Here's some recipes that are tried and proven to be delicious using zucchini. The backyard garden is bulging with produce. One of my favorite growing plants is zucchini. I think it is because they are easy to grow, hard to kill, and produce fruit with little effort. Over the years I've collected many recipes using zucchini. Here are a few of my favorites.


Korean Spicy Zucchini 

  • 1/4 onion, sliced thinly
  • 2 zucchini sliced or zoodled.
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 2 clove garlic , minced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Korean hot pepper flakes (gochugaru)
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds

Cut the zucchini lengthwise in half and cut diagonally into thin slices.slice cucumbers
Put the cucumber into a large bowl. Add the onion, green onion, garlic, soy sauce, hot pepper flakes, sesame oil, sesame seeds, and sugar.
Mix it well with a spoon until the sugar is well dissolved.
Serve as a side dish
I used less pepper flakes, only about 1/4 teaspoon to make it family friendly for everyone.

Zoodles with Homemade Tomato Sauce

  • 1 large onions, finely chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 1 stalk celery, minced
  • 5 lbs. tomatoes, put through a food mill or 3 (15 oz.) cans crushed Italian tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 bay leaves, whole
  • 2 tbsp. dried oregano
  • ½ lemon, zest and juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Mix all this in a large stock pot and simmer on low. I used about 1/2 of this added 1 pound of ground cooked sausage for my sauce. So good.

Simple Beef and Zucchini - easiest recipe ever!

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 zucchini medium cut into triangle chunks
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 3 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme

Preheat oven to 400 F degrees.
Cook the beef until no longer pink. Add zucchini, onion powder, Italian seasoning, salt and black pepper in the skillet. Mix everything together well.
Cook for 15-20 minutes on low until the zucchini is how you like it. Don’t forget to stir.

Enjoy good food,

Coach Nancy

Here's a few more recipes to try. "Gotta Love Me Some Zucchini" and Cute Little Zucchini Bites



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