Zucchini is one of the healthiest vegetables and it should be no surprise that there are many ways you can use it to make delicious healthy zucchini recipes. It’s a perfect way to add vegetables to those picky eaters.
Summer brings plenty of fresh zucchini. Gardens are overflowing with zucchini and the neighbors are extra generous. Fresh zucchini should never go to waste.
Whether you are looking for a better way to use up your zucchini supply, a way to spice up your side dishes whatever your reason, you are in the right place. 15 healthy zucchini recipes that cater to everybody’s needs.
It’s one of the most versatile vegetables you can cook in so many different ways. You can use it to make so many things such as cakes, salads, zoodles, bread, cookies, brownies. I have rounded up easy and healthy zucchini recipes making it easy for everyone to fall in love with at least one recipe.
It’s a perfect way to ditch all the calories for healthier, flavorful and lighter meals, desserts and snacks.
With most of these healthy zucchini recipes, you can make a big batch of them to enjoy throughout the week because they reheat so beautifully. Most taste better as the flavors and textures improve after chilling overnight in the refrigerator.
The big concern with any healthy zucchini recipes is how to prevent the dish from becoming soggy. You can salt the zucchini prior to cooking to release some liquid, or grill the sliced zucchini.
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Here are some of the items you will need to make these easy zucchini recipes.
- Inspiralizer which will help you slice the zucchini into noodles.
- A durable and convenient cutting board
- A knife for cutting your ingredients.
- Bowls with covers which are perfect for storing your leftovers.
- Meal prep bowls incase you want to make lunches or dinners.
- A skillet
- Measuring spoons which are perfect for measuring your seasonings.
Sauteed Zucchini with Parmesan and Onions
This is one of the simplest healthy zucchini recipes you can very make. It turns out so delicious. It’s amazing as a side dish. You can make a big batch and enjoy the leftovers later on the week. It’s even better when re crisped lightly on the stove the next day.
To make this tasty side dish you will need zucchini (of course), onions, butter and Parmesan. The onions provides savoriness and if you reheat the leftovers in a skillet the sliced onion becomes extra crispy making the dish so irresistible.
Zucchini Boats with Italian Turkey Sausage and Parmesan Breadcrumbs
Looking for a healthy dinner meal? These easy stuffed zucchini boats have you covered. You will be surprised by how simple it is to make them and how satisfying they are.
This is perfect for summer as well. This dish is so delicious you won’t help yourself from asking for seconds. The combination of the Italian flavors and summer produce heroes that is the fresh basil, tomato, bell peppers, lean Italian turkey sausage, and Parmesan cheese will blow your mind.
Healthy Zucchini Recipes: Lasagna
This is a healthy idea alternative to your typical lasagna. It’s keto and low carb friendly as well. It’s so good you won’t even notice the noodles are missing.
The sauce is so savory, hearty, richly flavored with beef, onions, tomato sauce, oregano, and a pinch of cayenne. To prevent the lasagna from becoming soggy make sure the meat sauce is overly thick by simmering it long enough to evaporate much of its moisture.
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Cheesy Baked Zucchini Casserole
If you are a cheese lover you are about to be in cheese heaven. So tender, creamy, cheesy and super easy to make. Made with fresh zucchini, rich cream, and lots of cheese. You can be assured everyone will love this dish.
Gluten free and keto friendly.
Chocolate Zucchini Banana Bread
Ever thought of having zucchini in a cake? So dense, moist, delicious and it’s perfect to eat any time of the day. A nice way to satisfy your sweet tooth. A genius way to add fruits and veggies in a cake.
You will be happy to know this bread recipe is quick, easy to make and no kneading needed.
Taco Zucchini Boats
How good does this look? Am currently obsessed with zucchini boats. This specific ones are perfect alternative for a healthier alternative taco night because they are low carb. Fast, easy and delicious.
The hollowed out zucchini part is stuffed with lean ground beef and homemade taco seasoning making is so inviting.
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Parmesan Zucchini and corn
Healthy, quick, simple, flavorful and a perfect side dish to dress up any meal. You only need 10 minutes to make this dish. The dried herbs, a squeeze of lime juice and fresh cilantro leaves brings out the flavors so well.
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Healthy Zucchini recipes: Baked Zucchini rounds
This is one of the easiest healthy zucchini recipes you will ever try. You only need 2 ingredients and takes about five minutes. Perfect way to make use of your extra summer zucchini.
Side and addictive side dish that everyone will keep asking for more. I love how crispy and golden brown they look. The slices become soft and hey develop an almost creamy texture making them so irresistible.
Zucchini Parmesan Crisps
Looking for a healthy snack? Well you are in for a treat. Crunchy, crispy, tasty and so addictive. They are so delicious you wont be able to stop yourself from eating them.
Another easy zucchini recipe that only requires simple flour, egg, Panko-Parmesan coating, and the crisps come together in just 15 minutes.
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Cheesy Vegetarian Zucchini Enchiladas
You will for sure enjoy these enchiladas whether you are vegetarian or not. They are filled with zucchini and cheese and topped with homemade enchilada sauce. Delicious, super filling and easy to make as well.
If you have any Mexican food craving, try this at home you won’t regret it. Perfect topped with chopped cilantro, scallions or jalapeños.
Zucchini Noodles with Pesto
Not your everyday noodles. A simple and healthy dish that everyone in the whole family will love and enjoy. Perfect for dinner or lunch.
To make this recipe you will need a Inspiralizer which will help you slice the zucchini into noodles so it looks like pasta. Then toss the zucchini noodles with fresh basil pesto and add some cherry tomatoes.
Grilled Zucchini Nachos
In this recipe zucchinis are used as chips and topped with nacho toppings. Toppings such as black beans, avocado, garden tomatoes and green onions.
As with most of these healthy zucchini recipes this one is easy to make as well. You don’t even need to turn on the oven. Simply cut the zucchini into rounds and grill them until they are tender then sprinkle cheese over the zucchini chips and grill until melted.
Look at that, so delicious. Who would have thought you can easily enjoy zucchini well disguised in pancakes.You can enjoy them with or without chocolate chips.
So fluffy, tender and moist.
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Parmesan Zucchini Fries
After giving this recipe a go, you will forget about french fries. You will instantly be hooked. They are so crunchy, crispy and extra delicious. They are the perfect healthy low carb snack.
The key secret to these tasty zucchini fries is the Parmesan cheese which adds amazing flavors and makes the panko coating extra crispy and crunchy.
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Grilled Zucchini Salad Recipe
If you are looking for a quick lunch option, this could be your solution. It doesn’t take so long so prep this salad. It’s a tasty simple, fresh, healthy dish made of grilled Zucchini, chickpea, tomato, and goat cheese Salad. You can serve it either as a main or a side dish.
I hope from these 15 healthy zucchini recipes you found at least one you can enjoy. From main dishes, appetizers, and sides, there is something for everyone.
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