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54 Easy Healthy Zucchini Recipes

03 June

uLearn how to make 54 easy healthy zucchini recipes. If you have an overabundance of zucchini squash from your garden, use them to make these main dishes and side dishes for healthy dinner ideas. 


In late summer, you can post a request for fresh zucchini on Facebook and several friends will offer to unload their extra squash and even deliver it to your porch. Once plant can produce several zucchini that seem to all ripen at once.


If you are looking for easy healthy zucchini recipes, you'll be sure to find one on this list. I have recipes for canning, fries, breakfasts, side dishes, and main dishes.





Even if your family is picky (like mine), zucchini is easy to cook with because it takes the flavor of the other ingredients. Zucchini is a good source of vitamins and minerals, and it's easy to use it in dishes to sneak more veggies into your kids' diets.


54 Easy Healthy Healthy Zucchini Recipes  


I found so many amazing zucchini recipes that I had to split them up between several posts. This is just the easy healthy zucchini recipes. For more recipes, check out these posts:




Zucchini Egg Cups


How to make delicious low carb zucchini egg cups. These make a delicious breakfast or lunch. They are easy to make and freeze very well.


Baked Zucchini Fries


These Baked Zucchini Fries are a deliciously healthy alternative to your usual fries! They have a crispy panko and parmesan breading and become even more addictive with a yogurt and gorgonzola dipping sauce.


Zucchini Pesto


Are you up to your ears in garden zucchini yet? How about a fresh-tasting Zucchini Pesto to help you get through it? It's quick, easy, oil-free, vegan and delicious!





Zucchini Pineapple Canning Recipe


Turn zucchini into pineapple with this unique zucchini pineapple canning recipe. The zucchini takes on the taste and texture of pineapple that you can eat plain or use in recipes in place of pineapple.


Pierogi Zucchini Boats


Have your perogy fix and healthy food too! These quick and easy, gluten-free, low-fat and Weight Watchers friendly Pierogi Zucchini boats are loaded with flavour and healthy benefits but low on calories and fat! They are only 4 WW points each on the blue plan!


Flourless Chocolate Zucchini Muffins


These flourless chocolate zucchini muffins are easy to make and freeze well. Use up leftover zucchini for a delicious treat that your family will love.


Easy Zucchini Pizza Bites


Have a low carb snack with these quick and easy zucchini pizza bites. Use zucchini in place of a crust for a healthy snack or main dish for your family.


Zucchini Salad Recipe



This healthy zucchini salad recipe is proof that raw food can be delicious as well. You only need to spend 10 minutes to prepare all the ingredients and make the dressing. Then, all that’s left to do is mix the salad and enjoy.




Zucchini Tomato Dip


This zucchini tomato dip is so simple and healthy but full of flavor. It is naturally gluten free and vegan making it the perfect party appetizer for anyone and everyone!


Grilled Zucchini


Grilled zucchini gets caramelized to perfection and then topped with a tangy balsamic glaze, salty feta and fresh basil in this unique and tasty recipe. It is always a favorite and even zucchini haters have been surprised to love it served this way!


Zucchini Bread Overnight Oats


Zucchini bread that you don't have to bake? Zucchini Bread Oatmeal, or "oats" is a one of a kind breakfast recipe that can be prepped in minutes and ready when you wake up in the morning. These zucchini overnight oats are a delicious and healthy way to get in some extra veggies to your day!


Zucchini Soup


This healthy and hearty zucchini soup recipe is the BEST way to use up fresh garden zucchini! The broth is perfectly seasoned with herbs, spices, and potatoes that are blended in to thicken it with no need for additional cream or cheese.


Zucchini alla Scapece



Marinated Zucchini "alla Scapece" is a summer typical Neapolitan. It's made of fried zucchini, which once cooked, are then marinated in vinegar, oil, fresh mint leaves, and garlic dip!




Summer Squash Pasta Salad


A light pasta salad tossed with quick pickled onions and grilled zucchini and yellow squash that' s perfect as a summer side dish.


Zucchini Gratin


This zucchini gratin is an amazing side dish and a great way to use up lots of zucchini or summer squash. The zucchini is first browned in a pan then baked with a flavorful sauce and topped with bold-tasting cheese and crunchy breadcrumb parmesan topping.


