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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Italian Sausage-Stuffed Zucchini

I've always had to be creative when getting my family to eat vegetables, so I decided to make stuffed zucchini using the pizza flavors that everyone loves. It worked! We like to include sausage for a main dish but it could be a meatless side dish too. —Donna Marie Ryan, Topsfield, Massachusetts
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Grilled Pork Tenderloin & Veggies

Grilled Pork Tenderloin & Veggies

Grilled Pork Tenderloin & Veggies

There's flavor in every bite of this fun supper. Marinate overnight and enjoy easy prep the next day. — Marie Parker, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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 & Cheese Drop Biscuits

Zucchini & Cheese Drop Biscuits

Zucchini & Cheese Drop Biscuits

These colorful little drop biscuits are very easy to put together and yet are packed full of flavor. I serve them warm out of the oven. —Keith Mesch, Mt. Healthy, Ohio

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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.

Heirloom Tomato & Zucchini Salad

Heirloom Tomato & Zucchini Salad

Heirloom Tomato & Zucchini Salad

Tomato wedges give this salad a juicy bite. It's a great use of fresh herbs and veggies from your own garden or the farmers market. —Matthew Hass, Sussex, Wisconsin

Squash Casserole Side Dish

Squash Casserole Side Dish

Squash Casserole Side Dish

Our 1-year-old son can be a fussy eater, and my husband is mostly a "meat and taters" man. But both my guys love this cheesy squash bake! Often, I make a double batch of it and take one to the 4-H nutrition class I teach. It's a "hit" there, too. If you're a pressed-for-time cook like I am, this squash casserole will streamline your menu planning.

Fiesta Chopped Salad

Fiesta Chopped Salad

Fiesta Chopped Salad

"We serve this colorful garden feast when we find vegetables that are bursting with flavor," writes Merwyn Garbini from her home in Tuscon, Arizona. The dressing makes the fresh salad a welcome addition to most any entree.

Pinto Bean Zucchini Boats

Pinto Bean Zucchini Boats

Pinto Bean Zucchini Boats

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

Ranchero Soup

Ranchero Soup

Ranchero Soup

“Packed with garden-fresh veggies, this ‘vitamin soup’ goes with just about any grilled meat, fish or fowl,” Leah Lyon of Ada, Oklahoma notes. “Carrots and fire-roasted tomatoes add great color, but the variations are almost endless. Just toss in whatever you have in the garden or fridge!”

Dugout Hot Dogs

Dugout Hot Dogs

Dugout Hot Dogs

What do folks eat at a ball game? Hot dogs, of course! For our baseball theme party, I jazzed them up with an easy homemade barbecue sauce and a tangy relish that's become a family tradition. I make up a supply when our garden's booming with zucchini.—Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Vegetable Bean Chili

Vegetable Bean Chili

Vegetable Bean Chili

Meet the Cook: Because it is so hearty, no one misses the meat in this chili. Both family - my husband and I have three daughters and one grandchild - and friends ask for it. -Rene Fry, Hampstead, Maryland

Pepper Squash Saute

Pepper Squash Saute

Pepper Squash Saute

Here’s an easy and delicious recipe from Janice McCloskey in Howard, Pennsylvania. "I often double it because it’s so good reheated later in the week," she explains.

Zucchini Tomato Frittata

Zucchini Tomato Frittata

Zucchini Tomato Frittata

“ ‘Frittata’ is Italian for ‘omelet,’ and this dinner entree is packed full of veggies. Egg substitute and low-fat cheese lighten it up, making for a healthy meal. It’s great for a quick late-night bite.” Kim Sosebee - Cleveland, Georgia

Zucchini Cheddar Biscuits

Zucchini Cheddar Biscuits

Zucchini Cheddar Biscuits

My husband grows a big garden, and our squash crop always seems to multiply! We give squash to everyone but still have plenty left over for making jelly, relish, pickles, breads, cakes and brownies. — Jean Moore, Pliny, West Virginia

Garden Bounty Beef Kabobs

Garden Bounty Beef Kabobs

Garden Bounty Beef Kabobs

These classic kabobs are a hearty way to use up your garden harvest. At our house, everyone fixes their own skewers for an all-in-one dinner. I sometimes substitute venison for beef. —Christine Klessig of Amherst Junction, Wisconsin

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.

Garden Squash Ravioli

Garden Squash Ravioli

Garden Squash Ravioli

I created this dish to make the most of an overabundance of yellow squash and zucchini from our garden. It was a hit with the whole family. It's so easy to ladle the homemade sauce over quick-cooking frozen ravioli for a satisfying dinner. -Teri Christensen, West Jordan, Utah
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