The Best Zucchini Recipes | 25+ Easy Courgette Recipes

Browse our collection of 25+ easy and delicious zucchini recipes. From quiches, soups, veggie-packed nuggets, to rissoles, sausage rolls, fritters, loaves and more!

The whole family is sure to love these simple kid-friendly zucchini recipes.

A collage of dishes made with zucchini as an ingredient.

These days zucchinis can be purchased all year round, however when it’s zucchini season, they are EVERYWHERE! If you don’t have a veggie garden yourself, you may have a neighbour whose garden is overflowing!

During zucchini season they also become the cheapest ‘green’ vegetable available at the supermarket or your local fruit & veggie market.

So lets take a look at some simple savoury recipes to use zucchinis in, as well as a couple of sweet recipes too.

From savoury slices to veggie nuggets, sausage rolls and fritters, soup and muffins, these recipes are perfect for family dinners and particularly fussy toddlers. As zucchinis don’t have a distinct flavour they can easily be smuggled into so many dishes! Great finger food for little ones to experiment with too.

All of these recipes are freezer friendly, so make the most of zucchini season and stock up the freezer with easy dinners and lunch snacks.

Savoury Zucchini Recipes

Quick & Easy Zucchini Slice

This no-fuss recipe is made from simple ingredients and is so versatile – serve it warm or cold for breakfast, lunch or dinner… or make it ahead of time and freeze for a protein-packed meal prep option!

Zucchini Slice Recipe

Our quick and easy Zucchini Slice recipe takes just 10 minutes to prepare and is a classic family favourite. This freezer-friendly recipe is perfect for lunch boxes or an easy family dinner.

A half-eaten piece of zucchini impossible pie on a blue and white plate.

Healthy Veggie Nuggets

A simple vegetarian fake-away! Made from sweet potato, zucchini, grated cheese and panko crumbs, this is a great way to sneak a few extra veggies into your little ones meal.

Veggie Nuggets Recipe

These 4 ingredient Healthy Sweet Potato & Zucchini Veggie Nuggets are perfect for toddlers and kids! Quick, easy and yum!

A plate of panko crumbed vegetable nuggets.

Creamy Zucchini Soup

Full of healthy veggie goodness, and a cheap meal to have on hand. I keep a container in the freezer for a last minute dinner or snack – just add some crusty bread and enjoy!

Creamy Zucchini Soup Recipe

A healthy and creamy zucchini soup recipe that will be ready in less than 30 minutes! A tasty light lunch or midweek dinner.

A healthy and creamy zucchini soup recipe that will be ready in less than 30 minutes! The perfect way to use up zucchinis!

Zucchini Quiche

Have this simple and versatile zucchini quiche prepped, baked and on the table in under an hour! It makes a budget-friendly healthy lunch or dinner.

Zucchini Quiche Recipe

This classic Zucchini Quiche (courgette quiche) is made with a deliciously creamy and cheesy filling, encased in crispy shortcrust pastry.

An overhead shot of zucchini quiche.

Healthy Zucchini & Carrot Slice

Similar to my classic zucchini slice but with carrot as well. This savoury slice is a hit with fussy eaters whilst packed full of healthy veggies and cheese.

Zucchini & Carrot Slice Recipe

This healthy Zucchini & Carrot Slice is a simple and tasty midweek meal, with leftovers perfect for lunchboxes! Or make ahead of time and freeze for a quick and easy meal on the run.

Savoury slice served on a white plate with some on a fork.

Chicken Rissoles

Another kid-friendly meal that you can have on hand for a quick and easy dinner. Loaded with lean chicken mince, these rissoles make great finger food for toddlers, or a more substantial meal with a salad, or with mash and greens.

Chicken Rissoles Recipe

For a quick and easy mid-week family meal, these tasty chicken rissoles are a ‘must make’ – have them on the table in just 20 minutes!

Golden chicken rissoles on a plate with salad in the background.

Healthy Ham, Cheese & Zucchini Muffins

Whether they’re filling up hungry kids lunch boxes, being dipped into a bowl of healthy soup, or simply being served as a yummy savoury snack… these are the muffins you need in your life!

Ham & Zucchini Muffins Recipe

Our zucchini muffins with ham and cheese are a delicious savoury snack or lunch box treat… plus they’re 100% kid-approved and super easy to make!

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Zucchini & Sweet Potato Slice

Sweet potato brings a sweet and creamy texture to recipes, so besides being a healthy meal, it tastes so good the kids will love it. Packed full of goodness, and ready in just an hour.

Healthy Sweet Potato, Zucchini & Bacon Slice Recipe

A healthy Zucchini and Sweet Potato Slice recipe that the whole family will love! This vegetable-packed slice is perfect for a simple lunch or a light midweek dinner.

A serve of sweet potato slice topped with a spoonful of relish, on a black plate, with some slice on a fork

Thermomix Sausage Rolls

Who can resist a crispy sausage roll? Make a double batch and freeze the extra for ‘grab and reheat’ mid-week meals.