Zucchini Salad


This zucchini salad is made entirely of raw ingredients! It's a delicious bowl of shaved zucchini topped with roasted cashews and feta cheese before finally dressing with an olive oil and mustard dressing.


Creamy Zucchini Sauce



This Creamy Zucchini Sauce is bursting with flavor! Made with paprika-roasted zucchinis, sour cream, garlic, and fresh herbs, it tastes great with pasta, over rice, or just with a slice of bread.


Zucchini Meatballs



This Zucchini Meatballs Recipe will become a family favorite. It’s meatless and made with zucchini, herbs and cheese and served with your favorite marinara sauce. Perfect for meatless Monday .




Cold Zucchini Soup


This summer zucchini soup is a simple, quick and refreshing dish, perfect for hot summer nights.

With its mild, slightly sweet and nutty taste and velvety texture, this creamy soup is packed with vitamins, fibers and minerals to get you through the hottest months of the year.


Air Fryer Zucchini and Onions  



This Air Fryer Zucchini and onions recipe is the best ever side dish, made in a snap with delicious Italian seasoning, less oil, and no breading! When you cook zucchini in the air fryer, it’ll be perfectly cooked and absolutely wonderful!


Cinnamon Zapples



These cinnamon "zapples" are a great way to get in some veggies for breakfast! It's like cinnamon apples, but without the carbs.


Zucchini Breakfast Skillet


This breakfast skillet recipe features grated zucchini rather than hash browns. It's a great way to cut back on your carbs!


Raw Zucchini Salad 


This raw Zucchini Salad is one of the best ways to enjoy zucchini fresh out of your garden! Marinated ribbons of crisp zucchini are dressed with fresh lemon juice, olive oil, and garlic for big flavor!


Zucchini Quiche  



Perfect Summer dish, this delicious Zucchini Quiche with Feta and Mint can be served for breakfast, brunch, lunch or even dinner. It is a great recipe to make for a party or bring to an outdoor gathering!




Chocolate Zucchini Pancakes



The greatest gluten-free vegan pancakes you will ever make. Chocolate zucchini pancakes with blueberries are a weekend essential perfected for weekend breakfast bliss. Your anticipation for weekend mornings now has more than a valid reason!


Refrigerator Zucchini Pickles



Refrigerator Zucchini Pickles are a simple pickled vegetable recipe that is the perfect way to use up that summer zucchini. No sugar added so they make a great keto snack!


Cheese Zucchini Muffins



These Savoury Cheese Zucchini Muffins make a great healthy lunchbox meal for your kids or savoury snack and breakfast. Packed with hidden veggies, these cheese muffins will also make a great appetiser at your next party!


Air Fryer Crab Cakes  



If you’ve ever wondered “can you air fry crab cakes?” and “how long do you air fry them?” This recipe has you covered! These air fryer crab cakes are full of delicious and authentic Maryland flavors. And when combined with the homemade remoulade sauce and roasted corn succotash, you’ll be left wondering where this recipe has been all your life!


Spicy Asian Zucchini



Spicy Asian Zucchini is a 10 minute side dish that is perfect for using up all that garden zucchini!


Sauteed Squash



Simple Sautéed Squash is such an easy and delicious side dish! It is low carb, gluten free, only 5 ingredients and ready in about 15 minutes!




Shredded Zucchini Feta Saute



This 5 ingredient shredded zucchini recipe is a healthy and easy side dish that's Weight Watchers friendly at 3 WW points on the blue plan. Sautéed with garlic and dill, using low-fat (light) feta, it's a delicious, gluten-free and low calorie veggie dish that can be made in 20 minutes! Bonus: It's also keto friendly!


Zucchini Quiche



Budinca de Dovlecei is a traditional Romanian zucchini pie. It is similar to a crustless zucchini quiche featuring eggs, grated zucchini, ham and plenty of cheese.


Shredded Zucchini Tots



EASY to make zucchini tots recipe that your family is going to love – even your picky toddler! These healthy nuggets are ready in less than 20 minutes total and are 136 calories a serving.


