100+ Ways to Cook Zucchini

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Chances are good that if you have a garden or belong to a CSA, right about now, you have at least a few zucchini or summer squash sitting on your counter. If you're looking for some creative ways to cook zucchini, we've got you covered!

Zucchini for Breakfast

1. Sweet Zucchini Pancakes
2. Zucchini and Carrot Muffins with Cinnamon
3. Zucchini and Basil Frittata from chef Michael Chiarello
4. Parmesan Zucchini Omelet from Taste of Home
5. Zucchini Breakfast Casserole from Saveur
6. Zucchini Hash Browns -- This is a nice low-carb alternative to traditional potato hash browns!
7. Egg in a Zucchini Basket

Zucchini Side Dishes and Salads


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Here are some great side dishes featuring zucchini and summer squash. Of course, any of them would work well as a main course, too.

8. Zucchini Oven Fries
9. Zucchini Hash
10. Grilled Zucchini Ribbon Salad via chef Michael Chiarello
11. Quick Zucchini Saute via Smitten Kitchen
12. Zucchini and Tomato Saute
13. Shaved Zucchini Salad with Parmesan and Pine Nuts via Bon Apetit
14. Zucchini Salad via Bobby Flay
15. Minted Orzo and Zucchini Salad
16. Zucchini and Almond Pasta Salad via Smitten Kitchen
17. Pasta and Fried Zucchini Salad
18. Zucchini Salad with Lemon, Herbs, and Goat Cheese
19. Garbanzo Bean and Zucchini Salad via Giada DeLaurentis
20. Warm Zucchini Salad with Walnuts and Parmesan
21. Raw Corn and Zucchini Salad via Martha Stewart
22. Corn and Zucchini Salad with Chives via The Kitchn
23. Grilled Zucchini Salad with Lemon and Scallions via Real Simple
24. Sesame Ginger Zucchini Salad
25. Zucchini and Summer Squash Ribbons with Lemon Vinaigrette
26. Lentil and Raw Zucchini Salad
27. Zucchini Salad with Feta and Kalamata Olives
28. Roasted Red Bell Pepper and Zucchini Salad
29. Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Zucchini and Feta via The Pioneer Woman
30. Vegetable Rice via Eating Well
31. Braised Green Beans and Summer Veggies via Eating Well
32. Cool Zucchini Slaw
33. Parmesan Squash Cakes via Eating Well
34. Pesto Topped Grilled Summer Squash via Eating Well

Zucchini Soups

35. Spinach and Zucchini Soup, via 101 Cookbooks
36. Zucchini Garlic Soup via The Kitchn
37. Herbed Zucchini Soup via Eating Well
38. Curried Zucchini Soup
39. Cream of Zucchini Soup
40. Pear and Zucchini Soup via Food Network
41. Chilled Zucchini Soup with Purslane via Food & Wine
42. Zucchini Tarragon Soup via Meatless Monday
43. Carrot, Tomato and Zucchini Soup
44. Fennel and Zucchini Soup with Warm Tomato Relish via Bon Apetit
45. Zucchini, Potato and Ham Soup via Rachael Ray
46. Tortellini and Zucchini Soup via Eating Well
47. Creamy Basil Zucchini Soup via Sunset Magazine
48. Minestrone Soup via Martha Stewart
49. Quick Vegetable Soup via Martha Stewart
50. Cold Zucchini-Mint Soup via Martha Stewart

Zucchini Main Courses: Vegetarian

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51. Pinto Bean Mole Chili via Kelly Rossiter on TreeHugger
52. Vegetarian Moussaka
53. Stuffed Eggplant via TreeHugger
54. Athenian Pasta Primavera via Eating Well
55. Creamy Polenta with Summer Squash
56. Garden Pizza via Eating Well
57. Linguine with Roasted Summer Vegetables via Eating Well
58. Summer Squash and White Bean Saute
59. Gnocchi with Zucchini Ribbons and Parsley Brown Butter via Eating Well
60. Eggplant Zucchini Gratin via The Veggie Table
61. Vegan Quinoa Carrot Zucchini Casserole
62. German Style Stuffed Zucchini
63. Zucchini Casserole via Midwest Vegetarian
64. Zucchini Lasagna via The Veggie Table
65. Lemony Zucchini Goat Cheese Pizza via Smitten Kitchen
66. Zucchini and Pesto Pizza via Serious Eats
67. Tomato and Zucchini Pizza via The Detroit Free Press
68. Vegan Zucchini Pizza via Slashfood
69. Zucchini Ribbon Noodles with Red Pepper Coulis
70. Grilled Zucchini with Parmesan and Garlic Chile Oil
71. Grilled Vegetable, Herb, and Goat Cheese Sandwiches via Giada DeLaurentis
72. Ratatouille
73. Portobello Zucchini Tacos via Martha Stewart
74. Tomato, Mozzarella, and Zucchini Pie

Zucchini Main Courses: Non-Vegetarian


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75. Zucchini Rice Casserole via Eating Well
76. Zucchini and Squash Pasta with Sweet Italian Sausage via Emeril Lagasse
77. Fish and Summer Vegetable Packets via Eating Well
78. Shrimp and Saffron Rice with Summer Squash via Eating Well
79. Salmon and Zucchini Baked in Parchment via Martha Stewart
80. Bacon and Zucchini Quiche via Martha Stewart
81. Stuffed Tex-Mex Yellow Squash
82. Shrimp and Zucchini Tostadas
83. Creamy Fusili with Yellow Squash and Bacon
84. Chicken and Marinated Zucchini Sandwich via Martha Stewart
85. Stuffed Zucchini

Zucchini Desserts


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86. Lemon Zucchini Cornmeal Cookies
87. Summer Squash Loaf Cake
88. Zucchini Nut Bread Cookie Sandwiches
89. Sweet Zucchini Cupcakes
90. Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies via Care2
91. Zucchini Brownies

Zucchini Bread


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92. Zucchini Spice Bread via Martha Stewart
93. Zucchini Bread with Dried Fruit via Smitten Kitchen
94. Lemon-Poppy Seed Zucchini Bread via 101 Cookbooks
95. Pineapple Zucchini Bread via Grit
96. Chocolate Zucchini Bread via Tasty Kitchen
97. Zucchini and Apple Bread via Food Network

Pickled Zucchini

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98. Green Pickled Zucchini with Herbs via Emeril Green
99. Sweet and Spicy Zucchini Pickles
100. Quick Pickled Zucchini via 101 Cookbooks
101. Bread and Butter Zucchini Pickles
102. Zucchini Pickle Relish

So, there you have it! Over 100 ways to make use of all of those zucchini and summer squashes. Enjoy!

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