simple and easy zucchini recipes

15 Simple & Tasty Zucchini Recipes

If you're looking to sneak some veggies into your diet or ways to use up your summer squash, then look no further than these 15 delicious zucchini recipes!


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1. Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread

The perfect chocolatey dessert to help satisfy your sweet tooth with an added veggie bonus. This loaf tastes just as decadent as it looks and has a fun healthy twist. A paleo and refined sugar free delicious bread that is full of wholesome real ingredients. A couple slices for breakfast or served with a scoop of ice cream for dessert, perfectly versatile!


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2. Zucchini Ravioli

A classic Italian favorite that can be enjoyed by everyone being that it's grain-free, dairy-free, paleo, vegan, and so much more! A cauliflower "cheese" filling wrapped in warm zucchini noodles makes for a comforting dinner delight. This recipe requires only 10 simple and easy ingredients and can be on the dinner table in under an hour.


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3. Paleo Zucchini Carbonara

The perfect zucchini noodles with a creamy dairy-free sauce that pairs perfectly with crispy bacon. This recipe is paleo, whole30, and low carb. This recipe takes only 25 minutes to whip up and requires just a few ingredients that are all real and wholesome. After enjoying this dish, you'll realize almost any dish can be made healthy!


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4. Paleo Zucchini Cookies

Who said cookies couldn't have veggies? Certainly not us. These paleo zucchini cookies are a perfect way to sneak in some veggies and also add the perfect touch of moisture. Served alone for a sweet breakfast treat or with ice cream sandwiched between to create the best ice cream sandwich! All you need are 12 simple ingredients and just 20 minutes to flavorful and healthy cookies. 


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5. Easy Zucchini Fritters

 Looking for a great way to use up your flourishing summer squash? These fritters are a great side to pair with grilled meat or as a snack with your favorite dipping sauce! These fritters are made with simple ingredients and can be whipped up in just 25 minutes. You can even freeze these fritters to enjoy later on.



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6. Zucchini Enchiladas

Enchiladas are a staple dish in many family homes, but perhaps have never been made with zucchini noodles instead of tortillas. This low-carb and flavorful option is a great alternative and light enchilada dish that will leave you happy and satisfied. Packed with nutrients from veggies and protein from lean meats, this dish is absolutely delicious and so easy to make. What are you waiting for, get to rolling those zucchinis!


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7. Healthy Zucchini Pancakes with Quinoa Flour

Breakfast just got even fancier and more exciting with these healthy zucchini pancakes! This recipe is made with a blend of gluten-free flours, vegan, egg-free, and dairy-free. Who knew you cold make a delicious stack with veggies mixed in? These cakes are perfect topped with your favorite fresh fruit, a crumble of Wildway granola, and a drizzle of nut butter or maple syrup.


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8. Keto Bacon Wrapped Zucchini Fries

One bite of these bacon wrapped zucchini fries and you'll be hooked, there's no going back to boring potato fries after these. Believe it or not, these fries are whole30, paleo, keto, and gluten-free! Made with real ingredients like almond flour, bacon, eggs, and more, these simple fries will knock your socks off. Dip in a little ranch and you're all set!


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9. Paleo Zucchini Banana Bread Bars

For the perfect balance between sweet tooth and healthy treat, these banana bread bars are just what you need. To quote Monique from Ambitious Kitchen "They taste like fluffy dense banana cake with puddles of chocolate and a sweet cashew flavor". We couldn't put it any more perfectly, you just have to try them for yourself!


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10. Roasted Tomatoes and Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles

If you're looking for a healthy and light alternative to traditional pasta, but don't want to miss out on the incredible flavors, then this is the perfect recipe for you. These noodles are paired perfectly with juicy roasted tomatoes and shrimp. A flavorful spritz of lemon and chopped parsley and you'll have dinner on the table in 30 minutes!


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11. Flourless Almond Butter Zucchini Muffins

These almond butter zucchini muffins are just what you need to start the day off right. Made with almond butter and sweetened naturally with just a little maple syrup, you would never know these muffins have a secret veggie touch of zucchini. Serve with some Greek yogurt and fruit for breakfast or grab for the perfect on-the-go snack.  


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12. Italian Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Stuff your zucchini boats the same way you stuff your mouth, with all the good veggies and ingredients! These zucchini boats are full of fresh and wholesome ingredients like onion and tomatoes, two types of cheese, and ground turkey for a bonus punch of protein. Stay fuller for longer with these delicious loaded boats!


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13. Zucchini Bread Baked Oatmeal

If you're looking for the perfect breakfast prep to have throughout the week, then look no further than this baked oatmeal! This recipe is vegan and gluten-free and full of nutritious ingredients. This dense and moist bake is perfect to pair with some greek yogurt and fresh fruit for a balanced and delicious breakfast treat.


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14. Best Ever Zucchini Crust Pizza

Looking for  lighter version of your favorite pizza? We've got you covered with this zucchini pizza crust recipe. This crust is a delicious low-carb and a great way to sneak in even more veggies than what lies on the top. This recipe requires only 6 key ingredients, and then it's up to you to load on your favorite toppings. Take your pizza night to the next level with this fun and delicious crust!


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15. Pizza Stuffed Zucchini Boats

There's no better vessel than a zucchini boat, it's easy to enjoy, doesn't make a mess, and takes no time to whip up. This quick recipe requires only a few fresh and real ingredients, as well as less than an hour to devote to creating your masterpiece. Zucchini is great at absorbing the flavors of spices and juices, so be prepared for a flavorful trip!