15 Best Zucchini Recipes

Summer is my favorite time of the year; the vibrant colors, outdoor fun, family gatherings, parties, and, most importantly, seasonal fruits and vegetables bring more flavors to your life. 

During this season, I love making various creative Zucchini dishes, and to be honest, there are so many recipes that you can make with this seasonal vegetable. 

If you’re wondering what to make with Zucchini that’s family-friendly and perfect for kids, don’t worry! I’ve shared the best zucchini recipes to please your little ones.

Luckily, my garden is always bloated with Zucchini during the hot season, and I love to share some with my neighbors. But if you don’t grow this vegetable in your garden, don’t worry, you can get some from the market or your neighbors. 

So, let’s discover some of the delicious and pleasing Zucchini recipes. 

1- Spicy Courgette

You might have tried potato latkes, but these spicy Courgettes are way better than your traditional latkes. The Zucchini flavor with garlic and chili flakes gives them a spicy, milder taste that always pleases the plates. 

These latkes are crispy from the outside and juicer from the inner. Comes out so much faster and is best for serving large gatherings or parties. 

  • Calories: 71 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 6 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Fat: 4 g

2- Zucchini Cheese Bread

Zucchini breads are very famous! And if you want to try savory and cheesy Zucchini bread, this recipe is for you. The bread’s balance of flavor and sweet and savory ingredients like a haven on the tongue. 

You can use this Zucchini bread for breakfast or simply use it as an appetizer to curb your hunger. 

  • Carbohydrates: 16 g
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Fat: 6 g

3- Spicy Asian Zucchini

Nothing is easier than making this spicy Asian Zucchini that takes only 10 minutes from start to end. You can make this savory side dish with a handful of ingredients like soy sauce, honey, garlic, etc. 

Pair it with rice, noodles, or any chicken recipe. It’s a breeze; just chop the Zucchini, throw them in a pan, and add the soy sauce-based dressing, and you’re done. 

  • Calories: 51 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 6 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Fat: 2 g

4- Sauteed Zucchini and Goat Cheese

If you’re on a keto diet and looking for a healthy vegetarian dish, this Sautéed Zucchini and Goat Cheese recipe is your thing. The sweet notes from the zucchini perfectly pair with the refreshing notes of lemon and creamy goat cheese. 

You can use this healthy dish as an appetizer, side dish, or main course. For a refreshing flavor, feel free to season the dish with fresh basil or other herbs. 

  • Calories: 128 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 3 g
  • Protein: 7 g
  • Fat: 10 g


These Zucchini bread Muffins are the perfect option for any muffin lover. Made with cinnamon, nutmeg, milk, vanilla extract, and shredded zucchini. The good thing is these muffins are easy to make in a large batch and the perfect option to feed large crowds. 

  • Calories: 211 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 29 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Fat: 9 g


If you’re a chocolate chip lover, this chocolate chip Zucchini bread recipe is a must-try. It’s incredibly moist, perfectly sweet, and rich chocolatey goodness. 

The good thing is you don’t need any type of mixer to blend the mixture. Also, this recipe is super versatile. You can try white chocolate chips or milk chocolate chips. Plus, you can add a vanilla and milk glaze for an extra appealing texture. 

  • Calories: 335 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 43 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Fat: 16 g

7- Chicken Zucchini Stir Fry

Looking for a high-protein Zucchini recipe? Try this chicken Zucchini stir fry, packed with chicken goodness and high protein. Adding other vegetables makes this recipe even more colorful and healthy. 

The garlic, ginger, and onion make the recipe more aromatic and flavorful. Feel free to add different spices to make it tangier.

  • Calories: 269 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 13 g
  • Protein: 25 g
  • Fat: 13 g

8- Healthy Zucchini Fritters

These Healthy Zucchini fritters are perfect for those who are looking for a gluten-free and paleo-free diet. The basil aioli, sour cream, garlic, and black pepper add complex flavors, making this treat more flavorful and delicious. 

You can make these cakes for Picnic days or backyard parties or simply pair them with BBQs. 

  • Calories: 524 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 21 g
  • Protein: 15 g
  • Fat: 46 g

9- Cheesy Zucchini and Tomato Flatbread

This cheese zucchini and tomato flatbread is a simple recipe requiring minimal cleanup and effort. The beautiful tomatoes over the squash improve the texture and add a lot of freshness to the recipe. 

This dish is also the best option to impress your special guests and earn compliments. Add some additional herbs over it for an extra texture and fresh flavor. 

  • Calories: 310 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 23 g
  • Protein: 7 g
  • Fat: 22 g

10- Coconut Zucchini with Mango

Crispy Baked Coconut Zucchini with a zesty Mango-Jalapeno Dip! It’s a delightful twist on traditional snacks, using garden-fresh zucchinis coated in a crispy blend of coconut and breadcrumbs, baked to golden perfection.

And the Mango-Jalapeno Dip? It’s a refreshing blend of sweet mango, spicy jalapeno, and tangy lime, adding a tropical flair perfect for summer gatherings.


This Zucchini lasagna is a comforting recipe for those following ketogenic diets. The Zucchini with savory tomato sauce and creamy ricotta cheese makes a hearty and satisfying meal full of nutrients. 

Feel free to add lean protein like ground beef, turkey, or ground chicken to make this Lasagna healthier. 

  • Calories: 476 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 13 g
  • Protein: 28 g
  • Fat: 35 g

12- Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Are you a chocolate cake lover? Try this sweet Chocolate zucchini cake, a moist, flavorful, and delicious cake that requires one bowl. The cinnamon and butter together offer a pleasant and satisfying taste. 

You can use any type of frosting over the cake, whether a rich chocolate ganache, a creamy cheese frosting, or a simple dusting of powdered sugar.

  • Calories: 174 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 27 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Fat: 7 g

13- Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies

Have you ever tried Zucchini cookies? If not! Try these soft and flavorful chocolate chip zucchini cookies that come out in under 30 minutes. The oatmeal in these cookies makes them more healthy and nutritious.  

These chocolate chip zucchini cookies are kid-friendly and perfect for pinkies, potlucks, or feeding at large gatherings. 

  • Calories: 107 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 14 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Fat: 5 g

14- Zucchini Stew with Potatoes

Looking for a comforting dish that celebrates summer’s bounty? Dive into this hearty Zucchini Stew with Potatoes, inspired by rustic Italian flavors.

This colorful treat is a gluten-free and fully vegan recipe packed with wholesome vegetables, perfect for cozy evenings or a hearty lunch. Easy to prepare and even easier to love, this stew is a delicious way to savor the abundance of late summer harvests.

  • Calories: 257 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 42 g
  • Protein: 9 g
  • Fat: 8 g

15- Mediterranean Penne with Zucchini 

Say hello to this Mediterranean Penne with Zucchini, a simple yet satisfying pasta creation that brings together tender Zucchini, sweet cherry tomatoes, and buttery pine nuts in 30 minutes.

This recipe is perfect for any night of the week, offering a burst of garlic and balsamic vinegar flavors that perfectly complement the al dente penne.

  • Calories: 521 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 75 g
  • Protein: 16 g
  • Fat: 18 g

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