Fresh Zucchini Recipes
Serve these fresh zucchini recipes as a savory side dish or in the main course.
Stuff zucchini shells with Lady Peas, onion, mushrooms, and tomato and top with bread crumbs and cheese for a colorful appetizer.
Recipe: Zucchini Stuffed with Lady Peas
Looking for a farm-fresh meal? Consider it found! These zucchini recipes put a delicious twist on a classic summer vegetable.
Pack your farmers' market favorites in this vegetarian lasagna. Fresh basil, zucchini, and spinach are baked with both ricotta and flavored cream cheese for a hearty casserole. No-boil lasagna noodles will help you get this dish on the table in no time!
- Recipe: Zucchini-and-Spinach Lasagna
Inpspired by the classic potato-and-leek vichyssoise (vish-ee-SWAHZ), we added zucchini and gave this recipe a delicious Southern twist with a sprinkling of crisp, crumbled bacon.
Recipe: Zucchini-Potato Soup
For an extra touch of flavor, top this dish with long Parmesan cheese curls created using a vegetable peeler.
Try this filling chowder for your next dinner party. Colorful corn and zucchini, crispy bacon, and creamy cheese make for a great presentation and a delicious meal.
Recipe: Corn-and-Zucchini Queso Chowder
Pecans aren't just for dessert. Try them toasted in this Italian-inspired fettucine with fresh basil and Asiago cheese.
Whip up this easy zucchini dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
- Recipe: Zucchini-Onion Frittata
Inspired by the fresh flavors of the Mediterranean, this salad is simple and flavorful with crunchy zucchini, savory feta, mint, and splash of lemon.
Create color with cucumbers, yellow squash, candy-cane beets, salmon caviar, zucchini, herbs, radishes, sprouts, and other fresh finds.
Recipe: Watercress Canapés
Chicken thighs are economical and easily take on the flavor of seasoning blends or marinades. Serving the chicken over mashed potatoes makes this one-dish recipe hearty and filling.
Deliver a colorful treat from the grill with marinated veggie kabobs. Serve veggies with grilled chicken and wild rice, or toss into pasta with basil and Parmesan cheese.
Recipe: Summer Vegetable Kabobs
Save time by buying pre-chopped veggies. Wrap them in foil, and grill as directed.
Recipe: Grilled Chicken and Garden Salsa
If you're craving a loaded-out pizza, give this veggie pizza a try! A whole wheat crust topped with roasted sweet potatoes and other colorful veggies ups the good-for-you-factor without skimping on flavor.
- Recipe: Roasted Vegetable Pizza
This entire meal pulls together in under one hour. Your family—and your taste buds—will thank you.
The sweet and tangy shrimp and seasoned vegetables are a complete meal on a stick. Caribbean jerk seasoning gives these kabobs a special, spicy flair.
Recipe: Spicy Glazed Shrimp and Vegetable Kabobs
Summer squash casserole is the most versatile Southern side dish. It pairs well with everything from fried chicken at a summertime Sunday lunch to roast turkey at Thanksgiving.
- Recipe: Summer Squash Casserole
Whip up this easy one-plate-wonder complete with artichoke hearts, zucchini, and Parmesan cheese.
- Recipe: Baked Chicken Risotto
Squeezing the zucchini in paper towels helps remove excess water for a crisp, latke-like crust.
Take advantage of summer's bounty! Whether they're in soups, casseroles, or pasta, these summer squash recipes are sure to please.
From the Kitchen of Marian Cooper Cairns, Birmingham, AL. "Add cooked shrimp for a heartier main, or white beans for a vegetarian option."
- Recipe: Zucchini-Mint Pasta
Ribbons of zucchini and squash make up these colorful Zucchini-and-Squash Pickles. These pickles are as beautiful as they are delicious.
Recipe: Zucchini-and-Squash Pickles
This frittata makes a stunning presentation when plated. Fresh flavor abounds in every bite.
Recipe: Squash Frittata
Cutting zucchini into thin strips is easy and makes a fresh substitute for pasta. Add thinly sliced ribbons of salami for a meatier meal.
- Recipe: Zucchini-Mushroom "Linguine"
One bite of these Fried Zucchini Straws and you'll be hooked.
- Recipe: Fried Zucchini Straws
This refreshing soup is full of fresh flavors. Make ahead and store up to 2 days.
- Recipe: Chilled Zucchini Soup
Serve these crispy baked chips as a side or an app.
Recipe: Baked Zucchini Chips
Dress thinly sliced vegetables with our fresh take on catalina dressing—inspired by two Birmingham chefs, Wil Drake and Roscoe Hall—and garnish with any fresh herbs you like.
This elegant tian, a French dish of layered vegetables, is delicious warm or at room temp.
Recipe: Zucchini-Potato Casserole