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30+ Favorite Zucchini Recipes for Summer Cooking Fun!

Summer zucchini recipes and ideas are always a welcome sight when our favorite squash make their appearance in midsummer and beyond.
Summer Zucchini Recipes

Summer Zucchini Recipes

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

If you are looking for ideas  to use the bounty of your summer zucchini from the garden, I have rounded up thirty recipes that I have that  use it in  one  form or another.

I  know  I am  growing zukes this year and they have just started  coming  in,  so I am  looking over what I have to make with it as well as putting my thinking cap on  for more delicious  ideas  which I will  share with you in  the coming weeks.

Summer Zucchini Recipes

30+ Summer Zucchini Recipes

I have a wide assortment  that  I am sharing  below that  cover many different ways you can cook and  bake with zucchini.  From appetizers and soups to breads and main  dishes, you can  expect a little bit of everything.

Zucchini  and  Tomato Tian

Zucchini and Tomato Tian makes a simple gratin of layered summer garden vegetables topped  with a savory golden crumb topping.

Zucchini and Tomato Tian

Zucchini Minestra Soup

Traditional minestrone soup with zucchini, potatoes, tomatoes, vegetables and savory Italian seasonings makes a warming and hearty lunch or first course.

Zucchini Minestra Soup

Zucchini Tots with Jalapeno, Cheddar and Bacon

Zesty baked zucchini tots with cheddar, bacon and jalapenos puts some bite into your easy baked veggie tots appetizer or side dish.

Zucchini Tots with Jalapeno, Cheddar and Bacon

 Sugar-Free Bread and Butter Zucchini Pickles

Garden zucchini  can be easily made into this crispy, old-fashioned,  yet sugar-free refrigerated bread and butter sweet pickle.

Sugar-Free Bread and Butter Zucchini Pickles

Zucchini Walnut Muffins

Cinnamon spiced walnut muffins made moist with fresh summer zucchini.

Zucchini Walnut Muffins

Oven Baked Zucchini  Fries

Oven baked with panko, zucchini fries lighten up from the usual deep fried appetizer.

Oven Baked Zucchini Fries

Zucchini and Pepper Cornbread

Easy and flavorful cornbread with zucchini and red bell peppers.

Zucchini and  Pepper Cornbread

Zucchini Hummus

Low carb version of hummus.

Zucchini Hummus

Quick Sauteed Zucchini and Mushrooms

Cook up some of your summer garden bounty in minutes with this quick and simple side dish.

Quick Sauteed Zucchini and Mushrooms

Apple Zucchini Muffins

Moist and spicy apple muffins have the flavors of autumn.

Apple-Zucchini Muffins

Zucchini and Black Bean Enchiladas with Smoky Chipotle Sauce

Delicious vegetarian enchiladas. The filling is quite simple to make. I use my recipe for chipotle taco sauce in this, as it does very well doubling as an enchilada sauce.

Zucchini and Black Bean Enchiladas with Smoky Chipotle Sauce

DIY Gia Russa Pasta Salad

DIY Gia Russa Pasta Salad combines a favorite Italian pasta salad dressing made from scratch with the perfect pasta salad ingredients.

DIY Gia Russa Pasta Salad

Southwest  Chicken and Rice Soup

Southwest chicken and rice soup takes easy ingredients of cooked chicken in  a spicy tomato based broth with rice, beans and tons of veggies.

Southwest Chicken and Rice Soup

Caldo de Camaron  (Mexican Shrimp  Soup)

Caldo de Camaron is a tomato based Mexican shrimp soup flavored with ancho and pasilla chiles and vegetables in a lightly spicy broth.

Caldo de Camaron (Mexican Shrimp Soup)

Budget Beef Vegetable Lo Mein

Budget beef vegetable lo mein is the cornerstone of a satisfying family meal for under six dollars for Hunger Awareness Month.

Budget Beef  Vegetable Lo Mein

Baked Chicken Alfredo Casserole

Italian style chicken and noodle casserole, baked with a creamy Parmesan cheese sauce until hot and bubbly.

Baked Chicken Alfredo Casserole

Slow Cooker Summer Ratatouille Stew

A melange of late summer vegetables melds together in this simple and healthful crockpot summer stew.

Slow Cooker Summer Ratatouille Stew

Grilled Vegetable Sandwich with  Tomato-Bacon Jam

Vegetables take center stage at dinner with this healthy grilled sandwich with savory tomato-bacon jam.

Grilled Vegetable Sandwich with Tomato-Bacon Jam

Tangerine Hatch Chile Honey Chicken Kebabs

Sweet and spicy chicken kebabs with sausage, veggies and peppers and a honey hatch chile glaze are a perfectly easy entree idea for your summer backyard barbecues.

Tangerine Hatch Chile Honey Chicken Kebabs

Honey Jalapeno Glazed Beer Brat Kebabs

Flavor your summer grilling with Yuengling® Lager inside Smithfield® fresh bratwurst sausages using a made-from-scratch honey jalapeno grilling glaze.

Honey Jalapeno Glazed Beer Brat Kebabs

Chicken in Spicy Garlic Sauce

Classic Chinese stir-fry with chicken and vegetables make an easy weeknight meal.

Chicken in Spicy Garlic Sauce

Summer Pasta Primavera

Mix of garden cherry tomatoes, summer zucchini, and mushrooms,  roasted and tossed with pasta.

Summer Pasta Primavera

Summertime Fresh Corn Salad

Fresh corn on the cob takes center stage in this savory chilled  picnic salad.

Summertime Fresh Corn Salad

BBQ Chicken Salad

Grilled Chicken Dinner salad with a BBQ Ranch salad dressing.

BBQ Chicken Salad

Sopa Poblana

Flavorful Mexican soup with pork and poblano peppers.

Sopa Poblana

Lobster Spiedini with Lobster Broth Pasta

Skewers of lobster over pasta with summer vegetables.

Lobster Spiedini Pasta Side

Island Teriyaki Chicken Packets

Chicken with rice and vegetables in an easy foil packet for the oven…or grill.

Island Teriyaki Chicken Packets

Chicken Paprika Soup

Light and low in carbs, this makes a great light and healthy meal.

Chicken Paprika Soup

Shashlik- Grilled Lamb Kebabs

The Russian take on the grilled lamb kebab.

Shashlik - Grilled Lamb Kebabs

Cucumber Salad with Lovage and Gorgonzola

Refreshingly different flavor in cucumber salad.

Cucumber Salad with Lovage and Gorgonzola

Toasted Pearl Couscous Salad

A melange of roasted vegetables combines with Israeli pearl couscous, herbs, feta and chickpeas on crisp baby greens with a delicious lemon-balsamic vinaigrette.

Toasted pearl Couscous Salad

Bison Pozole Soup

Harvest soup made with ground bison.

Bison Pozoloe Soup

Summery Cottage Cheese Salad

Great to eat as is, or spread on crackers or serve on top of salad greens. Makes a perfect, cooling, hot weather lunch.

Cottage Cheese Salad

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Summer Zucchini Recipes

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