I love this time of year when the Farm stands are brimming with wonderful fresh vegetables. One of my favorites to grab is zucchini. It’s cheap, it’s good and there are so many ways to prepare it. If you are like a lot of people you may have a “go to” recipe for it and that’s about it. This post has my favorite zucchini recipes all in one place, so you can get a little crazy and try something new!
The photo above is my current favorite recipe, Zucchini “Spaghetti” with Tomato Sauce.
This is also a very delicious, healthy zucchini dish, Zucchini Gratin.
My current favorite lunch recipe, Zucchini Succotash with Chicken & Pesto.
Of course there has to be a pasta dish, Orrechiette with Zucchini & Sausage.
OMG, this is my new favorite way to eat zucchini, it’s sooooooooooooo good and good for you too! Slice the zucchini the long way as thin as you can get it. Saute with onions and garlic, add tomato sauce and parmesan, I can’t explain how good this is, you need to make it tonight!
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During grill season, it’s hard to come up with interesting side dishes. You start to get sick of pasta salad, potato salad, salad salad, etc. Who doesn’t love a gooey, cheesey dish? This is a great side and a fantastic way for you to get your kids to eat some veggies. Best thing is that you can make it ahead and then just throw it in the oven to finish. Continue reading Zucchini Gratin
Here is my newest favorite lunch obsession. I make a batch and eat it for lunch for a few days. It’s soooooooooooo yummy and also low calorie and healthy, but honestly do you care if it’s healthy if it doesn’t taste good? I sure as hell don’t! Continue reading Zucchini Succotash with Chicken & Pesto
First, I have to say, this tastes better than the picture shows. The colors look a little bland here once the zucchini and squash cook, don’t be fooled. This is a delicious healthy pasta dish! It is inspired by a dish I had in Rome. Mama mia it was good! In Rome I am sure it wasn’t chicken sausage, but I like to use the chicken sausage as I think it has great flavor. Feel free to use whatever sausage you like.
The key to this dish is to undercook the pasta, so that you finish it in the pan with the sauce (or “condimento” as Mario Batali always says!). This allows the orrechiette to soak up all the flavors, oh yeah! Continue reading Orecchiette with Sausage & Zucchini