Zucchini. It rhymes with bikini. It’s fun to say. It’s good to eat.
What? You’re not a fan? Well, truth be told, I wasn’t much of a fan either…
at least I didn’t think so! But I’ve come to love this vegetable as much for its taste as for its versatility.
Here are some of my favorite ways to use this year-round summer squash!
Zucchini On The Side
My childhood opinion of zucchini changed when my Mom made a yummy baked dish to compliment my Dad’s delicious grilled chicken.
It was so flavorful and the buttery sauce just HAD to be sopped up with some sourdough bread.
That recipe has become a favorite of mine… so much so that I simply call it Jill’s Favorite Zucchini.
It’s easy to prepare and is a nice change from your regular side dish assortment.
You can find the recipe HERE.
As A Main Course
With so many people looking for ways to cut carbs or stay away from gluten, using zucchini as the base for the main course seemed like a natural fit.
I love this easy stuffed zucchini recipe. You can cut calories and fat by using turkey sausage. If you like Italian flavors, this recipe is for you!
Want to make it at home? Find it HERE.
Zucchini For Your Sweet Tooth…
It’s no secret that I love to bake. Let me state that again. I LOVE TO BAKE.
In fact, I was reading cookbooks when other girls my age were reading Nancy Drew!
I also like to experiment when I bake, and that’s how my chocolate chip zucchini cupcakes came to be.
For those of you who never thought you’d like zucchini, this one might just change your mind. Of course, my cinnamon buttercream frosting on top makes these pretty hard to resist.
Find the recipe HERE.
Zucchini as a Sweet Treat or Breakfast
I’m sure you’ve tried banana bread, but if you haven’t tried zucchini bread, you’re missing out!
This recipe is one of my newer ones, but I’m telling you… when I baked it, the loaf was gone in no time!
The zucchini keeps this bread super moist and it makes for a great base for any topping.
I like spreading butter on the bread and then drizzling some honey on top. And since I’m a peanut butter fan, I thoroughly enjoyed a topping of peanut butter too!
Find the recipe HERE.
As I said, you might want to rethink that whole “I don’t like zucchini” thing, huh? Which one do you think you’ll try first?
Let me know in the comments below…and whichever one you try, I hope you find them ENJOYABLE!
From my kitchen to yours,