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More Than 20 Summer Zucchini Recipes

Zucchini season is in full swing and I’m here to help you make the most of it. With More Than 20 Summer Zucchini Recipes, there will be everything you need. From dessert ideas, to brunch, breakfast, main course and salads. Take a look below before you head to the market for you fresh zucchini this week.

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More Than 20 Summer Zucchini Recipes

Zucchini Pasta Salad in a Lemon Vinaigrette

Zucchini Pasta Salad in a Lemon Vinaigrette in a bowl

A fresh and light addition to your spring pasta dishes. This Zucchini Pasta Salad in a Lemon Vinaigrette is filled with seasonal zucchini, sun dried tomatoes and fresh mozzarella. Then topped off with a tangy vinaigrette. Make it for your next lunch or side dish to a weekend barbecue.

Vanilla Zucchini Muffins

With the abundance of fresh zucchini now, why not make these easy Vanilla Zucchini Muffins. With a sweet vanilla flavour and the moistness that zucchini brings, they are a sure fire hit. A great treat for anytime.

Chocolate Zucchini Loaf Cake

close up of the chocoalte zucchini loaf cake

The perfect Chocolate Zucchini Loaf Cake. Intense chocolate flavour bursting with melting chocolate chips with hidden zucchini to make it super moist. File in favourites!

Parmesan Zucchini Crisps

stack of parmesan zucchini crisps

These Parmesan Zucchini Crisps should go on your appetizer board. Thin cut zuccnini slices dredges in a parmesan bread crumb and baked to crispy perfection!

Skillet Pasta with Zucchini and Sun Dried Tomatoes

close up of the skillet pasta

This Skillet Pasta with Zucchini and Sun Dried Tomatoes is a great mid week dinner the whole family will love. A fully loaded pasta dish with sauteed zucchini and peppers and the addition of sun dried tomato pest for a fantastic flavour. Makes a great dish for lunches, dinners or even as a side dish to the Skillet Chicken in a Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Sauce.

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

close up of a chocoalte chip zucchini muffin

I have officially found my new favourite muffin! Yes, I do say that quite often about way too many foods, I know. But these Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins were fantastic and I am already itching to make them again. Don’t take my word for it, give them a try!

Spiced Zucchini & Eggplant

spiced zucchini and eggplant in a serving dish

Who loves quick and tasty side dishes. This Spiced Zucchini & Eggplant will be right up your street. Roasted with turmeric, fennel and cardamom pods for so much flavour that doesn’t disappoint. Much like my Roasted Garlic Brussel Sprouts, it’s quick to prepare and delivers high on the taste buds!

Creamy Stove Top Pork & Zucchini

stove top pork with zucchini

Comfort food in July because sometimes you just need it. This Creamy Stove Top Pork & Zucchini is worth standing over the stove for, even in July. With tender pork loin chops topped off with a creamy & flavoursome sauce, it is sure to be a winner whatever the season.

Summer Grilled Mixed Vegetables

over head view of the summer grilled mixed vegatables

It just wouldn’t be summer without grilling some vegetables to go alongside you weekend barbecue. These Summer Grilled Mixed Vegetables are easy to make, healthy, full of flavour and a would make a great side to grilled chicken or fish. A must make for your next summer cookout.

Gruyère Cheese and Zucchini Pasta

Gruyere cheese and pasta dish in a skillet

Why not use up some seasonal zucchini with this Gruyère Cheese and Zucchini Pasta dish. It’s got the comfort of a cool weather dish while being light and fresh all at the same time. Made using pasta, Gruyère Cheese, seasonal zucchini, garlic, oregano, olive oil, fresh parsley and salt and pepper. It comes together quickly and you can even make it for lunch.

Zucchini Fritters

cloe up of the zucchini fritters

These Zucchini Fritters are a great way to sneak in all those nutrients without even knowing it. Made with grated zucchini, onion and oregano, these come together quickly and sure are tasty. They make a great side dish, snack or even lunch.

