Our Best Zucchini Side Dishes

Make the most of the versatility of zucchini with this collection of top-rated side dish recipes.

  • Grilled Zucchini with Sea Salt
    Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Grilled Zucchini with Sea Salt

    Keep summer side dishes simple with this 4-ingredient grilled zucchini dish. The only ingredients you need to add are sea salt, pepper, and olive oil.
  • Caprese "Salsa" Zucchini with Sea Salt
    Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Caprese "Salsa" Zucchini with Sea Salt

    Serve grilled zucchini slices salad style along with fresh mozzarella, diced tomato and basil.
  • Sweet Corn and Zucchini
    Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Kacy Carroll

    Sweet Corn and Zucchini

    Combine two of summer’s most popular veggies in a colorful and tasty side dish.
  • Zucchini with Peppermint (Curcurica kin Menta)
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Zucchini with Peppermint (Curcurica kin Menta)

    Fresh mint adds a bright, fresh flavor to this zucchini and cheese side dish.
  • Zucchini Pie
    Photo: Christopher Baker

    Zucchini Pie

    This crustless zucchini pie contains eggs and two types of cheese and can be served as either a side dish or a meatless main dish.
  • Zucchini Ribbons With Feta and Mint
    Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Stylist: Melanie Clark

    Zucchini Ribbons With Feta and Mint

    Slice zucchini into thin, ribbon-like strips using a wide vegetable peeler and season with fresh mint, lemon juice, and feta.
  • Stuffed Zucchini with Cheesy Breadcrumbs
    Photo: Anna Williams; Styling: Pam Morris

    Stuffed Zucchini with Cheesy Breadcrumbs

    Fill zucchini halves with a hearty mixture of breadcrumbs, artichoke hearts, cheese and fresh herbs for a savory side dish.
  • Italian Grilled Zucchini and Red Onion
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Italian Grilled Zucchini and Red Onion

    This simple side dish is tastiest at room temperature, so it's an ideal make-ahead. Any leftovers would be good the next day for lunch with couscous.
  • "Sautéed Zucchini"
    Photo: Quentin Bacon

    Sautéed Zucchini

    Sides don’t get much easier than this simple sautéed zucchini squash seasoned with salt, pepper, and fresh herbs.
  • Zucchini Oven Chips
    Randy Mayor

    Zucchini Oven Chips

    Breaded, oven-fried zucchini slices make a healthy substitute for French fries or potato chips.
  • Zucchini With Citrus-Herb Dressing

    Zucchini With Citrus-Herb Dressing

    Add bright, fresh flavor to sautéed zucchini by tossing the squash in a dressing of fresh orange juice, lemon juice, Dijon mustard and fresh herbs.
  • Parmigiano-Crumbed Zucchini with Sea Salt
    Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Parmigiano-Crumbed Zucchini with Sea Salt

    This easy zucchini side dish is made by grilling zucchini slices and topping with fresh breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese.

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