40 Healthy Zucchini Recipes – The Roasted Root

40 Healthy Zucchini Recipes, including dinner recipes, breakfast, side dishes and sweet treats! These easy-to-make recipes are all gluten-free and there are plenty of paleo, vegan, whole30 and keto options.

Let’s play a little game called Hide the Zucchini! 😉

40 Healthy Zucchini Recipes with paleo, keto, whole30, gluten-free, and vegan options. Tasty, whole food recipes

Chances are if you landed on this page you either 1.) love zucchini and can’t seem to get enough of it, 2.) grow zucchini in your garden and therefore have a far larger supply of zucchini than you know what to do with, or 3.) are simply looking for healthy recipes to inspire some seasonal eating.

If you’re looking for a place to put zucchini, you’re most definitely in the right spot.

On a personal level, you may be shocked to witness how much zucchini I consume on a daily, weekly, yearly basis.

I find it is such an easy vegetable to incorporate into almost any meal, the flavor is mild and therefore it is a great canvas for playing with flavors, AND it is super easy on the digestive system. 

From zucchini bread to zucchini noodles, stir fry, zucchini soup, and more, this post has it all!

Enjoy these simple yet satisfying dishes, and let me know which are your favorites!



40 Healthy Zucchini Recipes

Dinner Recipes: 

Avocado Pesto Zoodles with Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes – Zoodles with homemade avocado pesto sauce, spinach and sun-dried tomatoes is a super quick, easy, and healthful meal, and comes together in under 30 minutes. This whole30, paleo and vegan dinner recipe is perfect for any night of the week.

Avocado Pesto Zoodles with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Spinach, and pine nuts. These creamy zucchini noodles are vegan, paleo, healthy, and super easy to make

Thai Zucchini Noodles – Thai Zucchini Noodles with bell pepper, cabbage, carrot, cashews, and a sesame almond ginger sauce. This nutritious meal is paleo and vegan and perfect for whipping up any night of the week!

Thai Zucchini Noodles with Sesame Almond Ginger Sauce - a healthy plant-based meal that's both paleo and vegan and only requires 30 minutes to prepare

Teriyaki Salmon Bowls – Teriyaki salmon bowls with teriyaki stir fry vegetables and rice are delicious, well-balanced, and packed with flavor and nutrients. PLUS, they are quick and easy to prepare on any given weeknight!

Teriyaki Salmon Bowls with teriyaki stir fry vegetables and rice - a healthy well-balanced meal that is easy to prepare. | #glutenfree

One Skillet Ground Turkey Thai Curry with Rice – If you love your rice saturated in curry sauce, you’ll go crazy over this one-pot curry recipe! The rice is cooked with the curry so you end up with the most amazing flavorful meal!

One Skillet Ground Turkey Thai Curry Skillet with Rice - an easy one-pot meal of aromatic coconut milk sauce |

Chicken Egg Roll in a Bowl – Chicken Egg Roll in a Bowl with vegetables makes an amazingly flavorful and nutritious meal! Marinated chicken is stir fried with cabbage, onions, carrots, zucchini, and more for an amazing deconstructed egg roll experience. Paleo, low-carb, and whole30!

Paleo Whole30 Egg Roll in a Bowl with Chicken and vegetables - an easy, healthy dinner recipe

Keto Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles – Easy 20-Minute Keto Shrimp Scampi recipe with zucchini noodles is a quick and nourishing low-carb meal! Whip it up any night of the week for a healthy dinner that is deceptively fancy yet low-fuss.

Easy Keto Shrimp Scampi with zucchini noodles - Made in just 20 minutes, this easy dinner recipe is clean, healthy and delicious!

Stuffed Zucchini with Turkey Sausage, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Spinach – An easy low-carb meal of stuffed zucchini with turkey Italian sausage, sun-dried tomatoes, basil and spinach. A Flavorful, comforting yet light dinner recipe. This clean meal is paleo, keto, and and an amazing way of celebrating zucchini season.

Stuffed Zucchini with Turkey Italian Sausage, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Spinach - a clean, healthy paleo and keto dinner recipe!

Zucchini and Ground Turkey Skillet – Zucchini and ground turkey skillet with ginger, green onion, baby spinach, coconut aminos and dried herbs adds up to a super clean dinner recipe that comes together in less than 30 minutes!

ground turkey skillet

Mac and Cheese with Zucchini and Bacon – Gluten-free mac and cheese with zucchini and bacon is a mouth-wateringly flavorful side dish or meal. This amazingly flavorful stove top macaroni and cheese recipe is easy to prepare and quite the crowd-pleaser! Plus, it is a brilliant way to sneak vegetables into a meal.

Lightened Up Gluten-Free Macaroni and Cheese with Zucchini and Bacon

Asian Turkey Burgers with Sesame Zucchini Noodles – Flavorful, quick and easy Asian Turkey Burgers with sesame-ginger zucchini noodles is a mega palate-pleasing clean and healthy dinner recipe. Paleo, Whole30, Low-Carb, Keto? Gotcha covered!

