These are the best Healthy Zucchini Recipes from soup to baked zucchini recipes, dessert, bread and muffins -there is something for everyone! This post has low carb, whole30, paleo and gluten free recipes. There is something for you regardless of your diet!
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Of all the veggies out there – zucchini has to be one of our favorites. It’s low carb, versatile, quick to cook and EASY to prepare (all of the best things when it comes to cooking!)
Zucchini is the ultimate veggie whether you’re looking for a pasta substitute, a way to bulk up your meals, or you’re just looking to sneak veggies in a treat!
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite zucchini recipes for you to enjoy below! (We also have an entire post all about Cheap Healthy Meals!)
Healthy Breakfast Recipes with Zucchini
Sweet Potato Zucchini Muffins are a tasty, portable dairy-free muffin for your little ones. These zucchini and sweet potato muffins are full of veggies and provide a dairy-free option. Natural maple syrup and mashed sweet potatoes add natural sweetness and flavor for a tasty treat all year round
This Zucchini Noodle Breakfast Bowl features zoodles covered in an avocado cream sauce and topped with roasted sweet potatoes and a fried egg. Grain, Dairy, sugar free, and absolutely delicious!
Zucchini Slice is perfect for breakfast, popped into a lunchbox or served alongside a salad for a simple dinner.
Zucchini and Asparagus Frittata is a healthy but hearty breakfast dish that everyone will love! Super versatile and ready in 30 minutes!
Zucchini Blueberry Oat Waffles are a healthier way to start the day! Freezer friendly too!
Healthy Dinners with Zucchini Noodles
We commonly eat zucchini recipes for our main dish! Zoodles are our favorite way to eat zucchini with dinner, but there are tons of other ideas here to creatively use zucchini in your main meal!
Chicken Caprese Zucchini Noodles are an easy, light, summer dinner. Made with spiralized zucchini and fresh tomatoes, they’re GF and super delicious!
Lemon Chicken Soup is great with pasta or zoodles – but we personally love zoodles in it!
Seared Scallops over Zoodles have a creamy avocado sauce that is so yummy. No dairy, no preservatives, no added sugars, and absolutely delicious!
Healthy Zucchini Dinner Recipes
Low Carb Zucchini Lasagna is perfect for a lighter dinner! Cheesy, low carb, healthy and delicious- no noodles needed! Top with chives or green onions.
Sriracha Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner is a yummy one pan meal (all cooks on a baking sheet) that uses zucchini as one of the side dishes.
Zucchini Pizza Crust is the perfect low carb dinner. Zucchini has a much lighter flavor than cauliflower which is typically used in a low carb pizza crust recipe.
Zucchini Pasta Sauce is the best way to use up your summer zucchini harvest! It’s easy to make, buttery, and SO delicious.
Need more ideas for dinner? Check out these 40+ Healthy Dinner Recipes.
Healthy Zucchini Boat Recipes
Turkey Bolognese Stuffed Zucchini is an easy main dish that’s ready in under an hour. Hearty & yummy!
Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Boats are a fun and healthy vegetarian zucchini recipe, or a side with other dishes. Everyone in the family will love them!
Zucchini Pizza Boats will totally satisfy your pizza craving! Loaded with meat, pizza sauce, and cheese, and baked for 30 minutes for a low carb spin on pizza.
Stuffed Zucchini Boats are filled with a hearty sausage mixture, then topped with plenty of cheese and baked to perfection.
Healthy Zucchini Side Dishes
Sometimes zucchini deserves to be the star of the show – which is why we love side dishes that highlight it with a few other simple ingredients.
Grilled Vegetables in Foil are perfect for summer. Grilled zucchini, yellow squash, and cherry tomatoes are mixed together in a paleo, keto, and whole30 friendly side dish!
Zucchini Tomato Bake is an easy way to use up all your summer vegetables. Fresh, healthy, and full of flavor- it’s the perfect side dish!
Healthy Zucchini Tots are the perfect low carb, vegetarian snack or appetizer for using up summertime zucchini.
Calabacitas is made from sautéed zucchini and summer squash, corn, onions, peppers, tomatoes, and cheese. It’s healthy, comforting, and super satisfying, even for the biggest of meat lovers!
Crispy Baked Zucchini Chips are a healthy snack or side dish that everyone loves! They’re crisp, addictive and so easy to make!
Marinated Zucchini and Red Onions are the perfect snack, salad topper, bowl mix-in, or side dish to any meal! They are made with white wine vinegar, good quality extra virgin olive oil, garlic, herbs, and spices. Super quick and easy to throw together, and to keep in the fridge all week!
Oven Baked Zucchini Fries are baked in the oven with just a bit of oil! They’re a delicious healthy alternative to traditional fries!
Parmesan Zucchini Fries Oven baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries are lightly crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, and full of delicious flavor in every bite
Sautéed Zucchini is perfectly tender and never soggy or mushy. All you need is 10 minutes, a hot pan, and a few simple ingredients to transform this lackluster green vegetable into everyone’s favorite side dish recipe!
Healthy Zucchini Dessert Recipes
Zucchini isn’t just meant to be savory – we love it in desserts too! It adds moisture to breads, cakes, and cookies!
Healthy Zucchini Bread is perfect for a simple snack or nutritious breakfast. Low in sugar, GF & so delicious – everyone will love it!
Fudgy Chocolate Zucchini Cookies are a soft and delicious treat that are easy to make. Veggie-loaded for a little extra healthy goodness, they are Paleo, Free of gluten, and dairy.
Keto Chocolate Zucchini Cake is an easy recipe for moist and rich chocolate cake!
Healthy Zucchini Muffin Recipes
Healthy Zucchini Bread Muffins are easy to make and yummy! Gluten free, moist, and fluffy – these are perfect zucchini muffins!
Sweet Potato Zucchini Muffins are a healthy and sweet treat for the whole family, great as an on the go snack.
Zucchini Recipes FAQ
Zucchini is full of vitamins and minerals! It also has a slight savory flavor, yet can be hidden easily in meals making it a great secret ingredient.
The healthiest way to eat most veggies is to eat them raw, but I find zucchini more delicious by cooking. All of these ways to cook zucchini can be healthy and delicious: grilled zucchini, baked zucchini, sauteed zucchini, zucchini fritters, or zucchini bread recipes
Other healthy recipes:
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Healthy Zucchini Recipe: Healthy Zucchini Bread
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 egg room temperature
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 cup shredded zucchini squeezed to remove water (about 1 medium zucchini)
- 2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Oat Flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 + prepare a greased 8×4 loaf pan.
- In a large bowl mix together olive oil, egg, vanilla extract, honey, almond milk and zucchini.
- Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients (oat flour, spices, baking powder/baking soda, salt)
- Fold in mini chocolate chips.
- Pour batter into greased loaf pan + top with additional chocolate chips if desired
- Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes, or until top of bread is golden and cake tester comes out clean. Allow bread to cool completely for at least 20 minutes, remove from pan + enjoy!