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12 Easy Zucchini Recipes (No Zucchini Bread!)

These 12 Easy Zucchini Recipes will give you some delicious and different ideas for using up all of that extra zucchini…other than making zucchini bread!

It’s zucchini time! And whether you’ve got an overload of zucchini in your garden (like me!), were gifted some by generous neighbors, or you bought a bunch from your local farmer’s market, all of these recipes are great ways to enjoy them!

And don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that there’s anything wrong with zucchini bread. I love it. In fact, I’ll be posting my favorite zucchini bread recipe coming up next, so stay tuned!

But sometimes you just want something different. Zucchini are very versatile, and there’s so many other things you can make with them.

This compilation of my favorite recipes using zucchini has everything from dinner and side dishes to appetizers, dessert and even breakfast. They’re all simple and scrumptious!

So without any further ado, let’s get right to the list!

zucchini, potato and onion hash with fried eggs on a white plate

Zucchini, Potato and Onion Hash with Fried Eggs

This Zucchini, Potato and Onion Hash with Fried Eggs is an easy, delicious and filling breakfast or brunch and is a great way to use up some of those summer garden zucchini!

Zucchini and Potato Frittata

This Zucchini and Potato Frittata combines sautéed zucchini, onions and potatoes with eggs, a big splash of cream, and parmesan cheese for an easy and delicious meal any time of the day!

crispy breaded air fryer zucchini sticks on a plate with a small bowl of marinara sauce on the side

Crispy Breaded Air Fryer Zucchini Sticks

These easy Crispy Breaded Air Fryer Zucchini Sticks with parmesan cheese make a delicious appetizer, snack, or side dish, and they're perfect for dipping. A great way to use up some of that garden zucchini!

2 zucchini potato pancakes on a white plate

Zucchini Potato Pancakes

These Zucchini Potato Pancakes are classic potato pancakes spiked with beautiful green zucchini. They're golden brown and crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and really delicious! A great way to use up some of that garden zucchini!

a bowl of zucchini yellow squash and tomato sauté with a spoon

Zucchini, Yellow Squash and Tomato Sauté

This quick and easy Zucchini, Yellow Squash and Tomato Sauté is the perfect healthy summer side dish – colorful sautéed veggies flavored with garlic and sprinkled with fresh basil and Parmesan cheese. It's a delicious complement to any meal!

baked zucchini balls on a white plate

Easy Baked Zucchini Balls

These Easy Baked Zucchini Balls are light, fluffy, and full of fabulous flavor. Enjoy them as an appetizer, snack or for dinner as a vegetarian alternative to meatballs!

Shrimp Fried Rice With Zucchini and Mushrooms

This quick and easy homemade Shrimp Fried Rice With Zucchini and Mushrooms is packed full of delicious shrimp, veggies and egg and is so much better than any take-out fried rice I've ever had!

four stuffed zucchini boats on a white plate with a serving fork

Stuffed Zucchini Boats With Sausage and Tomatoes

These Stuffed Zucchini Boats With Sausage and Tomatoes have a crispy parmesan cheese and panko breadcrumb topping and are an easy and delicious summer dinner!

chicken zucchini casserole on a white plate with a fork

Chicken Zucchini Casserole (No Canned Soup!)

Chicken Zucchini Casserole is quick, easy, comforting, and so deliciously satisfying – and there’s no canned soup in sight! It’s a great weeknight dinner all year long, and an excellent way to use up extra zucchini from your garden!

farfalle with zucchini, spinach and tomatoes in a pan with a wooden spoon on the side

Farfalle Pasta With Zucchini, Spinach and Tomatoes

This Farfalle Pasta With Zucchini, Spinach and Tomatoes is a quick, easy, flavorful, and super satisfying meatless meal that's perfect for a light summertime dinner!

Zucchini Lasagna Roll-Ups With Spinach and Cheese

These Zucchini Lasagna Roll-Ups With Spinach and Cheese use zucchini instead of lasagna noodles and are a delicious lower-carb meatless dinner that everyone will love!

a piece of chocolate zucchini cake on a white plate

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

This one-bowl Chocolate Zucchini Cake is moist, fluffy, and has double the chocolate – chocolate cake topped with chocolate chips. It's one of the best ways to use up some of that summer garden zucchini!

Here’s a bonus recipe that’s made with yellow summer squash (in case you’ve got lots of those too) that you can also make with zucchini (or a combination of the two): Yellow Squash Casserole!

And don’t forget that another fabulous way to use zucchini is to turn them into “zoodles” (zucchini noodles) and use them as a low-carb replacement for pasta. Use a spiralizer to cut the zucchini, then boil or sauté just until crisp-tender, season to your liking, and enjoy!

I hope you found some new zucchini recipes to try. Let me know which ones you liked best! Thanks for visiting today!

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