Yummy Zucchini

KimWilson Posts: 197 ✭✭✭
edited October 2020 in Cooking

Today I fried some sausage, yellow crookneck squash, zucchini, and onion together. I then diluted some cream of chicken soup just a bit to make a topper sauce, and then completed the dish by topping with shredded colby cheese. The dish was delicious!


  • Brueck.iris
    Brueck.iris Posts: 142 ✭✭✭

    One can never have enough zucchini recipes.

  • bcabrobin
    bcabrobin Posts: 251 ✭✭✭

    I used the same ingredients but used the baseball bat size (those monster ones that hide) zucchini scooped the seeds out and filled with the rest, covered and baked.

    I think I'll make yours as foil packs on the grill today. Thanks for reminding me of this recipe!

  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,516 admin

    We had zucchini fritters last night. Yummy zucchini is right!

  • Ferg
    Ferg Posts: 285 ✭✭✭

    i hate zucchini. It's lovely that it grows well most places and produces well, but I hate it. I never grow it because someone will give me some. So I will make one recipe each of the zillion ways to make zucchini palatable (if you put enough cheese on something it will be good) until I finally reach Zucchini Overload and use it for compost... which is also sad because I hate wasted food. I've tried to like it, but no. It's just something to keep me alive and the more recipes to make it palatable, the better. I've even put it into hortikia, along with the cucumbers, sliced into thin slices like you'd stuff into sushi. It's not bad, the dill and garlic and olive oil and feta cover it, and I've managed to eat it that way for longer than other ways, but still.

    given that, when i was a starving poor parent, it was survivial food. I've managed to pass zucchini off to my children as Not Zucchini, and even prepared some things "with zucchini" that was pleasant enough (gumbos and ratatoilles and vietnamese things, breads). Deep down I knew it was still zucchini and managed to eat it. I learned this trick from my mother who made amazing flat pan apple pie one year; we all ate it and loved it and then she froze it. When we thawed it we found that zucchini doesn't freeze well in this format, because now it was an odd consistency and had a strange zucchini-esque flavor.

    I'm still poor but I'd rather live on oatmeal than zucchini <snort>.

    but pumpkins... those I love. So I'm going to start a new discussion on those to avoid thread creep.....

  • KimWilson
    KimWilson Posts: 197 ✭✭✭

    Simply love zucchini!

  • andrea745
    andrea745 Posts: 89 ✭✭✭

    I love zucchini too. However I understand @Ferg that you have some very bad associations with the food. My husband feels that way about beets. It goes back to his childhood. I on the other hand love beets, but when I was a small child, I was fed pigs feet along with eight other brothers and sisters and we all ended up in the hospital with food poisoning. I spiralize zucchini and use it instead of pasta with my homemade pesto and I use it in zucchini bread which was so yummy this week.

  • kbmbillups1
    kbmbillups1 Posts: 1,318 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I sliced zucchini, tomatoes, and onions added salt, pepper, onion & garlic powder, a little olive oil, and topped with a little parmesan cheese and baked it for about 10 minutes as part of dinner tonight. Delicious!

    My husband has been asking for chocolate zucchini bread. I haven't made it in about a year so I guess it's about time. 😀

  • KimWilson
    KimWilson Posts: 197 ✭✭✭

    I have actually never made zucchini bread. Perhaps I will try it out this week.

  • annebeloncik
    annebeloncik Posts: 62 ✭✭✭

    I love zucchini bread! Any excuse to bake, though... 😉

  • RustBeltCowgirl
    RustBeltCowgirl Posts: 1,403 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yep, it's time for zucchini bread. Note to self: grate zucchini to bake this weekend.

  • aurora.rebecca
    aurora.rebecca Posts: 62 ✭✭✭

    Every season I try out different zucchini recipes. This season I’ve focused on cakes

    Such as this gf free chocolate zucchini cake

    I put shredded coconut in the grinder to make coconut flour and added the leftover toasted ground sesame/sunflower meal, I used panela (unrefined brown sugar).

    The batter was quite liquid-y, but followed the baking time and it came out fine. Super moist, fudge-y almost (make sure to wait til it cools completely!)

  • KimWilson
    KimWilson Posts: 197 ✭✭✭

    My aunt just told me her favorite way to eat zucchini. She harvests the zucchini when it is the size of a small boat. Then she peels it and scoops the seeds out. She then makes 1/2" smile shaped slices, dips in in tempura batter, and deep fries the slices. From what she tells me -- zucchini haters love this recipe.

  • JodieDownUnder
    JodieDownUnder Posts: 1,482 admin

    Zucchini slice is a wonderful way to make a veg/fridge clean out frittata or slice. 3 grated medium zucchini, 2 grated carrots, 1 finely chopped onion, garlic, s&p, 4 eggs whisked, cup of grated cheese, cup of cream, chopped mixed herbs whatever you grow at the time. If you have any leftover veg, simply add to mixture. Mix everything together, pour into greased tray, bake for 40-45 mins in a mod oven. A great veg, use it all the time.