with every gardener having more than he or she can use! So I have spent lots of time looking for different uses for zucchini. One day I was thinking of my homemade chutney and suddenly decided to use zucchini in it. Now we serve it with almost anything - hot dogs, roast beef, chicken, as a sandwich spread - you name it.

Zucchini Sausage Soup

Zucchini Sausage Soup

Zucchini Sausage Soup

“Nothing beats a warm bowl of soup on cool day,” says Janelle Moore of Federal Way, Washington. “This recipe is simple to make and leaves you feeling satisfied.” Plus, it makes enough so you can enjoy leftovers later in the week!

Cranberry Zucchini Bread

Cranberry Zucchini Bread

Cranberry Zucchini Bread

Nutmeg and cinnamon add spice to these flavorful loaves from Alice Manzo of South Easton, Massachusetts. The flecks of green zucchini and red cranberries give each slice a festive look that's just right for the holidays.
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Squash Provencal

Squash Provencal

Squash Provencal

All of my family loves vegetables, and in the summer when squash is plentiful, I serve this dish frequently. It is truly my husband's favorite and can serve as a complete dinner for him.

Garden Veggie Lasagna

Garden Veggie Lasagna

Garden Veggie Lasagna

Stroll the farmers market and you'll find veggies and cheeses you might not know what to do with. Why not pull them together in one harmonious bunch and make this go-to lasagna when you crave a twist on an Italian favorite? —Samantha Neal, Morgantown, West Virginia

Veggie Sausage Strata

Veggie Sausage Strata

Veggie Sausage Strata

As a retired home economics teacher, I've made quite a few recipes through the years. This hearty casserole in a favorite of my family. —Dorothy Erickson, Blue Eye, Missouri

Zucchini-Wrapped Scallops

Zucchini-Wrapped Scallops

Zucchini-Wrapped Scallops

Our home economists wanted to wrap seasoned scallops in thin zucchini strips before threading them onto skewers for grilling. The problem was finding a terrific scallop recipe. When Hershey, Pennsylvania's Julie Gwinn shared her citrus marinade, they found just what they were looking for. Julie's recipe is easy enough for weeknight suppers, and the eye-fetching treatment suits weekend dinner parties.

Veggie Fajitas

Veggie Fajitas

Veggie Fajitas

For scrumptious and super-healthy party fare, Sarah Mercer suggests her colorful, hearty fajitas packed with crisp-tender veggies. “My husband prefers these to chicken or beef fajitas and I serve them for dinner often,“ says the Wichita, Kansas cook.

Skewerless Stovetop Kabobs for Two

Skewerless Stovetop Kabobs for Two

Skewerless Stovetop Kabobs for Two

“We love this quick and easy recipe. It’s also great on the grill.” Jennifer Mitchell - Altoona, Pennsylvania

Zucchini Carrrot Couscous

Zucchini Carrrot Couscous

Zucchini Carrrot Couscous

Our test kitchen home economists developed the recipe for this colorful side dish. Sauteed vegetables add texture and crunch to the quick-cooking couscous.



Lemon Chicken Skewers

Lemon Chicken Skewers

Lemon Chicken Skewers

Says Margaret Wagner Allen of Abingdon, Virginia, "This easy-to-assemble recipe, with tender chunks of chicken and garden-fresh zucchini and cherry tomatoes, is always a hit when we have a party."

Roasted Vegetable Chili

Roasted Vegetable Chili

Roasted Vegetable Chili

Hannah Barringer of Loudon, Tennessee suggests serving this delicious and satisfying recipe with corn chips, cheese, sour cream, and a small salad. “To save time, purchase vegetables that have already been diced,” she adds.

Garden Kabobs

Garden Kabobs

Garden Kabobs

When my garden is at its peak, I like to make this colorful entree. Besides the great flavor, I also enjoy its easy preparation and cleanup.

Grilled Zucchini with Onions

Grilled Zucchini with Onions

Grilled Zucchini with Onions

Wondering what to do with all of your vegetable garden zucchini? Tired of the same old bread and cupcakes? My grill recipe is a great change of pace with the added bonus of being healthy.
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