Monday, July 8, 2013

Zucchini Recipes You'll Love

I love zucchini and I've been trying out different dishes on my family.   
In the summer I'm always looking for different recipes to make with fresh vegetables. 
Vegetable of the Week: Zucchini
I've found three recipes that my whole family likes, hope you like them too.   

Four-Cheese Zucchini Strata

  • 4medium zucchini, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/4-inch slices (about 5 cups)
  • 2tablespoons olive oil
  • 8cups garlic-flavor Italian flatbread (focaccia) cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1cup shredded provolone cheese (4 ounces)
  • 1cup shredded white cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
  • 1/2cup crumbled feta cheese (2 ounces)
  • 1/2cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 7eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2cups milk 
  • 2tablespoons snipped fresh parsley
  • 1/2teaspoon salt
  • 1/2teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Snipped fresh parsley (optional)

  • directions

1.Lightly grease a 3-quart rectangular or oval baking dish; set aside. In an extra-large skillet cook zucchini in hot oil over medium-high heat until light brown, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Place half of the bread pieces in the prepared baking dish. Top with half of the zuchini and half of each of the cheeses. Repeat layers.
2.In a large bowl combine eggs, milk, parsley, salt, and pepper. Pour evenly over layers in baking dish. Using the back of a large spoon, gently press down on layers. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 2 to 24 hours.
3.Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Remove plastic wrap. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until set and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers 170 degrees F. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with additional parsley if desired.

Zucchine Pizza Boats
Zucchini Pizza Boats- Slice the zucchini in half. Slice off the bottom to keep in stable. Brush with olive oil and top with garlic or garlic powder. Top with sliced tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste. Use mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese or mixed blend.. Bake 375 for 20 to 30 minutes until soft.

Slice the zucchini in half. Slice off the bottom to keep in stable. 
Brush with olive oil and top with garlic or garlic powder. 
Top with sliced tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste. 
Use mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese or mixed blend.. 
Bake 375 for 20 to 30 minutes until soft.

Zucchine Parmesan Crisps
Zucchini Parmesan Crisps


1lb. zucchini or squash (about 2 medium-sized)
¼cup shredded parmesan (heaping)
¼cup Panko breadcrumbs (heaping)
1tablespoon olive oil
¼teaspoon kosher salt
freshly ground pepper, to taste


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line two baking sheets with foil and spray lightly with vegetable spray. Slice zucchini or squash into 1/4 inch-thick rounds. Toss rounds with oil, coating well. In a wide bowl or plate, combine breadcrumbs, parmesan, salt and pepper. Place rounds in parmesan-breadcrumb mixture, coating both sides of each round, pressing to adhere. The mixture will not completely cover each round, but provides a light coating on each side. Place rounds in a single layer on baking sheets. Sprinkle any remaining breadcrumb mixture over the rounds. Bake for about 22 to 27 minutes, until golden brown. (There is no need to flip them during baking -- they crisp up on both sides as is.)


  1. Oh that pizza sounds Yummy thanks :)

  2. Hi Nikki
    I love pizza and these really are delicious. Hope you try some and love it.

  3. I am not a fan of zucchini. Grandma fed it to me too much as a little kid so I detest it now ... Although I must say the parmesan zucchini chips don't look that bad.

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  4. Now that looks really tasty love to try those Zucchine Parmesan Chips :-) :-)

    1. Hello Steve
      These chips taste amazing. Hope you give them a try. Thanks for visiting.

  5. They all sound very Yummy. We love Zucchine and are always trying new things. Thanks do much.

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  6. Your first recipe sounds similar to one I have for baked zucchini, but it's the second that most intrigues me. Must try that this summer!

    1. Hi Heather
      I love experimenting with zucchini. I try every recipe I can find, especially ones like these that the kids will try. Hope you like the boats.

  7. All these recipes look and sound delicious. The pizza boats would have been a great way to get my daughter to eat zucchinis! :-)

    1. Hi Rachel
      I love food preps that will get my kids to eat vegetable. This worked great.

  8. Oh man those all look amazing! I love zucchini and could eat it all day long. Seriously. What a perfect time of year to post these treats. I will be pinning in delight. I'm dropping by today from the Thursday Blog hop at Dysfunction Junction Linking with my ladies. I'm following via Blog Lovin and GFC. I hope you can stop by and say hello.

  9. Thanks for the recipes. The over abundance of zucchinis will soon arrive, and I'll be looking for loads of ways to use zucchini.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

  10. This post is perfect! I just inherited a ton of zucchini from my brother-in-law and don't know what to do with it! Currently, they are cut, bagged, and frozen. Any recommendations for cooking them from frozen so that they don't taste too mushy/watery? Stopping by from Hoyby Crafts. New follower!

  11. These recipes look very tasty. Thanks for sharing!

  12. (Zucchini Recipes You'll Love) I am a huge zucchini lover also. I like these recipes and will make them for myself because my husband is not a big fan.