Once summer gardening starts, you never know what the bounty of your labors may bring. Will there be a big raspberry crop this year? Is it too cold for tomatoes? Will the apples survive the heat, birds and bugs?
One thing you can always count on is having enough zucchini for you and your neighborhood. This sturdy crop grows quickly and tends to feel like a weed you can't get rid of before the season's harvest is complete.
If you find yourself with an overabundance of zucchini every year, we've got you covered! Here are 13 incredible zucchini recipes that will turn those boat-sized veggies into bites of delectable goodness!
Southwest Sausage and Veggie Lasagna
Basic zucchini meets Southwest flavor for a lasagna that’s fresh and fantastic. We used no-boil noodles to cut down on prep time. The final flavor of this lasagna is outstanding!
Parmesan Baked Zucchini
Who says tasty food has to take a long time, make a mess of your kitchen, and blow your mind with all the prep work? Not this recipe! You can have it made and baked in minutes.
Rather than putting zucchini in your recipes, put your recipes in your zucchini with these clever stuffed lasagna rounds. They make amazing appetizers or elegant entrées.
Zucchini Ribbon Roll-Ups
Kick your next summer party up a notch with simple grilled zucchini ribbon roll-ups. Grilled zucchini gets wrapped around savory herbed cheese and a fresh cherry tomatoes for a flavorful and fabulous start to the meal.
Zippy Zucchini Tart
Breakfast isn't just served, it's stunning! But actually, this simple zucchini and tomato tart makes a beautiful breakfast, brunch or dinner. The crisp flaky crust pairs perfectly with the garlicky ricotta cheese, garden tomatoes, fresh basil and zucchini filling.
Lemon-Pignoli Zucchini Pasta
Lemon, zucchini, tomatoes, feta, and pine nuts–this isn’t your mother’s ordinary pasta salad. This stunning dish is at home at a backyard barbecue as it is at a formal dinner party. We told you zucchini was versatile!
Zesty Zucchini Corn Cakes
Quick and savory, these pillowy pancakes are filled with zucchini, corn, and onions. Topped with a smear of sour cream and sliced garden tomatoes, this is one recipe you'll want to make again and again!
Zucchini Zen Garden Pizza
Strike a balance somewhere between healthy and decadent with this simple supreme pizza. It’s topped with everything in the garden, plus a few other favorite flavors for good measure.
Zucchini-Blueberry Muffins with Cinnamon Toast Crunch® Streusel
Zucchini bread meets classic blueberry muffins in this beautiful mix of the two. With the help of Betty Crocker's delicious Blueberry Muffin Mix, you're just minutes away from sinking your teeth into hot, fresh, bakery-style muffins made with, what else, zucchini!
Turn ordinary zucchini into a favorite dish with a twist! Bacon pieces lend a smoky flavor to traditional succotash. Top it all with a poached egg, and you’ll may never want summer (or your zucchini crop) to end!
Ranch Fried Zucchini
Bring back the flavors of childhood burger stands with this incredibly easy recipe for fried zucchini. Bisquick combines with a beautiful Ranch-style herb mixture to make for a truly tasty snack!
Double-Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Zucchini bread is nice and all, but when you add chocolate, then more chocolate to the mix, magic starts to happen. Suddenly you have a batch of bread so good, you’ll want to eat it morning, noon and night.
Zucchini and Cream Thumbprint Cookies
Spicy zucchini-molasses cookies are baked with a cream cheese center, then topped with a cinnamon-almond drizzle. Can you say, amazing? This recipe is destined to become a classic in your kitchen.