Monday, August 15, 2011

Over run with zucchini? Some fresh ideas...

We don't even have a garden and we are up to our ears in zucchini!  My friends and parents do have gardens and they seem to be partial to zucchini.  It must be this hot Colorado sun who knows.  So I have been looking for a variety of ways to eat zucchini.  Here is what we have been making...
Zucchini Pancakes
Zucchini Pancakes Recipe
Click here for recipe from Taste of Home
Minestrone Soup
Minestrone Recipe
Click here for minestrone recipe from Taste of Home.
We did used tofu instead of meat, and altered the veggies a little.

Multigrain Zucchini Muffins
Multigrain zucchini muffin recipe from All Recipes can be found here.
I made a double batch of this already large recipe and stored some batter in the fridge to make later as well as freezing some of the muffins we made for later.
Grilled Veggie Sandwich

Grilled Veggie Sandwich recipe from All Recipes
Our sandwiches had portabello mushrooms and were on whole wheat bread with Jarlsberg Swiss cheese.  We also marinated our veggies in some Italian style dressing.  They were DIVINE!
Grilled Pizza 

Pizza on the grill recipe from all recipes is here.
Just add zucchini to this pizza.  We used whole wheat flour in our dough to up the nutrition.


Zucchini, Tomato, & Corn
This photo and recipe from simple foodie is similar to our pizzacchini.
We chop zucchini, onions, and garlic and saute them.  Then we add some frozen corn, jarred pasta sauce and a sprinkle of white cheese (parmigiana, or mozzarella, or jack).  That is it and the kids love it!

Broiled zucchini slices

Broiled Zucchini with Cheese
Here is a similar recipe to what we do from Kalyns Kitchen.
We just slice the zucchini and sprinkle with garlic salt and then shred parmigiana or asiago cheese on top before we broil till the cheese is browned and the zucchini is still crisp tender.  SIMPLE!

Another thing I am trying is shredding a bunch of the zucchini (in a food processor) to later add to soups, muffins, casseroles, etc..

Here are a few I want to try.

Zucchini Provencal
All Recipe's zucchini provecal recipe can be found here.

Zucchini Lasagna
ravioli zucchini lasagna
Here's the recipe to good housekeeping's zucchini lasagna.

Wow when I look at all the things we have cooked with zucchini lately I realize how much zucchini we have been eating!! It is so good for us that I am glad we are finding ways to use it all up!  What have you been doing with your zucchini?



brittney said...

Thanks for all the zucchini recipes! I can't wait to try some, especially the broiled zucchini, that looks really good! My favorite recipe to use zucchini with is a pampered chef one I got years ago called Italian Pasta stir-fry, I make it all the time. Just saute together onion, garlic & zucchini, add chopped tomatoes, fresh parsley, dried basil & oregano, salt & pepper, stir in some fresh grated parmesan and mix with cooked linguine. Top w/more parmesan. Somtimes I add cooked chicken to up the protein factor. It's such a good, healthy, simple recipe and everytime I make it for friends and family they can't stop saying how good it is! said...

Yummy! I am pretty sure I made that for a Pampered Chef party at Cheryl's house years ago! Thanks for the good reminder! HOpe you guys are doing good in AK!

brittney said...

Well, yes! Your memory serves you right, you did make that for pampered chef! I love that recipe though...I really do make it all the time! We moved to Idaho about 3 months ago but we are doing great! Loving the weather here and excited to see how the winter will be.