15 Easy Zucchini Recipes for Summer’s Amazing Bounty
This collection of easy zucchini recipes is perfect for using up summer’s fresh harvest – everything from zucchini bread, muffins, cupcakes, scones, and more! Whether you’re harvesting from your own garden, are hauling in boxes from your local CSA, or just taking advantage of awesome deals at the grocery store, now is the time to cook and bake with that beautiful zucchini!
Once summer gets into full swing, there is one vegetable out there that just goes berserk – zucchini. If you’ve ever planted a garden, you know exactly what I’m talking about; even if you only have one or two zucchini plants in your garden, once they start growing, you can’t pick them fast enough and they seem to quadruple in size overnight.
Now is the time to take advantage of all that beautiful product and get baking! Sure, you can grill zucchini, saute it, or stuff it, but what if you want to do something a little bit different with it. Yes, there is zucchini bread of course and I’ve got a few variations of it (regular! banana! pineapple! chocolate!), but I’m also sharing a ton of unique recipes as well, like cupcakes, scones, pickles, and more.
Enjoy the recipes and be sure to share with me your favorite way to eat or bake with zucchini in the comments below!
Zucchini-Chocolate Chip Muffins
These zucchini-chocolate chip muffins are super quick, insanely moist, and a great way to use up the late summer zucchini bounty!
Zucchini & Orange Marmalade Muffins with Cranberries & Pecans
A delicious way to start your day (and get some veggies in, to boot)!
Sweet and Spicy Zucchini Refrigerator Pickles
Think bread and butter pickles, but with more of a kick and zucchini instead of cucumber. One of my most popular summer recipes!
Cheesy Zucchini & Sun-Dried Tomato Scones
These scones are super moist thanks to the zucchini and have loads of color and flavor from sun-dried tomatoes, and of course, there has to be cheese. Because, of course.
Spiced Zucchini Bread with Walnuts and Dried Cranberries
An all-time favorite! This zucchini bread bakes up nice and high, is warmly spiced and is loaded with chopped walnuts and dried cranberries. A step up from your “every day” zucchini bread.
Corn fritters are my jam, and I loved adding zucchini to them in this recipe; the flavors go together so well and they’re delicious.
Two of the most popular quick bread recipes out there get mashed up for one super-moist and super-flavorful bread. Make this ASAP!
Carrot-Zucchini Bars with Cream Cheese Icing
Carrot cake meets zucchini bread and everything is better with cream cheese frosting, yes?
Beer-Battered Zucchini Fries
My family went totally nuts over these the first time I made them; the batter is super light and crispy and these fries are just outright addicting.
Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread
There just HAD to be a chocolate recipe in here! The zucchini keeps the bread ultra moist while allowing the super chocolate flavor to shine.
Making a bowl of chili soon? Add this zucchini cornbread on the side for something different!
Zucchini-Pineapple Cupcakes with Orange Sour Cream Glaze
I love the sweet tanginess from pineapple and orange in these cupcakes; a perfect companion to the light and moist zucchini cupcakes.
Get the recipe here!
An old recipe from my grandma that is a family favorite! Super easy to throw together and makes a great appetizer or side dish.
Zucchini Pineapple Bread
More zucchini and pineapple love here; this is one of my favorite zucchini bread recipes.
The original; good old zucchini bread. A classic. This is my grandma’s recipe and I love it dearly.
TELL ME! What is YOUR favorite way to use zucchini when it’s in abundance?!
I knew I could count on you! Not only do you have a variety of zucchini recipes, but you’ve been so very kind to put many of them together right here.
We’re finally able to have a garden this year. I just harvested my first several zucchini and am just beginning to understand what I’ve gotten myself into with these things. With your list I’m feeling less overwhelmed about what to do with them. Thank you!
Never knew there were so many recipes for zucchini. Thanks so much much. Btw I was in Pittsburg on Thursday for the ELO concert. I was so impressed with your city. First time being there and I will definitely be back So clean and friendly.
I’m so thrilled to hear this! So glad you enjoyed your time in Pittsburgh :)
The zucchini is bursting here on the farm…thanks for sharing your recipes, I’m anxious to try the pickles!
Here’s one of my favorites…if you love chocolate, I think this zucchini-chocolate cake is one of the best.
Zucchini Bread, of course, and Crisp Zucchini Bites with Garlic Aioli — delicious!
The Zucchini Bread recipe I use is very similar to the one used by Deb at Smitten Kitchen, though I think mine originally came from The Settlement Cookbook.
Such a wonderful collection of zucchini recipes! I can’t wait to try making zucchini pickles myself! They sound so easy to make.
There are so many nice recipe to try! Thank you so much for sharing!