25 Easy & Healthy Zucchini Recipes

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Recipe: PaleOMG | Flourless Chocolate Zucchini Banana Muffins

Almond Flour Zucchini Bread

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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