7 Delicious Ways to Use Zucchini

If you have plenty of fresh zucchini on hand this summer and are looking for recipes, here is a variety to choose from. Stuffed, grilled, baked in breads or as a pizza crust, zucchini is delicious when prepared so many different ways.

What’s your favorite way to use zucchini?

7 Delicious Ways to Use Zucchini at The Happy Housewife

7 Delicious Ways to Use Zucchini

1. Grilled Zucchini

7 Delicious Ways to Use Zucchini (Grilled Zucchini) at The Happy Housewife

2. Stuffed Zucchini

7 Delicious Ways to Use Zucchini (Stuffed Zucchini) at The Happy Housewife

3. Zucchini Crust Pizza

7 Delicious Ways to Use Zucchini (Zucchini Pizza Crust) at The Happy Housewife

4. Baked Zucchini Chips

7 Delicious Ways to Use Zucchini (Baked Zucchini Chips) at The Happy Housewife

5. Zucchini Muffins

7 Delicious Ways to Use Zucchini (Zucchini Muffins) at The Happy Housewife

6. Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread

7 Delicious Ways to Use Zucchini (Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread) at The Happy Housewife

7. Gluten-Free Zucchini Latkes

7 Delicious Ways to Use Zucchini (Zucchini Latkes) at The Happy Housewife

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Gluten Free Zucchini Latkes with Paleo Option

Gluten Free Zucchini Latkes with Paleo Option at The Happy Housewife

By contributing writer Tessa

These gluten-free zucchini latkes are one of my very favorite ways to enjoy the plethora of zucchini that comes from my garden! With just a few simple ingredients, this humble veggie is transformed.

Zucchini is so versatile and has a very mild flavor that will sometimes pass muster with picky kids. Quick and easy, this recipe is a great side for the summer months!

Gluten Free Zucchini Latkes with Paleo Option at The Happy Housewife

Gluten Free Zucchini Latkes with Paleo Option
Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups shredded zuchinni (see note)
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup finely minced or shredded onion
  • ½ cup rice flour, tapioca flour, or ¾ cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup finely grated Pecorino Romano or Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • avocado oil for frying
Optional Toppings
  • chopped tomato
  • Greek yogurt
  • sour cream
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients through the oregano and mix well to combine.
  2. Preheat a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add a tablespoon of oil and heat until shimmering.
  4. Drop the batter by the tablespoonful.
  5. Cook until golden on one side and flip, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  6. Continue until remaining batter is used up and serve with the optional toppings if you choose.
Notes
Use smallish zucchini with minimal seeds and pulp and firm flesh throughout. No 'zukezillas'! They contain too much water.

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Hearty Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins

Hearty Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins at The Happy HousewifeBy contributing writer Beth

The flax and oats in this Hearty Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe make the muffins a healthy choice for breakfast or snack time. They’re also sweet enough for a quick summer dessert.

Hearty Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins
Recipe type: Muffin
Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flax seed, ground
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare muffin pan with muffin cups or non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine oats, flour, baking powder, salt, brown sugar, and flax seed. Stir to combine. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine peanut butter, coconut oil, vanilla, eggs, and milk. Use a hand mixer to cream the mixture together.
  4. Add half of dry mixture to the wet mixture in the large mixing bowl. Blend them together and add the rest of the dry mix. This will keep the flour mixture from flying around too much when you mix it in.
  5. When those are well combined, add the chocolate chips and mix in by hand.
  6. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin pan and bake at 375 for 15 - 20 minutes until the muffins are set and golden brown on top. A toothpick inserted in the center will come out clean.
  7. Remove the muffins from the pan immediately and allow to cool on cooling rack about 5 minutes before serving.

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Pizza Night: Better Ingredients. Better Pizza

During our renovation we ate a lot of pizza. It was easy, didn’t make a mess, and we didn’t even need to use a plate! Since we frequently were without water at the house ,pizza was a perfect meal for the family.

Even after we finished the first phase of the renovation we still continued our weekly pizza night tradition.

If you have teenage boys, you know they can EAT. Especially since they spend most of their free time doing things like this…

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or this…

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It isn’t surprising that they can eat an entire pizza by themselves!

It makes me happy to know we can find quality ingredients when we order our pizza from Papa John’s.

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Papa John’s has quality ingredients which is important to me considering the amount of pizza my teenage boys consume every month!

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They also have a huge menu with lots of options for toppings. While my little kids prefer plain cheese or pepperoni, my bigger kids like more variety and veggies on their pizza.

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My boys, of course, prefer meat, and lots of it!

If you haven’t looked at Papa John’s menu lately you’ll want to check it out and see all the choices available for delivery or pick up. They have Garden Fresh, Hawaiian BBQ Chicken, Greek, Spinach Alfredo, and many more. If you don’t find one you love, create your own and make it exactly how you like it.

It’s easy to encourage your kids to try some new fresh cut veggies like green peppers, mushrooms, or tomatoes on their pizza the next time you order. In fact pizza is one of my favorite ways to get kids to try new veggies!

The next time you indulge in a pizza night, consider ordering from Papa John’s. Their dough is fresh, never frozen, and their signature sauce made from California tomatoes is our favorite.

Papa John’s has NO trans fats, no MSG, no BHA or BHT, no fillers in its meat toppings and no partially hydrogenated oils. To learn more, visit www.papajohns.com/better.

Order now!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Papa John’s. Papa John’s provided the pizza featured in this conversation to me free-of-charge. The opinions and text are all mine.

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