Posted on: November 2, 2017 at 12:16 pm
Last updated: November 2, 2017 at 12:27 pm

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Discover countless ways to prepare your favorite abundant squash in this list of 25 fun zucchini recipes!

Full of moisture but mild in flavor, the ever-versatile zucchini works well in nearly every recipe you can imagine, from the sweet to the savory. It’s easy to find in most markets and typically inexpensive, making it a mainstay in our kitchen.


If you’ve grown bored with serving green squash in the same old ways, give the zucchini recipes on this list a try. From endless zucchini “pasta” combinations – like pasta puttanesca, zoodle casserole and Pad Thai – to sweet indulgences like chocolate zucchini muffins and almond flour zucchini bread, this list is an expansive look at all the ways you can use zucchini.

We’ve even found ways to fold the vegetable into the most important meal of the day – breakfast! Try these zucchini waffles, zucchini pancakes and a zucchini-based frittata for zucchini recipes that just might inspire breakfast-for-dinner this week.

Zucchini Pasta Puttanesca

Need to spice up your zoodle routine? Try this pasta puttanesca, made fragrant with the addition of anchovies, capers, garlic and black olives in a rich tomato sauce.


Recipe: PaleoHacks | Zucchini Pasta Puttanesca

Bacon, Zucchini and Red Pepper Frittata

This sweet and peppery breakfast frittata is stuffed with flavorful bacon, red peppers and zucchini. You won’t even miss the cheese!

Recipe: Paleo Newbie | Bacon, Zucchini and Red Pepper Frittata

Salt and Vinegar Zucchini Chips

Crispy and crunchy might be a new texture for zucchini, but we promise it’s awesome.

Recipe: Sugar Free Mom | Salt and Vinegar Zucchini Chips

Taco-Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Go Mexican with these taco-stuffed zucchini boats, spiced up with garlic and tomato sauce.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Taco-Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Lime Coconut Zucchini Carpaccio

Thinly sliced zucchini makes for a unique carpaccio, finished with a to-die-for avocado-pistachio sauce.

Recipe: Against All Grain | Lime Coconut Zucchini Carpaccio with Avocado-Pistachio Drizzle

Savory Paleo Zucchini Waffles

Want to bring chicken and waffles to the next level? These savory, zucchini-stuffed griddle cakes make for a good, pretty good pairing. Or just grab one for breakfast!

Recipe: Paleo Porn | Savory Paleo Zucchini Waffles

Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins

Pumpkin and zucchini are an unlikely match, but when baked together into healthy muffins, even your vegetable-averse kids are sure to indulge.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins

Paleo Zucchini Breakfast Cookies

Even zucchini can make an appearance in your sweets, like these chocolate chunk-studded zucchini breakfast cookies.

Recipe: Joy Food Sunshine | Paleo Zucchini Breakfast Cookies

Crispy Zucchini Fritters

Made with the skin on for added fiber, these crispy zucchini fritters make for a unique, veggie-filled breakfast.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Crispy Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini Beef Skillet

The pairing of savory beef and zucchini marries beautifully in this one skillet dish that cooks up in 30 minutes flat.

Recipe: Eating Richly | Zucchini Beef Skillet

Raw Zucchini Rolls with Paleo Pesto

Zucchini doesn’t always have to be cooked to be enjoyed. These light and refreshing raw zucchini rolls are paired with a bright Paleo pesto.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Raw Zucchini Rolls with Paleo Pesto

Flourless Chocolate Zucchini Banana Muffins

Zucchini acts as a moisture agent in these ultra-fudgy flourless chocolate muffins.

Recipe: PaleOMG | Flourless Chocolate Zucchini Banana Muffins

Almond Flour Zucchini Bread

Soft and sweet, this zucchini-banana bread hybrid is made with blanched almond flour for a slightly nutty taste.

Recipe: Against All Grain | Almond Flour Zucchini Bread

Savory Zucchini Pancakes with Bacon and Chives

Here’s another way to enjoy zucchini in the morning, this time with bacon and chives.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Savory Zucchini Pancakes with Bacon and Chives

Shrimp and Zucchini Pad Thai

Ditch the gluten-filled flat noodles and create this shrimp Pad Thai with freshly spiraled zoodles.

Recipe: PaleOMG | Shrimp and Zucchini Pad Thai

Pad See Ew with Light Zucchini Noodles

Thick, pan-fried rice noodles are replaced by thick zucchini ribbons, making this Thai classic lighter and healthier for you.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Pad See Ew with Light Zucchini Noodles

Fried Zucchini with Cool Dill Dip

Crispy, crunchy fried slices of zucchini take a dip in a cool, creamy dip. Sounds pretty irresistible to us.

Recipe: Paleo Newbie | Fried Zucchini with Cool Dill Dip

Zucchini Ribbon Salad

Don’t throw out those zucchini peels! Instead, use those long strands as the star of this simple salad, complemented by the tart zing of cherry tomatoes.

Recipe: Against All Grain | Zucchini Ribbon Salad

Simple Summer Squash Soup

This bright and fragrant soup is made with yellow squash and chicken bone broth for a meal that’ll heal your gut all year round.

Recipe: PaleOMG | Simple Summer Squash Soup

Creamy Chicken Zoodle Casserole

Zucchini steps in as a lighter alternative to noodles in this creamy comfort food classic.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Creamy Chicken Zoodle Casserole

Roasted Zucchini with Garlic

Showcase your zucchini in this super simple side dish recipe, where it truly shines.

Recipe: Simply Recipes | Roasted Zucchini with Garlic

Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread

The zucchini-chocolate combination strikes again in this sweet bread sprinkled with crunchy pecans.

Recipe: Paleo Newbie | Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Pesto Pasta with Peas and Pancetta

This alliterative meal strikes the perfect balance between light, savory, rich and salty thanks to the interplay of green veggies, crisp pork and dairy-free ricotta cheese!

Recipe: Against All Grain | Zucchini Pesto Pasta with Peas and Pancetta

Paleo Lasagna

Proving it can sub in for virtually every kind of pasta, zucchini serves as the lasagna noodles in this tasty sausage lasagna with cashew cheese.

Recipe: Paleo Newbie | Paleo Lasagna

Zucchini Noodles Drizzled in Tahini Bacon Sauce

You’ve never had zoodles like this before. It only takes 15 minutes of prep to have these lightly warmed zucchini noodles tossed with a thick, spicy tahini sauce and plentiful specks of crumbled bacon.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Zucchini Noodles Drizzled in Tahini Bacon Sauce

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