It’s zucchini season! Whether you grow your own zucchini, your neighbor brings them to you by the basketful, or you find them at your local farmers market, make sure to stock up. Zucchini are so versatile you can use them in appetizers, meals, dessert – you name it! Make a whole buffet ‘o zucchini by starting with baked cheesy zucchini bites. For your entrée, serve zucchini casserole or Italian zucchini crescent pie with a side of zucchini fries and zucchini cornbread. Finish off your meal with chocolate zucchini cake. And if you still have extra zucchini after all those recipes, shred it and freeze to use in recipes throughout the year.
These cheesy zucchini bites from Taste of Home make great appetizers or a side with your main meal. Start by cutting the zucchini into 1 inch-thick slices and then scooping out enough of the inside to make a bowl. Fill with a mixture of Parmesan cheese, blue cheese, and seasonings before baking.
For a nutritious alternative to regular French fries try these Zucchini Fries from Health. Cut the zucchini into wedges and then douse them in egg white that’s been whisked with milk. Coat with Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs then bake until crisp.
Start slicing zucchini! Saute the slices in butter and then layer them into a baking dish to make this zucchini casserole from Emily Bites. The zucchini is topped with a mixture of seasoning, Greek yogurt and cream of mushroom soup. You can always add cooked, crumbled bacon or cubed ham for a heartier casserole.
Use refrigerator rolls to form the crust of this Italian zucchini crescent pie from Pillsbury. The inside is a mix of eggs, zucchini, onions and other seasonings. The end result is a cross between a savory pie and quiche.
Add more texture and crunch to your next zucchini bread by trying out this version. Brown Eyed Baker makes her zucchini cornbread using a batter of shredded zucchini, flour, cornmeal, sugar, buttermilk and melted butter.
Moist and rich, this chocolate zucchini cake from Simply Recipes looks lovely on a platter. Drizzle the chocolate cake with white glaze for an elegant dessert.