Find out why we’re obsessing over these zucchini recipes in the best possible way!
Zucchini is more versatile than you think. It’s neutral taste pairs well with just about anything and can be incorporated into any meal of the day – including breakfast and dessert.
From savory casseroles to uber-rich chocolate cakes, this versatile squash can do it all. Below, you’ll find a list of our favorite recipes ranging from noodles to muffins, snacks, and more! We’ll even share our best tips and advice on how to prepare and cook with it.
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Choosing The Right Squash
When shopping, look for ones that are firm to the touch and blemish-free. This will ensure you’re choosing the freshest of the bunch. If your budget allows, you’ll also want to opt for organic whenever possible. These tend to have much less exposure to harmful pesticides and fertilizers.
How To Get Creative With It:
- Sneak it into your baked goods. Zucchini is the ultimate plant-based way to add moisture to your breads and cakes. Many recipes utilize it for its high water content and its ability to blend well with things like cacao, honey, and lemon.
- Shred, spiralize, or slice them. Experimenting with different shapes and textures allows you to mold the zucchini into fritters, pancakes, and more. You can even slice them into thin strands to make noodles, wraps, and roll-ups.
- Blend it into your drink. Zucchinis are rich in fiber and make a great add-in for smoothies. You’ll often see them mixed with fruits, nut butters, and coconut milk to balance out the flavor.
Now that we’ve got the basics covered, let’s dive into all the ways you can sauté, bake, and season this garden-fresh veggie.
Crispy and Easy Zucchini Fritters
Pile them high with your favorite toppings like eggs, bacon, and hot sauce.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Crispy and Easy Zucchini Fritters
Tomato Zucchini Egg Breakfast Bake
Prep this meal ahead of time and warm it in the oven for an easy breakfast the next day!
Recipe: Paleo Gluten Free Eat | Tomato Zucchini Egg Breakfast Bake
Savory Zucchini Pancakes with Bacon and Chives
Forget the maple syrup and add this recipe to your brunch table, stat!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Savory Zucchini Pancakes with Bacon and Chives
Sausage and Zucchini Breakfast Casserole
It tucks in a veggie combo that includes zucchini, mushrooms, and onions, but feel free to add even more!
Recipe: PaleoPlan | Sausage and Zucchini Breakfast Casserole
Paleo Zucchini Breakfast Cookies
Chocolate chip-studded breakfast cookies with hidden zucchini – yeah, we’d wake up for that!
Recipe: Joy Food Sunshine | Paleo Zucchini Breakfast Cookies
Zucchini Egg Nests
Talk about creative! This recipe takes spiralized noodles and eggs to a whole other level.
Recipe: What Great Grandma Ate | Zucchini Egg Nests
Zucchini and Chorizo Paleo Breakfast Casserole
It packs plenty of veggies with eggs and spicy chorizo sausage. Yum!
Recipe: Paleo Grubs | Zucchini and Chorizo Paleo Breakfast Casserole
Zucchini Noodle Breakfast Bowl
Talk about a meal that keeps you fed and fit! This bowl will keep you satiated for hours on end.
Recipe: The Almond Eater | Zucchini Noodle Breakfast Bowl
Summer Zucchini Basil Frittata
There are so many flavors to unpack in this dish. It’s bright, nutritious, and easy to make!
Recipe: PaleOMG | Summer Zucchini Basil Frittata
Sausage, Carrot, and Zucchini Breakfast Casserole
Feed the entire family with this quick-whip recipe. It’s simple, yet so delicious!
Recipe: Made It Love It Paleo | Sausage, Carrot, and Zucchini Breakfast Casserole
One-Pan Zucchini Pasta Puttanesca
This recipe cooks up in a flash and comes with plenty of zesty flavor!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | One-Pan Zucchini Pasta Puttanesca
Greek Pasta Salad with Light Zucchini Noodles
Go Greek with this light and refreshing dish you can toss together in just 15 minutes!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Greek Pasta Salad with Light Zucchini Noodles
Spicy Sesame Almond Zucchini Noodles
Create an Asian-inspired noodle salad with a blend of spicy and nutty flavors!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Spicy Sesame Almond Zucchini Noodles
Paleo Zucchini Noodles with Meat Sauce
Make your noodle dish hearty and rich with ground beef, diced peppers, and more!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Paleo Zucchini Noodles with Meat Sauce
Light, Healthy Chow Mein with Zucchini Noodles
Ditch the carbs and make it healthy using a colorful assortment of veggies!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Light, Healthy Chow Mein with Zucchini Noodles
Cajun Chicken Pasta with Light Zucchini Noodles
Turn up the heat with this spicy dish! You’ll love how the raw cashews add the perfect balance.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Cajun Chicken Pasta with Light Zucchini Noodles
Pasta Carbonara with Light Zucchini Noodles
Go for something creamy and “cheesy” with this dairy-free recipe.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Pasta Carbonara with Light Zucchini Noodles
Zucchini Noodles with Meatless Mushroom Sauce
Save this recipe for meatless Mondays and enjoy it with your vegan friends!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Zucchini Noodles with Meatless Mushroom Sauce
Zucchini Noodles Drizzled in Tahini Bacon Sauce
Who needs dairy when you can create a rich, velvety sauce like this?
