100 Grilled, Baked, Stuffed and Fried Summer Squash and Zucchini Recipes (Healthy and Delicious)
Last updated on September 13, 2020
The zucchini and squash are plentiful in the gardens, so what do we do? We grill them, bake them, fry them and have a gala time eating some delicious squash and zucchini recipes. In this list you’ll find loads of zucchini recipes that are healthy and delicious! No matter how much zucchini you have in your hand, we’ve got you covered. The recipes below are handpicked to make sure you get to have fun this zucchini season. Zucchini is such a versatile vegetable, which is also low in carb so you can eat them as much as you want without worrying to put on extra pounds. The best thing about cooking zucchini recipes is they are ready in minutes and mostly you can’t go wrong with them.
Tips for Cooking and Baking with Zucchini
The smaller zucchini are best for cooking and grilling.
If you have a giant zucchini that got too big in the garden, don’t throw it out, use it for baking! Over sized zucchini are my favorite because I LOVE baking with zucchini. When you put zucchini in baked goods, magic happens! It makes cakes, breads, cookies, brownies, etc. so moist and delicious.
To use zucchini in baked goods, shred the zucchini. You can use a box grater or a food processor. I never peel the zucchini first, it is fine to leave on the green skin.
For baked goods, squeeze the liquid out of the zucchini in a paper towel before adding it to your recipe. Zucchini holds a lot of water and if you don’t squeeze out some of the moisture your baked goods might be too moist. I find that garden zucchini has a lot more moisture than store bought zucchini. If your zucchini isn’t that watery, gently squeeze it out but don’t take out all of the moisture. You want the zucchini to add moisture to your recipe.
If you have a lot of zucchini and aren’t able to use it all at once, shred it up and freeze it. Squeeze some of the moisture out and place in a freezer bag. Freeze for up to 2 months. To use, defrost the zucchini first, and squeeze out additional moisture, if necessary.
If you are wondering what to make with your zucchini this summer, we have LOTS of zucchini recipes for you! These zucchini recipes are our favorite zucchini recipes that we make every summer. Yes, there are a lot of them so we have to get to work! There are sweet and savory zucchini recipes, some healthy zucchini recipes, and some decadent ones too! Something for everyone!
In-season zucchini, yellow squash, and butternut squash are smothered with a homemade cream sauce and tossed with vegetables. It’s filling and comforting ! This cheesy pasta is the perfect thing when you are craving comfort food and is surprisingly light for a baked pasta dish.
These zucchini fingers are a great way to use when zucchinis are plentiful. This savoury dish makes a moist bread with almost and egg quality. Garlic and onion add a lot of flavor. When cut into slices they’re easy to pick up and snack on during the day. If browned sausage or ground beef was added to these, they could be eaten as a meal.
This zucchini banana bread is so soft, tender, uber-moist, dense enough to be satisfying, but still light! It’s just sweet enough to taste like a dessert and not like you’re eating vegetables. It really is the BEST zucchini bread recipe!!
This Parmesan Zucchini Corn Salad recipe is so flavorful, easy to make, and the perfect side dish recipe you can enjoy all year round. Made with Zucchini, fresh corn, beans, and parmesan cheese, this recipe will be ready in 15 minutes.
Zucchini Rollatini is a delicious, cheesy, veggie-loaded dish! Made with strips of grilled zucchini stuffed with a basil-cheese filling, then rolled and topped with marinara, mozzarella and baked in the oven until the cheese is hot and melted.
Stuffed zucchini boats with bell pepper, chickpeas, and vegan cheese! This is a simple vegetarian weeknight dinner, side dish or entrée which contains healthy wholesome ingredients. The recipe is meat-free, plant-based, relatively low-carb, and easy to make! You can use your favorite veggies and sub chickpeas for other beans or lentils.
This zucchini noodle recipe is delicious low carb strands of veggies because it has so much less carbs from regular pasta. These are paleo and keto friendly zucchini noodles. Here’s our most popular recipe for zucchini noodles because our readers have loved this recipe so much. They’re also a great keto zucchini noodle recipe.
The perfect snack, side dish or appetizer, these Air Fryer Zucchini chips are coated with panko and Parmesan cheese for a crispy outside and tender inside. Easy to make, eat and share, they are a fun and healthy dish for just about any occasion.
These healthy zucchini pancakes are made of grated fresh zucchini, organic eggs, flour, garlic and greens. Simple yet so amazingly good. I hope you guys will enjoy this recipe. The recipe is picky eaters approved.
Delicious, cheesy, and comforting Zucchini lasagna! This low carb recipe will give you ALL the feels of classic lasagna - but with less guilt by using zucchini noodles. Layers of garlic-y flavor, fresh basil, and so much cheesy goodness. This recipe is soo delicious you won't even miss using pasta.
This healthy recipe combines two bar food favorites--fried zucchini and curly fries--into one tempting package. Serve these baked zucchini fries with a simple dipping sauce made with ranch dressing and marinara sauce for a crowd-pleasing appetizer or a side dish for burgers, chicken or pizza. No matter what you serve them with, they're a fun way to eat more vegetables for kids and adults alike.
Looking for an easy recipe to use up that summer zucchini or squash? Best Grilled Zucchini and Squash uses a handful of staple kitchen ingredients for a marinade, cooks on the grill in minutes, and is topped with fresh lemon and parmesan.
Zucchini Frittata is a cheesy delicious oven baked recipe. The stand out reason why this recipe is a frittata and not a quiche is that it has no crust. Frittatas simply get made with no pastry or crust underneath.
Briam is a traditional Greek roasted vegetable dish with potatoes, zucchini, tomatoes, and red onions with lots of olive oil. It is a typical example of Greek cuisine where a few simple ingredients are turned into an utterly delicious dish with little effort. It can be served as a main course. With olive oil as the only source of fat it is a quintessential example of the Mediterranean diet, and it is vegan to boot. If preferred, serve with a hearty chunk of feta on the side.
Oven roasting the squash blossoms, instead of frying, makes this a nice light summer dish. Pick your squash blossoms early in the day, and store in the fridge until ready to use. Top with some fresh basil pesto for added yum!
This is a delicious and pretty Italian summer appetizer. Raw zucchini are marinated in oil and lemon, then stuffed with a savory ricotta cheese mixture and rolled up. Sprinkle with sesame or poppy seeds before serving.
These zucchini burgers are loaded with chickpeas and zucchini and make a delicious homemade zucchini burger for cooking in the air fryer. Even better these zucchini burgers are vegan, vegetarian and plant based. They also make a perfect hidden veggie recipe for fussy kids.