40+ Delicious Zucchini Recipes to Serve All Summer Long

Summer is here and it's zucchini's time to shine.

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Add some veggies to your summer meals with these tasty zucchini recipes. Whether you want to feature it as the main dish or are trying to sneak in some extra nutrients for your kids, these recipes will change your summer produce game for good.

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zucchini recipes tots
Lil' Luna
Cheesy Zucchini Tots

These bite-sized cheesy tots can be enjoyed as a breakfast side or dinner appetizer.

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Tools you'll need: stainless steel scoop ($12, )

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zucchini recipes jalapeno popper
Peas and Crayons
Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Make a healthier version of the cheesy appetizer for your summer barbecues.

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Tools you'll need: tongs ($15, )

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zucchini recipes cookies
Cooking Classy
Zucchini-Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Want to get your kids to eat some veggies? Sneak some zucchini into their nightly dessert.

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Tools you'll need: steel cooling rack ($10, )

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A Treats Affair
Crustless Zucchini Quice

Serve this four-ingredient quiche at all of your summer brunches and get ready for a lot of happy guests.

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Tools you'll need: quiche dish ($20, )

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The Real Food Dietitians
Spicy Asian Zucchini Noodles

The best part of this "noodle" dish (topped with with an almond butter sauce) is it can be served either hot or cold, which is ideal if you want to make a quick, healthy meal.

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Tools you'll need: mixing bowl set ($12, )

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The Recipe Critic
Cheesy Zucchini Rice

Hide some extra vegetables in your family dinners with this delicious side dish. We bet that even your husband won't even realize it's filled with zucchini!

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Tools you'll need: 2-quart saucepan ($27, )

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Becky Luigart-Stayner
Turkey Meatballs Over Zucchini Noodles

"Zoodles" and lean turkey meatballs make this a healthier (but just as delicious!) alternative to spaghetti.

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Tools you'll need: spiralizer ($25, )

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Courtesy of Crazy For Crust
Zucchini Brownies

You'll never guess there's zucchini hidden in the fudgy goodness of these gooey brownies.

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Tools you'll need: electric hand mixer ($20, )

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Becky Luigart-Stayner
Pasta with Sautéed Peppers, Zucchini, and Smoked Mozzarella

This fresh pasta dish puts a springtime twist on spaghetti night.

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Tools you'll need: stainless steel strainer ($12, )

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Con Poulos
Pasta with Tomatoes, Zucchini, and Pesto

This summery recipe incorporates classic Italian colors and flavors, creating a light and tasty pasta dish.

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Tools you'll need: pasta server ($7, )

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Courtesy of The Wholesome Dish
Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats

With just half an hour and four simple ingredients, you can make these tasty zucchini boats filled with ground buffalo chicken and topped with cheese.

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Tools you'll need: nonstick baking dish ($20, )

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Becky Luigart-Stayner
Crispy Zucchini Strips

This fry alternative showcases summer's finest veggie.

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Courtesy of Five Heart Home
Baked Parmesan Zucchini Rounds

A healthier potato-chip alternative, these cheesy baked Parmesan zucchini rounds are just as good as the real deal.

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Courtesy of Two Peas and Their Pod
Apple Zucchini Muffins

Eat your vegetables during breakfast with these apple zucchini muffins.

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Con Poulos
Spaghetti with Roasted Zucchini

It's hard to trump tasty strands of spaghetti, but this zucchini topping just might. Tossed with garlicky homemade bread crumbs, crushed red pepper, oil and salt, and baked until golden brown, it's utterly delectable.

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Lindsay Funston
Italian Saugsage Stuffed Zucchini

In a bowl, combine chopped cherry tomatoes, crumbled feta, and breadcrumbs. Spoon mixture into zucchini and drizzle with olive oil. Bake at 425 degrees F until tender, 20 to 25 minutes.

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Jonathan Boulton
Zucchini Lattice Lasagna

Watching your carb intake? Try this tasty take on lasagna.

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Courtesy of Baker by Nature
Healthy Greek Yogurt Zucchini Pancakes

Top these healthy pancakes with your favorite berries for servings of fruit and vegetables, in one meal. (A little whipped cream might not hurt either.)

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Courtesy of Damn Delicious
Parmesan Zucchini and Corn

This Parmesan zucchini and corn salad makes for the ultimate side dish at your next barbecue.

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Courtesy of Dinner, Then Dessert
Panda Express Mushroom Chicken

Lightly sautéed zucchini and mushrooms are coated in a soy ginger and garlic sauce and served over rice in this healthy alternative to Chinese takeout. The best part: This meal can be ready in just 20 minutes!

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Charles Schiller
Sicilian Chicken Breast with Zucchini

Navel oranges give this meal a burst of citrus-y flavor, with delicious grilled zucchini on the side.

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Courtesy of Mel's Kitchen Cafe
Baked Cheesy Zucchini Bites

Slight crunchy but wonderfully soft inside, these baked, cheesy morsels are the perfect snack or appetizer.

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orzo with zucchini dill and feta
Ellen Silverman
Orzo with Zucchini, Dill, and Feta

Elevate this rice-like pasta from simple side to satisfying main with bright Mediterranean touches: tangy citrus, fragrant dill, and salty cheese.

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Getty Images
Lemony Zucchini, Fresh Garlic, and Parmesan Pizza

This vegetarian pizza with lemony zucchini and fresh garlic is a satisfying option for lunch or dinner.

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Penne with Summer Vegetables

This recipe takes advantage of some of summer's best produce to create a light but filling pasta dish.

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Kate Mathis
Pizza with Zucchini

Grilling adds a new texture and flavor to pizza. This vegetarian pie, topped with grilled zucchini, fresh ricotta, nutty Gruyère, and savory Parmesan, is a satisfying mix of colors and flavors. Try our other variations on this quick recipe: Pizza with Sausage and Mushrooms and Pizza with Arugula and Prosciutto (also pictured).

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Courtesy of Simply Recipes
Zucchini Breakfast Casserole

Breakfast just got a whole lot better, thanks to this zucchini breakfast casserole.

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Con Poulos
Fish and Zucchini Tacos

This quick and easy recipe uses roasted fish for a healthier take on the usual fried fish taco. Serve with salsa on the side for a fun light meal the whole family will enjoy.

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Getty Images
Sweet and Smoky Salmon Kabobs

Just toss salmon chunks and zucchini slices in a bowl of brown sugar and spices and thread them onto skewers for this easy, healthy main-dish grill recipe.

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Jim Franco
Provençale Arctic Char

This healthy meal combines Arctic char fillets (similar to salmon) with healthy summer veggies and heart-healthy olives.

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