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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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Cheese Tortellini Primavera

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My pasta with veggies is quick enough for a weeknight dinner with the kids but also elegant when you have a dinner party with grownups. —Christine Hadden, Whitman, Massachusetts
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Portobello Pockets

Portobello Pockets

Portobello Pockets

“This savory recipe is one of my fall favorites,“ raves Elissa Armbruster in Medford, New Jersey. “It’s quick, easy and so loaded with fresh veggies…no one misses the meat. I vary the produce and spices so I can enjoy it all year!“ MAKE IT EASY. For fuss-free late-autumn hikes or picnics, Elissa bundles up her yummy Portobello Pockets in foil, then takes them along to toss on a hot grill.

Italian Sausage and Zucchini Stir-Fry

Italian Sausage and Zucchini Stir-Fry

Italian Sausage and Zucchini Stir-Fry

I'm always looking for new recipes to put variety into our meals. I like this one especially because it doesn't call for too many ingredients and makes an attractive, natural dish. We recently moved into a log home in the country with plenty of room outdoors for a garden, and I plan to grow lots of vegetables to use in similar stir-fry dishes.

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.
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Zucchini Tomato Provencal

Zucchini Tomato Provencal

Zucchini Tomato Provencal

Here's a delicious side dish I turn to often. Vegetarians can make it into a main dish by simply adding vegetables to the pasta.

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."

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.

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

Cubed Steaks Italiano

Cubed Steaks Italiano

Cubed Steaks Italiano

Packed with Italian flavor, these mouthwatering cubed steaks from Jo Ann Honey of Longmont, Colorado are ready in no time, and cleanup is a breeze! “This is one of my favorite quick meals that’s fairly inexpensive and healthy,” says Jo Ann.

Roasted Squash

Roasted Squash

Roasted Squash

“I love grilled veggies, but our condo has no grill,” writes Amy Cherwin of Chicago, Illinois. “So I tried this recipe in the oven with some goat cheese and herbs. Wonderful!”

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.



Bundle of Veggies

Bundle of Veggies

Bundle of Veggies

"I came across the recipe for this grilled vegetable medley at a nurses' station at the hospital where I work," notes Sheila Dedman of New Dundee, Ontario. "It's a big hit at home and while camping. The foil packet makes cleanup easy, too."

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

Roasted Italian Vegetables

Roasted Italian Vegetables

Roasted Italian Vegetables

This buttery medley of oven-baked vegetables is ideal with fish or most any meat. Zucchini and orange pepper make it colorful, but feel free to substitute yellow summer squash or red or green pepper.

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.

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Baby Kale Salad with Avocado-Lime Dressing

Baby Kale Salad with Avocado-Lime Dressing

Baby Kale Salad with Avocado-Lime Dressing

We pull a bunch of ingredients from our garden when we make this salad of greens, zucchini and sweet onion. The yogurt dressing layers on big lime flavor. —Suzanna Esther, State College, Pennsylvania

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

White Beans & Bow Ties

White Beans & Bow Ties

White Beans & Bow Ties

When we have fresh veggies, we toss them with pasta shapes like penne or bow tie. For add-ins, think heirloom tomatoes, onion and garlic. —Angela Buchanan, Longmont, Colorado
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