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It wouldn’t be summer without an abundance of zucchini – at least around here. Zucchini is so easy to grow and it seems like there is always a surplus once the plants mature. I am always looking for the best zucchini recipes.
The years we haven’t grown zucchini it was easy to come by. Family and friends with gardens are always eager to give some zucchini away.
I heard a rumor several years ago about how there is a town with an abundance of zucchini every year. If you drive to the store, you don’t want to leave your car unattended with the windows down – otherwise, you’ll come back to a pile of zucchini in your car!
I don’t ever like the produce from our garden to go to waste. Especially zucchini’s. They are so good! So each year, I do a search to find the best zucchini recipes to make. I like a variety of flavors when I make the recipes too.
One of my favorite things to do with zucchini is to spiralize it and use it in place of noodles for spaghetti or anything else we’d be putting noodles in. I don’t cook the zucchini noodles before using them, but instead, let it sit with sauce on it for a few minutes before eating. The sauce softens up the noodles enough that they are very similar to spaghetti noodles.
This is pretty close to the spiralizer that we have. I bought it when spiralizers first started coming onto the market and the one I bought is no longer available. I love our spiralizer! It is so easy to make noodles out of zucchini. My only complaint about it is that it takes up so much space, since I don’t use it everyday. It does get a lot of use during the summer and then sporadically the rest of the year. If you don’t have a spiralizer yet, grab one here!
We came up with a delicious stuffed zucchini recipe years ago. I will have to get around to writing out the directions for making it and posting it. In the meantime, enjoy the best zucchini recipes below.
Oven Baked Zucchini Chips
These Oven Baked Zucchini Chips via Skinny MS look really good. Chips are our junk food of choice in my house. We like trying all the different kinds of vegetable chips. I know we’ve had some sort of zucchini chips before that we all liked and I think these chips would be a winner.
Healthy Thai Peanut Chicken Zucchini Noodles
These Healthy Thai Peanut Chicken Zucchini Noodles via Dinner then Dessert look like they would be a great dinner.
Cheesy Hasselback Zucchini Pizzas
I have never had hasselback before. But, after seeing the picture above, I am very much wanting to try it sometime. This Cheesy Hasselback Zucchini Pizzas via Peas and Crayons looks like something that my kids would all love to eat.
Loaded Hasselback Zucchini
These Loaded Hasselback Zucchini are a bit different than the ones above. These look really good too. These would be a great side dish.
Vegetarian Zucchini Lasagna Spirals
I’ve tried using zucchini as noodles in lasagna, but I cut them too thick and it wasn’t as good as it could have been. These Vegetarian Zucchini Lasagna Spirals are very intrigueing. I love how they spiraled the zucchini.
Beef Stuffed Zucchini Boats
I love this! Instead of stuffed bell peppers, it’s stuffed zucchini! You can find the recipe at Beef Stuffed Zucchini Boats via Gimme Delicious
Savory Zucchini Pancakes with Bacon and Chives
I am always trying to figure out ways to make pancakes and other breakfast foods healthlier. This is a great way to add some veggies to your breakfast. Savory Zucchini Pancakes with Bacon and Chives via Paleo Hacks
Grilled Lemon Garlic Zucchini
This just looks yummy! I love grilled veggies and I’m not quite sure why we’ve never tried doing this with zucchini. Find out how they made this at Grilled Lemon Garlic Zucchini via Damn Delicious
Skillet Zucchini and Yellow Squash
This skillet dish looks like it could be really good. I haven’t had as much experience with yellow squash, except for using it in non-dairy cheese sauces and it’s really tasty in those. Skillet Zucchini and Yellow Squash via Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
I have made this recipe a TON of times. I’ve been making it for probably about the past 10 years. It’s really good and my kiddos all love it. I’ve given this as gifts as well as included this recipe in homemade recipe books that have been put together for family. Mom’s Zucchini Bread via All Recipes
Meaty Zucchini Casserole
This is one that I will for sure be making as soon as we get more zucchini in our garden. Meaty Zucchini Casserole via Kitchen Divas
This is how I’ve always kept my zucchini. Preserve Your Leftover Zucchini via Life Between the Kitchen and the Coop. I would then use the preserved zucchini for bread during the winter months.
Mexican Zucchini and Beef Skillet
This is so good! We love Mexican food in my house. This is a great to mix zucchini and the flavors of Mexico. Mexican Zucchini and Beef Skillet via Low Carb Yum
Zucchini Grilled Cheese
This is an interesting way to use zucchini. I might be trying this one next summer and see how my kids like it. Zucchini Grilled Cheese via Delish
Parmesan Zucchini Tots
These seem like they would totally be worth trying. Parmesan Zucchini Tots via Kirbie Cravings
Zucchini Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies
We don’t eat a lot of cookies in my house, but next time my kids ask to bake some and we have some extra zucchini, we are trying these ones! Zucchini Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies via Cooking Classy Cooking Classy has so many delicious recipes and I’m sure these ones taste as good as the other ones I’ve made from her site.
I hope you agree that these are some of the best zucchini recipes around!
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