37+ BEST Zucchini Recipes: Healthy, Quick & Easy

Love zucchini? Here are 37+ flavor packed zucchini recipes to try out. From pasta recipes, to salads, stuffed zucchini and more. They’re all SO delicious (and healthy too)!

Zucchini is such a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of dishes. They can be eaten raw, roasted, stuffed, or added to your favorite pasta dish.

Some of the most popular recipes that use zucchini on my blog include this Creamy Zucchini Soup, Zucchini Fries, and Spaghetti Alla Nerano. But there are so many great options!

Keep reading to discover some new favorite recipes featuring zucchini…

The BEST Zucchini Recipes

Sauteed zucchini and squash in skillet.
You can serve Sauteed Zucchini and Squash with practically anything! It’s a simple side dish that showcases sliced and seared summer squash and savory Italian flavors.
Sauteed Zucchini and Squash
Overhead shot of bowl of creamy zucchini soup with spoon.
Take advantage of the summer harvest with this savory and nourishing creamy zucchini soup. Perfect for freezing and using up frozen zucchini!
Creamy Zucchini Soup
Overhead shot of spaghetti alla nerano in white bowl with fork.
This Spaghetti alla Nerano recipe is a rich and creamy pasta made with fried zucchini and parmesan cheese. It’s a restaurant-worthy dish with gourmet flavors, but comes together in minutes!
Spaghetti alla Nerano
Overhead shot of zucchini lasagna rolls in skillet.
These Vegetarian Zucchini Lasagna Rolls are low-carb and gluten-free yet still sinfully delicious with loads of melty cheese and plenty of fresh herbs. Made easy using store-bought tomato sauce.
Zucchini Lasagna Rolls
Overhead close up of zucchini fries on platter.
Air Fryer Zucchini Fries with Lemon Tarragon Aioli are perfect for snacking. Strips of zucchini, coated in panko cook up perfectly crispy in the air fryer. Dip them in an easy-to-prepare creamy aioli flavored with tarragon and lemon. 
Air Fryer Zucchini Fries
Slices of grilled steak on green plate with zucchini and feta scattered around.
Grilled Flank Steak is the perfect summer meal. Marinated in a soy and honey mix and served with creamy whipped feta and grilled zucchini, every bite of this grilled steak explodes with flavor!
Grilled Flank Steak with Zucchini
Zucchini taco boats on baking tray after cooking.
Taco Zucchini Boats are filled with taco seasoned turkey and topped with melted cheese and your favorite toppings. A low-carb, keto friendly way to enjoy taco night. You won’t miss the tortilla!
Taco Zucchini Boats
Pasta salad in bowl on wooden cutting board next to bowl of pepper flakes.
This Zucchini Pasta Salad recipe may be the best I've tried to date! Packed with sauteed zucchini, loads of parmesan cheese, fresh dill and crunchy walnuts.
Zucchini Pasta Salad
Overhead close up of baked zucchini boats.
Greek Stuffed Zucchini Boats come together in just 30-minutes. Stuffed with quinoa, feta, chickpeas, peppers and olives and flavored with lemon, garlic and oregano.
Greek Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Two loaves of zucchini bread spread with butter.
This is the BEST Zucchini Bread. It’s flavorful, moist and not overly sweet – It’s the perfect balance of flavors and easy to make at home!
Zucchini Bread
Overhead shot of zucchini pizza boats with supreme toppings.
Zucchini Pizza Boats come together in just 30-minutes. Fully loaded with sausage, mushrooms, peppers and olives, it’s a lower-carb, lower-calorie way to enjoy pizza and sneak some extra veggies into your diet. 
Zucchini Pizza Boats
Overhead shot of dish of zucchini noodles with fresh herbs on a black plate.
This Half and Half Linguini uses half “real” noodles and half zucchini noodles for a tasty treat with less calories. Plenty of fresh herbs – mint, dill, and parsley – brighten things up along with the briny capers which are fried until crisp.
Half and Half Linguini with Zucchini Noodles
Overhead shot of salmon sliced on baking sheet with zucchini noodles.
This Glazed Honey Sriracha Salmon served with zucchini noodles makes the perfect quick & easy dinner that's as delicious as it is healthy. 
Honey Sriracha Salmon with Zucchini Noodles
This is the savory pie of summer. Zucchini, sweet summer corn, fresh garden herbs, and three cheeses all baked together in a buttery sesame cracker crust. Simple summertime dinner perfection. Plus kind of fun for meatless Monday!
Get the RECIPE from Half Baked Harvest
These zucchini tortilla chips are thick, crunchy and sturdy enough to scoop up dips. They stay crunchy and store well so they can be made ahead of time. They are just 2 ingredients, easy to make and a fun way to use zucchini. They are also low carb and keto-friendly.
Get the RECIPE from Kirbie Cravings
A low-carb, super-cheesy zucchini bake recipe that’ll make anyone fall in love with the best (certainly the biggest) of all late-summer veggies.
Get the RECIPE from The Modern Proper
Fresh, healthy, and delicious side dish of sauteed mushrooms and zucchini! Perfectly seasoned and pan fried to perfection, this Skillet Zucchini and Mushrooms recipe is ready in just 20 minutes!
Get the RECIPE from Diethood
Zucchini, Bacon, and Pecorino Tart: Buttery, flaky, cheesy, filled with veggies, and balanced with a little salty bacon. Not sure it really gets much better than that!
Get the RECIPE from @halfbakedharvest.com
Creamy zucchini pasta is our latest favorite way to use up our annual backyard squash deluge.
Get the RECIPE from The Modern Proper
This zucchini stir fry is made with carrots, bell peppers, tofu, and Asian-inspired seasonings. Easy, healthy, and great for dinner meal prep!
Get the RECIPE from Walder Wellness
Roasted Zucchini Burgers with Garlic Whipped Feta – your new go-to veggie burger!
Get the RECIPE from Half Baked Harvest
These lasagna-stuffed zucchini boats are much healthier than their carby counterparts and come together easily, making them perfect for dinner any night of the week.
Get the RECIPE from The Modern Proper
Make Perfect Grilled Zucchini all summer long! Quick and easy, great as a side dish with anything you’re grilling from chicken, to steak and fish.
Get the RECIPE from Skinnytaste
Pesto Zucchini and Peach Pizza with Burrata. All of summer’s best produce on a pizza! Three of my favorite cheeses, fresh garden herbs, sweet peaches, savory zucchini, and a little bit of spiciness to balance it all out. It’s the only pizza recipe you need this summer…it’s true!
Get the RECIPE from Half Baked Harvest
This stunningly beautiful, twisty-twirly pesto zoodle salad with fresh mozzarella, chicken and toasted pine nuts is a textural, colorful study in how to make the most of the late-summer harvest.
Get the RECIPE from The Modern Proper
Cheesy Baked Zucchini Bites
With only seven ingredients, cheesy baked zucchini bites are a delicious savoury appetizer, snack, or side dish with a crispy outside and tender inside.
Get the RECIPE from Yay for Food
Basil Chicken Curry Zucchini Noodle Bowl – fast, easy, light & healthy…and LOADED with great produce! A delicious go-to summer bowl!
Get the RECIPE from Half Baked Harvest
Move over zucchini bread—our savory, Italian-ish (hello salty-licious parmesan cheese!), Greek-ish (hello tzatziki sauce for dipping!) crispy zucchini fritter recipe is here to steal your thunder.
Get the RECIPE from The Modern Proper
Charred Corn and Zucchini Enchilada Pasta Salad – super easy, delicious summer pasta salad that comes together in about 30 mins.
Get the RECIPE from Half Baked Harvest
This fennel, carrot, and zucchini salad is as tasty as it is colorful. It’s light and fresh and makes the perfect appetizer or side salad.
Get the RECIPE from Salt and Lavender
Heirloom Tomato and Zucchini Galette with Honey + Thyme – A beautiful medley of summer veggies, all tucked into one yummy galette.
Get the RECIPE from Half Baked Harvest
This grilled corn and zucchini salad is fresh, fast, and bursting with flavor! Only a few simple ingredients are needed to make this delicious summer salad.
Get the RECIPE from Salt and Lavender
Zucchini Peach Streusel Muffins – Delicious, not too sugary, easy peasy muffins!
Get the RECIPE from halfbakedharvest.com
This baked parmesan zucchini recipe is a delicious side dish or snack! Melty cheese, garlic, and a touch of balsamic vinegar make these zucchini rounds irresistible.
Get the RECIPE from Salt & Lavender
Mac and Cheese Stuffed Fried Zucchini. I have declared these little bites the best way to eat zucchini this summer.
Get the RECIPE from Half Baked Harvest
This Baked Zucchini recipe is a really easy way to cook zucchini in the oven that’s extremely tasty. 3 minutes prep. Love the crunchy parmesan bits!
Get the RECIPE from Recipe Tin Eats
Japanese Zucchini is sauteed with onion in soy sauce and teriyaki sauce plus a few red pepper flakes for spice. Makes a great side dish.
Get the RECIPE from Spicy Southern Kitchen

