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25 Zucchini Recipes for Summer!

If there is ever any excess vegetable in the garden it is zucchini! Why? Zucchini is legendary for being somewhat easy to grow and it produces at a rapid rate. In fact, once I left a 6-inch zucchini on the plant overnight and came back to see it was already 11-inches less than twelve hours later. Egads – it grows fast! There have been many times I’ve heard of people randomly depositing bags of zucchini on people’s porches, in their cars, and taking them to work just to get rid of them! To help you take care of all that excess delicious zucchini I’ve rounded up a bunch of amazing recipes. They range from sweet to savory and would be great for everything from breakfast to lunch to dinner to dessert!

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    25 Zucchini Recipes for Summer
  • Zucchini Fries 2 of 26
    Zucchini Fries

    Zucchini fries make an awesome snack or side dish for lunch. Dip them in batter and fry them up like potatoes and serve them with a dipping sauce!

    Photo: Brooke McLay

  • Bacon Zucchini Frittata 3 of 26
    Bacon Zucchini Frittata

    This awesome frittata is full of fresh zucchini and salty bacon and is perfect for breakfast. In fact, you could even make it for a healthy summer dinner!

    Photo: Angie McGowan

  • Zucchini Squash Fritters 4 of 26
    Zucchini Fritters

    These awesome fritters are made with zucchini and yellow squash and are the perfect savory side or light dinner. I like to serve them with roasted tomatoes and a side salad to make a healthy vegetarian dinner.

    Photo: Aggie Goodman

  • Zucchini Bruschetta 5 of 26
    Zucchini Bruschetta

    A delicious and easy appetizer or summer snack are these zucchini bruschetta. You can also add in some fresh garden tomatoes and olives!

    Photo: Kathy Patalsky

  • Zucchini Bran Muffins 6 of 26
    Zucchini Bran Muffins

    Baking with zucchini can be totally delicious and healthy, too. Make these simple zucchini bran muffins for breakfast on-the-go or to pack in camp bags for snack!

    Photo: Angie McGowan

  • Baked Stuffed Zucchini Boats 7 of 26
    Baked Stuffed Zucchini Boats

    To make a full meal out of your zucchini stuff them with meats and vegetables and bake them in the oven. The zucchini makes a great container for the meat and is a fun way to add more vegetables to your meal!

    Photo: Bev Cooks

  • Double Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes 8 of 26
    Double Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes

    Have a birthday party or need a treat for this summer: make these cupcakes! These zucchini cupcakes are rich and chocolatey and contain lots of fresh zucchini. Get your kids in the kitchen to make them with you and have some summer fun!

    Photo: Julie VR

  • Baked Panko Zucchini Fries 9 of 26
    Baked Panko Zucchini

    Who doesn't love a crispy zucchini fry?! If you want to take a healthier route, bake these fries instead of frying them and spice them up with some Old Bay!

    Photo: Julie VR

  • Cheesy Zucchini Caterpillar 10 of 26
    Cheesy Zucchini Caterpillar

    This delicious zucchini animal is a caterpillar made from zucchini and powdered cheese! This fun and easy recipe is a great way to introduce kids to zucchini and make it fun to eat.

    Photo: Macki Cayloma

  • Panko Fried Zucchini Coins 11 of 26
    Panko Fried Zucchini

    These awesome fried zucchini coins are coated with Parmesan cheese and panko. Try stacking them with some fresh goat cheese and a slice of tomato for an awesome, easy dinner or side dish!

    Photo: Jaime Richardson

  • Zucchini and Tomato Pasta 12 of 26
    Zucchini and Tomato Pasta

    An easy pasta dinner is always welcome in the summer. To use up all that zucchini toss it with tomatoes and penna to make this light, casual dinner.

    Photo: Aggie Goodman

  • Zucchini Pizza 13 of 26
    Zucchini Pizza

    Everyone loves a good summer pizza. Did you know zucchini makes a great topping? Use up all those zucchini on your own pizza topped with Parmesan and baked up crisp in your oven!

    Photo: Caroline Campion

  • Zucchini with Butter & Lime 14 of 26
    Zucchini with Butter and Lime

    One of the simplest and tastiest ways to prepare zucchini as a side dish is sauteed with butter and lime! Whip it up in a jiffy and enjoy with some grilled chicken or fish.

    Photo: Brooklyn Supper

  • 3-Ingredient Zucchini Parmesan Boats 15 of 26
    Zucchini Parmesan Boats

    An awesome vegetarian zucchini entree are these baked Parmesan zucchini boats. Fill them with cheese and tomatoes and bake them until soft and gooey!

    Photo: Brooke McLay

  • Zucchini Quesadillas 16 of 26
    Zucchini Quesadillas

    A delicious zucchini quesadilla is a great twist on a summer favorite. This spicy, cheesy treat is ideal for a hot lunch or easy dinner!

    Photo: Brooklyn Supper

  • Calabacitas – Mexican Zucchini Dish 17 of 26
    Calabacitas

    This amazing Mexican-style zucchini dish is such a fun, spicy twist on zucchini. Serve it up for lunch or dinner alongside some fish tacos for a fresh summer meal!

    Photo: Nicole Presley

  • Basil Zucchini Fritters 18 of 26
    Zucchini Fritters

    These awesome fritters are accented with more fresh ingredients from the garden: basil and tomatoes! Make these for an easy appetizer that will please everyone!

    Photo: Laura Levy

  • Zucchini with Shallots & Parmesan 19 of 26
    Zucchini with Shallots & Parmesan

    This awesome zucchini dish features fresh shallots and a hint of salty Parmesan. It comes together in minutes on the stovetop!

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Savory Summer Zucchini Bites 20 of 26
    Savory Zucchini Bites

    These awesome zucchini bites are perfect for summer. They contain all fresh garden ingredients and are perfect for both kids and adults!

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Baked Chicken & Zucchini Nuggets 21 of 26
    Baked Zucchini Nuggets

    Ever feel like sneaking some vegetables into their chicken dinner? Bake up your regular homemade chicken nuggets with some added zucchini from the garden!

    Photo: Brooke McLay

  • Fried Zucchini Spaghetti 22 of 26
    Fried Zucchini Spaghetti

    This awesome spaghetti recipe features a generous helping of fried zucchini. Your kids will loved the added vegetables to their favorite pasta!

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Zucchini Tart 23 of 26
    zucchini tart

    This awesome zucchini tart recipe features loads of fresh zucchini baked into a whole wheat olive oil crust. It is ideal for as summer brunch or making for guests!

    Photo: Macki Cayloma

  • Baked Eggs in Zucchini 24 of 26
    Baked Eggs in Zucchini

    Got eight ball zucchini? Lop off the top and bake some eggs! This awesome zucchini dish is a such a blast for friends and family!

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Zucchini Noodles with Marinara 25 of 26
    Zucchini Noodles with Marinara

    Ribbons of zucchini doused with marinara sauce is a wonderful way to enjoy fresh zucchini. This healthy summer dish is a great way to eat your greens and use up all that zucchini from the garden!

    Photo: Brooklyn Supper

  • Easy Zucchini Gratin 26 of 26
    Zucchini Gratin

    Baked zucchini is delicious so why not make it into a gratin topped with crunch crackers?! This sweet side dish is ideal for summer and the kids will love it too.

    Photo: Brooklyn Supper

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