This is a collage of six images of food. The top image is a zucchini chip. The second image of chocolate zucchini muffins. The third image is a zucchini pie. The fourth image is zucchini fritters. The fifth image is a stack of zucchini pancakes. The sixth image is chocolate chip zucchini bread. Text overlay reads "20+zucchini recipes".
20+ healthy zucchini recipes perfect for any time of day! Here you’ll find tons of recipe inspiration from tasty brunch ideas, dinner, dessert, and more!

Healthy zucchini recipes are always welcome in my kitchen! Zucchini is a great vegetable to cook with because it soaks in tons of flavor and keeps your meal healthy, low carb, and gluten free!

Seasonally, zucchini typically grows in the summer months. But, I can find zucchini in my food store all year long which makes it the perfect vegetable to add to your grocery list.

Whether you’re adding some zoodles to your pasta or shredded it to put in some baked goods, zucchini can do it all! Below you’ll find 20+ recipes for all your zucchini needs!

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Healthy Zucchini Brunch Recipes

1. Zucchini Chia Seed Blender Pancakes

A hand is pouring syrup on top of a pile of zucchini pancakes on a plate. Milk and egg shells are blurred in the background. You can see specs of green in the pancakes.
You’ll love these Zucchini Chia Seed Blender Pancakes for an easy, seasonal breakfast or brunch. It’s so simple to throw together in your blender!

2. Herbed Zucchini Ricotta Pie

This is an overhead image of a healthy zucchini pie. The pie is topped with herbs and more herbs are on the white counter around the pie dish.
Really decadent but light and delicious Herbed Zucchini + Ricotta Pie is the perfect low carb and gluten free recipe for weekend brunch!

Zucchini Snacks and Dinners

3. Parmesan Crusted Zucchini Fries

This is an overhead image of a plate with parmesan rusted zucchini fries on a plate. The plate sits on a white counter. The fries are dipped in a smaller bowl of marinara sauce.
Deliciously crispy Parmesan Crusted Zucchini Fries make a perfect low carb and gluten free appetizer, side, or snack! So insanely yummy!!

4. Vegan Zucchini Chickpea Burgers

Two hands hold a vegetable zucchini chickpea burger in a bun. Lettuce, avocado, and tomato is on top of the burger.
This veggie chickpea burger recipe is a great vegetarian alternative to beef burgers and hot dogs at your summer BBQ! They’re gluten free and easy to make!

5. Lemon Zucchini Burrata Pasta

This is an overhead image of a bowl of pasta with zucchini, toasted pine nuts, and burrata. The plate of pasta sits on a pink counter with. fresh basil on top of the pasta and on the counter.
This recipe for Lemon Zucchini Burrata Pasta can easily be made gluten free by swapping out traditional pasta. It’s an easy weeknight dinner everyone loves!

6. Taco Zucchini Boats

This is an overhead image of healthy taco zucchini boats topped with cheese, fresh cilantro and meat.
This recipe for 30 minute Taco Zucchini Boats are the perfect weeknight meal! They’re gluten free, low carb, and so simple to make for dinner!

7. Healthy Hidden Veggie Meatballs

A fork is holding up a meatball with a bite taken out of it. The meatball is being held above a pan full of other meatballs.
If you’re looking for the perfect family friendly dinner, these Healthy Hidden Veggie Meatballs is the perfect recipe! Your kids will love them!

8. Low Carb Cauliflower Flatbread with Burrata and Zucchini

This is an overhead image of a flatbread with burrata, zucchini, toasted pine nuts, and arugula. The flatbread sits on a white background and is cut into slices.
This gluten free, low carb cauliflower flatbread has the PERFECT texture. You can hold and bend it without it breaking, & its made with only 7 ingredients!

9. Carrot Zucchini Fritters

This is a stack of carrot and zucchini fritters on a white counter with a white background. Fresh dill is to the left of the stack. The fritter stack is topped with sour cream and applesauce.
You’ll love these low carb + gluten free Carrot Zucchini Fritters! It’s a fun twist on your traditional potato pancake latkes! You’ll love them!!

10. Broccoli Pistachio Zoodle Salad

This is an overhead image of a zoodle salad with broccoli, pistachios, and crumbled cheese. A small bowl of mustard vinaigrette is off to the top left of the image.
You’ll love this quick and easy Broccoli Pistachio Zoodle Salad with raspberry mustard vinaigrette! So flavorful and full of fun textures!

11. Mustard Bacon Goat Cheese Zoodles

This is an overhead image of zoodles with crumbled bacon, cheese, and pine nuts. A fork twirls the zoodles and lays on the side of the bowl.
You’ll love these low carb and gluten free Mustard Bacon Goat Cheese Zoodles!! Such quick and flavorful meal to whip up for an easy weeknight dish.

12. Bacon Butternut Squash Parmesan Zoodles

This is an overhead image of zoodle salad with butternut squash, bacon, and cheese. Fresh sage leaves are to the right of the bowl. A fork twirls the zoodles and is laying in the side of the bowl.
This recipe for Bacon Butternut Squash Parmesan Zoodles is the perfect reason to bust out that spiralizer!! It’s low carb, gluten free, and SO DELICIOUS!!

