35 Skinny Zucchini Recipes

Here’s an easy challenge anyone can do! Eat a SUPERFOOD everyday! Now, I’m not saying to run to the health food store and spend tons of money. A superfood is one that’s loaded with nutrition and significantly helps boost your health in some way, says the Skinnytaste dietitian Heather K. Jones. Zucchini is definitely a super (good-for-you) food. It’s low in calories (a medium zucchini has around just 30 calories) and chock full of heart-healthy nutrients including Vitamins C and A, potassium, folate, and fiber. Zucchini is also packed with the vision-promoting antioxidants beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin.

35 Skinny Zucchini Recipes

So now that we know zucchini is so good for you, here’s 35 mouthwatering Skinny Zucchini Recipes just for you!

1. Grilled Chicken and Zucchini Skewers are perfect as an appetizer if you’re having a backyard bash this summer, or you can turn it into a meal any night of the week served with rice, salad or more vegetables…

Grilled Chicken and Zucchini Skewers

2. Sauteed Baby Zucchini – a simple side dish ready in under 6 minutes and great with just about everything…

Sauteed Baby Zucchini

3. Serve these Baked Zucchini Sticks as an appetizer or as a side dish. They are healthy and low in points and guiltlessly delicious…

Baked Zucchini Sticks

4. Zucchini Pizza Bites are the perfect way to use up all the zucchini in your garden and satisfy your craving for pizza in a low-carb way…

Zucchini Pizza Bites

5. Getting your family to eat their veggies can often be difficult. But not with these kid-friendly Zucchini Tots. They make a great side dish for breakfast or dinner…

Zucchini Tots

6. When making these Raw Zucchini Carpaccio, you’ll want to use a mandolin or potato peeler to thinly slice the zucchini…

Zucchini Carpaccio

7. Cream of Zucchini Soup has only FIVE ingredients and is amazing…

Cream of Zucchini Soup

8. Savory Zucchini Asiago Tomato Scones almost smell like pizza when they come out of the oven…

Savory Zucchini Asiago Tomato Scones

9. Crust-less Summer Zucchini makes a wonderful side dish to any meal or serve it at a potluck or brunch..

Crust-less Summer Zucchini

10. Caramelized Onion, Red Pepper and Zucchini Frittata is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner…

Caramelized Onion, Red Pepper and Zucchini Frittata

11. Zucchini Casserole is a great side dish and perfect for all zucchini lovers…

Zucchini Casserole

12. Tomato and Zucchini Frittata is perfect for meatless Mondays, gluten free, clean eating and low-carb diets…

Tomato and Zucchini Frittata

13. For a summer spin on taco night, try these Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats – stuffed with ground turkey, seasoned with cumin and topped with a blend of Mexican cheese – cheesy goodness…

Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats

14. A fun twist on a Mexican favorite are these Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Zucchini. Serve these with cilantro lime rice as a side dish and you’ll have yourself a fiesta…

Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Zucchini Boats

15. Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats – Summer zucchini hollowed out and stuffed with lean Italian sausage, then topped with marinara and cheese, my favorite!

Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats

16. Sauteed Zucchini with Plum Tomatoes is a simple side dish recipe but a great way to use your summer garden zucchini and tomatoes…

Sauteed Zucchini with Plum Tomatoes

17. Skillet Mexican Zucchini is a delicious recipe with a little bit of a Mexican kick from the jalapeno then topped with melted queso blanco. It’s also easy and quick…

Skillet Mexican Zucchini

18. Zucchini, yellow squash and carrots cut into spaghetti like strands and sauteed with garlic and oil make this recipe for Sauteed Julienned Summer Vegetables a perfect summer meal…

Sauteed Julienned Summer Vegetables

19. Spiralized Raw Zucchini Salad with Avocado and Edamame is fast, quick and delicious…

Spiralized Raw Zucchini Salad with Avocado and Edamame

20. Spicy shrimp with garlic, zucchini noodles, tomatoes and a squeeze of lemon juice make these Zucchini Noodles with Lemon Garlic Spicy Shrimp delicious…

Zucchini Noodles with Lemon Garlic Spicy Shrimp

21. Zoodles and Meatballs for a lighter carb alternative to spaghetti and meatballs!

Zoodles and Meatballs

22. Vegan Eggplant Meatballs are perfect for vegans, or if you just want to incorporate more veggies into your meals.

Vegan Eggplant Meatballs

23. Skinny Meatloaf Cupcakes with Mashed Potato Frosting are another way to get your kids to eat zucchini…

Skinny Meatloaf Cupcakes with Mashed Potato Frosting

24. The perfect meatless meal using summer fresh zucchini and tomatoes is Angel Hair with Zucchini

Angel Hair with Zucchini

25. Shrimp and Zucchini with Bowties is a light pasta dish loaded with shrimp, zucchini and fresh tomatoes…

Shrimp and Zucchini with Bowties

26. The next time you need to bring a macaroni salad to a gathering, why not try my Summer Macaroni Salad with Tomatoes and Zucchini. It’s loaded with great flavor but doesn’t have all the calories and fat as your traditional macaroni salad…

