10+ Recipes to Make with Shredded Zucchini
Put your bumper crop to work! These shredded zucchini recipes are the perfect way to use up your summer bounty. Find ideas for bread, skillet meals, desserts and more.
“Made with zucchini, these are a tasty change of pace from ordinary potato pancakes. Add a little shredded onion to give them a savoury kick.” —Charlotte Goldberg, Honey Grove, Pennsylvania
Get the recipe for Zucchini Pancakes.
Lemony Zucchini Bread
“Flecks of zucchini give a third dimension to the popular lemon and poppy seed combination in this moist quick bread. My family loves this lemon zucchini bread at all times of the year.” —Field Editor Carol Funk, Richard, Saskatchewan.
Get the recipe for Lemony Zucchini Bread.
Chocolate Zucchini Cookies
“This recipe started out as a plain zucchini cookie. But over the years, I added nuts and chocolate chips. These soft cookies never make it to the cookie jar!” —Tina Lunt, Bass Harbor, Maine
Get the recipe for Chocolate Zucchini Cookies.
Cheesy Zucchini Saute
“Although I no longer have a garden of my own, friends and neighbours keep me amply supplied with squash. As a thank-you, I tell them how to make this refreshing zucchini saute. It’s quick, easy and oh, so tasty!” —Doris Biggs, Felton, Delaware
Get the recipe for Cheesy Zucchini Saute.
Cranberry Zucchini Wedges
“I try to slip zucchini into as many dishes as possible. These cake wedges have wonderful flavour and a tender texture. They are pretty, too, with bits of pineapple, cranberries and zucchini. And they’re perfect for brunch.” —Redawna Kalynchuk, Sexsmith, Alberta
Get the recipe for Cranberry Zucchini Wedges.
“These yummy zucchini, currant and walnut muffins are an excellent and tasty way to use up surplus zucchini from your garden.” —Peg Gausz, Watchung, New Jersey
Get the recipe for Zucchini Muffins.
Zucchini Pineapple Jam
“Need a way to use up zucchini? Try this wonderfully flavoured jam. The pineapple adds so much sweetness.” —Kathy Weese, Jackson, Ohio
Get the recipe for Zucchini Pineapple Jam.
Zucchini Pizza Casserole
“My husband has a hearty appetite, our two kids never tire of pizza and I grow lots of zucchini, so this tasty tomato casserole is absolutely tops with us throughout the entire year. Once you’ve tried the recipe, you may even decide to grow more zucchini in your own garden next summer!” —Lynn Bernstetter, White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Get the recipe for Zucchini Pizza Casserole.
“One day I wanted to serve zucchini as a side dish—but I didn’t have the time to slice and deep-fry it. So I came up with these fritters instead! They go especially well with barbecued ribs or pork chops and corn on the cob. I’m an avid recipe clipper. I’ve also assisted at our church’s Wednesday night suppers, cooking for as many as 125 people.” —Mary Dixson, Catlin, Illinois
Get the recipe for Zucchini Fritters.
Zucchini Walnut Cake
“What gardener doesn’t have extra zucchini? When it’s abundant, I shred and freeze plenty so I have it on hand to bake this moist zucchini cake recipe all year long. The cream cheese frosting is yummy, and the big panful always goes fast at picnics or potlucks.” —Marie Hoyer, Hodgenville, Kentucky
Get the recipe for Zucchini Walnut Cake.
“A fast-to-fix peanut butter and chocolate frosting tops these moist brownies that are a sweet way to use up your green garden squash. We really like the cake-like texture of the zucchini brownies.” —Allyson Wilkins, Amherst, New Hampshire
Get the recipe for Zucchini Brownies.
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