Creative Ways to Use Zucchini

Summer garden harvests tend to bring squash… lots and lots of squash! In fact, I have friends who joke about people bringing them bags of zucchini, leaving it on their doorstep when they’re not home.

One go-to recipe to grab when you’re in zucchini-overload mode is one for simple zucchini bread. But if you’re getting tired of making bread, consider some of these other ideas for using your zukes.

  • Make Stuffed Zucchini. Carve out the zucchini, dice the “meat” of the fruit, and then sauté that with some other diced veggies (onions, carrot, etc.); add the sautéd mixture to cooked rice, season, stuff the shells with the mixture, and bake. Add cheese if you like.
  • Make Zucchini Quinoa Cakes. Grate zucchini and add to this delicious recipe for quinoa cakes with summer herbs. These make a great snack, pita stuffer, or even a main course alongside some yummy salads and veggies.
  • Grill It! Slice your zucchini into quarter-inch-thick strips, coat thinly with olive oil, season, and toss those babies on the grill.
  • Make Zucchini Chips. You can make great snacks from all of those zukes by slicing them and making zucchini chips right in the oven. Learn more in this zucchini chip tip from someone who also felt overwhelmed by loads of squash.

Need even more ideas? Check out the inventive kitchen solutions in 20 Ways to Use Your Zukes.


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Jane Warren
Jane Warren4 years ago

thnx for this

Duane B.
.4 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Sonia Minwer-Barakat Requ

Love zucchini,thanks for sharing

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Abbe A.
Azaima A5 years ago


Loo Samantha
Loo sam5 years ago


Angie B.
Angela B5 years ago

I never have a problem finding homes for my zucchini harvest....everyone around here loves it!! I am going to have to try zucchini chips.

J.L. A.
JL A5 years ago


Yulan Lawson
Yulan Lawson5 years ago

Thanks for the tips, I love this vegie.

Julie H.
Julie Hoffman5 years ago

Im drying it right now.