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 garden, 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!

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Once summer begins, one vegetable out there 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 produce and get baking! Sure, you can grill zucchini, saute it, or stuff it, but what if you want to do something 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 share your favorite way to eat or bake with zucchini in the comments below!

1. Zucchini-Chocolate Chip Muffins

A zucchini chocolate chip muffin cut in half on a white plate.

These zucchini-chocolate chip muffins are super quick, insanely moist, and a great way to use up the late summer zucchini bounty!

Get the recipe here!

2. Zesty Refrigerator Zucchini Pickles

A fork lifting zucchini pickles out of a glass jar.

Think bread and butter pickles, but with more of a kick and zucchini instead of cucumber. One of my most popular summer recipes!

Get the recipe here!

3. Cheesy Zucchini & Sun-Dried Tomato Scones

Cheesy zucchini scones stacked on a white plate on top of a green napkin.

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.

Get the recipe here!

4. Spiced Zucchini Bread with Walnuts and Dried Cranberries

Two slices of spiced zucchini bread with walnuts and dried cranberries stacked on a white plate.

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.

Get the recipe here!

5. Zucchini-Corn Fritters

A stack of three zucchini corn fritters on a white plate.

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.

Get the recipe here!

6. Zucchini-Banana Bread

A loaf of zucchini banana bread with the first two slices cut off and laying on their side.

Two of the most popular quick bread recipes out there get mashed up for one super-moist and super-flavorful bread. Make this ASAP!

Get the recipe here!

7. Carrot-Zucchini Bars with Cream Cheese Icing

A slice of carrot zucchini bars with cream cheese icing on top on a white plate with a fork to the side.

Carrot cake meets zucchini bread, and everything is better with cream cheese frosting, yes?

Get the recipe here!

8. Beer-Battered Zucchini Fries

My family went nuts over these the first time I made them; the batter is super light and crispy, and these fries are just outright addicting.

Get the recipe here!

9. 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.

Get the recipe here!

10. Zucchini Cornbread

Making a bowl of chili soon? Add this zucchini cornbread on the side for something different!

Get the recipe here!

11. Zucchini Squares

An old recipe from my grandma that is a family favorite! Super easy to throw together and makes a great appetizer or side dish.

Get the recipe here!

12. Zucchini Pineapple Bread

A loaf of zucchini pineapple bread sliced.

More zucchini and pineapple love here; this is one of my favorite zucchini bread recipes.

Get the recipe here!

13. Zucchini Bread

Two slices of zucchini bread sitting in front of the rest of the loaf.

The original; good old zucchini bread. A classic. My family loves this recipe dearly.

Get the recipe here!

TELL ME! What is YOUR favorite way to use zucchini when it’s in abundance?!