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33 Keto Zucchini Recipes That Zip!

Louise Hendon | March 3

We all know that spiralized zucchini is a delicious Keto-friendly way to enjoy pasta. But there’s so much more to the humble summer squash! I’ve put together a list of 33 zucchini recipes that go beyond the simple spiralizer to showcase this delicious and healthy ingredient.

From bacon zucchini mushroom bakes to almond parmesan crusted zucchini chips to even zucchini blueberry mushrooms, you won’t believe how easy it is to include zucchini in almost any kind of recipe! Of course, I’ve also included my favorite zucchini noodles recipes on the list, from garlic roasted shrimp pasta to a Keto-friendly lasagna.

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Keto Zucchini Main Dishes

Easy Zucchini Beef Saute with Garlic and Cilantro

– Paleo Flourish

33 Keto Zucchini Recipes That Zip!

Ingredients: beef, zucchini, cilantro, garlic, gluten-free tamari sauce, avocado oil or coconut oil or olive oil.

Beef is a very satisfying meat and can be served throughout the year, especially in a stir-fry form like this. Try to use a good cut of meat, but if you are on a budget, cheaper cuts can also be used. Instead of chopping the zucchini into strips, you could also try serving it over spiralized zucchini, which resembles noodles.

Mini Zucchini Avocado Burgers

– Paleo Flourish

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Ingredients: zucchini, ground beef, avocado, olive or avocado oil, salt, Paleo mayo (optional), mustard (optional).

The overall appearance of these little bites is so impressive that they would make a great dish to serve if you have guests over for a few drinks. Using zucchini instead of buns makes these snacks lighter and less filling, making them a good idea for children too. Simply serve with some mustard and a green side salad for a lovely summery lunch.

Bacon Zucchini Mushroom Stir-Fry

– Paleo Flourish

33 Keto Zucchini Recipes That Zip!

Ingredients: zucchinis, baby portobello mushrooms, scallions, parsley, thick bacon, coconut oil.

One of the best things about stir-fry dishes is that they are so quick to make – ideal after a busy day at work! This dish is meaty and satisfying and ready to eat in minutes. It has the tasty bacon, soft zucchini and wonderful mushrooms for a lovely combination of flavor and texture. Once you have cooked the bacon, save any fat for frying your next meal to add extra flavor.

Creamy Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Noodle Bake (Contains Dairy)

– Beauty and The Foodie

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Photo Credit: Stacey from Beauty and the Foodie

Ingredients: chicken breast, zucchini squash, celery, red bell pepper (optional), Parmesan cheese, sour cream, butter or ghee, red pepper sauce, pumpkin puree or butternut squash puree, ground mustard spice, garlic powder, cheddar cheese.

This dish is the perfect one to serve when you need a creamy, hearty comfort food dish to fill you up. It is packed with healthy vegetables and creamy chicken and can be made on a budget if you have a large family. Adding extra veggies like mushrooms would make this go even further, and feel free to adjust the amount of hot sauce used to make this hot or not!

Zucchini Noodles with Scallops & Bacon

– Meatified

33 Keto Zucchini Recipes That Zip!

Photo Credit: Rach from Meatified

Ingredients: bay scallops, bacon, zucchini, garlic powder, green onions, lemon juice, sea salt, black pepper.

What an impressive dish this is! The tiny scallops and meaty bacon pieces make this a meal to impress for a dinner party or celebration. Because the zucchini noodles do not have a strong flavor, don’t be tempted to skimp on the seasoning as they take on stronger flavors really well. If you can’t find the tiny scallops then use large ones and slice them through the middle.

Zucchini Live Pasta with Sorrel, Basil and Hemp-seed Pesto

– The Nourished Caveman

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Photo Credit: Vivica from The Nourished Caveman

Ingredients: garlic, sorrel leaves, fresh basil, hemp seeds, extra virgin olive oil, zucchini.

