Our Best Zucchini Recipes

In season from June to late August, this summer squash variety can star in so many ways: fried until crispy, shaved raw into a salad, baked into a cake and lots more.

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Zucchini Parmesan Crisps

These crunchy baked zucchini rounds are a satisfying side dish or snack for any occasion. Coated in savory Parmesan breadcrumbs, they prove that the simplest recipes are often the very best.

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Zucchini Pancakes

Ina admits that zucchini can be a bit boring, but it takes on new life as a dinner side dish when paired with red onion in pancake-form.

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Healthy Zucchini Bread

Apple butter adds extra moistness and natural sweetness to this bread. Surprisingly, only 1/3 cup of heart-friendly oil is used in this quick bread recipe that's heavy on zucchini — and tastiness.

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Zucchini Gratin

Follow Ina's lead this zucchini season and bake up a cheesy and crunchy summer casserole.

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Fried Zucchini

Zucchini strips get breaded with a panko and Parmesan cheese mixture before they're fried until crisp for the ultimate Italian appetizer.

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Zucchini Saute

Sprinkle sauteed zucchini with Parmesan for the easiest dish on your table. 

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Zucchini Ribbon Pasta

A combination of zucchini and yellow summer squash, cut into thin ribbons, makes this pasta as colorful as it is vegetable-packed. Whole-wheat pasta adds more fiber to the mix. The finishing touches: Parmesan and fresh herbs.

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Marinated Zucchini and Summer Squash

Giada lets the seasonal summer flavors speak for themselves in this simple zucchini-and-squash dish. She dresses the vegetables in an easy-to-make lemon juice, garlic and thyme marinade before grilling.

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Baked Zucchini

Sunny tops tender zucchini slices with a mixture of panko, Parmesan and thyme to create a buttery, crunchy crust for this hearty vegetarian dish.

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Zucchini "Hash Browns"

Zucchini takes the place of the usual potatoes in this healthy remake of hash browns that's accompanied by fried eggs and whole-wheat toast. To drink, make an easy banana-berry smoothie with frozen fruit and yogurt.

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Stuffed Zucchini and Red Bell Peppers

Make the most of in-season zucchini plus colorful bell peppers by stuffing them with turkey and smothering them in marinara sauce.

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Zucchini-Corn Fritters

Buttermilk is the key to making these vegetable fritters moist.

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Grilled Zucchini Rolls with Herbs and Cheese

Tide over a crowd while you put the finishing touches on dinner with Ellie’s zucchini rolls, made with a reduced-fat goat cheese, lemon and parsley filling.

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Zucchini "Fettuccine" with Tomato Sauce

Peeling zucchini into ribbons with a mandoline or vegetable peeler gives the strips the appearance of fettuccine.

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Zucchini Salad

This simple salad (ready in just 10 minutes) is loaded with fresh flavor thanks to chopped fresh herbs and a tangy vinaigrette.

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Summer Squash Carpaccio

You don't need a lot of ingredients to make zucchini and yellow squash shine while they're in season.

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Light Spicy Zucchini and Tomato Casserole

By quickly broiling the zucchini first, you can ensure all the pieces will be evenly cooked once they get baked with the tomato sauce.

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Grilled Zucchini Salad with Lemon-Herb Vinaigrette and Shaved Romano and Toasted Pine Nuts

Zucchini sliced lengthwise grills up beautifully. Just toss it with some Romano cheese, crunchy pine nuts and a tangy vinaigrette to create a grill-master side dish.

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Potato and Zucchini Frittata

Loaded with vegetables and lightened up with egg whites and turkey bacon, this easy frittata is a perfect dish for entertaining at brunch.

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Zucchini Chili

Give your chili-night standby a twist by adding fresh diced zucchini to the mix, and make it as flavorful as ever with charred poblano chiles, cilantro and lots of seasoning.

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Broiled Zucchini and Potatoes with Parmesan Crust

Tender potatoes and zucchini leave the oven golden, crispy and encrusted with Parmesan cheese.

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Zucchini Parmesan

The red-sauce favorite may typically be made with veal, chicken or eggplant, but Food Network Magazine reinvented it using zucchini instead. It's still breaded and smothered with sauce and cheese like the classic, but thin slices of prosciutto add a satisfying saltiness to the mix.

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Zucchini Carpaccio

Use a sharp vegetable peeler to shave thin slices of zucchini, then drizzle with a lemony vinaigrette and sprinkle with shaved Parmesan cheese.

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Grilled Zucchini with Herb Salt and Feta

Sprinkle feta cheese and a homemade herb salt, made with dried oregano and thyme, over tender, charred slices of zucchini. 

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Whole-Wheat Cherry Tomato and Zucchini Pan Pizza

This pizza is fit for meatless Mondays and weekend dinner parties alike. Adding veggies to the pizza not only boosts the flavor but also ramps up the levels of vitamins and fiber.

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Summer Zucchini and Tomato Panzanella Salad

Give traditionally rustic panzanella salad an elegant makeover by serving cherry tomatoes and seasoned croutons over thinly sliced zucchini.

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Zucchini Bread

Folding a cup and a half of finely chopped fresh zucchini into cinnamon-spiked batter makes for a fragrant, veggie-laced quick bread that is moist, tender and so easy to make.

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Zucchini Bread with Lemon Honey Butter

Summer is prime time for zucchini. This version of zucchini bread, which yields two loaves and comes with a side of honey butter, is perked up by lemon zest and a touch of cinnamon.

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Garden Pasta With Bocconcini

This pasta salad is filled with some of summer's best produce: cherry tomatoes and zucchini.

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Bulgur-Stuffed Summer Vegetables

A mixture of bulgur, chopped peppers and cremini mushrooms makes a hearty stuffing for halved bell peppers and zucchini. 

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