When the months turn chilly, we start craving heartier foods to gives you energy for all kinds of outdoor activities. But what we’re not looking for are big, complicated dishes that take hours and hours to make. If you find you have a never-ending supply of zucchini and your neighbors are no longer taking it, you might need to find some new and different recipes.
01. Cheesy Zucchini Bread
Cheesy zucchini bread is a delicious twist on cornbread. The trick to this quick bread recipe is to dehydrate the shredded zucchini so it doesn’t add too much water to the cornmeal and buttermilk batter. Sharp cheddar cheese, garlic, and rosemary give it a wonderful flavor, too.
02. Chicken and Zucchini With Garlic Cream Sauce
The chicken and zucchini combination can be served over pasta or rice, or serve it along with mashed or baked potatoes. One reader replaced the zucchini with mushrooms and felt the flavor was even better. Another reader used rotisserie chicken in the dish. See the comments and suggestions below the recipe.
03. Zucchini Casserole With Tomato Sauce and Bacon
This zucchini casserole is an easy mixture of sliced zucchini with tomato sauce and bacon. A butter cracker and Parmesan cheese topping is the perfect finishing touch. Use diced tomatoes or crushed tomatoes in the dish instead of sauce, if desired.
04. Zucchini Gratin With Cheddar Cheese
This zucchini gratin is a flavorful side dish casserole with extra richness from the cheddar cheese. A gratin is always a nice and relatively easy way to make a fancy side dish out of everyday vegetables. If you—or your neighbors—have an abundance of garden-fresh zucchini, this is an excellent way to use it.
05. Chicken and Zucchini Skillet
This easy chicken and pasta bake is an easy one-dish meal. Serve the casserole with a salad and biscuits for a satisfying everyday dinner. Chicken breasts, tomatoes, and zucchini team up in a tasty Alfredo sauce in this chicken and zucchini skillet dish.
06. Ratatouille With Eggplant and Zucchini
Serve this flavorful combination of vegetables with grilled, roasted, or broiled meat, fish, or poultry. Vegetables in this tasty ratatouille with eggplant and zucchini dish include eggplant, onion, tomatoes, and zucchini. This version is made with the standard fresh vegetables, seasoned with a combination of Italian herbs, and cooked on the stovetop for about 30 to 35 minutes. This one-pot dish can be the main course or a side offering.
07. Curried Zucchini Soup
Curry powder and apples give an awesome, rich flavor to this zucchini soup. This is an excellent way to use your leftover zucchini. Because the soup is blended and smooth, you can even use frozen zucchini in the recipe. This light and tasty zucchini soup are flavored with curry powder, a little carrot, and apples.
See? Zucchini makes an excellent addition to every dish that you like, and it can be fried or pureed in soups. You can store shredded zucchini in the freezer to use in recipes throughout the year, or make relish, pickles, and chutney with it.