Recipe Adventure: 10 Delicious Ways To Use Garden Zucchinis

Dishes to take advantage of your green thumb
People holding various sizes of zucchini

Planting zucchini eventually leaves you and every other gardener asking the same question: What should you make with that massive harvest? (And with the jaw-dropping size of some zucchinis, “massive” is the correct term.)

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Given the work you put into growing that monster green vegetable, let’s save you some time and energy when it comes to finding a recipe.

Savor these dishes. After all, you’ve earned it.

Heat check

stuffed peppers, dinner ideas, dinner recipes, poblano peppers, vegetarian recipes

Zucchini pairs well with a spicy sidekick, as you’ll find out with this recipe for stuffed poblano peppers. The filling includes zucchini and other nutritious favorites such as mushrooms, corn, quinoa and pinto beans.  

Baked-in goodness

Recipe: Zucchini Raisin Muffins

Did you ever wonder why zucchini appears in so many baking recipes? Well, it seems the vegetable adds moisture and texture to baked goods. For proof, try making these zucchini raisin muffins.

Flat-out tasty

Walnut Zucchini and Potato Pancakes

Grated zucchini helps bring everything together in this satisfying potato pancake recipe. The vegetable adds a healthy dose of fiber to the dish, in addition to an intriguing dash of green color.

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Get the scoop

pepper zucchini salsa

Whipping up a batch of salsa is a perfect opportunity to use your garden harvest and empty out your refrigerator’s vegetable drawer. This recipe features zucchini, yellow squash, red and green bell peppers.

A healthy slice, please!

Zucchini Bread, Sweet Breads, Spice, Health Recipes, Holiday Breads, Heart Healthy

Back to the oven for some baking! Zucchini bread is always a favorite, and this spiced-up recipe offers a ton of flavor and nutrition. An added bonus? It’s practically fat-free, too!

Pack in the nutrition

Healthy Recipes, Stuffed Tomatoes, Farro, Meat Alternatives

Zucchini is good for you. Tomatoes are pretty healthy to eat, too. Now, imagine the goodness that comes from stuffing zucchini inside of a tomato. Honestly, it can be done. Here’s how.  

Light and bright

Roasted garlic, tomato and zucchini bake

Sliced zucchini co-stars with roasted garlic and tomatoes in this baked side dish guaranteed to brighten any meal. Plus, you get to show off your knife skills by cutting the zucchini into half-moon shapes!

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Green on the grill

Halibut on slices of grilled zucchini with pesto in background

The grill isn’t just for meat. In this recipe, give thin slices of zucchini a few minutes on the hot grates to build a nutritious and tasty bed for grilled halibut. (Feel free to enjoy the grilled zucchini on its own, too.)

Zoodles of fun

Recipe: Oriental Chicken with Zucchini Noodles

How can you not be curious about a food affectionately known as “zoodles”? That’s the term given to zucchini noodles, which are basically thin strips of the vegetable that can serve as a pasta substitute. Cut them by hand or use a spiralizer to make meals like this one.

A perfect pasta pairing

What pairs perfectly with zoodles? How about zucchini-and-turkey meatballs? Now there’s a twist on a traditional meal, huh?

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