Thermomix Sausage Rolls Recipe

Super easy and delicious Thermomix Sausage Rolls made with pork mince and sausage mince encased in crispy pastry… an old fashioned classic.

Crispy flakey sausage rolls on a wire rack.

Healthy Zucchini Fritters

Now these fritters are a real hit at my house! With a dollop of sour cream on top, and a cheeky slice of crispy bacon on the side, I’m in heaven!

Healthy Zucchini Fritters Recipe

Quick & easy 4 ingredient zucchini fritters that are cheesy, healthy and absolutely delicious! The perfect snack or lunchbox recipe.

Six vegetable fritters in a stack with sour cream on top.

Rice & Vegetable Slice

Particularly these days, when we’re all a little budget conscious, you could not get a more economical meal than this tasty slice. Its also a perfect way to sneak a few extra vegetables into meals. It freezes super well too!

Rice & Vegetable Slice Recipe

Healthy, cheesy vegetable slice made with zucchini, carrot, tomatoes, ham, rice and eggs.

A vegetable egg and ham slice cut into pieces with cherry tomatoes on top.

Easy Sausage Rolls

Savoury beef and sausage mince encased in golden, flaky pastry, these classic sausage rolls are perfect for serving at parties, lunch or dinner. However you serve them, just don’t forget the tomato sauce for dipping!

Classic Beef Sausage Rolls Recipe

Everybody’s favourite party food, these easy sausage rolls are quick, comforting and completely delicious!

A wire rack with party sized sausage rolls.

Cheesy Quinoa, Zucchini & Sweet Potato Fritters

A fabulous flavour combo in a healthy vegetarian dish. Quinoa fritters are packed full of goodness, they make an excellent finger food for toddlers, as well as a welcome light lunch or family dinner! Keep some in the freezer for quick meals.

Cheesy Quinoa, Sweet Potato & Zucchini Fritters Recipe

Deliciously healthy and cheesy Sweet Potato Fritters made with quinoa and zucchini and are ready to eat in just 35 minutes! Serve with sour cream and sweet chilli sauce for a vegetarian meal the whole family will love.

Quinoa sweet potato fritters on white plate with fork

Healthy Turkey Meatballs

There’s just something about finger-food that makes it such an easy favourite with kids. And when it’s also something that you can dip into a sauce, you definitely have a winner! Great to pop into lunch boxes too.

Healthy Turkey Meatballs Recipe

Healthy Turkey Meatballs are flavourful, veggie-packed bites, oven-baked to perfection. Freezer-friendly, low carb and healthy too!

A batch of healthy turkey meatballs in a white serving dish.

Healthy Veggie Chicken Nuggets

With just 4 ingredients, these Veggie Nuggets make a healthy and simple snack that hungry kids and fussy toddlers absolutely love! Made from just sweet potato, zucchini, grated cheese and panko crumbs – how easy is this?!

Veggie Chicken Nuggets Recipe

These homemade veggie chicken nuggets are crispy, crunchy and completely delicious! Featuring a juicy chicken mince and vegetable filling and coated in panko breadcrumbs, they are oven baked to crispy perfection and make a healthy addition to any dinner.

A bowl of healthy vegetable chicken nuggets.

Homemade Sausage Rolls

Crunchy bakery-style homemade sausage rolls with a classic pork and vegetable filling wrapped in golden flaky puff pastry – tell me, who can resist these tasty little bites!?

Puff Pastry Sausage Rolls Recipe

These easy puff pastry sausage rolls are such a family favourite! Freezer-friendly and super quick – this is sure to become your go-to sausage roll recipe.

Crispy pork sausage rolls cooling on a wire rack.

Corn & Zucchini Fritters

Cheesy corn and zucchini fritters, panfried until golden and crispy on the outside, are made using six basic ingredients. Serve with sour cream, chutney or sauce for a cheap and easy meal.

Corn And Zucchini Fritters Recipe

These cheesy corn and zucchini fritters are an inexpensive, quick and easy meal. They make a popular and versatile breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner!

A stack of crispy panfried corn and zucchini fritters.

Savoury Muffins

Freezer-friendly, perfect for lunch boxes and ready to eat in around half an hour, these easy muffins make a great option for a light lunch, or serve with a soup for a satisfying dinner.

Savoury Muffins Recipe – Cheesy Ham & Corn Recipe

A super easy savoury muffins recipe made with ham, corn, cheese and chives… perfect for lunch boxes, as a side to a bowl of soup, or on their own, warm and buttered!

A close up of ham, cheese and corn savoury muffins.

Quinoa Bake With Vegetables

I’m all for simple family dinners that save time on busy weeknights and also taste good! This healthy quinoa bake, packed with fresh vegetables and loaded with flavour, is sure to become a family favourite.

Quinoa Bake with Vegetables Recipe

Creamy, cheesy and delicious, this healthy quinoa bake is pure comfort food! Vegetarian and kid-friendly, it makes the perfect weeknight dinner, side dish or lunch.

