27 Easy, Delicious, and Healthy Zucchini Recipes

There’s no need to get bored with eating zucchini – there are so many ways to prepare it from muffins to chips and fritters. These 27 zucchini recipes are all healthy, easy to make, and delicious, too. Enjoy!

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Zucchini is a hearty summer squash that is pretty nutritious and extremely versatile for cooking or baking. Zucchini tastes mild with a gentle sweetness and a hint of grassiness from the peel – which is ok to eat by the way. The flavor of the peel does have a stronger taste the thicker it gets, which happens with larger zucchinis so choose a smaller size or peel it if you want to avoid that.

Zucchini has high fiber content and a low-calorie count making it ideal, like most veggies, for weight loss.

IN THIS POST: 27 recipes you can make with zucchini

Healthy Zucchini Bread Recipes

Zucchini helps to add bulk to baked goods in a healthy way. Using natural sweeteners like ripe bananas and maple syrup makes these Zucchini Bread recipes healthier than the ones at the bakery.

zucchini banana bread on a plate.
Zucchini Banana Bread
The perfect balance of ripe bananas and zucchini, this healthy recipe for zucchini banana bread is dairy-free and naturally sweetened.
Recipe for Zucchini Banana Bread
a plate of zucchini banana bread.
Homestyle Zucchini Bread
Homemade and homestyle zucchini bread is a classic recipe that everyone loves. Warm spices, brown sugar, and shredded zucchini star in this easy zucchini bread recipe.
Recipe for Homestyle Zucchini Bread
a platter of sliced zucchini bread.

Zucchini Muffins

Get out that muffin pan! Zucchini is fabulous in muffins by adding moisture and sweetness the same way applesauce would – with the added boost of nutrition.

Vegan Zucchini Muffins
These easy savory vegan muffins with zucchini are SO addictive! They’re the perfect savory snack or side dish that really hits the spot.
Recipe for Vegan Zucchini Muffins
a plate of vegan zucchini muffins.
Gluten Free Zucchini Muffins
These whole grain zucchini muffins are so good, you won't know they have veggies! They are allergy friendly and naturally sweetened as well.
Recipe for Gluten Free Zucchini Muffins
a plate of zucchini muffins.

Zucchini Pizzas

Using zucchini as the pizza crust is a genius way to get kids or picky eaters to experiment with eating vegetables. Super easy to customize with your favorite toppings makes pizza night fun … and healthy.

zucchini pizza bites fresh from the oven
Zucchini Pizza
These Zucchini Pizza Bites are the healthier, and low-carb alternative to a classic slice. Just four main ingredients are needed to make them!
Recipe for Zucchini Pizza Bites
zucchini pizza bites fresh from the oven
Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Pizza Bites
This healthy zucchini pizza recipe, with spicy buffalo chicken added to the mix, is the perfect healthier game day snack that's low carb and Weight Watchers friendly.
Recipe for Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Pizza Bites
a plate of buffalo chicken zucchini pizza bites.

Side Dishes with Zucchini

Instant Pot Zucchini
Quick & easy ways to make juicy, crunchy garlicky sauteed zucchini. Tasty simple side dish or addition to your salads.
Recipe for Instant Pot Zucchini
instant pot zucchini in a bowl.
Italian Style Zucchini and Mushrooms
This zucchini and mushroom dish is ready in minutes and all that's needed is some crusty bread! So delicious as a side dish.
Recipe for Italian Style Zucchini and Mushrooms
a plate of zucchini and mushrooms.
Veggie Skewers with Zucchini
Veggie Skewers made with zucchini, red onion, and bell peppers are grilled to perfection and drizzled with tangy balsamic vinegar and brushed with a fresh garlic herb sauce.
Recipe for Veggie Skewers
Baked Zucchini with Tomatoes
A light and deliciously healthy zucchini dish that everyone loves! A light lunch or a great side dish.
Recipe for Baked Zucchini with Tomatoes
sliced zucchini and tomatoes on a dish.

Zucchini Boats

Stuffed zucchini boats consist of zucchini shells stuffed with all kinds of deliciousness. Popular with the keto crowd, you can customize a zucchini boat to replace bread or pasta in so many creative ways. Recipes range from a tuna melt, like pictured below, to a low-carb lasagne experience that is a lifesaver for a gluten-free diet.

roasted zucchini boats on a plate.
Tuna Melt Zucchini Boats
This keto-friendly stuffed zucchini boats recipe is loaded with tuna and cheese for a low-carb, healthy dinner option. Perfect for lunches, too! Ready in under 30 minutes.
Recipe for Tuna Melt Zucchini Boats
a tray of stuffed zucchini boats.
Stuffed Italian Zucchini Boats
These fun little zucchini boats are festive and irresistible. Use part skim mozzarella and chopped bacon to give these vegetable boats amazing flavor.
Recipe for Stuffed Italian Zucchini Boats
zucchini boats on a tray.
Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Boats
These quinoa stuffed zucchini are a fun family dinner, and full of flavor. Easy to make, and perfect as either a vegetarian dinner or side dish.
Recipe for Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Boats
quinoa zucchini boats on a plate.
Zucchini Pizza Boats
Who needs a pizza crust when you can whip up these delicious zucchini pizza boats instead? Add your favorite toppings for a satisfying meal that’s packed with healthy veggies!
Recipe for Zucchini Pizza Boats

Healthy Zucchini Casserole Recipes

A casserole is just another delicious way to use this versatile veggie. You can bake it with tomatoes, eggplant, or mushrooms. Get creative by adding protein like chicken or seafood and make a meal out of it.

