1. Cream of Zucchini Soup
As an appetizer, this creamy, light-green soup is an attractive and delicious way to start a meal. And it’s easy to prepare: Simply soften the zucchini along with a potato in a saucepan, then boil them and purée in a blender. Topped with a dash of plain yogurt, it’s even creamier. You’ll love it!
Soups and broths
Several vegetables go into this classic from the south of France, including eggplant, mushrooms, bell peppers and tomatoes. Each vegetable is first cooked on its own, then they are all gently cooked together until a melty, stew-like texture is obtained. The ultimate comfort food!
3. Zucchini and Date Bread
Zucchini for dessert? Absolutely! The zucchini lends a soft texture to this dessert bread that also contains dates and walnuts. You can also use this recipe to make muffins by adjusting the cooking time.
Muffins and dessert breads
4. Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread
This is another zucchini-based favourite that has become one of your go-to dessert breads. And it’s no surprise. It’s super-soft and extra-chocolatey, with a chocolate batter and a chocolate topping.
5. Sausage, Vegetable and Cheese Sheet Pan
Zucchini can take on many different shapes…even a spiral! A spiralizer is just the thing to incorporate the squash in this popular weekday meal. Simply place all the ingredients on a baking sheet and pop it into the oven for a quick and efficient dinner.
Sheet Pan Recipes
6. Roasted Vegetable Lasagna
This hearty lasagna features tomato sauce and a creamy Parmesan béchamel. It also contains a healthy dose of roasted vegetables, including zucchini, ribbons of which can be used to top the lasagna in a nice woven pattern. Magnifico!
7. Cherry Tomato and Zucchini Spaghetti
This simple dish has summer written all over it. Still-crunchy zucchini, olives and fresh basil are combined with quick-to-make tomato sauce starring cherry tomatoes. Sprinkle with a bit of Parmesan cheese and…presto!
8. Pan-Fried Cod with Ginger, Zucchini and Avocado
This recipe may look fancy, but it is so easy to make. Golden-brown cod fillets are bathed in a broth that is sweet, savoury and slightly spicy, highlighted by ribbons of zucchini. A lovely dish to serve whatever the occasion.
9. Zucchini Lime Muffins
Zucchini is great in bread, sure, but let’s not forget about muffins! The squash also gives them a lovely soft texture. These muffins can be eaten plain at breakfast, or for dessert with a lime frosting.
Breakfast and Brunch
10. Veal and Parmesan-Stuffed Zucchini
What a great way to put zucchini in the spotlight! Here, the squash serves to hold a lovely stuffing of veal and Parmesan. Just cook the halved zucchini on a baking sheet along with the accompanying vegetables.