Vegetarian Zucchini Main Dish Recipes

With more than 190 trusted vegetarian zucchini main dish recipes, you're sure to find a zucchini casserole, stuffed zucchini, zoodle, or zucchini pasta recipe to star at your dinner table.

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Zucchini e Pomodori Gratinati (Zucchini and Tomato Gratin)

Rating: 4.5 stars 106
A quick and easy vegetarian dish for two, or a starter for 4, or even a side. A rustic Italian favorite, taught me by my Roman friends. If serving as a main, then crusty bread, torn off the loaf by hand, and a green salad with a lemon and/or lime vinaigrettey dressing cannot be bettered.

Fabulous Zucchini Grinders

Rating: 4.5 stars 567
I made this up one day out of things I had on hand, and it turned out to be one of my favorite sandwiches ever. Sauteed zucchini pieces are coated with a zesty marinara sauce and topped with a generous helping of mozzarella cheese. These baked sandwiches are a great vegetarian version of the Italian grinder. They can also be made ahead of time, and heated just before serving.

Kelli's Fried Green Zucchini

Rating: 4.5 stars 126
Just like fried green tomatoes, but with zucchini instead.

Zucchini Dutch Cheese Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 19
This microwave dish is perfect for those hot and humid days when the garden is bursting with zucchini.

Zucchini and Eggs

Rating: 4.5 stars 115
A match made in heaven: scrambled eggs and zucchini. Note: this recipe is easily doubled, tripled, etc. Ratio of 1 to 2 zucchini per egg. Great served over rice. Variations: add one clove diced garlic to oil before adding zucchini. Or, add any of your favorite fresh herbs; they combine well with the eggs and zucchini. My favorite additions are oregano or rosemary. You could also add two teaspoons soy sauce to beaten eggs, or sprinkle over egg and zucchini when cooked.

Zucchini Patties

Rating: 4.5 stars 2574
These cheesy zucchini patties are an excellent way to use up that abundance of zucchini from the garden. Serve with a bit of tomato sauce or sour cream dabbed on top.
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Connie's Zucchini "Crab" Cakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 1529
These really taste like crab cakes but without the crab, and are a really good way to utilize that bumper crop of zucchini!

Zucchini Pie

Rating: 4.5 stars 240
This is a recipe my grandmother used to make at family gatherings. She was a great cook and has passed on now but we still manage to keep her recipe alive!

Bountiful Garden Zucchini Enchiladas

Rating: 4.5 stars 73
These vegetarian enchiladas are easy to make, delicious and very filling. They are also very accommodating to modifications. I frequently add mushrooms and other vegetables.

Zucchini with Dill Weed and Garlic-Yogurt Sauce

Rating: 4 stars 26
This is a refreshing and tasty Mediterranean recipe. You can also use yellow squash to cook it. It is so easy, and it goes well with fresh, crusty bread.

Zucchini Parmesan

Rating: 4.5 stars 272
Delicious and easy way to use zucchini!

Inspiration and Ideas

That Zucchini Spaghetti Stanley Tucci Loves (Spaghetti alla Nerano)
Rating: Unrated 33
After listening to Stanley Tucci lose his mind about this pasta and calling it life-changing and one of the best things he's ever eaten, I decided I'd give it a try. The results were amazing and the key to getting the toasted sweet taste of the zucchini was deep-frying it!
Zucchini Alfredo
Rating: Unrated 438
Excellent! Shredded zucchini in a creamy sauce.
Briam (Greek Baked Zucchini and Potatoes)
Rating: 4.5 stars 358

Briam is a traditional Greek roasted vegetable dish with potatoes, zucchini, tomatoes, and red onions with lots of olive oil. It is a typical example of Greek cuisine where a few simple ingredients are turned into an utterly delicious dish with little effort. It can be served as a main course. With olive oil as the only source of fat it is a quintessential example of the Mediterranean diet, and it is vegan to boot. If preferred, serve with a hearty chunk of feta on the side.