Zucchini squash recipes are my favorite things to eat all year round. I’ve learned to like and appreciate other vegetables, but roasted zucchini squash has always been my first vegetable love. Before that, I could hardly choke down a vegetable.

stuffed zucchini boats

Roasted zucchini is super easy. Slice three large zucchinis and put on a baking sheet with a 3 Tbsp of olive oil, and coat it evenly with your hands, sprinkle liberally with salt, pepper, and an herb of your choice, such basil or dill. Cook at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes or until lightly brown.

Excess Summer Vegetables

Back in the day, people would have so much zucchini they would put it in other people’s cars to get rid of it all. People started locking their car doors, so then they started hanging bags on the mail boxes. Long story short, zucchini plants are prolific, so you have to get creative to find ways to cook zucchini or process it for future use.

Ways to Cook Zucchini

Freezing Zucchini

There’s several ways to freeze zucchini. You can slice and freeze in quart size bags or mason jars. It goes great in soups, casseroles or sauces, such as spaghetti sauce. When you’re ready to use it, just dump it in the pan and cook it as desired.

You can grate it and freeze it in one cup servings. This is great for adding nutrients even if you or your family doesn’t care for the taste. This is an extremely helpful tactic for picky eaters. The grated zucchini can be used in things like spaghetti sauce, scrambled eggs and they’re unnoticeable. You can bake it in things such as zucchini bread or zucchini cakes. You can add nutrients to many dishes by just adding a cup of zucchini.

Dehydrated Zucchini

Zucchini can also be dehydrated. Slice it thinkly and make zucchini chips or cut it into cubes and dehydrate it to use in soups, stews and casseroles later. These will keep in the pantry in mason jar for months.

Zucchini Squash Recipes

These zucchini boats are a great way to use zucchini in a different way.  It’s also one my favorite zucchini squash recipes. These stuffed zucchini boats can be customized according to the vegetables you have. The stuff works great in squash, peppers, eggplant, tomatoes and even onions.

stuffed zucchini boats

Pork Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Stuffed vegetables versatile for a variety of settings, easy to make and customize during any season.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 9


  • 1/2 c minced pork roast
  • 1 tsp dill
  • 7 hot peppers
  • 2 med Zucchini
  • 1 c cabbage
  • 2 Carrots
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1/2 tsp salt/pepper
  • 1 Garlic
  • 3/4 c Parmesan
  • 8 oz cream cheese


  • Cut peppers and zucchini in half
  • Scoop out the insides of peppers and zucchini
  • Shred carrots, cabbage, onion, pork roast, garlic
  • Add veggies, dill and salt to cream cheese
  • Fill the peppers and zucchini
  • Top with parmesan cheese
  • Cook at 350 degrees for 45 minutes
Keyword Spring Vegetables, Summer, Zucchini

In Conclusion

There really is no wrong way to eat zucchini, and it’s a versatile ingredient that can add nutrients to any dish. Leave a comment with your favorite zucchini squash recipe.

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