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Zucchini Noodles Drizzled in Tahini Bacon Sauce
Pad See Ew with Light Zucchini Noodles
Forget the rice noodles and soy sauce! This Thai-inspired dish packs in the flavor with coconut aminos, garlic, and fresh veggies.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Pad See Ew with Light Zucchini Noodles
Zucchini Bread and Muffins
Paleo Chocolate Loaf
Who knew chocolate and zucchini could work so well together?
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Paleo Chocolate Loaf
Paleo Zucchini Bread
It has a naturally sweet taste from added bananas and dates!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Paleo Zucchini Bread
Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins
Fool your family with a muffin that’s both sweet and healthy!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins
Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins
The hint of garlic and salt gives these muffins an extra kick you didn’t know you needed.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins
Almond Butter Blueberry Zucchini Muffins
A bit of apple cider vinegar marries all the flavors together and helps the muffins rise into a fluffy sweet treat.
Recipe: The Natural Nurturer | Almond Butter Blueberry Zucchini Muffins
Keto Bacon and Zucchini Muffins
Toss in a bit of collagen into the batter to make these muffins really stand out!
Recipe: Bulletproof Blog | Keto Bacon and Zucchini Muffins
Healthy Lemon Zucchini Muffins
Bursting with zest, this recipe comes with a healthy dose of essential vitamins and minerals!
Recipe: Evolving Table | Healthy Lemon Zucchini Muffins
Paleo Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread
How do you improve on uber-moist, grain-free zucchini bread? You load it up with dark chocolate chips.
Recipe: What Molly Made | Paleo Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread
Cinnamon Streusel Zucchini Bread
Eat it down to the very last crumb without feeling the least bit of guilt!
Recipe: Feasting on Fruit | Cinnamon Streusel Zucchini Bread
Paleo Morning Glory Banana Zucchini Bread
Savor the different flavors while getting your daily dose of protein and healthy fats!
Recipe: Physical Kitchness | Paleo Morning Glory Banana Zucchini Bread
Hidden Veggies Tiger Nut Brownies
Despite its name, these tiger nut brownies are completely nut-free and made from tubers.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Hidden Veggies Tiger Nut Brownies
Zucchini Almond Butter Bars
Think peanut butter brownies, but better! These bars are uber-rich and naturally sweet.
Recipe: Hummusapien | Zucchini Almond Butter Bars
Paleo Lemon Zucchini Coffee Cake
This one comes with a glaze that consists of coconut butter, honey, and vanilla!
Recipe: Real Food with Jessica | Paleo Lemon Zucchini Coffee Cake
No-Bake Vegan Cheesecake
The hidden zucchinis within the filling are perfect for adding the right amount of moisture.
Recipe: Detoxinista | No-Bake Vegan Cheesecake
Chocolate Zucchini Pudding
Toss in some chia seeds to make it extra thick!
Recipe: To Her Core | Chocolate Zucchini Pudding
Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Cookies
This recipe keeps things gluten-free and extra decadent!
Recipe: Low Carb Yum | Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Cookies
Paleo Zucchini Banana Bread Bars
Packed with fiber and protein, these bars are an excellent way to indulge a sweet tooth.
Recipe: Ambitious Kitchen | Paleo Zucchini Banana Bread Bars
Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake
We can snack on this low-carb cake all day long!
Recipe: Keto Diet App | Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake
Chocolate Dessert Waffles
The best part about this recipe is that you can top it with your favorite Paleo ice cream, berries, and more!
Recipe: My Natural Family | Chocolate Dessert Waffles
Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Cake
You’re going to love the raw chocolate frosting you can slather on top!
Recipe: Real Nutritious Living | Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Cake
Zucchini Snacks and Dips
Bean-Free Creamy Avocado Hummus
Zucchinis, lemon, and garlic give this recipe a zesty flair!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Bean-Free Creamy Avocado Hummus
Baked Zucchini Fries
These fries are highly addictive and pair perfectly with your favorite Paleo burger.
Recipe: Healthy Recipes | Baked Zucchini Fries
Baked Zucchini Chips
We love adding the smoked paprika and cumin for spice, but you can season them any way you like!
Recipe: A Spicy Perspective | Baked Zucchini Chips
Raw Zucchini Rolls with Paleo Pesto
Here’s a fun way to eat your veggies: Wrap bell pepper, carrots, radishes, basil, and pesto in thin strips of zucchini.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Raw Zucchini Rolls with Paleo Pesto
Paleo Fried Zucchini with Cool Dill Dip
Serve these at your next party for an instant hit at the appetizer table!
Recipe: Paleo Newbie | Paleo Fried Zucchini with Cool Dill Dip
Zucchini Cacao Smoothie
Get your daily nutrition in with added bananas and strawberries!
Recipe: The Almond Eater | Zucchini Cacao Smoothie
Creamy Zucchini Blueberry Smoothie
Boost your mood with a recipe that’s rich in antioxidants and protein!
Recipe: Minimalist Baker | Creamy Zucchini Blueberry Smoothie
Creamy Zucchini Smoothie
Don’t be fooled by the green color! The mangoes add a natural sweet taste to balance out the veggies.
Recipe: The Natural Nurturer | Creamy Zucchini Smoothie
Carob Zucchini Milkshake
Chill out with a drink that utilizes carob as an alternative to chocolate.
Recipe: Raia’s Recipes | Carob Zucchini Milkshake
Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie
Give your smoothie some staying power with creamy nut butters, collagen, and maple syrup!
Recipe: Paleo Gluten Free Eats | Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie