HOME > Chowhound > Home Cooking >



Hello! Can you offer a really tasty dish with zucchini? My kid don't like it... I will be grateful for any recipes!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. I was just searching the boards for zucchini recipes and came across this recipe for quick zucchini sauté with toasted almonds that I cannot wait to try.


    There are several zucchini threads if you do a search.

    2 Replies
      1. re: lynnlato

        The Smitten Kitchen zucchini sauté is beloved in my home.

      2. Zucchini butter - http://food52.com/blog/7500-jennie-co...

        I love it! It's quite versatile and you could potentially hide it in foods as well if you're into hiding vegetables.

        1. I bet your kid would like zucchini chocolate chip cookies or zucchini pancakes but are you looking for a savory dish? This was one of the first "zucchini casserole" recipes I ever tried. It's tasty but now I try to avoid canned soup etc.

          1. If your kids like lasagna you can use zucchini slices in place of some or all of the noodles.

            You need to cut them thin and precook a bit to get rid of the moisture.

            1 Reply
            1. re: youareabunny

              Zuchini noodles are also fun like soaghettu

            2. I usually have success with deep fried zucchini slices.

              1. My Italian boyfriend makes a killer zucchini parmesan (use eggplant parmesan recipe and substitute zucchini).

                Earlier this week, he made me eggplant and mozzarella pasta dish after we saw the amazingly awesome James Gandolfini/ Julia Louis-Dreyfus movie "Enough Said." (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/18/mov...


                James Gandolfini said in the movie the only thing he knew how to make was this pasta; I think you could easily substitute in the zucchini in place of the eggplant again. I found a 5 minute clip on YouTube of the pasta tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngtK_e...

                Eggplant parmesan (substitute zucchini): http://honestcooking.com/how-to-make-...

                1. There's a Lebanese dish called Koosa. Basicaly, you hollow out the squash and stuff with a meat\rice mixture. It is then brasied in a tomato sauce. Here is a link to a version to give you an idea.


                  2 Replies
                  1. re: mike0989

                    Technically the dish is koosa mehshi. Koosa alone just means squash.The squash innards are great cooked down with caramelized onion, dried mint, maybe a bit of dill and topped with strained yogurt. If I use zucchini coins instead, I saute them until brown and then toss the onions, zucchini, herbs and yogurt with pasta and Aleppo pepper for a main dish.

                  2. Make ratatouille like in the Pixar movie. This is a simplified version of the actual Keller recipe created for the film: Sauté chopped tomatoes, red bell pepper, garlic, onion and thyme in olive oil until it cooks down into a simple red sauce. Spread the sauce into a baking dish, then layer thin-sliced zucchini, squash, eggplant and roma tomatoes into the pan in an overlapping pattern, like fish scales. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, then season with salt and more thyme. Roast it at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked through. This is a can't-fail recipe and everyone I've ever made it for asks for seconds.

                    1. Thanks to the Milwaukee Summerfest, I discovered batter dipped deep fried zucchini spears. Even better with melted cheese.