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Our 20 Best Zucchini Recipes

September 13, 2022

We love zucchini in all of its many iterations—zucchini bread, zoodles, fritters and everything in between! To honor one of our favorite summer veggies, we’ve rounded up our 20 best zucchini recipes.


Italian Stuffed Zucchini Boats with creamy tomato sauce, parmesan and mozzarella cheese with basil

Whether it’s your garden that is overflowing with those late summer, too-big zucchini or your CSA basket or just the produce aisle at the grocery store, we’ve got 20 zucchini recipes that’ll help you figure out the best way to use up this super healthy, easy-to-cook (and easy on the budget) veggie. Grab your cutting board (or your spiralizer) and let’s make some super delicious zucchini recipes!

Moms zucchini bread muffins with a pat of butter
Roasted Zucchini with Parmesan

5 Ultra Easy Zucchini Recipes

  • Mom's Zucchini Bread Muffins. Don't even talk to us about zucchini recipes without opening the conversation with a recipe for zucchini bread. And this particular zucchini bread recipe? Well, it takes the cake!

  • Roasted Zucchini with Parmesan. You might think baked zucchini sounds boring but this is one of our most popular recipes EVER and for good reason. It's easy, healthy and so delicious.

  • Zucchini Bake. A low-carb, super-cheesy zucchini bake recipe that’ll make anyone fall in love with the best (certainly the biggest) of all late-summer veggies.

zucchini fritters with tzatziki dipping sauce
Sheet pan Ratatouille
Zoodle Ramen 23
Pesto Chicken Zoodle Salad

‘Oodles of Zoodles! 3 Delicious Recipes with Zucchini Noodles

  • Coconut Curry Zoodle Ramen. Warming and vegan, this creamy coconut curry ramen with zucchini noodles couldn't possibly be healthier or more delicious.

  • Pesto Zoodle Salad. This stunningly beautiful, twisty-twirly pesto zoodle recipe with fresh mozzarella, chicken and toasted pine nuts is a textural, colorful study in how to make the most of the late-summer harvest.

  • Thai Zoodle Salad. Tossed in a creamy, Thai-inspired peanut dressing, this crunchy, colorful cold Thai zoodle recipe is quick, healthy and satisfying.

Honey Mustard Salmon with Summer Vegetable Salad
Salmon in parchment paper

Our 4 Favorite Healthy Zucchini Recipes

Lasagna Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Ginger garlic salmon dinner
  • Lasagna Stuffed Zucchini Boats. These lasagna-stuffed zucchini boats are much healthier than their carby counterparts and come together easily, making them perfect for dinner any night of the week.

  • 30 Minute Garlic Ginger Salmon Dinner. You're probably getting the feeling that zucchini and salmon go really well together and you're right! Healthy, easy to cook and in season at the same time, they're one of our favorite late summer pairings.

Chicken tortilla soup
Zuppa toscana

Zucchini Soup Recipes

  • Tortilla Soup. Warmly spiced and satisfying, this chicken tortilla soup comes together fast thanks to the ultimate easy dinner party trick: a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store.

  • Zuppa Toscana. Bacon, sausage, heavy cream, garlic and parmesan cheese, plus some zucchini and other veggies thrown in for good measure—our rich, delicious zuppa toscana recipe has it all, and then some!

Green chicken enchilada soup
Creamy tomato and mixed vegetable soup with italian chicken sausage
homemade pasta primavera in a bowl made with zucchini, tomatoes, carrots and basil
Creamy Zucchini Pasta Sauce

Zucchini Pasta Recipes

  • Crockpot Vegetable Lasagna. Fresh basil, zucchini, and three cheeses brighten up jarred pasta sauce and no-boil noodles in this super delicious, easy crockpot vegetable lasagna.

  • Pasta Primavera. Jam-packed with vegetables, and enough butter to keep us interested, it strikes a perfect balance between healthy-ish and hedonistic.

  • Creamy Zucchini Pasta. Creamy zucchini pasta is our latest favorite way to use up our annual backyard squash deluge.

Put Up Your Zukes!

Show us your favorite way to use up zucchini! Try these recipes, and share a photo and tag us on Instagram using @themodernproper and #themodernproper so that we can see your stuff! Happy eating!

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  • Tresa

    I'm loving this list. My mom keeps giving me zucchini from her garden. I have made the zucchini muffins, roasted zucchini with parmesan, green chicken enchilada soup, and the creamy zucchini pasta so far and they have all been delicious!

    Thanks Tresa!

  • Jenn

    Such a great list! Have tried several and are loving them!

    Thanks Jenn, happy you are enjoying them!