Best Healthy Zucchini Recipes

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From salads to sides to mains, my list of the best healthy zucchini recipes features this incredibly versatile vegetable roasted, grilled and even baked.

There are countless ways to cook and eat zucchini. It isn’t hard to incorporate it into nutritious vegetarian and vegan meals whether the zucchini is the star ingredient or one of a mix of veggies.

Zucchini can be cut into thin ribbons, diced and also transformed into zoodles. It is amazing how many different dishes can be created with a single vegetable.


Raw zucchini ribbons salad on a plate.

Zucchini Ribbon Salad

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With toasted pine nuts, feta cheese and white wine vinaigrette, this easy zucchini salad is a reminder that not all salads need leafy greens.
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Grilled zucchini salad with corn and tomatoes in abowl.

Zucchini Corn Salad

5 from 1 vote
Good for a salad or a barbecue side dish, this grilled zucchini corn salad has cherry tomatoes, scallions, Parmesan and garlic vinaigrette.
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Rasoted broccolini and zucchini pasta salad with walnuts and feta on a plate.

Roasted Broccolini Zucchini Pasta Salad

5 from 3 votes
Together with crumbled feta and lemon vinaigrette, this roasted broccolini zucchini pasta salad is a fresh spring to summer vegetarian side or main dish.
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Side Dishes

Parmesan roasted zucchini on a plate.

Parmesan Roasted Zucchini

4.71 from 17 votes
This easy roasted zucchini is sprinkled with Parmesan cheese before it goes into the oven and bakes to a golden brown.
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Balsamic zucchini tomato bake in a casserole dish.

Balsamic Zucchini Tomato Bake

5 from 10 votes
This balsamic zucchini tomato bake is simple to make and great for leftovers. Combine the veggies with pasta or grains to stretch them into another meal.
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Roasted vegetable couscous on a plate.

Lemon Tahini Roasted Vegetable Couscous

4.86 from 14 votes
There are so many things you can do with a baking sheet of roasted zucchini, squash and peppers including making this vegetable couscous with lemon, tahini and herbs.
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Roasted zucchini tomato orzo in a bowl

30-Minute Roasted Tomato Zucchini Orzo

5 from 6 votes
Roasting the veggies side-by-side on a single sheet pan makes this 30-minute tomato zucchini orzo a simple recipe that just needs a few spoonfuls of pesto stirred in to finish it.
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Zucchini Cacio e Pepe

Zucchini Cacio e Pepe

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This easy zucchini cacio e pepe recipe is a vegetable version of the classic Italian pasta dish that goes big on black pepper and cheese.
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Parmesan orzo with squash and zucchini in bowl.

Squash Zucchini Parmesan Orzo

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With roasted squash and zucchini and peas, this Parmesan orzo is a simple pasta recipe that’s full of vegetables.
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Main Dishes

Oven-Baked Zucchini Corn Fritters

4.50 from 2 votes
A sheet pan is all you need to make these easy baked zucchini corn fritters. Served with a tomato salad, they are a great vegetarian appetizer or main dish.
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Bowl of eggplant soup.

Roasted Eggplant Zucchini Tomato Stew

4.91 from 11 votes
This roasted eggplant zucchini tomato stew is warm and hearty with potatoes. I season it with a mix of oregano, paprika and cumin. After that, I finish the stew with a sprinkle of crumbled feta.
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Seven chocolate chip zucchini muffins on a plate.

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

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Sweetened with maple syrup and made with Greek yogurt, these lighter zucchini muffins with chocolate chips have a chai-inspired blend of spices including cinnamon, ginger and cardamom.
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