You’ll love this easy zucchini lasagna recipe with tender zucchini, creamy filling, hearty meat sauce, and melty cheese. Healthy & low carb!
Healthy & Keto Zucchini Recipes
Zucchini is one of my favorite low carb veggies, so it’s no wonder I have so many healthy zucchini recipes! Find them all right here. You’re sure to discover some new favorite low carb keto zucchini recipes in this selection, but there are also plenty of generally healthy ones for the whole family. Feel free to substitute summer squash in any of these, too — it works interchangeably with zucchini in virtually any dish.
When it comes to low carb vegetables, zucchini is unique. Why? You can make low carb zucchini recipes sweet or savory! Most veggies only fall into the savory category, but zucchini also makes yummy (lightened up!) low carb desserts.
Zucchini also makes great comfort food. For example, you can make zucchini noodles to replace pasta. Or, you can dry it out into chips (try baked zucchini chips!).
TIP: Watch out for the water content when you use zucchini in baking or in casseroles. It has so much water that sometimes it can make things soggy. For many low carb zucchini recipes, a good solution is salting the zucchini first and letting some of the water drain over the sink, or you might need to pre-cook it and squeeze out all the water. It just depends on the recipe. Fortunately, all these keto zucchini recipes are well tested, so you’ll know exactly what to do!
Healthy Zucchini Recipes For Dinner
Looking for healthy low carb zucchini recipes for dinner? These dishes make a meal all on their own, complete with protein and sauce, which means less prep and less cleanup. They are also easy to make, full of flavor, and naturally gluten-free.
This garlic butter steak bites recipe + lemon zucchini noodles is a delicious one pan dinner! Learn how to make steak bites with garlic butter in just 25 minutes.
This easy Italian sausage stuffed zucchini recipe (sausage stuffed zucchini boats) is healthy & delicious! Keto zucchini boats take 10 minutes to prep.
The BEST zucchini pizza crust recipe – low carb, super easy, 4 ingredients, NO squeezing required, and you can PICK IT UP! Plus, lots of tips and instructions for freezing zucchini crust pizza.
When Is Zucchini In Season?
Peak zucchini season is June through August, but you can find it all year round. It often pairs well with other fresh summer ingredients, like tomatoes, fresh mozzarella or feta cheese, fresh basil, and garlic (or garlic powder).
Easy Healthy Zucchini Side Dishes
Zucchini makes the perfect healthy side dish! It also doesn’t require too many ingredients to make it flavorful — often, all you need are basics like olive oil, salt, pepper, fresh herbs, and sometimes cheese. And you can cook it in so many ways — saute on the stove top, cook in the air fryer, toast on the grill, or bake in the oven. If you want to avoid cooking altogether, make a zucchini noodle salad with it.
Is Zucchini Keto?
Yes, zucchini is very keto friendly! It has just 3.9 grams net carbs per cup, making it excellent for a keto diet. But almost anyone that’s tried zucchini can attest that it’s also a great option if you simply want a healthy veggie to enjoy.
The Best Keto Zucchini Recipes
Some of the more fun ways to use zucchini are making zucchini desserts (it pairs surprisingly well with blueberries or sugar-free chocolate chips). Try these healthy zucchini recipes next time you’re craving a treat or snack. My personal favorites in the summer are a slice of zucchini bread or low carb zucchini fries coated with parmesan cheese instead of breadcrumbs.
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