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    Plum Pork Spicy Meatballs with Bok Choy and Zucchini

    I am a huge fan of sweet, salty and spicy, and now I'm trying to make healthier choices. This recipe is so satisfying and delicious, you won't miss any pasta or rice. If you don't want spiralized zucchini, any thin noodles will work. —Susan Mason, Puyallup, Washington

    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...

    Pressure-Cooker Summer Squash

    We love squash, but I got bored with fixing plain old squash and cheese. I decided to jazz it up...

    Slow-Cooked Summer Squash

    1 review

    We love squash, but I got tired of fixing just plain squash and cheese. I decided to jazz it up...

    Garden-Stuffed Zucchini Boats

    4 reviews

    Not only are these boats a delightful way to get your veggies, they're basically a one-dish meal that covers all...

    Pasta with Chicken and Squash

    10 reviews

    This is a special dish that we enjoy often. A bed of noodles is covered with a creamy cheese sauce,...

    Zucchini Casserole

    4 reviews

    Whenever I take this casserole to a potluck or serve it to guests, I get requests for the recipe. It...

    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...

    Zucchini-Chocolate Chip Muffins

    44 reviews

    Whenever I make these muffins, I freeze several. As I'm leaving for work in the morning, I pull one out...

    Creamy Sweet Potato and Veggie Soup

    2 reviews

    I tasted a delicious soup in a restaurant but couldn't persuade the chef to share the recipe, so I began...

    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...

    Garden Vegetable & Herb Soup

    I submitted this recipe to a local newspaper and won first prize. I make this hearty soup whenever my family...

    Summer Vegetable Cobbler

    13 reviews

    Here’s a comforting vegetarian main dish that uses a lot of garden produce. Try different squashes like pattypan and crookneck...

    Zucchini and Cheese Casserole

    20 reviews

    My daughter and I love zucchini, and this casserole uses plenty for a hearty fall side dish. For extra color,...

    Italian Zucchini Soup

    18 reviews

    This Italian zucchini soup recipe was given to me by my neighbor. Nice and simple, it's a good way to...

    Parmesan Zucchini Omelet

    4 reviews

    This meatless entree from Marion Lowery of Medford, Oregon will become a favorite for Sunday brunch or a late dinner.

    Stewed Zucchini and Tomatoes

    1 review

    Zucchini, tomatoes and green peppers star in this make-ahead dish that offers a fresh take on traditional vegetable sides. Bubbly...

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    Makeover Zucchini Bread

    14 reviews

    This makeover bread has a golden top, lots of sweet cinnamon flavor and a slimmed-down nutritional profile. It’s perfect for...

    “Apres-Ski” Soup

    8 reviews

    Apres ski, French for "after skiing," refers to the social time directly after getting off the slopes, and this microwave...

    Lemony Zucchini Bread

    18 reviews

    Flecks of zucchini give a third dimension to the popular lemon and poppy seed combination in this moist quick bread....

    Slow-Cooker Ratatouille

    9 reviews

    Not only does this classic recipe make a phenomenal side dish, you can also serve it with sliced French bread...

    Chinese-Style Zucchini

    2 reviews

    A quick side, this fresh-tasting dish is a good pair with salmon. The toasted sesame seeds really bring out the...

    Stuffed Zucchini Boats

    4 reviews

    This savory side dish from Billie Moss of El Sobrante, California is reason enough to give zucchini extra space in...

    Baked Walleye with Vegetables

    3 reviews

    This baked walleye dish is fresh and tasty. The vegetables give this 13x9 recipe a little something extra. —Sondra Ostheimer,...

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    Walnut Zucchini Muffins

    32 reviews

    Shredded zucchini adds makes these walnutty muffins extra tender. If you have lots of zucchini in summer as many of...

    Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

    3 reviews

    Cindy West of Marshalltown, Iowa fixes this moist snack cake topped with sweet cream cheese frosting. "Squares of this cake...

    Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Custard Sauce

    24 reviews

    The minute I can get my hands on zucchini, I start making this light and luscious cake. For years it...

    Pumpkin Zucchini Bread

    29 reviews

    Everyone in Spokane has zucchini in summer. The people who grow it have enough for all of their friends! This...

    Cheesy Zucchini Casserole

    6 reviews

    Tender zucchini gets pleasant flavor from a cheesy sauce and cracker-crumb topping. This cheesy zucchini casserole is a great way...

    Skillet Zucchini and Sausage

    3 reviews

    I lived on the Oregon coast for 20 years and had plenty of guests dropping by.
    I often turned...