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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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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
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Mighty Hero Sandwich

Mighty Hero Sandwich

Mighty Hero Sandwich

My friend Valerie is a gracious hostess who once served us this Dagwood sandwich. It’s easy, colorful and the marinated veggies give it all kinds of oomph. —Kelley Boyce, Tulsa, Oklahoma

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

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

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Cheesy Zucchini Pie

Cheesy Zucchini Pie

Cheesy Zucchini Pie

For a light lunch or brunch that costs just 76 cents per serving, fix this quiche-like dish made with crescent roll dough. "This zucchini pie is delicious, easy and inexpensive," writes Melissa Collins from South Daytona, Florida.

Zucchini Yeast Bread

Zucchini Yeast Bread

Zucchini Yeast Bread

This recipe combines the texture of sweet dough bread and the flavor of zucchini bread. It's wonderful toasted for breakfast.

Bacon Jardin

Bacon Jardin

Bacon Jardin

Meet the Cook: Our family schedule is a little different than most - I am a waitress at Disney World, and many days I have to be at work before my husband comes home for supper. Because of that, I'll often leave Bacon Jardin on the stove for him to reheat. He loves it! I grew up in the country, in upstate New York. I know what it's like when the zucchini and tomatoes take over and everyone's looking for a different away to serve them. So I've passed this recipe along to my mom and oth
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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.

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.

Summer Squash and Zucchini Side Dish

Summer Squash and Zucchini Side Dish

Summer Squash and Zucchini Side Dish

“I’m trying to cut my risk for cardiac disease by changing the way I eat,” explains Marlene Agnelly from her Ocean Springs, Mississippi home. Her colorful side dish is packed with as much nutrition as fresh-picked flavor!

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

Herbed Veggie Platter

Herbed Veggie Platter

Herbed Veggie Platter

This eye-appealing combination is an interesting twist on mixed vegetables. Topped with herb butter and Parmesan cheese, the crowd-pleaser is an ideal addition to buffets. Divide the ingredients between two plates if your microwave can't accommodate one large platter. -Patricia Vandiver, Tucson, Arizona

Contest-Winning Garden Harvest Chili

Contest-Winning Garden Harvest Chili

Contest-Winning Garden Harvest Chili

Meet the Cook: I started making my chili back when we lived near a huge farmers' market that sold all sorts of vegetables. Be as creative as you like with ingredients. My husband loves chili, and this is a nice change from the traditional type. I've always enjoyed cooking - I grew up in a family with five girls. These days, I can count on our own youngsters (they're 4 and 2) to help me out! -Judy Sloter, Charles City, Iowa

Gingered Squash Saute

Gingered Squash Saute

Gingered Squash Saute

This vibrant veggies saute puts summer's bounty in the spot light. "The recipe comes from a 20-year-old cookbook, but I still use it, especially when produce from our garden is plentiful," Ruth Andrewson notes from Peck, Idaho.



Garden Harvest Chili

Garden Harvest Chili

Garden Harvest Chili

Meet the Cook: Anytime you're looking for a way to use up your zucchini and squash, this recipe gives a different taste sensation. My husband really enjoys it -and, except for the zucchini, our two daughters, ages 7 and 3, do as well! -Debbie Cosford, Bayfield, Ontario

Calico Chili

Calico Chili

Calico Chili

I developed this recipe myself when I was 16. It freezes well and almost tastes better the day after you make it. The variety of vegetables make it colorful to serve and give it the calico name.—Camille Gouldsborough, Grosse Isle, Manitoba.

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.

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
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