15 Of Our Best Zucchini Recipes

Celebrating the zucchini season with our best gluten-free zucchini recipes. Everything from muffins, cakes, bread, pasta to soups and casseroles, zucchini is the star in each dish.

 

zucchini recipes

 

Why is zucchini so popular in recipes?

Zucchini, often called courgette, is tender summer squash. Zucchini is commonly used in savoury dishes as a vegetable, although it is a fruit. This tender low-carb squash is an excellent substitute for high carb veggies and fats in your favourite sweet or savoury recipes.

 

varieties of zucchini

 

What does zucchini taste like?

The most common variety of zucchini available are deep green in colour. However, there are many others to choose from, especially at the farmer’s markets. The yellow zucchini squash is very popular, and you can also find pale green striped or orange coloured zucchinis. Zucchini can be eaten cooked, or raw with dips. This mildly flavoured squash is slightly sweet, and even sweeter when it is cooked. Since this healthy squash is mild to taste, it is excellent to add to any dish, sweet or savoury.

6 Reasons to eat zucchini.

  • Rich in many nutrients – Vitamin C, A, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Magnesium, Iron
  • Zero fat
  • Significant amounts of fiber and electrolytes
  • Low in calories – 17 calories per 100 grams
  • Rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients
  • Low in net carbohydrates – only 2.1 g per 100 grams

 

Chai-Spiced Cranberry Zucchini Muffins

Most flavourful Chai-Spiced Cranberry Zucchini Muffins. I can’t tell you how delicious these gluten-free muffins are. They are moist and light, flavoured with chai spices, and the cranberries add a little sourness making them so good! I used olive oil for fats and zucchini to keep them moist. You can’t tell that they are made with zucchini, because all you taste is moist, chai flavoured muffins with a zing from the cranberries.

zucchini muffin, gluten free

 

Zucchini Gratin with Bacon and Leeks – Keto

Zucchini Gratin with Bacon and Leeks is a layered casserole made with zucchini, caramelized onions, leeks, bacon, tomato and two types of cheese. This cheesy gratin is super easy to whip up and will make for an extraordinary brunch dish or an entree for dinner with a light green salad.

zucchini leeks bacon gratin, gluten free

 

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

This is a Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffin that tastes better than one from a bakery. In this chocolate chip zucchini muffin, there is plenty of chocolate and chocolate flavour. I should have called this gluten-free muffin double chocolate muffin 🙂 The muffin batter is made with pure cocoa powder, which adds that fresh chocolate flavour.

gluten free chocolate chip zucchini muffin

 

Curried Zucchini Coconut Soup

This gluten-free vegetarian delicious zucchini soup is made with coconut milk and seasoned with curry spices and lime juice.  Zucchini is low in carbs and calories making this a diet friendly soup recipe.

zucchini soup

 

Skinny Zucchini Spaghetti Sauce

This gluten-free vegan spaghetti sauce is a healthy, meatless version of classic Italian spaghetti sauce.  Whether you are following a vegan diet or looking for a meatless dinner, this skinny spaghetti sauce will satisfy your craving for Italian food every time.

zucchini spaghetti sauce

 

Gluten-Free Zucchini Noodles With Alfredo Sauce

This gluten-free vegetarian Italian dinner is made with zucchini noodles and a lighter version of gluten-free alfredo sauce.  The simple recipe is low carb and grain-free. When following a low carb diet this is a must-have recipe to satisfy your pasta cravings!

Alfredo sauce with zucchini noodles

 

Gluten-Free Baked Zucchini Fries

These baked zucchini fries are lightly spiced with a crunchy Parmesan coating. Most zucchini fries are high in fat because they are deep-fried. In this recipe, they are baked making them lower in fat and calories. Serve as a healthy snack or an appetizer. Careful, these fries are very addictive so make extra!

zucchini fries, baked

 

Gluten-Free Zucchini, Cheese and Chives Bread

This is an easy version of zucchini cheese bread. The zucchini keeps the bread moist and the cheese and chives add a delicious flavour. This tasty bread also toasts well and will keep up to 5 days when refrigerated. Serve it up with your favourite soup or stew, or toast it for breakfast or a snack.

zucchini and cheese bread, gluten free

 

Italian Stuffed Zucchini – Keto

This Italian Stuffed Zucchini is for one of those nights when you crave Italian food. We love Italian food, but most of the dishes are packed with carbs, like pizza, pasta, lasagna all the delicious food we love.  This stuffed zucchini is so flavourful that you won’t miss the carbs. The tender zucchini is stuffed with lightly sautéed fresh tomatoes, zucchini, garlic and Italian spices. Also, there is mozzarella and parmesan cheese, which makes the stuffing gooey and cheesy.

stuffed zucchini, Keto

 

Gluten-Free Zucchini Orange Bread

Today, it’s all about healthy baking with this fragrant Gluten-Free Zucchini Orange Bread. This gluten-free quick bread recipe is made with fresh zucchini, pumpkin seeds, fresh orange juice, dates, eggs, flaxseed, turmeric, a splash of olive oil and only a 1/4 cup of coconut sugar. To keep this recipe simple, I used a gluten-free flour blend.

gluten-free zucchini orange bread

 

Zucchini Baked Ziti (Keto, Grain-Free)

Zucchini ziti baked in a basil tomato sauce, three different kinds of cheese and Italian chicken sausage. This is a flavourful low-carb Italian dish for any night of the week. Besides, who doesn’t love a cheesy baked dish? Traditionally ziti is made with short cut pasta, but I wanted to keep this meal keto, grain-free and light on carbs, so I used tender young zucchini to replace the pasta.

zucchini ziti, gluten free

 

Baked Zucchini With Goat Cheese {Keto}

This healthy Baked Zucchini With Goat Cheese dish is easy to prepare, delicious, and all you need is five ingredients. The tangy and creamy goat cheese is simply flavoured with fresh mint and rich olive oil bringing out the delicate taste of the young zucchini. This recipe is acceptable for keto, vegetarian and gluten-free diets.

stuffed zucchini, keto

 

Mushroom Zucchini Tetrazzini {Vegan}

Combination of mushrooms with fresh zucchini, thyme and garlic to make this delicious creamy vegan pasta sauce. It is such a simple recipe, and yet there is so much flavour. The veggie pasta is then baked with a crunchy topping. By adding zucchini to this dish, I cut back on pasta, thus cutting back on few carbs and adding more flavour and nutrition.

mushroom tetrazzini, gluten-free

 

Gluten Free Zucchini and Rice Noodles Pasta

Three words that describe this delicious gluten-free pasta dish! Healthy, simple and delicious! Using only fresh ingredients, this vegetarian pasta dish takes only 15 minutes to prepare. The vegetables are done to perfection and spiced just right.

zucchini noodles

 

Maple Glazed Meatloaf Stuffed With Zucchini

In this gluten-free meatloaf recipe some of the ingredients are from the classic meatloaf but without the eggs and breadcrumbs. Adding a zucchini in the center and finishing with maple crust and bacon, makes this gluten-free meatloaf a winner!

gluten free meatloaf

 

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