75+ Real Food Zucchini Recipes

It’s summer, it’s hot, and gardeners everywhere are rejoicing in their bounties! But what happens if you’ve got, uh… too much of a good thing going on? Just in time for August 8th – National Zucchini Day (yes, it’s a thing!), I’ve got this collection of zucchini recipes that will help you get some variety in preparing this summer squash!

I don’t actually grow zucchini myself because our little garden doesn’t seem to be too ideal for them for some reason (or it could be my black thumb). Thankfully though, I do have neighbors who gift us with zucchinis every year! Lots and lots of zucchinis.

All of these recipes are made with real food, gluten-free ingredients. Some recipes may contain dairy, legumes, gluten-free grains like millet or corn, and many other recipes are Paleo or even Paleo Autoimmune Protocol. In any case, there’s certainly enough here to inspire you to do something with everyone’s favorite bumper crop.

Sauces, dips and condiments

Macazu Sauce! – Grok Grub

Balsamic Hummus – Peace, Love and Low Carb

Raw Zucchini Hummus – Oh, The Things We’ll Make!

Zucchini Hamburger Relish – Attainable Sustainable

Lactofermented Curried Squash and Zucchini – Delicious Obsessions

Chunky Parmesan Zucchini Dip – Raia’s Recipes

Zucchini Hummus – Healing Cuisine by Elise

Interesting/Unusual and if you try this you have to let me know

Dairy-fre, Nut-free Zucchini Cheese – Gutsy By Nature

Carob Zucchini Milk Shake – Raia’s Recipes

Good for Breakfast

Poached Eggs Over Zucchini Hash – The Organic Kitchen

Breakfast Hash with Poached Eggs – The Organic Kitchen

Cheesy Zucchini Egg Pie – Nummy For My Tummy

Egg & Zucchini Breakfast Toastada – Beauty and the Foodie

Zucchini Coconut Almond Meal Porridge Recipe – Good Food Eating

Savory dishes

Roasted Mushrooms, Zucchini and Eggplant with Rosemary – Peace, Love and Low Carb

Zucchini Stir-Fry with Curry Leaves – My Heart Beets

Paleo Stuffed Summer Squash – Gutsy By Nature

Zucchini Boats – Paleo Kitchen Lab

Corn, Zucchini, Sweet Potato Fritters – If Your Body Could Talk

Simple Oven-Baked Zucchini – Oh Snap Let’s Eat!

Zucchini Pancakes – Healing, Yoga and Qigong

Grilled Zucchini – The Organic Kitchen

Zucchini, Corn, and Leek Pizza – Farm Fresh Feasts

Rustic Summer Squash Frittata – Recipes to Nourish

Zucchini, Squash, and Onions – Delicious Obsessions

Scalloped Zucchini and Crookneck Squash – Raia’s Recipes

Eggs and Veggies – A Simple Breakfast – Economies of Kale

Sicilian Style Grilled Vegetables – The Paleo Network

Zucchini Cakes – Mary Vance, NC

Lamb Kefta Tagine with Zucchini – Cinnamon Eats

Zucchini & Mushroom Crumble – Healing Cuisine by Elise

Pan-roasted Cauliflower & Zucchini – Popular Paleo


Hearty Minestrone Soup – The Nourishing Home

Cream of Asparagus, Celery, and Zucchini Soup – Delicious Obsessions

Southwestern Zucchini Soup – Savory Lotus

“Noodle” dishes

Most of the following ‘noodle’ dishes involve making long strands of zucchini using a vegetable spiralizer (one of my favorite kitchen toys, I highly recommend it). This is the one I have, but you can also make ‘noodles’ using a regular vegetable peeler.

Rainbow Vegetable Noodles – Peace, Love and Low Carb

Mediterranean “Pasta” – Peace, Love and Low Carb

Garlic Thyme Squash Noodles – Peace, Love and Low Carb

Pasta Salad – Raising Generation Nourished

Asian Zucchini Noodles – Oh, The Things We’ll Make!

Baked Zucchini Lasagna – Conveying Awareness

Zucchini Noodles and Creamy Parmesan Sauce – Simply Healthy Home

Slow Cooker Chicken Marinara with Basil Zucchini Noodles – Happy Healthnut

Paleo Asian-Style Noodle Bowl with Turkey Meatballs – Happy Healthnut

Zucchini Noodles with Tomatoes and Ginger – The Organic Kitchen

Zucchini Noodles with Cranberries and Walnuts – The Organic Kitchen

Stir-Fry Veggie Noodles – The Nourishing Home

Sesame Zucchini Noodles – Zenbelly

Zoodles with Peas and Pesto – Zenbelly

Farmers Market Zoodles – Colorful Eats

Goat Cheese Chicken Alfredo – Colorful Eats

Pesto Chicken with Zucchini Noodles – Savory Lotus

Zucchini Pasta with Avocado Cream Sauce – Running to the Kitchen

Zucchini Noodles with Caper Olive Sauce and Fresh Tomatoes – Gourmande in the Kitchen

Italian Sausage ‘Fettuccine’ – Paleo in PDX

Garlicky Zoodles with Slivered Almonds – Life Made Full

Zucchini Pasta Chicken Salad – Healing Cuisine by Elise

Paleo Rice (Non-Cauliflower) – Predominantly Paleo

Creamy Chicken Alfredo – Healing Cuisine by Elise

Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Cream Sauce Recipe – Paleo Cupboard

Cold, raw or salad dishes

Raw Zucchini Nest Lasagna – Jar O Honey

Zucchini Bread Dippers – Jar O Honey

Zucchini Ribbon Salad – Oh Snap Let’s Eat!

Zucchini Carpaccio – Happy Healthnut

Spinach and Herb Cauliflower Couscous Stuffed Zucchini – Gourmande in the Kitchen


Baked Zucchini Chips – Oh Snap Let’s Eat!

Cheesy Garlic Zucchini Chips – Happy Mothering

Gluten-Free Zucchini Muffin in a Mug – Simply Healthy Home

Zucchini Fries – Delicious Obsessions

Grain-free Tempura Zucchini – Predominantly Paleo

Salty Zucchini Chips – Life Made Full

Desserts & Baked Goods

Buttermilk Carob Zucchini Cake – Raia’s Recipes

Coconut Bread with Zucchini – Healing, Yoga and Qigong

Organic Chocolate Zucchini Bread – Whole Lifestyle Nutrition

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins – Life Made Full

Dark Chocolate Zucchini Bread – Healing Cuisine by Elise

Grain Free Chocolate Zucchini Bread – Real Food Outlaws


Not enough zucchini recipes for you? If you’re still stuck blessed with more zucchini than you know what to do with, celebrate National Zucchini Day (aka Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Night). And if they’re stuck for an idea of what to do with it, just send them here! 😉


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