17 Zucchini Recipes in 15 Minutes or Less

Zucchini Pizza Bites

Make a healthy zucchini dish with these quick and delicious recipes. Each recipe calls for just 15 minutes of active cooking time, so you'll be rewarded with a flavorful side dish or dessert in no time. Zucchini boasts numerous health benefits like protecting your skin and lowering your risk of heart disease. Recipes like Zucchini Noodle Salad with Chicken and Zucchini Pizza Bites are nutritious, tasty and a great use of this summer vegetable.

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Zucchini Banana Bread

Zucchini Banana Bread

Shredded zucchini and mashed banana complement each other and ensure that this wholesome loaf stays nice and moist. The banana adds sweetness to this quick-bread mashup for just the right flavor without too much added sugar. Source: EatingWell.com, April 2018

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Everything-Bagel Zucchini Fries

Everything Bagel Zucchini Fries

The breading for these zucchini curly fries takes on the flavor of a classic everything bagel while the tangy, creamy sauce finishes off this fun appetizer that's perfect for a party or brunch. Store-bought everything seasoning can be loaded with salt, so it's best to make your own at home. Look for fresh and crisp-looking zucchini noodles in the produce section or make your own using a spiralizer. Soggy ones (or even the frozen variety) won't crisp up well. Source: EatingWell.com, January 2020

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Italian Zucchini-Topped Baked Potato


Quick-sautéed zuke with herbs and a little cheese adds punch to a plain potato without overdoing it on the fat, sodium and calories. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Zucchini Noodle Salad with Chicken

Zucchini Noodle Salad with Chicken

Load up on vegetables, but not on calories, with this healthy zoodle salad. Look for zucchini noodles with other prepared vegetables in the produce section or make your own with a spiralizer. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2018

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Simple Roasted Zucchini & Squash


This simple roasted zucchini and squash recipe is perfect for when you have extra squash on hand. Serve this easy side dish alongside grilled or roasted chicken or steak. Source: EatingWell.com, May 2020

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Zucchini Noodle Bowls with Chicken Sausage & Pesto


Cut down on prep time for this meal-prep zoodle recipe by using premade zucchini noodles from the produce section. Canned beans and precooked chicken sausage heat in about 5 minutes and add protein, while store-bought refrigerated pesto serves as a fast and flavorful topping. Source: EatingWell.com, January 2019

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Sautéed Zucchini & Onions with Chive Butter


Switch up the chives for whatever's growing in your garden--basil or dill would also be delicious in the compound butter that tops this simple sautéed zucchini recipe. Source: EatingWell Magazine, June 2020

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Zucchini Mini Muffins


Shredded zucchini provides moisture and texture to these two-bite muffins, while chocolate chips add just the right amount of sweetness. A perfect quick breakfast or after-school snack, these muffins freeze well, so make a batch ahead of time for busy days. Source: EatingWell.com, June 2018

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Zucchini Pizza Bites


Think of these zucchini pizza bites as a fun gluten-free alternative to bagel bites. Be sure not to overcook the zucchini or the bites may become soggy. We like the classic pepperoni topping, but feel free to experiment with your own favorites. Source: EatingWell.com, April 2020

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Olive Oil-Braised Summer Squash


Zucchini or any other kind of summer squash will work in this easy vegetable side dish. Serve with grilled chicken or fish for a quick and healthy dinner. Source: EatingWell Magazine, June 2019

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Shrimp, Zucchini & Tomato Sorghum Salad

In this gluten-free grain-salad recipe we use sorghum, a hearty small yellow grain that has a chewy texture. Here it's tossed with a cider vinaigrette, shrimp and vegetables. Serve as a main dish or as a side for grilled chicken or steak. Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2017

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Loaded Zucchini


Cheddar cheese, bacon and scallions are stuffed inside zucchini in this easy low-carb appetizer. Source: EatingWell.com, March 2020

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Quick Pickled Zucchini Ribbons


Lively tasting quick pickled zucchini is a nice addition to any summer lunch or dinner spread. Cutting the zucchini into long strips makes for a pretty presentation. Source: EatingWell Magazine, June 2019

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Chicken Curry Cup of Noodles


Make your own cup of instant soup at home with this chicken curry zoodle (spiralized zucchini noodles) recipe. Pack several jars at once to take to work for easy lunches throughout the week. Source: EatingWell Magazine, Soup Cookbook

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Zucchini-Pineapple Bread

Zucchini-Pineapple Bread

This easy zucchini-pineapple bread is the perfect healthy breakfast treat! Saving the pineapple juice strained from the can to brush on top of the bread keeps it moist and adds more pineapple flavor. Source: EatingWell.com, May 2020

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Easy Steamed Zucchini


This foolproof way to cook zucchini is also the easiest and fastest. Just steam it on the stovetop for a few minutes and you have a healthy vegetable side dish to add to dinner. Toss with a little pesto for extra flavor. Source: EatingWell.com, February 2018

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Pineapple-Chicken Stir-Fry

Bottled stir-fry sauce makes this chicken and vegetable dinner fast and easy to make. It's ready in 25 minutes. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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