The Best Sweet & Savory Zucchini Recipes

(Please enjoy a glimpse into my thought life during gardening season 😉 )

Garden. Spring planting. Yay, the zucchini is coming in.

Ahhh, there’s SO much! How are we going to eat all of it?

Enter: THIS delicious recipe round-up to make the most of your bountiful harvest!

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Told you! We had so much zucchini to harvest last year that this one was overlooked for weeks!

It never fails, each year I end up with a HUGE harvest of zucchini and even with sharing much of it with others, I still have enough to eat every day, multiple times per day, and enough in the freezer for a year’s worth of pancakes.

“I didn’t plant enough zucchini this year.” Said no one ever. Ha!

I have said it time and time again, that one of the things I adore most about zucchini is it’s versatility.

It works wonders in both sweet and savory recipes. You can’t say that about a tomato! 😉

So if you are like me and LOVE zucchini and are always in need of a few new recipes this round-up is for you!

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One Pan Lasagna with Zucchini Noodles

Oh lasagna! How I love thee. Can you believe pasta has been replaced with thin zucchini noodles? Genius! And this lasagna is packed with even more veggies and 4 different types of cheese.

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Coconut Zucchini Cookies

These cookies use whole food ingredients like zucchini and coconut in 3 ways- shredded, oil, and sugar! I usually make a double batch and freeze half for later. As a special treat, I love to let the kids have 1 or 2 of them with their eggs in morning.

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Oven Baked Zucchini Chips

Who doesn’t love potato chips? This “healthified” chip recipe is super easy to prepare and are super addicting!

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Chocolate Chip Zucchini Oatmeal Bars

I’m pretty sure a pan of these will make your day better. Maybe don’t eat the whole pan…or do. 😉 You will want to bake this healthy snack even when zucchini is not in season!

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Spaghetti and Meatballs

Oh yes, spaghetti and meatballs just got interesting! These meatballs are gluten-free and packed with whole food ingredients. Serve them in a marinara sauce over spaghetti noodles or strands of spaghetti squash.

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Zucchini-licious Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Zucchini in pancakes? YES! Serve these with a dollop of whipped cream or a pour of syrup and you have a breakfast to remember.

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Whole Food Makeovers: Sloppy Joes

Stretch a pound of meat by adding tons of veggies! One taste of this homemade sloppy joe mix and you will never buy Manwich again.

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Zu-Creamy Italian Dressing

Okay, I know this seems crazy, but trust me! Lauren from Oatmeal with a Fork has created this ahhhmazing salad dressing by blending together zucchinis along with a few simple pantry ingredients. It tastes just like a creamy Italian dressing only WAY healthier!

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Meatloaf

I grew up eating meatloaf, but this isn’t your mama’s recipe. Unless your mom uses onion, zucchini, flax seed, and oat flour instead of traditional bread crumbs! Did I mention the delicious sauce on top?

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Chicken Parmesan Zucchini Boats

How fun is this healthy and simple “boat” recipe? Zucchini, pasta sauce, and chicken. Boom. Done. That’s how you do dinner folks! 


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Pretty amazing recipes, huh? I know I’m hungry!


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Here are the 10 BEST Sweet & Savory Zucchini Recipes that are healthy, homemade, and easy to prepare! Your family will love these gluten-free and clean eating meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You will find the likes of cookies, pancakes, and bars for the sweet options and stuffed zucchini chicken boats, sloppy joes, and a vegan chip, plus more for the savory! Most are low carb but all are packed with veggies and other whole foods!

So tell me, which zucchini recipe are you most excited to try?

Sammi Ricke

About Sammi Ricke

Sammi Ricke is a talented cook with a knack for coming up with creative new ways to healthify recipes without sacrificing any of the flavor. Sammi has built a beautiful life with her high school sweetheart and enjoys her primary role as a stay-at-home mom to their two children. If Sammi's not in her kitchen, she's probably exploring a new hiking trail, enjoying coffee with a friend, or binge-watching the latest "Food Network" show on Netflix. Sammi's full Bio.

11 thoughts on “The Best Sweet & Savory Zucchini Recipes

  1. So many great recipes here! Thank you so much for sharing with us at You Link It We Make It! We hope you’ll visit us again. – Kim @ knockitoffkim.com

  2. Pinned!! Oh, those cookies, though…. and the zucchini boats!! Yum. Unfortunately we’ll have to wait for some zucchini-rich friends to share with us…. but it always happens, doesn’t it?

    1. Bahaha! Yes, it WILL happen. Patience is a virtue, right? Yes, the cookies are a staple within our home during the summer now and I agree the zucchini boats…DELISH! For some reason they kind of remind me of stuffed peppers. I still need to make them. So many recipes, so little time. LOL

  3. I am looking forward to sauteed zucchini with kale, chard, garlic scapes and a bit of spring onion (all fresh from the garden) with soft cooked eggs on top and a bit of homemade Kimchee for spice. Hmmm…all of these items are in my fridge/garden right now, except for the zucchini….come on little babies…GROW!!!!

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