15+ Zucchini Main Dish Recipes to Make for Dinner
Put your fresh zucchini haul to good use with an irresistible dinner that spotlights the summer veggie. Good for more than just baking and roasting, zucchini is a versatile ingredient that can take all sorts of recipe up a notch. Whether you're looking for a quick meal that you can make in less than an hour with one pot or skillet, a hearty vegetarian pasta or casserole with seasonal vegetables, or a keto-friendly twist on classic comfort foods featuring zoodles or a low-carb pizza crust, you'll find a new summertime favorite in this collection of our best zucchini main dishes.
Pork and Zucchini Rice Skillet
It doesn't get much easier than this hearty meat-and-veggie dinner that comes together in one skillet in less than an hour.
Zucchini Noodles Pad Thai
This lightened version of classic chicken pad Thai uses zoodles (zucchini noodles) instead of pasta. If you don't have a spiralizer for your fresh zucchini, you can always purchase fresh or frozen zoodles at the store.
Chicken, Sausage and Zucchini Pasta
This quick and easy pasta is perfect for busy weeknights. Just throw everything together in a Dutch oven, toss it with pasta, and then you're done.
Zucchini Stuffed Chicken
Chicken breasts are stuffed with a delicious and cheesy mixture of shredded zucchini, Swiss cheese, herbs, veggies, and bread crumbs.
Baked Chicken and Zucchini
Stuffed Zucchini with Chicken Sausage
This satisfying dinner may have a light and healthy base, but it's as filling as they come. Zucchini boats are stuffed with a spicy chicken sausage mixture and topped with Parmesan cheese.
Zucchini Pizza Bake
Skip the traditional, carb-loaded pizza crust and opt for a keto-friendly crust made with shredded zucchini, eggs, and cheese.
Zucchini and Ground Beef Skillet
Zucchini Lasagna With Beef and Sausage
Sausage and Zucchini Soup
What do you do when you're craving a cozy dinner in the middle of summer? Make this hearty sausage and zucchini soup!
Carrot Zucchini Casserole
Halloumi and Zucchini Frittata
Serve this fresh-tasting zucchini frittata (featuring salty Halloumi cheese) for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It comes together in less than half an hour.
Chicken Zucchini Enchiladas
Here's a low-carb take on comforting chicken enchiladas, made with zucchini slices instead of flour tortillas.
Zavioli with Spinach and Ricotta
Thin slices of zucchini are stuffed with a pesto-ricotta filling and topped with pasta sauce and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.
Farmer's Market Vegetarian Quesadillas
Utilize your fresh farmers' market finds with these healthy and wholesome quesadillas stuffed with zucchini, yellow squash, bell peppers, red onions, and mushrooms.