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6 Zesty Zucchini Dishes

6 Zesty Zucchini Dishes
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When you think about cooking with zucchini, usually a side dish comes to mind. But zucchini doesn’t always have to be the supporting act – in fact, its tangy, zesty taste and soft, juicy texture puts it in prime position to be the star of the show. It’s time to let zucchini shine and these 6 recipes will help you do just that! From stuffed zucchini bites and zoodles to zucchini eggplant pie, these dishes will show you just what all zucchini can do. Nobody puts zucchini in the corner!

1. Zucchini Pasta Skewers

Sometimes people mistakenly think of zucchini as a bland, watery, and under-seasoned side dish, but that’s not the case at all! The reason that so many recipes call for zuke is that it’s affordable, versatile, and can be totally delicious. But you’ve probably never had a zucchini skewer, right? And we’re not using wood, either – the skewer is actually made out of linguine!

Get the recipe for the Zucchini Pasta Skewers.

Zucchini Pasta Skewers

2. Zucchini Beef Roll

An entire meal in one delicious roll? It’s all happening in this recipe for our zucchini roll filled with ground beef and cheddar cheese. Find out how zucchini slices, perfectly seasoned ground beef, aromatic cheddar cheese, and eggs come together in the form of one giant roll – your taste buds and real-life buds will thank you!

Get the recipe for the Zucchini Beef Roll.

Zucchini Beef Roll

3. Zucchini Eggplant Pie

Did you know you can make a delicious, hearty meat pie with sliced eggplant and zucchini? Well, now you know! This pie comes with a rich meat sauce, feta cheese, and potato filling, and it looks absolutely gorgeous. Fresh out of the oven and topped with cherry tomatoes, this is exactly the kind of pie you never knew you wanted and won’t want to live without!

Get the recipe for the Zucchini Eggplant Pie.

Zucchini Eggplant Pie

4. Stuffed Zucchini Bites

Everyone loves a good casserole because it looks and tastes great, and when done right, it practically makes itself. Today we’re serving up an unconventional casserole that’s chock-full of zucchini, beef, and cheese, all topped with a creamy sauce. This ain’t your grandma’s casserole!

Get the recipe for the Stuffed Zucchini Bites.

Stuffed Zucchini Bites

5. Lemon Garlic Steak Bites & Zoodles

You must have heard of zoodles by now – the low-carb alternative to pasta featuring spiralized zucchini noodles instead of starchy wheat flour. Smothered steak and pasta may sound like a great idea at first, but the end result often leaves us feeling heavy and stuffed, so if you want a healthier version of a hearty meal, you’ll love this recipe that keeps things light and refreshing.

Get the recipe for the Lemon Garlic Steak Bites & Zoodles.

Lemon Garlic Steak Bites & Zoodles

6. Bacon-Wrapped Zucchini Casserole

We don’t know about you, but our preferred way to spend the cold fall months is with a hearty meal that warms you up from the inside out. We’re proud to present to you our mashed potato and ground beef casserole topped with cheese-stuffed, bacon-wrapped zucchini. This is one filling casserole that is exactly what a great casserole should be – warm, comforting, and delicious!

Get the recipe for the Bacon-Wrapped Zucchini Casserole.

Bacon-Wrapped Zucchini Casserole

Whether stuffed, sliced, or skewered, zucchini is truly an amazing vegetable. Once you give all of these delicious recipes a try, you’ll never think of zucchini as a side dish again!