Got a lot of fresh zucchini? If you’re wondering what to do with all of your zucchini harvest this year, look no further!
Zucchini is such a versatile vegetable. From zucchini bread to zucchini noodles, there are so many ways to enjoy this summer staple!
Growing vegetables such as zucchini in one’s own backyard means having an abundance of fresh produce available at any time during its season.
Why Eat Zucchini?
Eating zucchini is a great way to get your daily dose of vitamin C and potassium. Zucchini is also full of fiber, which helps with digestion and weight loss. Eating it can help you feel fuller for longer periods of time and have more energy.
It’s high in water content so the body doesn’t store as much fat from it as other foods, making it an ideal food for those trying to lose weight or maintain their current weight.
Zucchini has been shown to reduce inflammation, lower cholesterol levels, improve skin complexion, and slow aging processes in general due to its antioxidant load.
What to do With Zucchini from The Garden
Zucchini is a versatile vegetable that can be sliced, diced, or shredded and eaten raw in salads. You can also cook zucchini by sauteing it with onions or cooking it into an omelet.
The versatility of this garden-fresh veggie means there’s no excuse not to include these vegetables all year round which makes eating healthy easy.
Here’s how to put the excess of that vegetable from your summer harvest to good use. I’ve divided up the zucchini recipes below. Enjoy!
Zucchini bread has become one of the most popular ways to use this versatile vegetable. But there’s more than just plain ol’ loaf cake here with toppings and fillers like chocolate chips or walnuts thrown into the mix.
Zucchini Sweet Potato Bread from Joy the Baker
Mom’s Zucchini Bread from Favorite Family Recipes
Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread from Queen on Quinoa
Carrot Zucchini Apple Bread from Mom on Timeout
Lemon Zucchini Bread from Barbara Bakes
Zucchini Breakfasts (or Brunch)
Zucchini pancakes are one of my favorite breakfast recipes because they contain all the carbs, protein, and fat you need to start your day off right! In addition, zucchini breakfasts are filling enough to keep you full until lunch.
Zucchini Pancakes from Munchkin Time
Zucchini Cheddar Waffles from Kathryn’s Kitchen
Lemon Zucchini Muffins from Recipe Runner
Make-Ahead Zucchini Egg Bake from Bless This Mess Please
Zucchini Frittata from Kathryn’s Kitchen
Zucchini Nests from Oh My! Creative.com
Zucchini Breakfast Cookies from Savory Nothings
Zucchini and Bacon Slice from Cook It Real Good
Eating zucchini is a great way to feel full without all the extra carbs. Main courses that do this are fantastic for those of us who want more vegetables in our diet but can’t handle too many carbohydrates at once!
Vegetarian Pizza with Creamy Garlic Sauce from Six Sisters’ Stuff
Cheesy Zucchini Potato Casserole from I Wash, You Dry
Cheesy Zucchini Rice from Buns in my Oven
Chicken and Zucchini Meatballs from Supper for a Steal
Chicken Zucchini Casserole from Six Sisters’ Stuff
Creamy Mushroom Zucchini Pasta from Skinny Spatula
Zucchini Tomato Gratin from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Grilled Zucchini Pizza Slices from Kayln’s Kitchen
Bacon Zucchini Quiche from Always with Butter
Zucchini also makes a great side for your main courses. Whether in the form of fries, fritters, chips or more; zucchini is versatile and perfect to serve alongside any dish!
Skillet Zucchini and Mushrooms from Diethood
Easy Sautéed Zucchini from Savory Nothings
Zucchini Parmesan Crisps from Damn Delicious
Oven Roasted Zucchini from Wholesome Yum
While it’s normally thought of as a vegetable, zucchini can make some delicious desserts like cookies, cakes, and gummies. It even works in cobblers or crisps.
Lemon Zucchini Cake from Mom on Timeout
Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bars from Butter with a Side of Bread
Zucchini Pie from Growing in Grace
Chocolate Chip Zucchini Brownies from Two Peas & Their Pod
Carrot and Zucchini Bars from Real Mom Kitchen