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23 Recipes You Didn’t Know You Could Make with Zucchini

Here's how to use your summer bounty of zucchini to make pizza crust, enchiladas, salsa, cookies, and more.

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Zucchini crust pizza

My mother-in-law shared the recipe for this unique pizza with me. The quiche-like zucchini crust makes it just right for brunch, lunch, or a light supper. —Ruth Denomme, Englehart, Ontario

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Chocolate zucchini cupcakes

Our grandkids love these cupcakes and don’t believe us when we tell them there are veggies in them! I’m always asked for this recipe, which makes a tasty treat after school, packed in lunches, or served as dessert after dinner. —Carole Fraser, North York, Ontario

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Zucchini enchiladas

I love this enchilada recipe because it helps me serve a healthy but tasty meal to my family. Also, zucchini is so plentiful in the garden and this dish makes a great way to use it up. —Angela Leinenbach, Mechanicsville, Virginia

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Zucchini nut bread

I like this bread because it’s lighter and fluffier than most zucchini breads. Plus, it’s a great way to put that abundant vegetable to good use! —Kevin Bruckerhoff, Columbia, Missouri

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Tuna zucchini cakes

Here’s a great combination of seafood and garden vegetables. Friends tell me that they like that it’s so colorful and pretty, not to mention so wonderful to eat! —Billie Blanton, Kingsport, Tennessee

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Pina colada jam

If you like pina coladas, you’ll love this! But here’s the kicker: The secret ingredient is fresh zucchini. Because this jam is so unexpectedly delicious, we challenge you to try it in a radical new way. Tell us what you think! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Zucchini cobbler

This cobbler is my surprise dessert! No one ever guesses that the “secret ingredient” is zucchini. Everyone says it tastes like apples. It’s great to make for a potluck supper or to serve a crowd. The recipe has been requested time and again in my house, and I’m always happy to make it. —Joanne Fazio, Carbondale, Pennsylvania

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Garden turkey burgers

These moist burgers get plenty of color and flavor from onion, zucchini, and red pepper. I often make the mixture ahead of time and put it in the refrigerator. Later, after helping my husband with farm chores, I can put the burgers on the grill while whipping up a salad or side dish. —Sandy Kitzmiller, Unityville, Pennsylvania

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Zucchini fries

I often make these fries for my husband and myself, especially when our garden is full of zucchini. The cornmeal coating gives them a nice crunch. —Sarah Gottschalk, Richmond, Indiana

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Walnut zucchini muffins

Shredded zucchini adds moistness to these tender muffins dotted with raisins and chopped walnuts. If you have a surplus of zucchini in summer as most of us do, this is a good way to use some of it. —Harriet Stichter, Milford, Indiana

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Colorful mac ‘n’ cheese

My family loves this rich and comforting dish. The cheese disguises the zucchini, so my kids keep on eating it! —Debbie Amacher, Amherst, New York

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Mock apple pie squares

No one ever guesses these sweet “apple” slices are made with zucchini. In fact, there isn’t a bit of apple in them. What I like about this yummy recipe is that it makes a lot using economical ingredients. —Lynn Hamilton, Naperville, Illinois

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Zucchini dinner rolls

Grated squash gives these golden dinner rolls wonderful moistness. They’re scrumptious warm from the oven. —Robert Keith, Rochester, Minnesota

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Zucchini brownies

A fast-to-fix peanut butter and chocolate frosting tops these moist brownies that are a sweet way to use up your green garden squash. We really like the cake-like texture of these zucchini brownies. —Allyson Wilkins, Amherst, New Hampshire

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Zucchini & sweet corn souffle

As novice gardeners, my husband and I sowed zucchini seeds—15 hills’ worth! Happily, my family requests this side dish, so it’s a recipe keeper. —Carol Ellerbroek, Gladstone, Illinois

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Soft zucchini spice cookies

These cookies are great! They don’t last very long at my house. Why don’t you see how long they last at yours? —Mili Seemar, Chatham, New Jersey

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Zucchini salsa

I received this recipe through a friend at a weight loss group. I make at least eight batches of the salsa every year. It’s truly a hit with family and friends! —Cheryl Jacobsen, Warburg, Alberta

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Chocolate zucchini cake with custard sauce

The minute I can get my hands on zucchini, I start making this light and luscious cake. For years it was an often-ordered dessert at my sister’s deli. —Peggy Linton, Cobourg, Ontario

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Zucchini peach jelly

I like to use this jelly as a condiment. It’s always a conversation piece—everyone wonders about the “green” ingredient! This beautiful jelly is so easy to make and I often use it as a gift-giving item for the holidays. —Ruth Glick, Dalton, Ohio

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Zucchini hamburger pie

This is a family favorite handed down from my dear aunt. It is such a hearty pie that it satisfies the appetite well. And my family has always enjoyed the idea of having pie for supper! —Eloise Swisher, Roseville, Illinois

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Zucchini stuffing

I’ve been serving this dish for years and always receive compliments on it. If you don’t have day-old bread in your pantry, simply slice fresh bread and bake it at 300°F for 10 minutes. —Mary Ann Dell, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

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Zucchini carrot spice cake

My family adores sweets, and I like to serve treats like this that are good for them, too. The cake is spiced just right and has a creamy marshmallow topping spiked with orange juice and vanilla. —Layla Payton, Midwest City, Oklahoma

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Beef & veggie sloppy joes

I’m always looking for ways to serve my family healthy and delicious food, so I started experimenting with my favorite veggies and ground beef. I came up with this favorite that my three kids actually request! This healthy take on sloppy joes reminds me of my own childhood. —Megan Niebuhr, Yakima Washington

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