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25 Vegan Zucchini Recipes – From Breakfast to Dinner

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If you’ve ever struggled to convince your kid (or yourself) to eat some vegetables, these vegan zucchini recipes might be the answer.

The trick is that these vegan zucchini recipes are just so tasty and full of other flavours, that you’ll want to eat them all, and hopefully your kids will too!

On this list of vegan and vegetarian zucchini recipes, we’ve got sneaky baked goods, like healthy zucchini muffins and chocolate zucchini bread, to delicious zucchini dinner recipes, like pesto zoodles and zucchini fritters.

Who knew you could eat zucchini in so many different ways?

If zucchinis aren’t your favorite veggie, check out our list of vegan eggplant recipes or our list of vegan broccoli recipes.

Why we love these Vegan Zucchini Recipes

Well first of all, they’re all totally vegan which we always love. Plus there are some gluten-free zucchini recipes hiding in there!

On top of that, lots of these recipes count as low calorie meals, with calorie counts under 400 (if this sounds good, you should definitely have a look at our vegetarian low calorie dinners!)!

And of course, they are all packed with veggies because they’re based on zucchini.

Why is it important to eat vegetables?

It can be tough to get the right amount of vegetables in our diets, especially if you’re eating lots of packaged or processed foods.

Of course, you’ve heard that 5 fruits and vegetables per day is a healthy amount. But do you know why?

It’s because vegetables contain healthy nutrients like potassium, dietary fiber, folate (folic acid), vitamin A, and vitamin C.

They can also help lower blood pressure, stabilize blood sugar, and reduce the risk of heart disease, strokes, digestive problems, and cancer.

Basically, they are key to a healthy diet, so adding vegan zucchini recipes to your meal prep rotation will definitely help keep you healthy!

To keep things simple, we’ve divided up this list into healthy zucchini baking recipes and zucchini dinner recipes. (And don’t forget – they’re all vegan!)

Keep scrolling to enjoy!

Baked Goods

1. Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Ready in: 1 hour
Recipe by: Dassana’sVegRecipes
Bonus: chocolatey with some added veg
168 calories per serving

A Chocolate Zucchini Bread that is moist, soft with a tender crumb and made with whole wheat flour. This is an easy eggless & vegan zucchini bread made with your regular pantry staple ingredients.

2. Vegan Zucchini Muffins

Ready in: 35 minutes
Recipe by: ThisHealthyKitchen
Bonus: gluten free too!
139 calories per serving

Scrumptious, moist, flavour bombs! Yes, that’s what you’re getting with these protein packed, highly nutritious, vegan zucchini muffins.

3. Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies

Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: RunningOnRealFood
Bonus: delicious and oil-free
101 calories per serving

These delicious vegan and gluten-free chocolate chip zucchini cookies are perfect for a healthy dessert option (for more healthy cookie recipes, try these high protein cookies!)!

4. Vegan Double Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Ready in: 1 hour and 55 minutes
Recipe by: TheSimpleGreen
Bonus: chocolatey and decadent
351 calories per serving

Fudgy and decadent, this vegan double chocolate zucchini cake with it’s rich chocolate ganache are sure to surprise unsuspecting palates with almost 2 cups of fresh zucchini squash baked right in.

5. Healthy Keto Zucchini Pancakes Recipe

Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: WholesomeYum
Bonus: perfect brunch food
204 calories per serving

See how to make a healthy zucchini pancakes recipe in just 20 minutes, with 6 ingredients! Keto squash pancakes are fluffy, savory, and delicious.


6. Baked Vegan Zucchini Fries

Ready in: 35 minutes
Recipe by: EatSomethingVegan
Bonus: crispy and tasty
186 calories per serving

These Baked Vegan Zucchini Fries have all the delicious crunch of french fries with no oil from frying. Served with a dipping sauce, this healthy and tasty recipe makes a great side dish or snack.

