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By |2020-10-05T16:10:00-05:00July 29th, 2020|Entrees, Italian, One Dish Dinners, Side dishes|0 Comments

Summer is zucchini time!  You can find a bountiful harvest everywhere.  Over the years, Recipes for our Daily Bread has posted an abundance of zucchini recipes on the blog.

This post includes a collection of the best zucchini recipes to use your harvest, including zucchini boats, zucchini bread, zucchini noodles, zucchini lasagna, and more.  Plus, lots of tips for storing, freezing, and even growing your zucchini.

Did you know zucchini is full of nutrients, including Vitamins C and A, potassium, folate, and fiber?   It helps by decreasing the risk of stroke, reducing high blood pressure, and lowering cholesterol.

30 Best Zucchini Recipes

Did you know Zucchini is a Squash?

Zucchini is a popular summer squash.  ​It takes on the flavor of spices which makes it perfect for sauteing, steaming, grilling, or even baking. 

Try using zucchini as a low-carb substitute for noodles or even fries.

How to Store Your Zucchini in Your Refrigerator?

When placing your zucchini in your refrigerator, do not wash it.  Place dry, whole and unwashed zucchini or squash in a paper bag with one end open.  Place the bag in the refrigerator crisper drawer.  Your zucchini will keep for a week before shriveling up.

Just in case you have droopy zucchini in your garden, here are a few tips.

How to Water Your Zucchini?

It is all about the water.  Water your zucchini frequently!  Watering when your zucchini starts forming is essential.  The soil needs to be moist at least four inches down.

Zucchini needs full sun, which means you will need to water often.  Place your figure in the soil several inches down if it feels dry, water your zucchini.

Grow Your Zucchini from Seeds

Did you know you can easily grow zucchini from the seeds?  You do not have to start the seeds indoors.  Plant the seeds directly in your garden.

How to pick zucchini?

Choose zucchinis that are six to eight inches long.  Zucchini should be dark green and smooth.  If the skin is slightly shriveled, it is not a freshly picked zucchini.

Uses For Frozen Zucchini

Adding zucchini to my soups and casseroles is my favorite way to use my zucchini.  The excellent news is frozen zucchini works perfectly in soups and casseroles.   Besides soups and casseroles, try frozen zucchini in the following:

  • Zucchini Bread
  • Muffins
  • Frittatas or even an omelet

How to Freeze Zucchini

  1. Begin by washing your zucchini.
  2. Next, cut off both ends.
  3. Give zucchini a quick bath in boiling water.  Blanching will keep it from getting mushy and discolored.
  4. After a minute, remove the zucchini from the boiling water and place them in ice water for a minute.
  5. Next, dry the zucchini well and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. After placing the zucchini on a baking sheet, put it in the freezer.
  7. Once it is frozen, remove the zucchini and place it in a freezer bag.

Do you peel zucchini before freezing?

After you trim off the ends, there is no need to peel zucchini.  Many of the nutrients are in the skin.  If you want to peel it, use a vegetable peeler.  Before freezing your zucchini, think about how you will be using it.  You can slice it into rounds, dices, or even chunks.

Is overgrown zucchini still good?

Pick or purchase medium size zucchinis, but overgrown zucchini is still edible.  Some large zucchinis might have tougher skin.  It is best to use it in bread, cakes, muffins, casseroles, and soups.

Can you freeze zucchini without blanching it?

You can freeze zucchini without blanching it.  The secret is shredding it.  Chop off the ends of your zucchini.   Use a grater or food processor.  You can also make zoodles and freeze them.  After your shred or grate it, you can place it in a ziplock bag.  Separate it into one or two cups in each freezer bag.

Zucchini Recipes – Zucchini Boats

Let’s start with recipes for Zucchini Boats.  You can fill zucchini with everything, and it would be delicious.  Zucchini makes a perfect holder for filling.

How do you scoop out the center of the zucchini?

After washing your zucchini, cut the ends off of it.  Next, slice it down the middle lengthwise.  Use a spoon to scoop out the middle of the zucchini.  Slide the spoon down from one end of the zucchini to the other end.

In a hurry, microwave or precook your zucchini boats?

Most zucchini boat recipes take 30 to 40 minutes to bake, but you can precook them to speed up the cooking time.  After scooping out your zucchini, place the zucchini in a sprayed casserole dish.  You can use the same dish you plan on baking them in. Place the zucchini in the microwave on high about five minutes.

If you have precooked your zucchini filling in a skillet, simply add it to your boats.




BBQ Chicken Zucchini Boats


      BBQ Chicken Zucchini Boats.



Italian Zucchini Boats



Zucchini Lasagna Boats – Homemade Hooplah

SHRIMP ZUCCHINI BOATS – Shelf Proclaimed Foodie

Chicken Bacon Ranch Zucchini – Midget Momma


Mexican Zucchini Burrito Boats – Make Thyme For Health

Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread- Just a Taste

BEST EVER ZUCCHINI BREAD RECIPE – Butter With a Slice of Bread

One Bowl Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread– I Wash You Dry

Savory and Cheesy Zucchini Quick Bread – Laughing Spatula

Easy Freezer-Friendly Zucchini Blueberry Bread Recipe– ShugarySweets

Zucchini Lasagna Recipes

Zucchini Lasagna


Piece of Zucchini Lasagna

        Zucchini Lasagna


Skillet Zucchini Recipes




Zucchini Mushroom Chicken Stir Fry– Diet Hood

Sausage and Peppers with Zucchini Noodles – Two Peas and Their Pod

Asian Zucchini Noodle Stir-Fry with Shrimp– Just a Tastes

Zucchini Noodles or Zoodles

Shrimp Scampi Zucchini

shrimp scampi over zoodles


Blackened Salmon with Zoodles


Zucchini Pasta with Creamy Avocado Pesto – Live Eat Learn

Zucchini Noodle Alfredo – Just 5 Ingredients! – The Dinner-Mom

Baked Zucchini Recipes

Baked Parmesan Zucchini – Smart School House

Cheesy Hasselback Zucchini Pizzas – Peas and Crayons

Easy Cheesy Baked Zucchini Gratin Casserole – Peas and Crayons

Healthy Baked Zucchini Chips – Wendy Polisi

Easy Zucchini Pizza Bites – I heart Vegetables

Zucchini Cheddar Scones – Baker by Nature

Zucchini Dessert Recipes

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins Recipe – Quick Zucchini Recipes – Little House Living

Zucchini Brownies with chocolate frosting– Creations by Kara

Chocolate Lover’s Zucchini Cake | Decadent Chocolate Cake Recipe – Great Grub Delicious Treats

Soup With Zucchini


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Diane has been in love with cooking ever since she got tossed into the kitchen when she was 13 years old. At 13, Diane’s mom left her family. That experience leads her to discover her love for cooking. In 2011, she started a recipe blog, Recipes For Our Daily Bread. She works full-time developing recipes for her food blog, and brands she uses and loves. Recipes For Our Daily Bread includes quick and easy recipes designed to help people have a homecooked meal around the table. Diane has a passion for building healthy families with communication. She believes one of the best places to communicate as a family and build trust is eating meals around the table.

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