14 Amazing Healthy Zucchini Recipes

Zucchini is one of the most versatile ingredients out there, which makes it an awesome addition to main dishes, side dishes, and even desserts. Bonus – check out my top 14 zucchini recipes plus get tips and tools for how to make easy zucchini recipes.

14 Amazing Healthy Zucchini Recipes | My 14 best zucchini recipes that are healthy and delicious | A Sweet Pea Chef

Zucchini is nutritious, low-calorie, healthy, and so darn versatile – you can use it in baked treats, you can turn it into main dishes or sides. You can even turn it into pasta! Woot!

Knowing all this, zucchini is frequently used in my kitchen. I can make so many things with zucchini and I love it. Because I want you to fully understand how amazing zucchini recipes are and how many different easy zucchini recipes you can actually make with zucchini, I’ve gathered them all together in this neat little package of a post because I think it’s more convenient for you to have them in one place.

Basically, we have all the zucchini recipes you can possibly think of. And all of them are so yummy and good for you.

Spiralizer spiralizing fresh zucchini in order to make zucchini noodles for the healthy shrimp scampi recipe.

MY BASIC KITCHEN TOOLS FOR HEALTHY ZUCCHINI RECIPES

To make all these amazing healthy zucchini recipes, go to your kitchen and prep your tools. To help you out, I made a list of the tools you’ll need for making zucchini meals happen ASAP.

9x16 casserole dish lined with halved zucchinis that have been scooped out and are ready to be stuffed.

3 BONUS TIPS FOR MAKING ZUCCHINI MEALS EXTRA AWESOME:

Before giving you the tips for making zucchini recipes extra yummy, let me just say that most of my healthy zucchini recipes are low-calorie zucchini recipes. Because zucchini is just that amazing. And you can use zucchini to replace so many unhealthy ingredients. Or to replace so many unhealthy sides.

Now, off to the zucchini tips:

  • Speaking of low calories zucchini recipes – make zoodles to replace pasta in your favorite pasta dishes and, all of a sudden, you have so many zucchini dishes you can try. Exciting, right?  Zoodles can be eaten raw or you can sauté them — I personally like to sauté them because they have a little more flavor and resemble noodles a bit more. Learn how to make zucchini noodles from here.
  • You can use zucchini in bread and dessert recipes to make them healthy, but don’t worry the breads and desserts will be super delicious and sweet and amazing as you want them to be. Bonus – you’ll get all the health benefits of zucchini.
  • If you don’t like the taste of zucchini but you still want those health benefits, add zucchini to smoothies, to chili, to pasta sauce, in lasagna or in your stuffed bell pepper filling.

Adding the spiralized zucchini noodles to the slow cooker to allow them to cook, showing how the chicken has now been fully cooked and the vegetables are tender.

MY FAVORITE HEALTHY ZUCCHINI DISHES

You can use zucchini in so many dishes.  Chocolate bread with zucchini? YES! Zucchini sides? Of course! Zucchini main dishes? Sure! To make it easier for you, check the recipe notes to see if the healthy zucchini recipes you like are quick zucchini recipes or not.

1.      LOW CARB TURKEY BURGER BOWL SRIRACHA MAYO

Low Carb Turkey Burger Bowl with Sriracha Mayo | Try this delicious low carb turkey burger bowl that is full of lean protein and lots of other goodness! | A Sweet Pea Chef #ad

This Low Carb Turkey Burger Bowl with Sriracha Mayo is one of my favorite easy meals with zucchini. It’s so full of goodness. And, like all dinner or lunch bowls, so easy to put together.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 492 kcal

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2.      SHEET PAN SAUSAGE AND VEGGIES – PERFECT FOR MEAL PREP!

Sheet Pan Sausage and Veggies - Perfect for Meal Prep! | This sheet pan sausage and vegetables dinner is healthy, easy to make, flavorful, and delicious | A Sweet Pea Chef

The easiest way to make zucchini meals? Use zucchini in sheet pan meals! Like I did in this Sheet Pan Sausage and Veggies – Perfect for Meal Prep!

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 536 kcal

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3.      GROUND TURKEY AND QUINOA STUFFED ZUCCHINI BOATS

The turkey and quinoa stuffed zucchini boats have been baked in the oven and are ready to eat.

If you want to turn zucchini into a delicious zucchini dinner, make my Ground Turkey And Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Boats. They are so delish and easy to make.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 420 kcal

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4.      SLOW COOKER CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP (A HEALTHY MEAL OPTION!)

Large bowl filled with slow cooker chicken and zucchini noodles.