Zucchini Boats with Chorizo



Sail away on the sea of deliciousness with these TASTY zucchini boats stuffed with chorizo! They're keto-friendly too, if that's your thing.


Baked Zucchini Fries



These baked zucchini fries with Cotija cheese are a healthier way to enjoy crispy, crunchy, veggie fries!



Zucchini and Eggs



This zucchini and eggs recipe is the perfect recipe to use up some of your abundance of garden zucchini. Perfect for breakfast, brunch or a light lunch.


Zucchini Paratha



Zucchini Paratha is a simple paratha or flatbread with an Indian twist and makes a perfect breakfast or brunch recipe. Serve with pickle, curd, or just masala chai is good enough to enjoy this yummy paratha.


Sauteed Zucchini



2 quick & easy ways to make savory-garlicky sauteed Zucchini in less than 10 minutes! Can be served as a tasty side dish or add on to your salads.


Bread and Butter Zucchini Pickles



Quick Bread and Butter Zucchini Pickles is the perfect recipe when you have an abundance of zucchini on your hands. It’s an easy recipe, and the zucchini pickles can be used in so many different ways.


Zucchini Tartlets



These zucchini tartlets with microgreens and goat cheese are a delicious appetizer or a great addition to a brunch menu.





Baked Zucchini Sticks


Are you looking for the best zucchini appetizer? Whether you bake them in the oven or in an air fryer, you are going to love these Baked Zucchini Sticks.


Zucchini Basil Salad



Zucchini Basil Salad is bright, flavourful, quick & simple to make and incredibly versatile. With flavours reminiscent of pesto it is good enough to serve alongside steak, chicken or fish, but equally good on a table of mixed small plates.


Warm Zucchini Salad



Warm zucchini salad loaded with grilled red peppers, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and fresh basil, dressed in a balsamic vinaigrette absolutely deserves your attention. I promise you will fall in love!


Zucchini Ravioli



Traditional ravioli get a vegetable makeover– use zucchini in place of pasta for a gluten free, keto, or low carb ravioli substitute. These simple zucchini ravioli bring all the flavor and filling without the noodles!


Zucchini Egg Muffins



Just 4 ingredients to make these easy zucchini egg muffins that are perfect for breakfast or a snack.




Zucchini Stacks with Goat Cheese



Zucchini Stacks with Goat Cheese are literally the BEST zucchini appetizer with creamy, tangy goat cheese, tender zucchini and crunchy pine nuts. These stacks as easy to make as they are delicious and impressive, and they’re perfect for a spring supper or party!


Zucchini Carpaccio Salad



This summer Zucchini Carpaccio Salad will become a summer favorite for a quick BBQ side dish.


Pickled Zucchini



With this Pickled Zucchini Recipe, you can quickly and easily make flavorful zucchini pickles! The perfect accompaniment to all sorts of summertime dishes, quick pickled zucchini is a great way to use up the extra zucchini from your garden


Bacon Zucchini Egg Muffins



These Bacon Zucchini Egg Muffins are an easy meal prep friendly breakfast option that will keep you full all morning long!


Zucchini Mint Pesto



This summer recipe is a unique take on the classic pesto. Refreshing and tasty, zucchini mint pesto a perfect warm weather meal for the whole family.




Air Fryer Zucchini Chips



My new favorite way to eat zucchini! Crispy, crunchy air fryer zucchini chips! Easy to make in only 10 minutes in the air fryer.


Zucchini Salad Recipe



This raw Zucchini Salad recipe is marinated in fresh lemon juice, olive oil and garlic and chili, and served with crunchy toasted chickpeas, sweet roasted corn and Parmesan cheese. It's the perfect light and bright tasting summer salad!


Zucchini Pizza Bites



Cheesy pepperoni pizza with tangy sauce on sliced zucchini rounds. Delicious, low-carb appetizer or snack with just 4 ingredients and 15 minutes!


Zucchini Lasagna Recipe



When the garden is overflowing with zucchini it's a perfect time to make zucchini lasagna. This is a tasty low carb meal that everyone will love.


I hope you enjoy these 54 easy healthy zucchini recipes!


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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, and several chickens. She loves Gilmore Girls, glitter, coffee, and her kids. But not in that order.

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