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Our Favorite Recipes for Your Zucchini Harvest

Letter Z is here! I’m so excited I think I want to cry. I won’t realize the magnitude of this freedom until next week when I start thinking about new post ideas, but HOORAY for now!!  Goodbye Alphabet Academy!

There are two varieties of summer squash.  The green vegetable, we call Zucchini, and the yellow one we call crookneck.  Both are easy to grow, and both supply families with a huge harvest!  The tricky part is to pick your squash before it turns into the size of a baseball bat.  Picking them at 6 inches or less gives you a sweeter food, with less seeds.

  1. Zucchini Cups! These look amazing!  With meat, tomato, and mozzarella these zucchini cups are fun to make, and fun to eat!Our Favorite Recipes for Your Zucchini Harvest. A few of our zucchini favorites! If you grew some this year, you'll need these ideas.
  2. Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread: This one is from Everyday Food Storage, and has a great combination of nuts, applesauce, nutmeg, and cinnamon! MMM.  Crystal’s website helps you use up that food storage you’ve got in your basement, so you can eat well any time!Our Favorite Recipes for Your Zucchini Harvest. A few of our zucchini favorites! If you grew some this year, you'll need these ideas.
  3. Zucchini Fritters! From Simply Recipes.  Simply Recipes has been the go to site for moms everywhere looking to keep dinner on the table each night.  These fritters combine egg, zucchini, scallions, and salt and pepper to make a delicious meal for breakfast, lunch OR dinner!Our Favorite Recipes for Your Zucchini Harvest. A few of our zucchini favorites! If you grew some this year, you'll need these ideas.
  4. Baked Zucchini Fries, from the Girl Who Ate Everything! Christy’s gorgeous site has some amazing healthy recipes, that will make your mouth water, including these zucchini fries!Our Favorite Recipes for Your Zucchini Harvest. A few of our zucchini favorites! If you grew some this year, you'll need these ideas.
  5. Chocolate Zucchini Cake (It’s still cake, but mm-mm, good!)Our Favorite Recipes for Your Zucchini Harvest. A few of our zucchini favorites! If you grew some this year, you'll need these ideas.
  6. Zucchini Rice Casserole Eating Well is one of several food magazines I get and love! They have a way of making any dish look appetizing, no matter what crazy ingredients are in it.Our Favorite Recipes for Your Zucchini Harvest. A few of our zucchini favorites! If you grew some this year, you'll need these ideas.
  7. And lastly, Stuffed Zucchini Boats!  My kids had fun making these!  They are similar idea to the zucchini cups above, but with a few changes.Our Favorite Recipes for Your Zucchini Harvest. A few of our zucchini favorites! If you grew some this year, you'll need these ideas.

So, that is all!  Goodbye Zucchini, Goodbye Alphabet Academy!  What is your families favorite way to prepare zucchini?



14 Comments

have done zucchini boats before – they are yummy! i just made some savory zucchini pancakes and they were a BIG hit with the anti-vegetable husband!

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Mary

I can’t wait to start getting zucchini from my garden so I can try some of these recipies. Our family loves zucchini muffins but I make a creamy zucchini soup that is yummy too.

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Stefani

We just love roasting zucchini (my 6 year old loves it, too). Sliced, with a little olive oil, minced garlic and rosemary, broiled for 5-10 minutes. Delicious!

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I’m going to do the stuffed zucchini cups and the casserole as soon as my zucchinis are ready. Maybe next week!

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dawn

Hooray for the letter “Z” and for zucchini. We just got our first ones in the garden and I made bread out of it, so yummy. It’s not the most healthy recipe so I’m glad to see the whole wheat one here and will try it. All the other ideas look great too. Thanks for all work you put into the alphabet food ideas. You did great with them.

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Chocolate Zucchini Cake! I didn’t know you can even make such a thing.My fav would be the Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread

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Shawna

Is the zucchini cake really supposed to be baked in a loaf pan? It seems like a lot of batter.

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Shawna

Thanks! It turned out but took at least an hour to bake. Do you think I could try a 9×13″ pan next time?

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Yeah, and make it into bars? It actually took me 90 minutes to make some regular zucchini bread the other day! So, ha ha.. it probably is too much batter!!

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