10 Roasted Zucchini Recipes

Roasted Zucchini
Photo: LauraF

Zucchini was made for roasting. This summer squash takes the brazen heat like a champ, going from crunchy to caramelized in no time. From side dishes to hearty mains, here are 10 roasted zucchini recipes to serve up any time of year.

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Roasted Vegetable Orzo

Tight shot of orzo and roasted vegetable salad with parmesan topping
Sandi Lehr

This orzo is packed with roasted veggies including zucchini, yellow squash, red onion, asparagus, and portobello mushrooms. This versatile dish makes for an elegant side dish or light lunch on its own.

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Kitt's Oven-Roasted Zucchini

Kitt's Oven-Roasted Zucchini
House of Aqua

Zucchini is put on display in its simplest form: Drizzled with olive oil, tossed with Parmesan and bread crumbs, and then roasted. Reviewer Katsina suggests adding a few minutes under the broiler to brown and crisp the zucchini to perfection.

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Roasted Baby Eggplant, Tomato, and Zucchini

Roasted vegetables in navy dish next to dinner roll
Buckwheat Queen

"A delicious classic similar to the peperonata from Sicily," says reviewer Buckwheat Queen. "I used fresh basil and oregano instead of salt and pepper. This was a treat at my in-laws every Sunday and I still make it weekly. The leftovers are happily tossed with penne pasta or put inside a risotto the next day and I think my family loves it more for the leftovers!"

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Sheet Pan Ratatouille

Sheet Pan Ratatouille
Buckwheat Queen

This take on a classic French recipe includes many of the traditional elements of Ratatouille (tomato, eggplant, zucchini, bell pepper), but with the ease of a sheet-pan dinner. "The veggies are just bursting with flavor and the texture is perfect," says reviewer Buckwheat Queen.

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Roasted Vegetable Bowl with White Beans and Garlic-Balsamic Dressing

Roasted Vegetable Bowl on a white background
Allrecipes Magazine

Say no to limp, boring salads. In this veggie bowl, a rainbow of fresh, roasted vegetables is tossed with baby arugula, cannellini beans, and a garlic-balsamic dressing. You can even prep the ingredients ahead of time for quick and easy work lunches: "Potatoes, zucchini, and dressing can be made up to 3 days ahead and chilled in separate airtight containers," says recipe creator Ellie Krieger.

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Baked Zucchini Parmesan Fries

Baked, breaded zucchini fries on white plate with dipping sauce
Soup Loving Nicole

This non-traditional take on zucchini fries is made with almond and coconut flours. It makes a great, gluten-free alternative to a fan-favorite recipe.

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Roasted Asparagus, Zucchini, and Tomatoes

White dish with roasted asparagus, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, and squash
France C

Let the vegetables do the talking in this simple side dish. A touch of lemon, garlic, and olive oil is all that's needed to bring fresh flavor to these roasted veggies.

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Roasted Zucchini

Roasted Zucchini
LauraF

"This is the simplest of side dishes, endlessly customizable," says recipe creator LauraF. "Try it when you have an abundance of zucchini in the garden." Zucchini strips are seasoned with grapeseed oil, salt, pepper, garlic, and cayenne before roasting. Be sure to top it all off with a bit of lemon juice, parsley, and sea salt.

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Warm Zucchini-Basil Salad

Roasted zucchini salad in blue ceramic bowl
barbara

Use a mandoline slicer, veggie spiralizer, or the slicer on your box grater to create thin ribbons of fresh zucchini for this roasted zucchini salad. Reviewer Debbie says, "I loved the simplicity of this recipe!"

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Oven-Roasted Parmesan Zucchin

Cubed, roasted zucchini next to salmon filet
Bren

Reviewer Bren describes this recipe as, "A nice side dish that comes together quickly for a weeknight meal." The cheesy, garlic flavor of this roasted zucchini is sure to satisfy even the pickiest eater.

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