A spoonful of quinoa bake with vegetables.

Chicken Sausage Rolls

With lean chicken mince and some veggies smuggled in, these sausage rolls are ready to eat in just 45 minutes. Perfect for a lazy weekend lunch, feeding hungry kids, or a quick and easy snack. Make a double batch and freeze some!

Chicken Sausage Rolls Recipe

Chicken Sausage Rolls are a delicious variation on a much-loved snack. The addition of chicken and vegetables in the filling makes these a healthier version of the classic recipe too!

zoomed in image of three chicken sausage rolls on a blue and white plate

Thermomix Zucchini Slice

Forget about grating or mixing, the Thermomix will do it ALL for you with this classic family favourite… and with only one bowl to wash up. Totally fussy toddler approved! Great for a simple healthy lunch, or as a light dinner served with a salad.

Thermomix Zucchini Slice Recipe

Thermomix Zucchini Slice is an all-time family favourite! Made from budget-friendly ingredients, this healthy savoury slice takes just 10 minutes to prepare using the Thermomix!

A gold fork with zucchini slice on it.

Vegetable Fritters

Prepped and cooked in just 25 minutes, these healthy fritters make a nutritious lunch or an easy light dinner, and are 100% kid approved!

Vegetable Fritters Recipe

Quick and easy Vegetable Fritters (veggie patties) made with zucchini, carrot and corn and cooked until golden and crunchy on the outside.

A stack of golden vegetable fritters with sour cream on top.

Bacon & Roast Pumpkin Risotto

A creamy risotto, packed with veggies and flavour, is a perfectly comforting family dinner. Or, if its just for one, then you have plenty of tasty leftovers to enjoy for lunches!

Bacon & Roast Pumpkin Risotto Recipe

A family-friendly Bacon & Roast Pumpkin Risotto with parmesan, fresh herbs and crunchy flaked almonds. The perfect weeknight dinner.

A plate of pumpkin, spinach and bacon risotto on a white plate.

Roast Vegetable & Couscous Salad

I just love this healthy salad, it makes me feel good just eating it. The caramelised sweetness of tender vegetables, combined with the nutty texture of couscous, complement any meat or fish. Make this salad the star at your next BBQ!

Roast Vegetable Couscous Salad Recipe

Roast vegetables, bursting with colour and flavour, paired with couscous and a tangy dressing make this salad a deliciously tasty addition to your meal.

Salad servers in a bowl of couscous salad with roast vegetables.

Sweet Zucchini Recipes

As zucchinis have such a mild flavour, they make a great addition to sweet baking recipes as well as savoury, and the grated zucchini ensures that baked loaves stay nice and moist. Shhh… just don’t tell the kids it’s a serve of veggies!

Apple, Carrot & Zucchini Bread

Being loaded with healthy goodness, this carrot, apple & zucchini bread makes such a versatile loaf – add some nuts too, if you like. Baked in an hour, freeze some slices for easy ‘grab and go’ lunch box additions.

Apple, Carrot, Zucchini Bread Recipe

A simple (and nut-free) Apple, Carrot, Zucchini Bread that is moist and delicious. Perfect for lunch boxes or an afternoon tea treat!

Slices of a sweet baked bread with carrot, zucchini and apple grated through.

Zucchini Bread With Chocolate Chips

Well, yes, everything tastes great with chocolate, doesn’t it, and this loaf will still be a healthy hit, being packed with moist zucchini and greek yoghurt. A great way to disguise those excess zucchini’s, and a clever way to entice the kids!

Moist Zucchini Bread with Chocolate Chips Recipe

Zucchini bread with chocolate chips, made from scratch. This ultra-moist loaf is healthy, so easy to make and loaded with delicious chocolate chips! A total crowd-pleaser, it requires only 10 minutes of prep-time and is perfect for afternoon snacking or packing into lunchboxes.

Slices of Zucchini bread with chocolate chips.


What’s The Difference Between Courgettes And Zucchinis?

Nothing! They come from exactly the same plant, just with a different name!
A type of summer squash that’s picked while the immature seeds are still soft and edible, zucchini’s are also known as a baby marrow.
Courgette is the French name whilst zucchini is the Italian term. The word zucchini comes from the Italian word “zucchino”, which translates as “tiny squash” or “undeveloped marrow”.
Zucchini is the common term used in American English speaking countries, while courgette is the more common term among French and British English speaking people.

When are zucchinis in season?

While zucchinis are available all year round, they are in abundance during the spring and summer months.

Can you freeze zucchini?

Yes, you can. To avoid the zucchini from turning watery once defrosted, it’s a great idea to chop the zucchini into chunks and blanch it before freezing. Allow it to cool completely, place the blanched zucchini onto a baking paper lined tray and freeze for 1-2 hours. Place the frozen zucchini pieces into an airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months.

What can I do with too many zucchinis?

If you have too many zucchinis on hand, it’s time to get baking! Scroll up to see my favourite sweet and savoury recipes using zucchini (the options are endless!)

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