Got a ton of fresh zucchini? Here’s over 50 zucchini recipes so you can find new favorite meals and sides to use up all your zucchini harvest!

Zucchini. It’s a staple in almost every garden. It’s easy to grow, fast to produce and very prolific. But everyone knows that zucchini can quickly overrun your kitchen with its abundance.

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So what exactly can you do with all that squash besides pawn it off on unsuspecting neighbors and friends? Here are 50 zucchini recipes- from basic bread to mouthwatering main courses- that are sure to please your taste buds and your family.

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50 zucchini recipes for your summer harvest text pictured with zucchini noodles, zucchini patty, and sauteed zucchini


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Zucchini Recipes: Breads

Zucchini bread is probably the most popular way to use zucchini in recipes, but there are more ways to make zucchini bread than your standard quick breads! Check out some of these zucchini recipes that take bread to the next level.

My favorites include the zucchini ‘Squash puppies’ and the chocolate zucchini bread!


Zucchini Cornbread– Brown Eyed Baker

Zucchini Sweet Potato Bread– Joy the Baker

Carrot Zucchini Apple Bread– Mom on Timeout

Zucchini Cheddar Hushpuppies– Eatin’ on the Cheap

Mom’s Zucchini Bread– Favorite Family Recipes

Zucchini Garlic Herb Bread– The Free Range Life

Chocolate Zucchini Bread– It’s a Boy’s Life

Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread with Blueberries and Pecans– Kayln’s Kitchen

Squash Puppies– Ezra Pound Cake

Lemon Zucchini Bread– Barbara Bakes

Zucchini Citrus Muffins– Neighbor Food

Gluten Free Zucchini Bread– Queen on Quinoa

Gluten Free Zucchini Almond Bread– Nourishing Meals


poor man's zucchini crab cake on a plate with sliced yellow and red tomatoes


Zucchini Recipes: Main Dishes

Main course dishes featuring zucchini is a great way to reduce the carbs in your dinner while still providing a nutritious, vegetable filled meal.

When the spiralizer burst into the scene- so did tons of zucchini noodle recipes- which eliminate the high carbs of pasta without sacrificing taste. You can create pizzas with zucchini and even lasagna!

Here are some fabulous zucchini recipes for your main course. My favorites are the Poor Man’s Crab Cakes and Zucchini Parmesan!


Zoodles (aka zucchini noodles or ribbons)– Real Food Living

Zucchini Poorman’s Crabcakes – The Free Range Life

Grilled Zucchini Pizza Slices– Kayln’s Kitchen

Stuffed Zucchini Boats– Barbara Bakes

Zucchini Tomato Gratin– Karen’s Kitchen Stories

Chicken and Zucchini Meatballs– Supper for a Steal

Cheesy Zucchini Rice– Buns in my Oven

Zucchini Pizza Crust– Kayln’s Kitchen

Zucchini Pesto Tart– Crumb

Zucchini Parmesan– Taste and Tell

Bacon Zucchini Quiche– Always with Butter

Spinach and Zucchini Soup– 101 Cookbooks

Cheesy Zucchini Potato Casserole– I Wash, You Dry

Raw Zucchini Tomato Lasagna– In Sonnet’s Kitchen

Vegetarian Pizza with Creamy Garlic Sauce– Six Sisters’ Stuff

Spicy Zucchini Fritatta– Shutterbean


zucchini noodles on plate with fresh zucchini


Zucchni Recipes: Side Dishes

Zucchini also makes a great side for your main courses. Turn them into fries, fritters, chips, and more!


Zucchini Fritters – Lil Suburban Homesteader

Parmesan Zucchini Medallions – Lil Suburban Homesteader

Baked Zucchini Fries– Two Peas & Their Pod

Cheese Stuffed Zucchini Flowers– Aggie’s Kitchen

Grilled Artichoke Pesto Zucchini Bites– Fifteen Spatulas

Baked Zucchini Chips– Vittles and Bits

Light Zucchini Hummus– The Culinary Life

Zucchini Tater Tots– Cupcakes and Kale Chips

Cheesy Garlic Zucchini Chips– Happy Mothering

Zucchini Pasta Salad– In the Kitchen with Kath

Breaded Zucchini Chips– Eclectic Momma

Zucchini Butter– Food52


dried zucchini candy dusted in powdered sugar


Zucchini Recipes: Desserts

I know what you are thinking. Zucchini? For dessert??

Yes! Zucchini, while normally considered a culinary vegetable, actually makes some pretty great desserts! Cookies, cakes, gummies- even cobbler or crisp!

We love making zucchini crisp and pineapple zucchini each summer with our mountains of zucchini!


Zucchini Walnut Cookies – Homespun Seasonal Living

Summer Squash Gummy Candy– Common Sense Homesteading

Dried “Pineapple” Zucchini – The Free Range Life

Zucchini Cobbler Bars– Taste and Tell

Zucchini Pie– Growing in Grace

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Brownies– Two Peas & Their Pod

Carrot and Zucchini Bars– Real Mom Kitchen

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread– Lemons for Lulu

Bonus #51: Zucchini Crisp– Random Recipes (my son’s blog)


Do you have any favorite zucchini recipes to share? I’d love to see them!


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