Gardens, farmers’ markets and grocery stores are overflowing the fresh zucchini right now! Looking for new ideas on what do make with fresh zucchini? You’ve come to the right place. Below are 12 delectable recipes featuring zucchini – soups, sides, main dishes and even a decadent dessert!

Bowl of soup with tortelloni, sausage, zucchini and carrots.

Tortelloni Soup with Sausage, Carrots and Zucchini

Super easy to prepare, this hearty soup is overflowing with both delicious flavors and textures.

overhead of casserole dish filled with shells stuffed with ground turkey and vegetables

Turkey Stuffed Shells with Cream Cheese

These Turkey Stuffed Pasta Shells are impressive looking, scrumptious, and, an added bonus – they’re healthy too, using ground turkey, lots of veggies and small amounts of cheese.

white platter showing Pesto Chicken and Vegetables with Pasta

Pesto Chicken and Pasta with Veggies

Easy to prepare in under 25 minutes, this chicken and pasta recipe is perfect for busy night dinner. And it’s super versatile! Use in-season vegetables, and any size or shape pasta. Plus, choose from three unique scrumptious pesto recipes.

Plate of Mediterranean Meatball Ratatouille and orzo

Slow Cooker Mediterranean Meatball Ratatouille

A hearty, easy to prepare slow cooker dish that combines Italian sausage meatballs with Mediterranean flavors of eggplant, mushrooms, zucchini, tomato, onion, garlic and basil.

Seasoned ground pork sauce atop zucchini noodles on a plate

Zoodles Pasta With Ground Pork

Zoodles Pasta with Ground Pork Sauce has all the flavor of a traditional Italian dish but with less fat and carbs. Instead of ground beef or sausage, the sauce is made with seasoned ground pork sautéed with fresh mushrooms, peppers, onions and garlic. And, zucchini noodles stand in for pasta. Not only is it healthy, it’s pretty on the plate, and quick and easy to prepare, too.


Baked Eggplant and Zucchini Stacks

Roasted Eggplant Slices with Zucchini and Red Pepper is a scrumptious vegetarian main dish that’s so full of rich flavors, you’re meat-eating friends will love it, too. Roasted fresh vegetables are layered with vibrant pesto and creamy Fontina cheese and then baked. Easy to prepare and can be made ahead, too!

Round baking dish with zucchini custard

Roasted Zucchini Custard

Roasted zucchini slices are baked with a savory, custard-y mixture of eggs, cream, Worcestershire sauce, Parmesan cheese and seasonings. Easy and flexible – can be served as a side dish, brunch or lunch entrée.

Overhead shot of mushroom, spinach, zucchini pie with sliced tomatoes on top

Mushroom, Spinach, Tomato and Zucchini Pie

Mushroom, Spinach, Tomato and Zucchini Pie is the perfect end-of-summer dish to prepare with the fresh bounty from your garden or your favorite farmer’s market.

blue bowl holding grilled corn and zucchini salad with tomatoes

Grilled Corn Salad Recipe with Zucchini and Tomato

Grilled Corn, Zucchini and Tomato Salad is a quick and easy, fresh side dish that’s perfect for summer! Grilling the corn and the zucchini brings out their natural sweetness and adds a bit of smoky flavor.

Siver cups filled with Veggie Fries in a napkin, with Lemon-Garlic Aioli on the side

Veggie Fries with Lemon-Garlic Aioli

Crowd-pleasing Veggie Fries with Lemon-Garlic Aioli are a wonderful alternative to French fries. Portobello mushroom and zucchini wedges are dusted with flour, dipped in egg, coated with a an Italian breadcrumb-Parmesan cheese mixture, then fried until crispy. Serve with tangy Lemon-Garlic Aioli.

Mug filled with Zucchini Soup, on a plate next to a panini sandwich

Zucchini Soup with Turkey and Cheddar Panini

Robert and I love enjoying a warm bowl of soup alongside a delicious sandwich for a casual Sunday supper. I particularly love this Zucchini Soup because it is actually healthy (low in fat and carbs), a snap to put together – and, best of all, scrumptious! We enjoy it together with a Turkey, Chutney and

Triple Chocolate Zucchini Cake on glass cake platter

Triple Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Dense and decadent, Triple Chocolate Zucchini Cake uses unsweetened and semi-sweet chocolate in the batter, then is topped off with a super scrumptious bittersweet chocolate glaze. (Note that high altitude instructions are included at the bottom of the recipe.)

Collage of zucchini recipe photos

Share This With The World


About the author

Hi, I'm Lee.

I am inspired by my mother, Sally’s, love of cooking and entertaining to gather friends and family together over great meals and conversation. In fact, I held my first dinner party at the age of 16. Throughout the years, I haves provided recipes, menu advice and cooking tips to friends seeking uncomplicated and delicious ideas for home entertaining.

Latest Posts

Sign up for recipes, tips & more!
Join the club

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.