Asian Turkey Burgers with Garlicky Zucchini Noodles - a healthy clean dinner recipe - paleo, whole30, keto, low-carb

30-Minute Beef Stir Fry – Dazzle your family and friends with this quick and easy beef stir fry recipe! This fresh, vibrant recipe comes together in less than 30 minutes and incorporates an amazing homemade soy-free easy stir fry sauce. Psst! This recipe can easily be made paleo or keto!

bowl of beef stir fry with wok

Green Curry Thai Noodle Soup – Easy Green Curry Noodle Soup with rice noodles, chicken, and vegetables is quick and easy to prepare and JAM PACKED with comforting creamy Thai curry flavors. Make it as a meal prep recipe to eat throughout the week or serve to guests!

Easy Green Curry Noodle Soup with Chicken and Vegetables - a clean, filling, and delicious dinner recipe! Gluten-free, nutritious

Orange Marinated Chicken Bowls with Zucchini Rice – Baked Orange-Marinated Chicken Bowls with Zucchini Rice and Orange Turmeric Tahini Sauce. This squeaky clean nutritious bowl is awesome for those looking for a clean dinner, a low-carb, paleo, Low-FODMAP and/or keto dinner recipe. 

Low-FODMAP Orange-Marinated Chicken Bowls with Zucchini "Rice" and Roasted Carrots - a nutritious low-carb, keto, paleo dinner recipe that's easy to make any night of the week! | #glutenfree

Vegan Red Curry Zucchini Noodle Bowls – These plant-based vegan red curry zucchini noodle bowls with asparagus, bell pepper and yellow squash are fresh, frisky, and comforting while keeping it low-carb.



Vegan Red Curry Zucchini Noodle Bowls (low-carb, paleo, keto) } - a healthy, gluten-free dinner recipe

Chicken Zucchini Orecchiette Pasta – Zucchini Orecchiette Pasta with chicken and lemon-butter sauce. This filling yet healthful dinner comes together in less than 30 minutes.

Chicken and Zucchini Orecchiette Pasta with Lemon-Butter Sauce

Mushroom, Zucchini and Black Bean Vegetarian Enchiladas – Vegetarian enchiladas with mushrooms, zucchini, yellow squash, bell pepper, and black beans. This hearty yet healthy dinner recipe will surely please your friends and family.

Mushroom, Zucchini, and Black Bean Vegetarian Enchiladas | #healthy #recipe #dinner #cinco_de_mayo


Zucchini and Yellow Squash Soup – Zucchini and yellow squash soup with bell pepper, cannellini beans, and more! A healthy vegan soup recipe packed with flavor! This easy soup recipe comes together in 30 minutes or less.

Zucchini and Yellow Squash Soup | - vegetarian, vegan, healthy

Orange Ginger Chicken Stir Fry – Orange Ginger Chicken Stir Fry with onion, bell pepper, zucchini, broccoli, and carrot is a quick, easy, nutritious dinner recipe. Serve it up with steamed rice, cauliflower rice or roasted vegetables for a well-balanced meal.

Orange Ginger Chicken Stir Fry with Vegetables

Mediterranean Zucchini Noodle Pasta – Mediterranean Zucchini Noodles is fresh, flavorful, and healthful – perfect for any time of year and easy to prepare in less than 30 minutes!

Mediterranean Zoodles - a quick and easy dinner that can be whipped up in 30 minutes | #healthy #glutenfree #recipe

Thai Stir Fry Noodles (Pad See Ew) – Quick and easy Thai Stir Fry Noodles (also known as Pad See Ew) with a veggie infusion! This simple yet comforting meal comes together in 30 minutes!

Thai Stir Fry Noodles (Pad See Ew) with vegetables - a gluten-free, healthy noodle recipe |


Almond Flour Gluten-Free Zucchini Muffins – Grain-free gluten-free zucchini muffins with coconut flour, almond flour, and Greek yogurt. These healthy gluten-free zucchini muffins have amazing texture and are incredibly healthy!

Almond Flour Zucchini Muffins (gluten-free!)

Roasted Veggie and Avocado Breakfast Burritos – Vegetable-packed breakfast burritos with roasted sweet potato, zucchini, spinach, and avocado. These filling and delicious breakfast burritos are easy to customize and are the perfect way to start the day.

Roasted Veggie and Avocado Breakfast Burritos with sweet potato and zucchini - these healthy breakfast burritos are packed with nutrients.

Spinach Frittata with Zucchini, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Goat Cheese – Spinach Frittata with sun-dried tomatoes, zucchini, and goat cheese is a wickedly flavorful breakfast, perfect for sharing with friends and family!

Spinach Frittata with Zucchini, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Goat Cheese - a healthy gluten-free breakfast recipe! |

Coconut Flour Zucchini Pancakes – Coconut flour zucchini pancakes that are all-things fluffy, moist, and flavorful PLUS grain-free and healthy! This easy pancake recipe is made in a blender and makes for a delicious weekend breakfast or brunch.

