Zucchini Recipes: 4 Ways to Use This Prolific Squash

This versatile vegetable deserves a chance to shine year-round.
Zucchini: A Delicious Vegetable for All Seasons

Zucchini: A Delicious Vegetable for All Seasons

What's versatile, nutritious, and delicious? Zucchini, of course!

Photo by: Anastasiia Malinich / Shutterstock.com

Anastasiia Malinich / Shutterstock.com

What's versatile, nutritious, and delicious? Zucchini, of course!

Where I’m from, zucchini is strictly a summer crop, so I’m used to mostly eating it grilled or stir-fried. But now's the perfect time to grab some of that summer harvest you've been saving in the freezer and cook up some delish zucchini dishes. 

I figure this veggie deserves a chance to shine year-round. So armed with a freezer stocked with blanched zucchini, I went on a mission to find ways to incorporate my favorite summer squash into my cool-weather meals:

Zucchini bread: Slightly sweet and enhanced with the warmth of cinnamon and nutmeg, zucchini bread makes an excellent holiday treat! Paula Deen’s recipe is moist and nutty.

Zucchini Gratin: Yes, zucchini can be comfort food! Serve up Ina Garten’s creamy, soothing recipe with your holiday dinner – but make sure to make enough for seconds.

Zucchini Frittata: The classic Italian “egg pie” would make a satisfying addition to a holiday brunch.
zucchini frittata

Pickled and marinated veggies. Not only are pickled zucchini (and eggplant and onions and peppers) delicious, but put them in a glass jar with a pretty label, and you’ve got homemade holiday gifts!

Next Up

Grilled Zucchini With Fresh Herbs and Goat Cheese

Turn that bounty into dinner with this delicious recipe.

Freezing Zucchini and Summer Squash: A Great Way to Chill Out

Follow these steps and enjoy nutritious zucchini any time.

Zucchini Cake Recipe

Try a novel, good-for-you recipe for zucchini cake with tomato cream cheese frosting.

Zucchini Bread Recipe

The “little squash” scores big in this summer quick bread.

Chocolate Zucchini Cookie Recipe

Eating your veggies never tasted so sweet.

More Recipes to Get You Out of Your Roasting Rut

We’re on a mission to get you out of the same-ole, same-ole root vegetables routine.

Butternut Squash and Crab Bisque

Add harvest colors to your table the natural way.

Zucchini 101: Growing and Harvesting This Super Squash

Get tips for growing, harvesting and cooking your bumper crop of zucchini.

Summer Squash Pancakes With Soy Dipping Sauce

You'll want this classic Korean dish featuring your squash harvest for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Flower Fail: Blossoms Aren’t Pretty When Zucchini Won’t Fruit

Having trouble growing zucchini in your garden? Here's one possible reason why you're getting a small yield of this popular summer squash.

Go Shopping

Spruce up your outdoor space with products handpicked by HGTV editors.

On TV

Home Town

6am | 5c

Home Town

7am | 6c

Home Town

8am | 7c

Home Town

9am | 8c

Home Town

10am | 9c

Home Town

11am | 10c

Home Town

12pm | 11c

Good Bones

1pm | 12c

Good Bones

2pm | 1c

Good Bones

3pm | 2c

Good Bones

4pm | 3c

Good Bones

5pm | 4c

Good Bones

6pm | 5c
On Tonight
On Tonight

No Demo Reno

8pm | 7c

Flip or Flop

9:31pm | 8:31c

House Hunters

10pm | 9c

House Hunters

11pm | 10c

Flip or Flop

12am | 11c

Flip or Flop

12:30am | 11:30c

House Hunters

1am | 12c

No Demo Reno

2:59am | 1:59c

Flip or Flop

4:30am | 3:30c

Flip or Flop

5:30am | 4:30c

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.

Related Pages