Whether you’re a parent of a child who is a picky eater or only a person who wants to eat something healthier for a change, this article 5 Zucchini Recipes Under 20 Minutes is for you! Zucchinis are incredibly versatile vegetables that are inexpensive and an abundance this summer. They can serve as a centerpiece of your dish or sneak in to deal with picky eaters.


This creamy and mild-tasting vegetable is so natural to cook with that these recipes can be done in under 20 minutes! Don’t trust us? Try it out for yourself.


5 Zucchini Recipes Under 20 Minutes


Here are five zucchini recipes that you can make in under 20 minutes.


Grilled Summer Squash And Zucchini


A beautiful char and a bit of a kick that’ll make everyone start eating veggies!


  • Canola oil
  • 3 zucchinis halved lengthwise
  • 3 yellow squash halved lengthwise
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon zest
  • Half of a lemon
  • Jalapeno pepper
  • Pure honey
  • 2 scallions thinly sliced
  • Fresh basil



Set up your grill and put it on medium-high heat. Once it has heated, lightly oil with canola oil, and brush zucchini and squash with olive oil, seasons with salt and pepper, and then grill the zucchini and squash for 3-5 minutes.


Combine lemon zest, quartered lemon half, jalapeno, honey, and a tablespoon of olive oil. Toss the vegetables, scallions, and basil together and enjoy!


Zucchini Fries


No potatoes? No problem! These zucchini fries are healthier and more delicious alternatives for potatoes!


  • Flour
  • 1 large egg
  • Buttermilk
  • Bread crumbs
  • Canola oil
  • Zucchini slice into shoestring fry shape
  • Salt and pepper


Prepare three dishes, one for the flour, one for the egg and buttermilk mixture, and the last dish for the panko breadcrumbs mixed with canola oil, salt, and pepper. Dip zucchini in flour and eggs, then breadcrumbs. Lastly, place in a large baking sheet with canola oil and bake at 450 F 15-20 minutes flipping once until golden brown.

Sausage Stuffed Zucchini

A low carb, high flavor dinner for you and your loved ones!


  • Zucchini halved lengthwise
  • Olive oil
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Shredded mozzarella
  • Fontina
  • Minced garlic
  • Chopped basil
  • Chicken sausage links sliced thinly



While preparing the ingredients, preheat the oven on 350F. Then, scoop out the insides of the zucchini and transfer to a bowl. Next, sear the chicken sausage in a skillet for 5 minutes or until seared. In a large bowl, transfer the chicken sausage, add the mozzarella, fontina, garlic, and basil.


Spoon the mixture inside the zucchinis and top with extra mozzarella on top. Bake for 15 minutes until the cheese is golden, and the zucchini is tender!


Zucchini And Carrot Ribbons


Simple, quick, and delicious. You don’t even have to bake or fry anything to make the dish!


  • Large zucchini
  • Carrots
  • Cilantro leaves
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Chipotle chili powder
  • Lime juice
  • Vegetable oil



In a bowl, whisk together vegetable oil, lime juice, salt, pepper, and chipotle powder. Next, using a vegetable peeler, shave the carrots and zucchinis into ribbons. Make sure to stop when you reach the carrot’s core and the zucchini’s seeds.

Add the dressing on the ribbons and then add the cilantro. Toss together and enjoy it!


Zucchini Cookies


A sweet dessert option for you and your children to enjoy!


  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoon butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 4-6 tablespoon milk
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup greek yogurt
  • 1 cup of shredded zucchini
  • 1 egg



First, preheat the oven at 350 degrees F and in a broad bowl mix together the zucchini, yogurt, egg, sugars, and then the vanilla. A separate bowl whisks together the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon). Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients and mix until well-incorporated.


Shape batter into sizable cookies on the baking sheet 2 inches apart and bake for 12-15 minutes. While waiting, make the frosting by melting butter in a saucepan and browning it, essentially making ghee. In a medium bowl, mix the ghee, cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk until it’s spreadable.


Let the cookies cool in a cooling rack, add the frosting, and enjoy!


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