Zucchini Casserole
The zucchini casserole is easy and perfect for you if you are looking to lose weight. It's also low-carb and easy to prepare from scratch.
Recipe for Zucchini Casserole
a dish of zucchini casserole.
Zucchini and Potato Casserole
This Zucchini and Potato casserole is so delicious! It's dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soy-free, plant-based, Paleo, Keto, and can be made gluten-free! So if you love zucchini as much as us, you’ll find this easily slots into your rotation of zucchini dishes time and time again!
Recipe for Zucchini and Potato Casserole
zucchini and potato casserole in a dish.

Healthy Zucchini Soup Recipes

Blend it for a creamy, silky soup experience, or leave it chunky for a hearty vegetable stew – ratatouille style. Whatever fits your mood is possible using zucchini for soups.

Spicy Zucchini Soup
Warm up with a bowl of spicy zucchini soup made with the delicious caramelized flavor of oven roasted poblano chiles.
Recipe for Spicy Zucchini Soup
a bowl of zucchini soup.
Roasted Zucchini Soup
This silky roasted zucchini soup is packed with flavour, from slow-cooked courgette and garlic blitzed with peas and basil, and finished with ciabatta croutons.
Recipe for Roasted Zucchini Soup
a bowl of zucchini soup.
Zucchini Curry Lime Soup
Zucchini soup is a cooling and refreshing soup that is made with healthy ingredients.
Recipe for Zucchini Curry Lime Soup

Zucchini Chips + Fries

Swap out the usual white potatoes for zucchini fries or chips. Using ingredients like parmesan cheese, like in the picture below, adds crunch to the chips. Or, appliances like an air fryer or roasting in the oven will make yummy fries. Enjoy as a healthy snack or side dish.

hand holding parmesan zucchini chips
Parmesan Zucchini Chips
These zucchini parmesan chips are crispy and delicious. A tasty addition to salad or soup or to enjoy as a crunchy snack. Experiment with herbs and spices to add flavor!
Recipe for Parmesan Zucchini Chips
A hand holding a zucchini parmesan crisp.
Crispy Zucchini Fries
Don't let the name fool you, these crispy zucchini fries are healthy and delicious! Great for snacking or an appetizer.
Recipe for Crispy Zucchini Fries
zucchini fries on a plate.
Air Fryer Zucchini
This easy, healthy Air Fryer Zucchini squash recipe is packed with flavor for the perfect side dish, appetizer or snack. Naturally vegan, keto and gluten-free.
Recipe for Air Fryer Zucchini
Vegan Zucchini Fries
Raw zucchini sticks dipped in eggless batter, rolled in a flavourful bread coating and baked to crispy perfection. Deliciously simple vegan appetizer or light lunch perfect any time, game day, potluck you name it!
Recipe for Vegan Zucchini Fries

Zucchini Noodles

Noodles made out of zucchini, fondly known as zoodles, can replace spaghetti in your bowl. Toss them with your favorite sauce or keep it simple with some olive oil and an herb like fresh basil. You can also slice it into thin zucchini ribbons and use that as a healthy substitute for lasagna noodles. Serve the zoodles cold in a salad with fresh lemon. The options are endless.

Zucchini Lasagna Rollups
You’ll love these easy vegan lasagna roll ups. Low carb zucchini noodles are filled with dairy-free ricotta, set onto a pool of marinara, and baked to perfection. Vegan zucchini rollatini is easy to make, incredibly delicious and super satisfying.
Recipe for Zucchini Lasagna Rollups
Greek Zoodle Salad
Zucchini noodles make a delicious salad. Full of Mediterranean flavours. Fun to make and fun to eat.
Recipe for Greek Zoodle Salad
greek zoodle salad in a bowl.
Vegan Zucchini Noodle Salad
Dust off that zoodle maker to create the quickest vegan zucchini noodle salad in under 10 minutes. No, seriously, it’s that easy. Chop, scoop and mix, and you’ll have yourself a flavourful salad to add to your dinner party menu.
Recipe for Vegan Zucchini Noodle Salad
zoodle salad on a plate.

Healthy Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini fritters are kind of like little flat zucchini cakes with all kinds of tasty ingredients. Season with salt, pepper, herbs, and garlic then the sky is the limit. Add cheese (feta cheese is awesome) or keep it dairy-free.

Gluten Free Keto Zucchini Fritters
You will love these delicious gluten-free keto zucchini fritters. Serve the low-carb patties as an appetizer or a side to complement your meal. They even make a tasty and filling breakfast!
Recipe for Gluten Free Keto Zucchini Fritters
a plate of keto zucchini fritters.
Zucchini and Mascarpone Fritters
These zucchini and mascarpone fritters are the perfect mix of crispy edges and gooey centres, and are such a crowd-pleaser!
Recipe for Zucchini and Mascarpone Fritters
a plate of zucchini fritters.

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  1. All of these recipes look so amazing! I especially can’t wait to try the quinoa stuffed zucchini boats!

  2. Such a great round up of recipes! I love how versatile zucchini is; looking forward to giving these a try!

  3. These all look so good I don’t know where to start! The zucchini fries are definitely first on my list of recipes to try!

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