The Best Healthy Zucchini Recipes


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The best healthy zucchini recipes to celebrate summer’s most versatile veggie. Here you’ll find an assortment of entrees, salads, lasagna, and pasta that sneak veggies into every bite.

As the end of summer approaches, most of us are looking for ways to use up an abundance of zucchini.

Whether you toss it in saladstuff it, or grate it into bread, the options are endless for this versatile veggie.

In this roundup, you’ll find everything from lasagna and fritters to loaded pasta, salads, and more.

One thing I can guarantee is that you WILL not get bored of zucchini with these recipe options. There is truly something for everyone. 

Reasons to Cook with Zucchini:

Here are some reasons to cook and bake with zucchini:

  • To boost vitamin C and potassium of any recipe.
  • Its flavor is extremely mild, meaning it can adapt to a variety of spice profiles.
  • Because of its thin skin and soft flesh, it can add moisture to baked goods for minimal calories.

Healthy Zucchini Recipes

If you make any of these healthy zucchini recipes, be sure to come back and leave a rating and review!

I also love to see your recipe remakes on Instagram, so don’t forget to tag me @dishingouthealth.

Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini with Harissa ButterZucchini boats filled with quinoa on a plate with lemon wedges

Roasted zucchini boats are filled with coriander-spiced quinoa, pine nuts, and parsley, and finished with melted chili-infused butter. This stuffed zucchini recipe is fresh, flavorful, and nutritious.

Garlic-Herb Sautéed ZucchiniGarlic-herb sautéed zucchini in a grey serving bowl.

Garlic-Herb Sautéed Zucchini with walnuts and capers celebrates summer’s bounty in a fresh, flavorful side dish. Pair this simple zucchini side dish with any entree or protein.

Eggplant Zucchini Lasagna Eggplant Zucchini Lasagna in a black pan topped with panko

Eggplant Zucchini Lasagna with burst cherry tomatoes, creamy pesto ricotta, and crispy Panko topping. This noodle-free lasagna recipe is vegetarian, low carb, and perfect for summer entertaining.

Zucchini-Walnut Fritters with Garlic-Herb SauceZucchini fritters arranged on a plate with garlic sauce and lemons

Crispy Zucchini-Walnut Fritters filled with summer squash and warm spices, and served with creamy Garlic-Herb Sauce. The most delicious way to sneak in an extra serving of veggies, these fritters will be a summertime staple.

Zucchini Orzo Salad with Pepperoncini DressingZucchini orzo salad in a brown serving bowl topped with Parmesan and herbs

One of my favorite salad recipes of summer! Filled with sautéed zucchini, toasted walnuts, herbs, and a zesty Pepperoncini Dressing. Enjoy this orzo salad warm or at room temperature for an easy, delicious side dish.

30 Minute Zucchini Pesto Pastazucchini pesto pasta with buttery mushrooms and walnuts

Your pasta of choice tossed with sautéed zucchini and mushrooms, homemade pesto sauce, and brown butter walnuts. Finish with dollops of burrata and this easy weeknight pasta will be a family favorite!

Summer Squash and Corn SaladCorn, zucchini, tomatoes, and feta in a blue bowl topped with lime wedges

20 minute summer squash and corn salad with tomatoes, feta, and chili-lime vinaigrette. A simple and delicious side dish for all of your summer entertaining needs.

Zucchini and Quinoa EnchiladasHigh Protein Vegetarian Enchiladas

These enchiladas are equal parts hearty and healthy, with a plant-packed filling and saucy, cheesy topping. Tucked in flour tortillas is a mix of sautéed zucchini, onion, poblano, garlic, quinoa, and pinto beans.

Crispy veggie-packed cakes with feta, herbs, and spices, served with a downright-addictive dipping sauce. Serve as an appetizer or entree and they’re sure to be a crowd favorite!

Shrimp Pasta Primavera with Zoodles30 Minute Shrimp Pasta Primavera with Zoodles |

Shrimp Pasta Primavera with Zoodles comes together in just 30 minutes. Both kids and adults will love this healthy weeknight dinner.


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