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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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Mozzarella Corn Bread Pizza

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Mary Marlowe Leverette
My sons like pizza but not takeout pies. I pull out my trusty baking pan to make a corn bread pizza with veggies in the crust and everything on top, from pepperoni to leftover ham. —Mary Leverette, Columbia, South Carolina
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Top 10 Zucchini Recipes

Have an abundance of garden-fresh zucchini? Try these top-rated recipes for stuffed zucchini, cupcakes, bread, pasta and more favorites.

Zucchini Cupcakes

Zucchini Cupcakes

Zucchini Cupcakes

I asked my grandmother for this recipe after trying these irresistible spice cupcakes at her home. I love their creamy caramel frosting. They're such a scrumptious dessert you actually forget you're eating your vegetables, too! —Virginia Lapierre, Greensboro Bend, Vermont

Zucchini Cobbler

Zucchini Cobbler

Zucchini Cobbler

This cobbler is my surprise dessert! No one ever guesses that the "secret ingredient" is zucchini. Everyone says it tastes like apples. It's great to make for a potluck supper or to serve a crowd. The recipe has been requested time and again in my house, and I'm always happy to make it. —Joanne Fazio, Carbondale, Pennsylvania
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23 Recipes You Didn't Know You Could Make with Zucchini

23 Recipes You Didn't Know You Could Make with Zucchini

23 Recipes You Didn't Know You Could Make with Zucchini

We've all heard of stuffing, grilling or adding zucchini to salads and side dishes. But did you know that you can also bake cakes, cookies and muffins with the garden favorite? Get creative with this summer vegetable by making everything from pizza crust, enchiladas and salsa to jams, jellies and more zucchini recipes.

Zucchini Parmesan

Zucchini Parmesan

Zucchini Parmesan

You'll knock their socks off with this easy-to-prep side dish that's absolutely delicious. My favorite time to make it is when the zucchini is fresh out of the garden. —Sandi Guettler, Bay City, Michigan

Zucchini Nut Bread

Zucchini Nut Bread

Zucchini Nut Bread

Lighter and fluffier than most zucchini breads, this recipe is a great way to put that vegetable to good use! —Kevin Bruckerhoff, Columbia, Missouri

Zucchini Banana Bread

Zucchini Banana Bread

Zucchini Banana Bread

I got this Zucchini Banana Bread recipe from a friend at work and now it's one of my favorites. It makes three small loaves, but they freeze very well. —Donna Hall, Wolfforth, Texas

Banana-Zucchini Bread

Banana-Zucchini Bread

Banana-Zucchini Bread

My grandmother made this bread for as long as I can remember, and I've been making it ever since I learned how to bake. Children love it for a snack, and it's good to serve at any meal. It's another delicious way to use zucchini, which is so abundant in late summer. —Eva Mae Hebert, Lafayette, LA

25 Healthy Zucchini Recipes

25 Healthy Zucchini Recipes

25 Healthy Zucchini Recipes

Get your summer zucchini fix in dishes that are good for you, too! Try light and healthy zucchini recipes for salads, pasta, stovetop suppers, desserts, stuffed zucchini and more.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

I shred and freeze zucchini from my garden each summer so that I can make this bread all winter long. Our family loves this chocolaty treat.—Shari Mckinney, Birney, Montana

16 Zucchini Dessert Recipes

16 Zucchini Dessert Recipes

16 Zucchini Dessert Recipes

For a sweet way to use up summer's bounty of zucchini, try using the garden-fresh vegetable in cakes, bars, cookies, cobblers and more zucchini dessert recipes.

Minestrone with Italian Sausage

Minestrone with Italian Sausage

Minestrone with Italian Sausage

I make this zippy, satisfying soup all the time, and it’s my dad’s favorite. The recipe makes a lot, and I have found that it freezes well and tastes just as great reheated. —Linda Reis Salem, Oregon

Pina Colada Zucchini Bread

Pina Colada Zucchini Bread

Pina Colada Zucchini Bread

At my husband's urging, I entered this recipe at the Pennsylvania Farm Show and won first place! I think you'll love the cake-like texture and tropical flavors. —Sharon Rydbom, Tipton, Pennsylvania

Zucchini Pineapple Bread

Zucchini Pineapple Bread

Zucchini Pineapple Bread

Meals are even more memorable when I complement them with this light garden-fresh bread. The zucchini makes it so moist and tender...and the pineapple lends a delicate tropical twist to every delicious slice.

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Grilled Vegetable Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Grilled Vegetable Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Grilled Vegetable Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

My Italian-style grilled veggies have a wonderful sweet and sour dressing. Best of all, I pick the fresh veggies and herbs from my garden. —Laura Mast, Defiance, Ohio

Mozzarella Corn Bread Pizza

Mozzarella Corn Bread Pizza

Mozzarella Corn Bread Pizza

My sons like pizza but not takeout pies. I pull out my trusty baking pan to make a corn bread pizza with veggies in the crust and everything on top, from pepperoni to leftover ham. —Mary Leverette, Columbia, South Carolina

Butternut Goulash

Butternut Goulash

Butternut Goulash

We make this treasured family goulash recipe using squash from our own backyard. The chili powder and cayenne really warm you up! —Allison Wilmarth, Forest City, Pennsylvania
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