15 Delicious Recipes To Use up an Abundance of Zucchini

Cyd Converse

The first year we planted a garden we found ourselves delightfully and entirely overrun with zucchini of every shape and size to the point of overwhelm.

While I love fresh zucchini prepped with a bit of salt and pepper and grilled to perfection, you can only eat zucchini the same way so many nights in a row.

Enter these delicious zucchini recipes - an array of sweet and savory ways to use up an abundance of zucchini or make the most of your farmer's market haul.

1. Grilled Stuffed Zucchini with Shrimp Recipe

This is, hands down, one of my favorite recipes to make when I am overrun with zucchini. This grilled stuffed zucchini made with shrimp will delight everyone who tries it this summer. Loaded with spices and herbs, it doesn't disappoint.

2. Creamy Sundried Tomato Chicken Linguine with Zucchini Recipe

If you love a good, easy pasta dish loaded with flavor, you need to make our creamy sundried tomato chicken linguine with chunks of fresh zucchini. Bursting with flavor and incredible texture, our creamy sundried tomato chicken linguine with zucchini recipe may just become your new favorite pasta dish. It's perfect all year long, even in the hot summer months.

3. Zucchini and Hummus Pita Sandwiches Recipe

These zucchini and hummus pita sandwiches are perfect for lunch or an easy weeknight dinner. They’re loaded with flavorful vegetables and ready in just 30 minutes! Even easier? Make them with whatever leftover zucchini you might have grilled the night before for dinner.

4. Cornbread Zucchini Muffins Recipe

These unique zucchini cornbread muffins are incredibly moist and tender with an irresistible sweet corn flavor. They're perfect for a quick breakfast on the go, a tasty snack or for dunking in a bowl of veggie chili.

5. Spiced Zucchini Oatmeal Bites Recipe

Grab a few of these spiced zucchini oatmeal bites as you are running out the door each morning and you won't be disappointed. Made with fresh zucchini, these little no bake snacks are loaded with flavor and they're nutrient dense making them perfect for breakfast or snacking.

6. Lemon Zucchini Bread Recipe

I love a nice quick bread. It makes the perfect snack. Or dessert. Or breakfast. It’s basically completely versatile and you can enjoy it at any time. Plus, it’s so easy to make. It’s just mix, mix, mix, bake, and eat. This light and not-so-sweet lemon zucchini bread is topped with a lemony glaze - it's the zucchini bread recipe you've been looking for.

7. Summer Maple Lime Watermelon Zoodle Bowl Recipe

These summer maple lime watermelon zoodle bowls are the kind of meal that reminds you that throwing random stuff from your fridge into a bowl can actually be as delicious as prepping an elaborate meal from scratch. Packed with flavor and bursting with crunch, these zoodle bowls are a taste of summer.

8. Zucchini Tater Tots Recipe

These zucchini tater tots are a great way to use up summer’s zucchini bounty. They're easy enough to make them with your kids for a fun and delicious activity together, plus they only have three main ingredients! You have to try them.

9. Roasted Zucchini and Tomato Crostini Recipe

Believe me when I say that this roasted zucchini and tomato crostini recipe is truly the most versatile dish of the summer. Make it as an appetizer, eat it for lunch, or serve it up for a quick and easy weeknight dinner...you'll love it!

10. Italian Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats Recipe

Our crowd favorite Italian sausage stuffed zucchini boats are made with a fresh tomato sauce and savory sausage. Sprinkled with a little cheese on top, you've got an easy and delicious meal where everyone will be begging for seconds!

11. Slow Cooker Italian Chicken with Zucchini Noodles

This slow cooker Italian chicken recipe is out of this world. We’re talking a slow cooker that’s exploding with veggies like asparagus, broccoli and snap peas served over delicious, crisp zucchini noodles. The combination is amazing.

12. Vegan Zucchini Bread with Five Spice Recipe

This vegan zucchini bread recipe made with five spice is a flavor sensation and a great way to use up all that extra zucchini from the garden. If you want a unique zucchini bread recipe that will turn heads, this one is the one for you, friends.

13. Greek Gyro Skillet Recipe

Full of Greek ingredients and flavors with the addition of garden fresh zucchini, this Greek gyro skillet recipe is about to become a new family favorite. This fabulous one pot dish is a flavor explosion, but it cooks up quickly and easily.

14. Greek Yogurt Chicken Recipe

Zesty zucchini noodles topped with creamiest, herb-packed Greek yogurt chicken that your mouth has ever tasted is what you get when you make our Greek yogurt chicken recipe. Italian seasoning, ribbons of freshly sliced basil, a squeeze of lemon, and tangy Parmesan cheese on top will blow your mind.

15. Cherry Zucchini Coffee Cake Recipe

This cherry zucchini coffee cake might be unexpected, but it’s so delicious! The crumble topping and glaze take it completely over the top. Easy enough to make for breakfast but special enough to serve at brunch, don't skip this one.

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