75+ Real Food Zucchini Recipes

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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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