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Marrow Love AKA Zucchini

Gardens around the world are in full swing and in the midst of their season. Talking with gardeners, one common grown “vegetable” or botonical berry grown across the globe. Perhaps my thoughts are best summarized in a quote:

“Buy a neighbor lady fresh zucchini and she will be grateful. But, teach a neighbor lady to gardener and all the neighborhood will be grateful and eat zucchini!”

Along with its familiarity, are the vast culinary ideas for zucchini.

What is your favorite way to eat zucchini? As odd as it sounds, in all the years we have grown it, we tried raw within most recent years and LOVE it! It was always just taught and became”habit” to eat cucumbers raw and heat or cook the green and golden zucchini.

However you choose to eat zucchini, I hope this list of ideas blesses you with at least one new use AND enjoyment for zucchini.


~And 50 of our favorite ways to eat it~

  1. Fresh. (Optional~sprinkle with Salt.) Eat.
  2. Dice and add to your dishes and sauces. Whether it’s spaghetti sauce, hash browns, soups or stews; zucchini is a delicious addition. (Remember you can add fresh, dried, or even dry it and powder it for winter use and add it to your broths for just about any dish!)
  3. Sauteed. A great side, seasoned with garlic is our favorite way.
  4. Pan fry. Whether battered, seasoned or warmed with butter, it’s great!
  5. Grilled. So good!
  6. Baked. Slice in half, place on cookie sheet, season and bake- many options to take this further. Some down on the list a bit.
  7. Zucchini chips (dehydrate & season- ranch is a favorite here)
  8. Shakes. Sounds crazy, right? Actually my kids LOVE zucchini shakes. It is delicious! Look for my recipe soon!
  9. Zucchini Bread
  10. Zucchini Bread (sour cream recipe)
  11. Chocolate zucchini bread
  12. Nutty chocolate chip zucchini bread
  13. Zucchini Muffins.
  14. Blueberry Zucchini Muffins.
  15. Zucchini pancakes
  16. Zucchini Waffles
  17. Zucchini Cornbread
  18. Zucchini Parmesan
  19. Zucchini Skillet
  20. Ratatouille
  21. Zucchini Fries (Panko crumbs)
  22. Zucchini Mozzarella sticks
  23. Zucchini Fritters
  24. Zucchini Pesto
  25. Stuffed Zucchini Meatballs
  26. Zucchini meatballs
  27. Spaghetti salad w/ zucchini
  28. Zucchini Soup
  29. Zucchini Pizza
  30. Zucchini Pizza Bites
  31. Zucchini Butter
  32. Zoodles (Pasta replacement in recipe)
  33. Zucchini noodles (homemade pasta w/ zucchini)
  34. Turkey zucchini meatballs
  35. Tuscan grilled Zucchini (summer squash medley side dish)
  36. Sesame Chicken & Zucchini stir fry
  37. Zucchini taco bakes
  38. Zucchini Gratin
  39. Zucchini Lasagna
  40. Zucchini Boats (sausage)
  41. Zucchini sheet cake w/ cream cheese frosting
  42. Zucchini Cobbler
  43. Zucchini Brownies
  44. Zucchini cake w/ frosting recipe
  45. Chocolate zucchini cake
  46. Zucchini nut sandwich cookies
  47. Chocolate chip zucchini muffins
  48. Zucchini Espresso cake
  49. Zucchini coffee cake
  50. Lemon zucchini cake

However you choose to cook these beauties, enjoy.

Can’t pick one? Start with our favorite zucchini brownies with chocolate frosting.

Happy Homemaking!!!