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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Baked Ratatouille Boats

“Using only vegetables for the filling instead of rice cuts down on starch. I like the crispiness of the panko, but you can leave it out.” Rosalind Pope - Greensboro, North Carolina
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Apple-Marinated Chicken & Vegetables

Apple-Marinated Chicken & Vegetables

Apple-Marinated Chicken & Vegetables

I actually invented this at a campground, so you know it's easy. Using the same marinade for the chicken and veggies keeps it simple so we can spend more time outside and less making dinner. —Jayme Schertz, Clintonville, 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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Asparagus Avocado Medley

Asparagus Avocado Medley

Asparagus Avocado Medley

This pretty blend of garden-fresh vegetables and zesty herb dressing tastes as good as it looks! By microwaving the asparagus a bit before adding the other veggies, Patricia Alderete of Lowell, Indiana keeps cool in the kitchen.

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

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!"
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Upstate Minestrone Soup

Upstate Minestrone Soup

Upstate Minestrone Soup

If you love vegetables, you'll find this minestrone especially satisfying. Keep the recipe in mind when you have a bounty of fresh garden produce. —Yvonne Krantz, Mt. Upton, New York

Roasted Eggplant Lasagna

Roasted Eggplant Lasagna

Roasted Eggplant Lasagna

With a vegetarian on my guest list, I was inspired to make this lasagna for a party. Watching the cheese bubbling and smelling roasting veggies, I couldn't wait for the party to start. Everyone went home with the recipe.

Kielbasa Bean Soup

Kielbasa Bean Soup

Kielbasa Bean Soup

I usually make double batch of this meaty vegetable soup and freeze some in serving-size containers. It makes a nice meal for busy days or unexpected guests. —Emily Chaney, Penobscot, Maine

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

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.

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

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

Summer Stuffed Peppers

Summer Stuffed Peppers

Summer Stuffed Peppers

Growing up and living in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, we've always had fresh vegetables from the garden, and this recipe allows me to use many of them. These stuffed peppers are equally perfect for lunch or dinner.

Salmon Fettuccine

Salmon Fettuccine

Salmon Fettuccine

My husband, Chet, and I both love sport fishing—in fact, we even went fishing on our honeymoon! This tasty recipe is a favorite when we have leftover cooked salmon to use up. It's also great with canned salmon.—Lisa Royston, Wasilla, Alaska

Marinated Vegetable Salad

Marinated Vegetable Salad

Marinated Vegetable Salad

This recipe is so versatile because you can use whatever vegetables you family prefers. It's a nice change from typical mayonnaise-based salads. —Rita Wagers, Emporia, Kansas

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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