Zucchini is my husbands favorite vegetables. So I grow a lot of it in my garden. Normally in the summer this abundant vegetable sneaks it’s way into our breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and even desserts. ⁠

The mild taste and soft skin, make it incredible versatile and although super light on calories, it packs a nutrition punch with vitamins and minerals including vitamin A and C both which are important for immune health. The potassium and antioxidants also make it a great choice for your heart. It also has small amounts of other vitamins, minerals, and of course fiber. I put this into all sorts of dishes when it’s available. One because the taste and texture work with almost everything and two, because my family doesn’t notice/care. ⁠

Here are a few of the zucchini centric recipes we have been enjoying lately.

Parmesan Zucchini Rounds

My husband was skeptical when I first made this recipe. Now it is his most requested dinner side dish. ⁠⁠It's a super easy 5 minute side that is fun to eat. I just put the sheet on the table and let everyone use their hands to eat this.⁠
Prep Time5 minutes
5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 zucchini
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Slice the zucchini into very thin rounds, about 1/2 inch or less.
  • Place the zucchini slices on a cookie sheet, sprinkle with parmesan and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Broil on high until the parmesan starts to brown and get crispy, eat warm
  • Serve on repeat until zucchini is not longer in season. 😉 (At least that's my plan)⁠

Chicken Ranch Zucchini Boats

Make a fun dinner in 20 minutes with only 5 ingredients!
Prep Time5 minutes
15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 2 medium zucchinis
  • 1/3 cup light sour cream
  • 12 oz shredded chicken
  • 1.5 teaspoons ranch seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • black pepper to taste


  • Slice zucchinis in halve length wise, scoop out the middle. 
  • Mix sour cream, chicken, and seasoning together.
  • Fill zucchinis and top with cheese. Sprinkle with pepper if desired.
  • Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is golden brown. ⁠

Zucchini Breakfast Burritos

Easy way to add veggies to breakfast.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 1.5 cups chopped zucchini
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 4 flour tortillas


  • Saute onions and zucchini in olive oil until tender, add salt and pepper to taste. ⁠
  • Add eggs to zucchini mixture and scramble as usual. ⁠
  • Add zucchini egg mixture to tortillas and top with cheese. 
  • Fold up and brown (heat in a skillet) the burritos to help the cheese melt and help them stay closed. It also gets the outside crispy which pairs nicely with the soft gooey middle. ⁠


Great way to use garden zucchini in the summer. I love to add veggies to my breakfast to give them a nutrition boost. This recipes is really simple, so feel free to make it your own. Personally, I like to add heat (like jalapeños) but didn’t put that in the recipe since I don’t do that for my whole family. ⁠

Triple Pepper Rice and Bean Bake⁠

This is a great way to use leftover rice or make ahead. This is a regular in my dinner rotation and loaded with nutrients from all those colorful veggies! It also a great meatless monday option.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 small bell peppers
  • 1/2 white oinion
  • 1 cup zucchini, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fajita seasoning
  • 1 can diced green chilies 4 ounces
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed 15 ounces
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 cup pepper jack cheese


  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet, add peppers, onion, zucchini and fajita seasoning and saute until just tender.
  • Toss the cooked veggies, chilies, beans and rice together in a casserole dish⁠.
  • Top with cheese and bake⁠.
  • Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and middle is warm.

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