The best zucchini dishes are traditional dishes I can turn into healthy dishes with, you guessed it, zucchini. This Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup (A Healthy Meal Option!) is a great example. Gotta love them zucchini noodles!

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 3 hrs
  • Total Time: 3 hrs 10 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 172 kcal

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5.      CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI BREAD

Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Did you know that you can use zucchini in breads to make them healthy and nutritious? So awesome, right? And, despite being recipes with zucchini, your breads won’t taste like zucchini at all. Try this Chocolate Zucchini Bread if you don’t believe me.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hr 5 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 261 kcal

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6.      15 MINUTE SHRIMP SCAMPI RECIPE

Large skillet with cooked zucchini noodles and shrimp scampi with a hand using a pair of tongs to grab some of the noodles and shrimp to serve.

The 15 Minute Healthy Shrimp Scampi Recipe is one of the many zucchini recipes I absolutely love. Because it’s Shrimp Scampi, peeps. But no pasta side. So low-carb and healthy Shrimp Scampi with zoodles. And it’s ready in 15 minutes!

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 354 kcal

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7.      EASY PAN SEARED SCALLOPS

Close up of Pan Seared Scallops on a bed of zucchini noodles topped with pine nuts and parsley on a plate ready to be eaten.

I think this is the 3rd zucchini dinner recipe that involves zoodles. Zoodles are simply amazing and you can use them instead of regular pasta in all your favorite pasta dishes. For this zucchini dinner, I’ve made Easy Pan Seared Scallops with zoodles. So yum! P.S. this is another 15-minute zucchini dinner! Quick zucchini recipes FTW.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 326 kcal

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8.      HOW TO MEAL PREP – HEALTHY CHICKEN PARMESAN

An overhead image of four glass containers each with a serving of Healthy Chicken Parmesan served with zucchini noodles ready to be placed in the refrigerator for meal prep.

And here comes the 4th recipe with zoodles – How to Meal Prep – Healthy Chicken Parmesan (Under 350 Calories!) Simple zucchini recipes like zoodles are just the best. Especially when you combine them with delicious dishes like Chicken Parmesan.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 333 kcal

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9.      HEALTHY CHICKEN MEATBALLS WITH SAUTEED ZUCCHINI | EASY WEEKNIGHT DINNER!

Healthy Chicken Meatballs

Making zucchini recipes healthy is so darn easy. For example – this Healthy Chicken Meatballs With Sautéed Zucchini | Easy Weeknight Dinner! The zucchini side is so easy yet so delicious.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 390 kcal

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10. PARMESAN BAKED SQUASH AND ZUCCHINI SPEARS

Parmesan Baked Squash And Zucchini Spears | Easy, Fast, Healthy & Delicious! www.asweetpeachef.com

And speaking of easy zucchini recipes, have you ever tried my Parmesan Baked Squash And Zucchini Spears? They are perfect as a side dish but I love them as snacks too.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 8 mins
  • Cook Time: 18 mins
  • Total Time: 26 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 171 kcal

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11. SPRING GRAINS +GREENS SALAD WITH HONEY LEMON VINAIGRETTE

Spring Grains + Greens Salad with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette | Day 1 of our free Spring Into Health Lunch Challenge is here! | A Sweet Pea Chef

For me, spring meals have to be light, fresh, and healthy and, since the topic of the day is healthy zucchini recipes, my spring recipe for today has to include healthy zucchini. This Spring Grains + Greens Salad with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette is filled with goodness and is so refreshing.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 467 kcal

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12. GRILLED HAWAIIAN TURKEY TERIYAKI BOWL

Grilled Hawaiian Turkey Teriyaki Bowl | So many delicious flavors and agreat start to the grilling season | A Sweet Pea Chef #ad

Perfect for grilling season, this Grilled Hawaiian Turkey Teriyaki Bowl is packed with amazing ingredients including healthy zucchini, pineapple, turkey breast, teriyaki sauce, and coconut rice.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hr
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 602 kcal

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13. BAKED ZUCCHINI FRIES

Baked Zucchini Fries | A healthy and fun new way to eat your veggies | A Sweet Pea Chef

You probably think fries are out of the question if you want to eat healthy. Yeah, I used to believe that too. But healthy zucchini recipes to the rescue again. Introducing – Baked Zucchini Fries. So yum and so easy to make.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 224 kcal

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14. MINESTRONE

Minestrone | Full of hearty vegetables, this vegetarian soup is a hearty winner! www.asweetpeachef.com

Minestrone is a delicious soup filled with veggies and amazing flavors. Is Minestrone a healthy zucchini recipe? Yes, it is! Minestrone is made with healthy zucchini and other amazing veggies that will give you so many health benefits.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 551 kcal

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Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

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