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    Zucchini Pizza Fritters

    1 review

    These zucchini pizza fritters are the perfect after-school snack. Plus, they're freezer friendly! —Marisa Allen, First and Full

    Summer Zucchini Pasta

    1 review

    I'm always experimenting when my garden is cranking out zucchini and summer squash. This simple and healthy summer zucchini pasta...


    Grilled Zucchini Salad with Mediterranean Dressing

    This grilled zucchini salad with Mediterranean salad dressing is the perfect side dish. I also like to add summer squash,...


    Vegetarian Chili

    Vegetarian skillet chili screams comfort food to me. This recipe makes me feel warm and fuzzy, and it's loved by...


    Slow-Cooker Minestrone

    4 reviews

    There's nothing quite like the comfort of warm homemade soup, and it's even better when your slow cooker does most...

    Baked Veggie Cups

    These colorful veggie cups are not only tasty, but they also pack in a surprising amount of nutrition! The addition...


    Vegetable Couscous Salad

    1 review

    This salad is great as a side with any kind of grilled meat or fish. If you want to serve...

    Italian Garden Omelet

    I created this veggie-filled omelet to treat my wife to a meal using some of the fresh herbs from our...


    Veggie-Cashew Stir-Fry

    6 reviews

    Getting my meat-loving husband and two sons, ages 5 and 7, to eat more veggies had always been a struggle...


    Balsamic-Glazed Zucchini

    1 review

    I am a member of a community supported agriculture farm. I once received the most delicious garlic and garden-fresh zucchini...


    Walnut Zucchini Saute

    1 review

    This recipe is special to me because I can get my family to eat their veggies when I make this...

    Grilled Peppers and Zucchini

    5 reviews

    This versatile side dish is so simple and quick that I had to share it. Grilling the colorful veggies in...


    Garden Frittata

    12 reviews

    I created this frittata recipe one day to use up some fresh yellow squash, zucchini and tomato. It's so easy...


    Summer Vegetable Soup

    16 reviews

    This vegetable soup is loaded with garden goodness, from zucchini and green beans to celery and potato, but it's the...


    Cheesy Squash

    8 reviews

    I'm a retired police officer and now a deputy sheriff who loves to cook. But with my busy schedule, I...


    Salsa Zucchini

    1 review

    It took Teri Wolfson just three ingredients to create this tasty and super easy side dish. The reader from Knoxville,...

    Zucchini with Dill

    This is a much-requested recipe. Everyone loves the creamy sour cream sauce enhanced with dill.—Diane Glowinski, Chicago, Illinois


    Sauteed Squash with Tomatoes & Onions

    2 reviews

    My favorite meals show a love of family and food. This zucchini dish with tomatoes is like a scaled-down ratatouille....


    Zippy Vegetarian Chili

    3 reviews

    Hominy and garbanzo beans are interesting additions to this zippy chili recipe that uses canned goods from the cupboard. I...


    Olive-Cheese Zucchini Boats

    3 reviews

    I WAS ANXIOUS the first time I tried this recipe, wondering if my family would like it. It was a...


    Veggie Burgers

    5 reviews

    "We created these quick vegetable patties to use up some of our garden bounty," relates Mary James from Port Orchard,...


    Pasta Veggie Medley

    1 review

    You won't waste a second making this delicious side dish. Cook the pasta while you're sauteing the vegetables, and they'll...


    Zucchini-Tomato Saute

    1 review

    For a fast and flavorful side dish that goes great with a variety of main dishes, give this recipe a...


    Corn Zucchini Medley

    "I concocted this fresh-tasting side dish when I needed to use zucchini and a little leftover spaghetti sauce," recalls Mary...

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    Sweet Zucchini Relish

    3 reviews

    Classic relish is made with cucumbers, but this tangy and sweet zucchini relish is packed with zucchini, peppers and onions....


    San Diego Succotash

    1 review

    I brought home some summer squash from my job at a plant nursery, decided to put it in succotash, and...


    Squash and Mushroom Medley

    2 reviews

    Fresh summer veggies are the best! I like to cook them up with some butter, salt and pepper so the...


    Grilled Greek-Style Zucchini

    "I made this dish for my Women's Health Initiative Group at our local university, and everyone just loved it," informs...


    Farmers Market Orzo Salad

    2 reviews

    Orzo is a tiny pasta shaped like rice. We use it as a base for veggies, lemony vinaigrette and cheeses...


    Zucchini Garden Chowder

    23 reviews

    Years ago, when my husband and I put in our first garden, a neighbor suggested zucchini since it's easy to...