13. Instant Pot Chicken Zoodle Soup

This is an overhead image of zoodle soup with carrots and chicken. Fresh dill is on top of the soup and on the counter to the right of the counter.
You’ll love this cozy and comforting Instant Pot Chicken Zoodle Soup! It’s low carb, gluten free and the perfect excuse to use your Instant Pot!

14. Beet + Blue Cheese Zoodle Salad

This is an overhead image of a bowl of zoodles topped with beets, blue cheese and walnuts. A fork is twirling the zoodles and leaving against the side of the bowl.
The beets and blue cheese are the perfect balance of creamy decadence and earthy nutrients. Twirl them up with a crunchy zoodle base and enjoy!

15. Salmon + Spicy Pesto Zoodles

This is an overhead image of salmon on top of zoodles. On top of the salmon is a pesto and chopped nuts.
You’ll love this easy weeknight dinner recipe for Salmon + Zoodles with Spicy Pesto!! It comes together in 20 minutes! It’s low carb, gluten free + paleo!

16. One Pot Chicken Ramen Zoodles

This is an overhead image of ramen soup with peppers, chicken, and an egg. More veggies are on the counter to the top right of the image.
This One Pot Chicken Ramen Bowl + Zoodles comes together in a few simple steps and is so cozy and comforting. Pack it with your favorite veggies!

17. Avocado Pistachio Pesto Zoodles

This is a side view of a small white bowl while with zoodles. A fork twirls the zoodles around the fork and leans against the side of the bowl. The bowl is topped with pistachios.
You’ll love this low carb + gluten free + dairy free recipe for Avocado Pistachio Pesto Zoodles! The pesto is so tasty, you’ll be putting it on everything!

Zucchini Desserts and Baked Goods

18. Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies

This is an overhead image of cookies on a cooling rack. The cookies have chocolate chips on top and the cooling rack is on a white counter.
These Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies are so moist and fluffy! Don’t be fooled by those chocolate chips, they’re totally appropriate to eat for breakfast!

19. Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

This is an overhead image of zucchini bread in a loaf pan with white parchment paper. The bread is topped with chocolate chips.
This Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread is the perfect summer recipe to use up your summer squash! It’s gluten free, dairy free, and so easy to whip together!

20. Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

This is a side view of a chocolate muffin with a bite taken out. The muffin leans against another muffin. The muffins sit on a white counter.
Healthy recipe for double chocolate zucchini muffins made with almond flour and no refined sugar! Perfect for a delicious gluten free treat!

21. Almond Flour Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Muffins

This is an overhead image of a chocolate chunk zucchini muffin with a bite taken out. The muffin sits on a white counter.
The perfect family-friendly recipe to make with all the zucchini in your garden! These Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins are fluffy, moist, and the easiest muffin recipe to make ever!!

22. Chocolate Chip Zucchini Squares

This is an overhead image of carrot zucchini squares. The bars are cut into 9 squares. The bars are topped with pecans and chocolate chips.
The best low carb, gluten free, and dairy free recipe for chocolate chip zucchini squares! Super easy and delicious! You need this in your life!!

23. Air Fryer Zucchini Chips (recipe below!)

This is an overhead image of a plate of zucchini chips on top of parchment paper. There is a small bowl of ranch dressing to the top.
Air fryer zucchini chips are crusted with crispy Parmesan cheese and fried to perfection! Dip them in ranch or your favorite sauce!
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This is an overhead image of a plate of zucchini chips on top of parchment paper. There is a small bowl of ranch dressing to the top.

20+ Zucchini Recipes, Including Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

  • Author: Lindsay Grimes Freedman
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 6 – 8 min
  • Total Time: 16 – 18 min
  • Yield: serves 4 1x
  • Category: snacks
  • Method: air fryer
  • Cuisine: zucchini
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Air fryer zucchini chips are crusted with crispy Parmesan cheese and fried to perfection. Dip them in ranch or your favorite sauce! Plus, checkout 20+ other tasty zucchini recipes too.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • cooking spray
  • ranch, for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 375F. 
  2. Cut the zucchini in 1/4 inch rounds. 
  3. In one shallow bowl whisk the egg. 
  4. In a second shallow bowl, mix together the cheese, garlic powder, and salt. 
  5. Use one hand to pick up the zucchini and drop it in the egg bowl to coat it. 
  6. Pick it up and drop it in the cheese bowl. Use your other hand to coat it. 
  7. Spray your air fryer trays or basket with the cookie spray and lay the zucchini chips out in a single layer. You may need to work in batches.
  8. Air fry for 6 – 8 minutes until the zucchini chips are golden brown and crisp. 
  9. Serve with ranch for dipping.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 the batch
  • Calories: 116
  • Sugar: 1.1g
  • Sodium: 571mg
  • Fat: 7.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.4g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.2g
  • Fiber: 0.6g
  • Protein: 11.1g
  • Cholesterol: 61mg

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