20 Quick and Tasty Zucchini Recipes That'll Make Eating Healthy Easy



Zucchini may be at the back of the alphabet, but it's at the front of our minds when it comes to summer vegetables.

This miracle squash is so easy to grow, you can easily end up with a bumper crop. But don't let it go to waste—it has lots of vitamin A, few calories, and it's simple to cook.




Zucchini Bread

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For only 150 calories per serving, this is a dessert you can indulge in.


Crunchy Zucchini Rounds With Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

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Each mouthful of this savory starter promises a ton of flavor for very few calories (86 for three zucchini rounds).


Zucchini Muffins

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Make them at the end of summer to use up all of your extra zucchini. You can even make a double batch and save some in the freezer.


Marinated Zucchini and Yellow Squash Salad

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This colorful summer salad packs a lot of flavor, considering how few ingredients and how little of your time it requires.


Zucchini Fries

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If you're looking for a crispy summer snack, try making these Parmesan-encrusted zucchini fries.


Zucchini Bread With Moroccan Spices

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This zesty bread has less than a gram of fat and only 76 calories per serving.


Zucchini With Corn and Cilantro

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With a total prep and cooking time of less than 20 minutes, this veggie medley is a keeper!


Zesty Zucchini Spaghetti

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This summer spaghetti dish is light, flavorful, and packs a lot of spice! And, you don't have to feel guilty about indulging—the zucchini-filled meal clocks in at only 5 grams of fat per serving.


Tomato-Zucchini Bake

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This light summer entrée will leave you with tons of crunch and color. Plus, baking this dish means you'll get a delicious crisp without the added fat of frying.


Black Bean and Zucchini Quesadillas

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They're so easy to put together, you can even cut time and do it in the microwave!


Zucchini and Rosemary Frittata With Parmesan

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Meet the perfect zucchini dish for summer company—it's easy to make, full of flavor, and meat free.


Zucchini Oven Chips

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Low in cholesterol, fat, and saturated fat, this recipe is a win-win for both your heart and your waistline.


Shrimp and Zucchini Barley Risotto

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With high-fiber barley and vitamin B12, and vitamin D–rich shrimp, this recipe is a home run.


Farfalle With Zucchini and White Beans

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This recipe is easy and low in cholesterol, so it's heart healthy. Plus, it delivers a dose of fiber (thanks to the white beans) and healthy monounsaturated fat, thanks to the olive oil.


Garden Lasagna

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This recipe earns the right to be called garden lasagna. It calls for 3 1/2 cups of zucchini, in addition to a host of other veggies and herbs—including onions, carrots, and fresh basil—you might find in your garden or at your local farmers' market.


Asparagus and Zucchini Pizza

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One serving is only 142 calories, and packs 5 grams of protein.


Grilled Zucchini Roll-Ups With Herbs and Cheese

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Full of flavor and zest, grilled zucchini roll-ups are sure to impress guests, especially when you confess that each serving is only 80 calories.


Sautéed Zucchini With Lemon-Thyme Chicken

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It's hard to believe that this delicious dish takes less than 20 minutes to create—and that you'll get a chicken cutlet and serving of zucchini and couscous sauté for only 233 calories.


Grilled Zucchini With Parmesan Pesto

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Fresh homemade pesto will complement your zucchini in these green-on-green roll-ups.


Parchment-Baked Halibut With Pesto, Zucchini, and Carrots

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Shredded zucchini mixed with carrots lends a slightly sweet flavor to this omega-3-packed fish dish.