Zucchini is a wonderful vegetable! It’s mildly flavored and extremely versatile, making it a wonderful addition to your Whole30 veggie arsenal.
You can stuff them, spiralize them and make some delicious zoodles (one of our favorites!), bake them into casseroles, sauté them, you name it!
Zucchini is also a good source of fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A, and potassium just to name a few of its key vitamins and minerals, and is said to have anti-inflammatory and cholesterol-lowering properties.
Want to get to know the marvelous zucchini a little better? We’ve rounded up 15 of our favorite Whole30-approved zucchini recipes for you to add to your meal rotation. Check them out below!
1) Silky Gingered Zucchini Soup
This recipe from Well Fed adds ginger to a smooth zucchini soup for some extra coziness and warmth. Top with some chopped chives for a bit of freshness!
2) Turmeric Zucchini and Coconut Soup
Eat Drink Paleo’s chunky zucchini soup features full-fat coconut milk for some luscious creaminess and harnesses the incredible anti-inflammatory power and flavor punch of the superfood turmeric. This soup is incredibly nourishing for the body and soul!
3) Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Top pretty much anything with avocado and we’re in. These Mexican-food-inspired zucchini boats from Downshiftology add some south of the border flair to this mild-flavored squash. Top with some non-dairy cashew “sour cream” for added deliciousness!
4) Beef and “Rice” Stuffed Zucchini
Get your protein and veggies in with these super yummy and simple beef and cauli-rice stuffed zucchini boats from Holistically Engineered. Just make sure your mustard of choice is Whole30-compliant!
5) Bolognese Stuffed Zucchini with Pesto
Much like our featured squash’s name, this recipe from A Calculated Whisk draws its roots from Italy. Featuring plenty of fresh basil, tomato sauce, and oregano, this recipe hits on all the Italian flavors without the pasta! Just remember when making pesto to leave out cheese to keep everything Whole30-approved.
6) Whole30 Drunken Zucchini Noodles
Monica from The Movement Menu brings us a takeout-inspired zucchini noodle dish worthy of a cozy night in. Coconut aminos, fish sauce, ginger, and red pepper flakes pack a punch of flavor and spice in this Whole30 revamp of a classic Thai dish. Add some chicken thighs for extra flavor and protein goodness!
7) Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles
Wholesomelicious‘s shrimp scampi features lemony shrimp on a bed of beautiful zoodles, lightening up and breathing new life into a classic dish! Don’t forget that fresh parsley on top for some extra zesty herbal flavor.
8) Whole30 Zucchini Noodle Bolognese
Another amazing dish from The Movement Menu, this bolognese is a seriously comforting meal. Featuring bacon (!!!), bone broth, coconut milk, and of course plenty of ground beef and tomato paste, you’re bound to feel extremely satisfied and nourished after this dinner. This sauce also freezes beautifully and makes great leftovers!
9) Almond Butter Sesame Zucchini Noodles
Thank goodness for Whole30 “takeout” recipe swaps! Paleo Running Momma brings us this nutty, slightly sweet zucchini noodle dish featuring ginger, dates, almonds, and sesame seeds for a compliant take on a peanut noodle dish.
Zucchini Bakes and Casseroles
10) Zucchini Frittata
Frittatas (also known as egg bakes) are among our favorite Whole30 staples–they are super simple, satisfying, and can be eaten for any meal! This zucchini frittata from Frugal Farm Wife is a super easy, satisfying bulk recipe for the whole family. It’s even kid-approved! Just remember to make sure you’re careful about reading your labels if you decide to include sausage.
11) Zucchini Lasagna
This recipe from Real Simple Good is another Whole30-ified version of a classic, traditionally cheesy and gluten-y Italian recipe. With lots of fresh herbs, wholesome protein, and savory mushrooms, the dairy and gluten won’t even be missed. If you’re not making your own, look out for sugar and other not-so-Whole30-friendly ingredients when choosing your store-bought pasta sauce!
12) Spicy Zucchini Noodle Egg Bake
This gorgeous dish comes to us from Paleo Running Momma. With ingredients like bacon, egg, sausage and nutritional yeast this would be a great hearty, Sunday morning breakfast. Actually, to be honest, it would be amazing any time of day! As always, be sure your bacon is free of sugar and all non-compliant additives.
13) Zucchini Casserole with Chicken and Carrots
There’s something inherently comforting about casseroles, isn’t there? This one from Avocado Pesto is both protein and veggie-packed for a super healthy, well-rounded comfort meal. Don’t forget to leave out the breadcrumbs (even if they’re gluten free!) for Whole30.
14) Whole30 Zucchini Chips
Although commercially-produced chips of any kind are not allowed on Whole30, you are more than welcome to make your own compliant versions at home! Lucky for us, Carolina Girl Cooks has the zucchini-based solution to our no-chips problem. Paired with a mustardy dill dipping sauce, these chips are to die for!
15) Oven-Baked Zucchini Fries
Lexi’s Clean Kitchen brings us this fabulous zucchini “fries” recipe–and we are so very grateful. Coated with almond flour, herbs, and spices and paired with a flavor-packed roasted garlic dipping sauce (yum!), these zucchini fries make an incredible side dish or afternoon snack!
So there you have it–from soups to zoodles to casseroles, 15 of our favorite Whole30 Zucchini Recipes.
What do you think? Do you love zucchini as much as we do? Did we miss your favorite recipe? Leave us a comment and let us know!