Summer zucchini recipes and ideas are always a welcome sight when our favorite squash make their appearance in midsummer and beyond.
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.
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 Minestra Soup
Traditional minestrone soup with zucchini, potatoes, tomatoes, vegetables and savory Italian seasonings makes a warming and hearty lunch or first course.
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.
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.
Zucchini Walnut Muffins
Cinnamon spiced walnut muffins made moist with fresh summer zucchini.
Oven Baked Zucchini Fries
Oven baked with panko, zucchini fries lighten up from the usual deep fried appetizer.
Zucchini and Pepper Cornbread
Easy and flavorful cornbread with zucchini and red bell peppers.
Low carb version of hummus.
Quick Sauteed Zucchini and Mushrooms
Cook up some of your summer garden bounty in minutes with this quick and simple side dish.
Apple Zucchini Muffins
Moist and spicy apple muffins have the flavors of autumn.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Baked Chicken Alfredo Casserole
Italian style chicken and noodle casserole, baked with a creamy Parmesan cheese sauce until hot and bubbly.
Slow Cooker Summer Ratatouille Stew
A melange of late summer vegetables melds together in this simple and healthful crockpot summer stew.
Grilled Vegetable Sandwich with Tomato-Bacon Jam
Vegetables take center stage at dinner with this healthy grilled sandwich with savory 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.
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.
Chicken in Spicy Garlic Sauce
Classic Chinese stir-fry with chicken and vegetables make an easy weeknight meal.
Summer Pasta Primavera
Mix of garden cherry tomatoes, summer zucchini, and mushrooms, roasted and tossed with pasta.
Summertime Fresh Corn Salad
Fresh corn on the cob takes center stage in this savory chilled picnic salad.
BBQ Chicken Salad
Grilled Chicken Dinner salad with a BBQ Ranch salad dressing.
Flavorful Mexican soup with pork and poblano peppers.
Lobster Spiedini with Lobster Broth Pasta
Skewers of lobster over pasta with summer vegetables.
Island Teriyaki Chicken Packets
Chicken with rice and vegetables in an easy foil packet for the oven…or grill.
Chicken Paprika Soup
Light and low in carbs, this makes a great light and healthy meal.
Shashlik- Grilled Lamb Kebabs
The Russian take on the grilled lamb kebab.
Cucumber Salad with Lovage and Gorgonzola
Refreshingly different flavor in cucumber salad.
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.
Bison Pozole Soup
Harvest soup made with ground bison.
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.
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