The first time I saw this recipe I immediately thought of fresh flavors! With the basil and sorrel, the pesto is so rich in flavor and color, and makes a wonderful raw dish to serve in the summertime for a quick lunch. If you don’t like raw zucchini you can sauté it lightly to soften it a bit first. This is quite a light dish, so would make a great appetizer, or a side to serve with steak.

Bacon and Zucchini Eggs in a Nest (Contains Dairy)

– I Breathe I’m Hungry

33 Keto Zucchini Recipes That Zip!

Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Ingredients: zucchini noodles or shreds, raw bacon, grated Asiago cheese, eggs, salt, pepper.

Eggs in a nest make a lovely breakfast dish to feed the whole family. It has a crunchy zucchini and bacon base with a soft egg nestled on top, so when you cut into it the yolk runs over the top, adding even more flavor and making it so yummy. If you have leftovers, this can be reheated, but to enjoy the dish at its best, eat the day you make it.

Mediterranean Zucchini Noodle Pasta (Contains Dairy)

– Peace, Love and Low Carb

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Photo Credit: Kyndra from Peace Love and Low Carb

Ingredients: zucchini, spinach, olive oil, butter, garlic, sea salt, black pepper, sun-dried tomatoes, capers, Italian flat leaf parsley, kalamata olives, Parmesan cheese, feta cheese.

When you think about Mediterranean food you often imagine tomatoes, olives and garlic, giving the food delicious flavors and amazing colors too. So this dish will not disappoint! It is a fusion of colors, making it look as good as it tastes! If you don’t have a spiral slicer, then don’t panic – just use the large side of your grater to give even pieces.

Keto Lasagna with Zucchini Noodles (Contains Dairy)

– Ketogasm

33 Keto Zucchini Recipes That Zip!

Photo Credit: Tasha from Ketogasm

Ingredients: ground beef, Rao’s marinara sauce, zucchini, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese.

It can sometimes be difficult to find pasta replacements that the whole family will accept and enjoy, but zucchini can work so well. It has the same sort of texture as lasagna sheets when it’s cooked and even my kids will eat this dish! Just remember to salt the zucchini to draw out the water, otherwise the lasagna will be a bit watery.

Keto Zucchini Side Recipes

Paleo Ropa Vieja Zucchini Boats

– Paleo Flourish

33 Keto Zucchini Recipes That Zip!

Ingredients: zucchinis or small squash, cooked shredded beef, tomatoes, fresh cilantro, garlic, salt, pepper, coconut oil.

This is quite an adaptable recipe because you can actually use ground beef instead of shredded, but these would be a great way to use up leftover roast beef. If you don’t like zucchini you can use a small squash of any type you like and cook it in the same way. Serving food in ‘boats’ can look quite impressive so this could be on the menu for your next dinner party!

Zucchini Noodles Salad with Parmesan & Walnuts (Contains Dairy)

– I Breathe I’m Hungry

33 Keto Zucchini Recipes That Zip!

Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Ingredients: zucchini noodles, radicchio, parsley, parmesan cheese, walnuts, avocado oil or light olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, granulated sugar substitute, Kosher salt, pepper.

Walnuts are really good for you as they have a high level of healthy fats and fatty acids, so this meal is super-healthy! They also add a whole new dimension to the texture of salads, so they don’t have to be boring. The vinaigrette used here gives the whole dish a light and fresh taste and can be prepared in advance if you are going to be short of time on the day.

Strawberry Balsamic Zoodle Salad with Goat Cheese + Pistachios (Contains Dairy)

– Wicked Stuffed

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Photo Credit: Amanda from Wicked Stuffed

Ingredients: zucchini noodles, strawberry, herbed goat cheese, pistachios, balsamic vinegar, avocado oil, garlic, salt, fresh cracked pepper.

