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14 Zesty and Creative Zucchini Recipes

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From breakfast breads and muffins to fresh salads and comforting mains, zucchini is the perfect addition to many recipes. Easy to cook and adaptable to whatever flavor you're craving, these 14 Zesty and Creative Zucchini Recipes will change the way you see and use this versatile vegetable! Which one are you going to try when your zucchini bounty is brimming?

14 Surprising Zucchini Recipes:

1. Zucchini Casserole

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When the zucchini harvest starts to come in, the question becomes what to do with all of the zucchini (there's always so much of it)! Zucchini Casserole provides another route to use the juicy green veggie if you don't want to keep making zucchini bread. What is it, you might wonder? A savory, beefy casserole with plenty of rich, bright tomato sauce and herbaceous seasonings to keep your tastebuds excited! Zucchini Casserole adds a little vibrancy to the dinnertime routine that will put a smile on your face!

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2. Chicken Zucchini Bake

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If you are trying to keep a controlled budget for your meals, but you also don't want to skimp on your 5-star palate for fine food, this recipe hits all of the marks on the uptick scale! This low-on-the-dough banquet of flavor we call Chicken Zucchini Bake doesn't comprise an inch when it comes to its exquisite taste. The interestingly delicious and juicy, marinated chicken mixed with the opulently tender vegetable chunks are a mutual fund of richness when bonded with some spend-thrifty fluffy rice and couscous. Take some stock in this Chicken Zucchini Bake to help diversify the meal monies on your menu spreadsheet and raise the bar for this economically responsible. Affordable doesn't mean deplorable, so up your bill-of-fare portfolio to include this dividend of divine deliciousness! Feel secure knowing it will provide a satisfying yield-on-return!

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3. Springtime Spaghetti

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The return of spring doesn't just mean flowers are blooming; it also means the return of amazingly fresh garden flavors. Springtime Spaghetti serves up these fantastic tastes in a breezy yet hearty dish. Bright carrots and zucchini nestle with tender spaghetti in a luxurious, luscious cream sauce with plenty of parmesan for a delightful dinner that mirrors the weather outside. Springtime Spaghetti is as easy to make as enjoying the sunshine and helps your taste buds enjoy the season!

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4. Dinner-Winner Zucchini Pizza Bake

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Some people are picky eaters, which makes mealtime challenging at times. Dinner-Winner Zucchini Pizza Bake is a wonderful casserole that will satisfy even the most discriminating palate. Built on a trusty layer of tasty zucchini and generously topped with saucy ground beef and melted cheeses, how could you go wrong? Defuse the not-so-sure-about-zucchini myth with this Dinner-Winner Zucchini Pizza Bake and your family won't be the wiser. Picky Pete and Fussy Fran will love what you have done for them. Find out what the fuss is about, try this winner tonight!

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5. Divine Zucchini Bread

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Everyone wants their little slice of heaven, but who knew it could be so literal? Each Divine Zucchini Bread is a little loaf of paradise — tender, sweet, moist, and flavored with delightful notes of cinnamon and vanilla. Throw in some crunchy walnuts and you have a celestially delicious brunch treat! Divine Zucchini Bread even makes two loaves, so no one would blame you for keeping one for yourself. When you taste something this heavenly, you just have to have more!

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6. Curiously Good Salad

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When your tastebuds are craving something a little different... ya know, when you've had the same thing over and over and over again and you need to switch it up? Yeah, we've been there. Well, this Curiously Good Salad will really give them something to think about, or taste, we should say. The fluffy couscous soaking in a tangy balsamic sauce will have them wondering where this dish has been all along. The fresh zucchini and the juicy tomatoes will make them question why they never want to eat veggies. The creamy baby mozzarella balls will bring that slight sense of normalcy that will make them confident that they really do love this Curiously Good Salad. It's safe to say it doesn't take a genius to realize just how delicious this dish is!

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7. Impossible Tots

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Absurd! Unprecedented! Delicious! Impossible Tots seem and taste unbelievable because they don't feature potatoes or frying! Instead, these crispy snacks are filled with zucchini and carrots and are baked to achieve a delightful crunch. Filled with sharp and creamy feta cheese, Impossible Tots are a guilt-free alternative to tater tots that you can make in less than half an hour. They're not impossible, just that amazing!

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8. Stuffed Zucchinis

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When you have a sea of fresh produce from the garden, it's fun to find new ways of enhancing an old favorite. Stuffed Zucchinis will be a wonderful addition to your fleet of zucchini recipes, and we think you are going to love it. These zucchini boats are filled with a flawlessly seasoned ground beef and tomato sauce mixture. Then, they're topped with melted mozzarella and parmesan cheeses, setting sail to a new island of food adventure. Let the winds of change do you some good with these Stuffed Zucchinis at the helm. Be the captain of this new voyage of food fun, and your mates will love you for it! Bon voyage!

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9. Zucchini & Squash Medley

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This is a veggie dish you will actually crave! Zucchini & Squash Medley has the fresh, juicy garden flavors that make summer satisfying. Accented by garlic and fresh zesty lemon, Zucchini & Squash Medley is like a melody of flavors! This is a side you’ll welcome by any main course!

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10. Grilled Rainbow Veggie Skewers

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If these summertime favorites were at the end of a rainbow, you'd be happier than if you found a pot of gold! Grilled Rainbow Veggie Skewers immediately catch the eye with their vivid display of colorful vegetables. Then your tastebuds get to enjoy the vibrancy for themselves: the crispy, savory char from the grill mixes with the juicy, bright, and sweet bell peppers and zucchini, and the spicy red onions. Every bite is infused with a fragrant garlic herb sauce that only adds sparkle to this rainbow. Grilled Rainbow Veggie Skewers puts a bow on your barbecue and adds a little extra color to your cookout!

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11. Coastal Enchilada Bake

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From coast-to-coast, everyone agrees that these are some great enchiladas! This Coastal Enchilada Bake fills the flavorful, zesty, salsa-infused tortillas with a mix of summery shrimp and corn for a perfect savory and sweet balance! Garden-fresh zucchini and melty cotija cheese complement the sharp Monterey Jack cheese on top! Find your beachside luxury with the Coastal Enchilada Bake!

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12. Roasted Parmesan Zucchini Bites

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This recipe for Roasted Parmesan Zucchini Bites is savory, cheesy, and versatile enough to work as a side dish, appetizer, or even a snack! Roasted zucchini is perfectly seasoned with olive oil, salt, pepper, and sharp parmesan cheese. These tasty bites are delicious as-is, or they can be paired with tomato sauce for a fresh spin. Roasted Parmesan Zucchini Bites are easy to make and fun to eat!

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13. Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

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Calling all chocolate lovers! The classic zucchini bread and even the chocolate chip zucchini bread have been improved by… what else? More chocolate! Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread is just as moist and tender as the classic dessert, but now infused with cocoa flavor throughout! With chocolate chips for extra richness and sweetness, Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread is unmatched! You can serve this as a dessert or even as breakfast!

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14. Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bake

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Why have plain old roasted zucchini when you can have this Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bake? This side dish can be whipped up in an hour and makes plenty for everyone. It’s so yummy, you can pair it with any meat to make a complete, tasty meal. Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bake is delicious, cheesy, and seasoned to perfection with basil, green onion, thyme, and garlic powder!

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