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How to eat zucchini everyday and not get tired of it

Because we grow most of our vegetables and eat very seasonally, it’s either feast or famine when it comes to zucchini and other summer squash. Right now we’re in the feast season and I’ve been looking for zucchini recipes to diversify our meals a bit so my family won’t complain about eating zucchini every day.

When the zucchini first starts coming in we eat it fresh every couple of days and I preserve some for using during the winter. But once I have enough preserved we start eating zucchini almost every day. And yes, having the same vegetables over and over is sometimes boring. However, we only think that because we have access to such a huge variety of fruits and vegetables year round.

I’m so thankful to live in a time and place where we have access to such amazing variety of food. However, the abundance can also give us a sense of ungratefulness. Eating seasonally helps keep us grounded and grateful. We enjoy zucchini and summer squash while it lasts, knowing that there will be a season of not having it.

child enjoying zucchini lasagna

With this same idea of being grateful for what we have, I don’t hide zucchini in things. Yes, we make zucchini brownies and zucchini bread but I don’t hide fact that they have zucchini in them. In fact, I don’t hide any vegetables in any food as I don’t think that’s very respectful to my family. Therefore, I won’t be pureeing zucchini and sneaking it into spaghetti sauce to use up the zucchini.

So, we’ve been eating zucchini fritters, stir-fry, zucchini lasagna, vegetable kabobs, and “spaghini” which is what my family is calling zucchini cut like spaghetti with meat sauce on it. We’ve preserved a year’s supply of zucchini and we’ve shared quite a bit with friends. But the plants are continuing to produce so I asked for zucchini recipe recommendations on our facebook page and from some of my favorite bloggers. I haven’t tried them all but the ones I have tried have been wonderful! So, I thought I’d share the zucchini recipes with you in case you’re flooded with zucchini right now.

Stuffed Zucchini Recipe

Zucchini recipes for everyday

Zucchini Chocolate Cake from Joybilee Farm

How to Make Zucchini Noodles from Joybilee Farm

Summer Squash Gummy Candy from Common Sense Homestead

Crispy Baked Zucchini from Not So Modern Housewife

Squash Burger Casserole from One Ash Plantation

Zucchini Fritter in a Cast Iron Skillet from Brown Thumb Mama

Zucchini Parmesan Casserole from Homestead Wishing

Strawberry Zucchini Fruit Leather from A Modern Homestead

Dried Pineapple Zucchini from The Free Range Life

Zucchini Poorman’s Crab Cakes from The Free Range Life

Zucchini Garlic Herb Bread from The Free Range Life

Zucchini Pizza from Simple Life Mom

Zucchini Noodles with Roasted Garlic and Tomatoes from Tenth Acre Farm

Zucchini Cheese Bites from The Petite Plantation

Summer Squash and Sausage Skillet from Farm Fit Living

Raw Vegan Pesto from Small Footprint Family

Sausage, Pepper and Onion Stuffed Zucchini from The Two Bite Club

Zucchini and summer squash are so versatile there’s really no reason to not enjoy it every day of the season. If you have some favorite squash and zucchini recipes please share them in the comments.

Thanks for sharing with your friends!

Tessa

Monday 25th of September 2017

You know what's funny? Since we couldn't plant a garden this year, I actually have missed having zukes coming out my ears. I'm certainly saving these ideas for next year's garden, though - they're perfect!

Angi Schneider

Monday 25th of September 2017

That is funny! We've not had them for a few months now and my family is already missing them!