Summer Macaroni Salad with Tomatoes and Zucchini

27. Zucchini Lasagna – Replace the lasagna noodles with thin sliced zucchini and you have a delicious, lower carb (gluten-free) lasagna that’s loaded with vegetables, and you won’t miss the pasta.

Zucchini Lasagna

28. Chicken Rollatini Stuffed with Zucchini and Mozzarella is a wonderful way to use zucchini…

Chicken Rollatini Stuffed with Zucchini and Mozzarella

29. Naked Turkey Bruschetta Burgers are made with zucchini and topped with a summer garden tomato bruschetta topping over a bed of baby arugula – no bun required…

Naked Turkey Bruschetta Burgers

30. If you’re running out of ideas of how to use up all your garden zucchini, you’ll welcome these Greek Turkey Meatballs – a great way to add extra fiber to your diet…

Greek Turkey Meatballs

31. Want your kids to eat more vegetables? Try these Turkey Zucchini Burgers, they won’t even know there’s zucchini in the mix!

Turkey Zucchini Burgers

32. Zucchini Pancakes are similar to potato pancakes only with less carbs and are a perfect side dish for grilled chicken or meat…

Zucchini Pancakes

33. On busy days, let your crock pot cook for you with my recipe for classic Crock Pot Minestrone Soup. Don’t forget to add zucchini along with the other summer vegetables…

Crock Pot Minestrone Soup

34. Another way to get your kids to eat zucchini is with this delicious recipe for Low Fat Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Low Fat Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

35. A delicious way to enjoy zucchini is with this recipe for Pineapple Zucchini Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pineapple Zucchini Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

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26 comments

  1. These are delicious recipes that use spices that enhance all these dishes.  We are on “zucchini heaven”.., you are an angel of a cook!

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  3. My husband and I think that your Zuchini Lasagna recipe is even better than traditional Lasagna. It is especially better on Day 2 because it is more moist than when lasagna noodles are used. Thank you!

  4. I have never seen so many different zucchini recipes in one place……..excellent…………will be trying all of them.

  5. I am trying to access some of your recipes like the zucchini tots and I don’t see it.

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  8. I tried the frittata it was absolutely delicious! I only used one full egg and seven egg whites to lighten up the points and I didn't have the asiago cheese and it was still amazing! Thanks for all the great recipes!

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  10. I want to learn how to do the delicious pie.

  11. Perfect timing… I feel like everyday I walk out to the garden and there are ten more zucchinis than there were the day before!

  12. These. Look. So. Good. Oof, and to think I love courgettes! I will bookmark this I think x

  13. Some awesome ideas here, and what gorgeous photos!

    Zucchinis are great, as they're so versatile and can be used with so many other foods. I've made a lasagne with just zucchinis, tomato sauce and cheese for decades, and everyone in my family loves it.

    Haven't tried some of these ideas though, but will be doing soon 🙂

  14. I think you have convinced me that zucchini is the BEST veggie ever!

  15. Amazing recipes!! Loved them all! Thanks so much!!

  16. Fantastic roundup!! I've tried your Sauteed Julienned Summer Vegetables and Zoodles and Meatballs, both amazing recipes! I love cooking with zucchini, it's so versatile and light.

  17. Awh man! So many tasty recipes and yet I only have one little courgette in the fridge at home, dang!
    The pancakes and quiches look especially good 🙂 *scrolls back up* actually…they all look pretty fantastic! Yum ^ ^ I hope you have a great weekend! x

  18. My wife tasked me to find good, filling and healthy recipes. And that led me to your blog. Your recipes are all so wonderful. I can't wait until she cooks them for the family. Thanks for sharing! You've got a great blog here. Keep it up!

  19. What a yummy round up of zucchini recipes!

  20. It's like you read my mind…my kitchen is overflowing with zucchini right now.

  21. Amazing ideas!!! Thank you so much!!! My kids eat them but now they´ll actually beg for them 🙂

  22. Perfect timing…my husband's garden is producing a ton of zucchini!

  23. Love zucchini! Thanks for this!

  24. WOW!!! GREAT COLLECTION of recipes!! Thank you! Pinning this!!

  25. YUM! I love Zucchini! It's such an underrated vegetable.