7. Roasted Zucchini Salad

Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: Cooktoria
Bonus: low cal and gluten free
105 calories per serving

This Ultimate Zucchini Salad is so flavorful and healthy, you’ll want to make it all summer long! Seasoned with lemon-parsley dressing, it requires only 5 ingredients!

8. Zucchini Fritters

Ready in: 40 minutes
Recipe by: Dassana’sVegRecipes
Bonus: crunchy and easy
301 calories per serving

Zucchini Fritters made crispy, tasty and wholesome with wholewheat flour, chickpea flour, herbs and spices.

9. Korean Chilled Zucchini Sides

Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: IHeartUmami
Bonus: light and fresh
60 calories per serving

Delicious Korean Chilled Zucchini Sides. Perfect Paleo side dish. A super easy and quick way to enjoy more vegetables. It will become one of your favorite side dish!

10. Vegetable Tian with Crispy Basil

Ready in: 40 minutes
Recipe by: TheDizzyCook
Bonus: full of herbs and spices
51 calories per serving

Zucchini, summer squash, eggplant, and tomatoes are combined with herbs and roasted to create this simple and healthy side dish. Serve warm alongside pasta or simply grilled meat!

11. Sautéed Zucchini and Squash

Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: EvolvingTable
Bonus: bright and low calorie
142 calories per serving

Sautéed Zucchini and Yellow Squash is a quick and easy recipe ready in just 20 minutes! This simple vegan and Whole30 Summer dish is one of the best zucchini and yellow squash recipes!

12. Italian Style Zucchini and Mushrooms

Ready in: 23 minutes
Recipe by: Christina’sCucina
Bonus: a dreamy side dish
169 calories per serving

Italian style zucchini and mushrooms is a vegan dish that’s absolutely packed with flavor (and if that sounds good, you need to try these other plant-based Italian recipes!). Eat it for lunch with crusty bread or use as a side dish.

13. Grilled Zucchini

Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: DinnerAtTheZoo
Bonus: smokey and easy
76 calories per serving

This grilled zucchini is bathed in a flavorful garlic and herb marinade, then cooked to perfection on the grill. An easy side dish that’s quick to make and always gets rave reviews!


14. Low Carb High Taste Zoodles

Check out the recipe here
4.68 from 28 votes
Protein: 16g
Calories: 364kcal
Ready in:15 minutes

Bonus: a weeknight favorite
364 calories per serving

Low Carb High Taste Zoodles. Italian style spiralized zucchini noodles ready in just 15 minutes, excellent for a quick lunch or dinner (check out more vegetarian Italian recipes).

15. Creamy Zucchini Sauce

Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: EatSomethingVegan
Bonus: creamy and easy
233 calories per serving

For a tasty sauce that’s full of flavor, you have to try this Creamy Zucchini Sauce. Made with rich coconut milk, tomato, and garlic, this zucchini dish is absolutely yummy.

16. Summer Zucchini Garden Soup

Ready in: 40 minutes
Recipe by: LifeCurrents
Bonus: fresh and summery
115 calories per serving

Velvety smooth Zucchini Basil Soup is a healthy & delicious vegan & gluten free soup that’s simple to make, flavorful, & uses lots of fresh summer zucchini (a perfect example of a low calorie plant-based meal). It’s the perfect light summer meal.

17. 15-minute Cashew Zucchini Noodles

Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: Cooktoria
Bonus: nutty and delicious
410 calories per serving

These 15-minute Cashew Zucchini Noodles are so flavorful! Cooking in a sauce that’s a complex mix of salty, nutty, and umami, with just a touch of heat, it’s utterly addictive.

18. Oven Roasted Zucchini Nachos

Ready in: 50 minutes
Recipe by: TheFreshFig
Bonus: skip the tortillas
585 calories per serving

These Oven Roasted Zucchini Nachos are the perfect recipe for those trying to lighten up and cut out some carbs. Zucchini makes the perfect substitute for tortilla chips in this recipe. These Zucchini Nachos are easy and simple to make and taste extraordinary!