How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these zucchini recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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Sauteed zucchini and squash in skillet.

37+ BEST Zucchini Recipes

Love zucchini? Here are 37+ flavor packed zucchini recipes to try out. From pasta recipes, to salads, stuffed zucchini and more. They're all SO delicious (and healthy too)! Try this Sauteed Zucchini and Squash. It’s a simple side dish that showcases sliced and seared summer squash and savory Italian flavors.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 6 people


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil (divided)
  • 2 medium yellow squash (sliced into 1/4-inch-thick rounds)
  • 2 medium zucchini (sliced into 1/4-inch-thick rounds)
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 6 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt + Pepper (to taste)


  • Heat 1 TBSP olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the yellow squash slices and sautee for 3-4 minutes, undisturbed, until golden brown.
  • Flip the squash and cook for another 2 minutes, until the squash is tender crisp. Transfer the cooked squash to a plate.
  • Add the remaining 1 TBSP olive oil to the now empty skillet, and repeat this process with the zucchini slices. Transfer the cooked zucchini to the plate with the squash.
  • Melt the butter and cook the garlic and Italian seasoning for 30 seconds, or until fragrant.
  • Return the cooked squash and zucchini slices to the pan.
  • Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Enjoy!


Sauteed squash and zucchini are best served immediately, but leftovers will last for 2 to 3 days in the fridge.
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Large Skillet


Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 359mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 384IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg

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