Gluten-Free Coconut Flour Zucchini Pancakes - grain-free, refined sugar-free, healthy, fluffy, moist and delicious! An amazing paleo pancake recipe. |

Roasted Vegetable Scramble – Roasted zucchini, yellow squash, and carrots take your breakfast scramble to the next level! This nutritious breakfast is easy to prepare and perfect for make-ahead breakfasts to eat throughout the week.

Roasted Vegetable Scramble - an easy, nutritious take on breakfast. Serve it up with avocado and fresh fruit for a well-balanced, delicious breakfast.

Zucchini Herb Sausage Breakfast Casserole – An easy low-carb breakfast casserole recipe with zucchini, turkey sausage, fresh herbs, and chives. This super simple recipe is perfect for sharing with friends and family for brunch!

Zucchini, Herb, Sausage Breakfast Casserole - low-carb, keto, healthy and easy to prepare! | #glutenfree #brunch

Roasted Vegetable Caramelized Onion Omelette – Hearty and nutritious breakfast omelette with roasted zucchini, yellow squash, and pasilla pepper, plus caramelized onion and feta cheese. A flavor-packed well-balanced meal.

Roasted Vegetable and Caramelized Onion Omelette

Zucchini Goat Cheese and Tomato Frittata – Zucchini, goat cheese and tomato frittata – a simple, healthful summer-inspired recipe that is amazing for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

Goat Cheese, Tomato, and Zucchini Frittata + 6 Healthy Zucchini Recipes |

Turkey Beet Zucchini Hash – Breakfast hash made with shredded beets, carrots, zucchini, yellow squash, kale, and ground turkey. A nutrient-dense breakfast that happens to be paleo and AIP friendly!

Turkey, Beet, Zucchini Hash with kale and yellow squash - an AIP and paleo friendly breakfast recipe made with highly nutritious ingredients

Zucchini Arugula Feta Frittata – Super green zucchini, arugula, and feta frittata with fresh herbs – a flavorful breakfast packed with health benefits!

Zucchini, Arugula, and Feta Frittata | #vegetarian #breakfast #healthy

Side Dishes:

Grilled Sweet Potatoes Zucchini and Yellow Squash with Pesto and Feta – Grilled Sweet Potatoes, Zucchini, and Yellow Squash with Pesto and Feta is an easy flavorful healthful side dish perfect for grilling season! 

Grilled Sweet Potato, Zucchini, and Yellow Squash with Pesto Sauce and Feta Cheese | #healthy #vegetarian #side_dish #bbq

Grilled Zucchini Corn and Beet Quinoa Salad with Lime Dressing – This grilled zucchini, corn, and beet quinoa salad is colorful, nutritious, and the perfect side dish for summer barbecues and picnics!

Grilled Zucchini, Corn, and Beet Quinoa Salad with Lime Dressing | #vegetarian #recipe #healthy #paleo

Zucchini Fritters with Herb Garlic Aioli – Easy gluten-free Zucchini Fritters make an amazing side dish, appetizer, or light dinner. Whip up the herby garlic aioli for the perfect dipping sauce!

Gluten Free Zucchini Fritters with Herb-Garlic Aioli

Roasted Summer Vegetable Quinoa Salad – Quinoa salad with roasted summer vegetables, walnuts, and a citrusy dressing. This easy vegan dish can serve as a light vegetarian dinner, or a side dish at any of your summer gatherings!

Roasted Summer Vegetable Quinoa Salad with walnuts, feta, and citrus dressing

Roasted Vegetable Rice Kale Salad Kale salad packed with rice, roasted vegetables, sliced almonds, and feta, drizzled with a simple balsamic vinaigrette. This healthy salad is a great option for all your summer barbecues and picnics.

Roasted Vegetable and Rice Kale Salad is the perfect healthy side dish for summer picnics and barbecues

Desserts & Sweet Treats: 

Almond Flour Zucchini Bread – Insanely moist and fluffy Almond Flour Zucchini Bread with chocolate chips makes for a warm and inviting treat. This delicious grain-free zucchini bread recipe has amazing texture – you’d never guess it’s grain-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free!

The BEST Almond Flour Zucchini Bread - grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, INSANELY moist and fluffy. Bake a loaf of this chocolate chip studded bliss every week!

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins – Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins sweetened with coconut sugar are a flavorful healthy breakfast or snack! Moist, fluffy, perfectly sweet, these muffins are better for you than regular muffins and come together quickly!

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins - dairy-free, refined sugar-free healthy zucchini muffins with chocolate chips and walnuts

Flourless Zucchini Fudge Brownies – Flourless zucchini fudge brownies made with sweet potato, cocoa powder, pure maple syrup, and almond butter. This healthy brownie recipe is grain-free, gluten-free, paleo, and super delicious!

Flourless Zucchini Fudge Brownies - a healthy brownie recipe made grain-free, refined sugar-free, oil-free! |

Paleo Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins – Double chocolate zucchini muffins made grain-free, refined sugar-free, and dairy-free. These paleo healthy gluten-free zucchini muffins are perfectly sweet, fluffy, and moist.

Paleo Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins - grain-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free zucchini muffins for a healthy breakfast or snack | #glutenfree #recipe




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