19. Easy Vegan Ratatouille

Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: AVirtualVegan
Bonus: a vegan classic
117 calories per serving

This quick and easy vegan ratatouille is a colourful, naturally gluten-free one-pot meal that’s ready to eat in about 30 minutes (and if a speedy dinner like that appeals check out these easy veggie meals, all ready in 30 mins!). It’s a really good way to use up surplus or past their best vegetables and makes a lovely dinner or side that reheats and freezes perfectly.

20. Summer Courgette & Tomato Pasta

Ready in: 22 minutes
Recipe by: TheVeganLarder
Bonus: summer-y and filling
505 calories per serving

A super easy, speedy fresh vegan pasta made with a lovely, filling, yet not too heavy meal that’s made from fresh seasonal ingredients. It’s the sort of meal that comes together super quickly.

21. Zesty Zucchini Stir Fry Recipe

Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: MasalaHerb
Bonus: spicy and zesty
172 calories per serving

A quick and easy zucchini stir fry with spicy elements. You will take 10 mins to make this from scratch.

22. Grilled Vegetable Panzanella Salad

Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: ChefSavvy
Bonus: an Italian classic
475 calories per serving

A perfect summer side dish. Loaded with grilled vegetables, whole wheat baguette, and tossed in a lemon-herb vinaigrette.

23. Apple Zucchini Salad

Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: TwoSleevers
Bonus: totally new and exciting
170 calories per serving

In the summer when zucchini is plentiful, it can be tough to find creative ways to use it up! This Apple Zucchini Salad is perfect!

24. Grilled Zucchini Salad

Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: TheEndlessMeal
Bonus: colourful and interesting
287 calories per serving

This Grilled Zucchini Salad recipe is THE BEST salad ever. It’s loaded with summertime favorites like grilled zucchini and corn, alfalfa sprouts, purple cabbage, and healthy chickpeas and tossed in a super creamy and easy to make sunflower seed dressing.

25. The Veggie King

Check out the recipe here
4.69 from 16 votes
Protein: 22g
Calories: 438kcal
Ready in:20 minutes

Bonus: healthy and filling
415 calories per serving

So many vegetables, so little time to make. Hit your nutrient and vitamin count for the day with ease. No need to spend loads of time doing it, either.

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time:9 minutes
Cook Time:11 minutes
Total Time:20 minutes


  • 1 large potato
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • ½ zucchini
  • ½ bell pepper, red
  • ¼ cup corn
  • 1 tbsp fajita spice mix (or 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp paprika and ¼ tsp salt)
  • cup water
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Microwave the large potato for nine minutes. A medium potato needs seven minutes and a small potato needs five minutes. To add extra potatoes allow an extra four minutes for a large potato, three minutes for a medium potato and two minutes for a small potato. This is using a 1000w microwave – adjust for slightly longer or shorter if yours is a higher or lower power. Don't forget to pierce the potatoes with a fork a few times.
  • Chop the zucchini and bell pepper into small pieces and fry in oil for about six minutes.
  • While frying add the spices (or the fajita spice mix) and ⅛ cup water to the veg. Give it a good stir and add the corn for the last minute or so.
  • When ready, slice a deep groove through the middle of the potato in both directions. Repeat the process diagonally.
  • Season the potato with salt and pepper.
  • Pour the veggie medley over the potato.
  • Enjoy!


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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Whether you’ve been eating vegan zoodle recipes for years or you had to google what a spiralizer was, these vegan zucchini recipes are easy and tasty enough for everyone (check out this quick guide on how to make zucchini noodles first!).

From vegan zucchini fries to vegan zucchini noodle recipes, there’s enough variety in this list to keep you satisfied for weeks.

Time to get cooking!


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  1. 5 stars
    Loving all these delicious zucchini recipes! Thank you for all the inspiration!

    1. Happy to help 🙂