Tomato & Zucchini Oven Baked Pasta


This Tomato & Zucchini Oven Baked Pasta is a great mid week comfort. Tender pasta noodles with sauteed zucchini in a rich tomato sauce and topped with fresh mozzarella cheese.Make in advance, pop it in the fridge and bake when ready.

Parmesan Topped Zucchini

close up of the parmesan topped zucchini

You can’t beat a quick and tasty side dish. This Parmesan Topped Zucchini is prepped quick and then you just pop it in the oven until dinner time. Tender and soft zucchini roasted with garlic, olive oil, sea salt and fresh grated parmesan cheese. The perfect side side dish for Oven Roasted Turkey Parmesan or even my Lemon Crusted Baked Cod.

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

The wonderful secret hidden ingredient of zucchini in a chocolate muffin. With zero zucchini taste, so even better! These Chocolate Zucchini Muffins are put together in a hurry and moist, chocolaty and delicious!

Roasted Squash & Zucchini Lasagna

close up of the roasted squash and zucchini lasagna

I have the ultimate food for fall wrapped up with this Roasted Squash & Zucchini Lasagna. Layers of tender pasta noodles, bechamel sauce, sweet roasted squash and zucchini for the ultimate vegetarian comfort food. A great make ahead and bake later dinner for easy entertaining for family dinners.

Couscous Salad in a Lemon Vinaigrette (with Zucchini)

Couscous and chickpea salad in a serving bowl.

There is still time to get in a few more salads before the season comes to and end.  This Couscous Salad in a Lemon Vinaigrette could be the perfect way to wind down salad season. Light an fluffy couscous, roasted vegetables and a lemon vinaigrette. Perfect.

Zucchini & Parmesan Frittata

close up of the zucchini & parmesan frittata

Wake up to this Zucchini & Parmesan Frittata this weekend. Light and fluffy eggs filled with sharp Parmesan cheese and thinly sliced sauteed zucchini. This frittata is completely cooked on the stove top so there is no oven required to finish it off. Make it for your next weekend brunch.

Classic Zucchini Bread

Zucchini bread sliced up in a loaf.

This Classic Zucchini Bread if moist, full of flavour and great with a cup of coffee or tea. Made with fresh grated zucchini, butter and a blend of spices to bring a great tasting loaf cake. Make it for your your next brunch or afternoon treat.

Fusilli Pasta Bake with Bacon and Zucchini

The fusilli pasta bake with bacon and zucchini in a serving dish

Sometimes you just need a great pasta dish. This Fusilli Pasta Bake with Bacon and Zucchini could be just what you’re looking for. Tender pasta noodles wrapped up in a creamy Gouda cheese sauce with salty bacon, zucchini and red peppers. A dish you can made in advance, pop in the fridge and bake just before serving. A great mid week dinner for the whole family.

Chickpea Salad with Roasted Peppers and Zucchini

Close up of the chickpea salad

Why not give this Chickpea Salad with Roasted Peppers and Zucchini a try this weekend.  I paired it with the Chicken Skewers and it was a fantastic dinner.

Roasted Zucchini & Cherry Tomato Lasagna

close up of the roasted cherry tomato and zucchini lasagna on a plate

Why not try this Roasted Zucchini & Cherry Tomato Lasagna for something a little different. Layers of pasta smothered in a rich tomato sauce and filled with sweet roasted cherry tomatoes, zucchini and tangy capers. A wonderful dish to make ahead and have on hand to bake for dinner. Serve with some Fluffy Dinner Rolls and you are all set.

Sheet Pan Vegetables

sheet pan vegetables in a blue bowl

I know summer is almost over for many of you, but this dish is great any time of year. But Sheet Pan Vegetables could be your easiest summer side dish, ever! Just throw some vegetables on a baking tray, add salt and olive oil and call it a day. Easy, fresh and tasty!

Thanks for Stopping by & Hope To See You Soon!

By on July 23rd, 2021
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2 Comments on “More Than 20 Summer Zucchini Recipes”

    • Hi Chris, I’m sure many of these recipes can be adapted to an instant pot. However, none of the testing has been done on this site. Hope this helps.


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