Strawberries and cheese may sound like a weird combination, but trust me, it works! The strawberries add a fresh, sweet note to the dish, contrasting with the salty cheese to give a wonderful fusion of flavor and texture. Try to use the best balsamic vinegar you can afford, as the quality really shows. Balsamic is a great ingredient with strawberries as it brings out their natural sweetness.

Cheesy, Buttery, Garlicky Zucchini Aglio e Olio (Contains Dairy)

– Wicked Stuffed

33 Keto Zucchini Recipes That Zip!

Photo Credit: Amanda from Wicked Stuffed

Ingredients: zucchini noodles (zoodles), garlic olive oil, salted butter, garlic, red pepper flakes, red pepper, fresh basil, parmesan cheese, asiago cheese, salt, fresh cracked pepper.

Here is another Italian-inspired dish that gives you a plateful of wonderful flavors – a winner if you like garlic! Zucchini is such a good ingredient to use for low-carb versions of pasta dishes as it takes on the flavors the way traditional pasta does, but without increasing the carb content too much. You will find there is some broth left in your dish which you can either eat with a spoon, or keep in the fridge to dress tomorrow’s salad!

Almond Parmesan Crusted Zucchini Crisps (Contains Dairy)

– Peace, Love and Low Carb

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Photo Credit: Kyndra from Peace Love and Low Carb

Ingredients: zucchini, almonds, parmesan cheese, egg, garlic pepper, onion powder, butter.

These crisps taste so good thanks to the nutty, cheesy coating, and would be perfect to serve with a dip of your choice at a party or for a film night. I have often struggled to find low-carb party food ideas, but when I served these recently, even my friends who are not low-carb helped finish the plateful! I serve mine with a keto ranch dip and a fresh basil pesto.

Zucchini And Parmesan Bake (Contains Dairy)

– Ditch the Carbs

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Photo Credit: Libby from Ditch The Carbs

Ingredients: tomatoes, zucchini/courgettes, salt, pepper, almond meal/flour, parmesan or any hard aged cheese.

Although this bake is designed to be served as a side with a main meal, I also make this to serve on its own for lunch because it is nutritious and tasty. If you have problems slicing the zucchini thin enough you can use a potato peeler to achieve the same results. I would also recommend you buy an olive oil spray – they can be costly but you don’t need much so it lasts for ages!

Egg Bacon Zucchini Nests (Contain Dairy)

– Beauty and The Foodie

33 Keto Zucchini Recipes That Zip!

Photo Credit: Stacey from Beauty and the Foodie

Ingredients: zucchini squash, garlic, sea salt, black pepper, eggs, coconut flour, cheese (optional), bacon.

This recipe takes a bit longer to cook than some, so these little beauties would be great to cook for Sunday breakfast when you have a bit more time. Because you are baking the zucchini cups first, they firm up and give a delicious base for the bacon and eggs. Just remember to squeeze as much liquid from the grated zucchini as you can to avoid them being soggy.

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Keto Baking with Zucchinis

Super Simple Zucchini Pie (Contains Dairy)

– Seasonal and Savory

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Photo Credit: Angela from Seasonal & Savory

Ingredients: zucchini, almond flour, grated Parmesan cheese, crushed red pepper (optional), onion, salt, garlic, eggs.

This is definitely a simple recipe but gives you a pie that is rich with flavors. It can be spiced up a bit if you prefer, or leave out the red pepper if you don’t like heat. This could be served in place of a quiche for a light lunch or as an appetizer and it goes really well with salsa or pesto. Although the edges are browned, this dish is crustless and doesn’t involve any pastry.

Zucchini Blueberry Muffins (Contains Dairy)

– Low Carb Yum

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Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, dried lemon zest, eggs, vanilla extract, SweetLeaf stevia drops, monk fruit liquid extract, sour cream or Greek yogurt, zucchini, blueberries.

If, like me, you really enjoy fruit at breakfast time, then blueberry muffins can come to the rescue! Here is another example of how zucchini can help keep the muffins moist, and it doesn’t take away from the flavor of the berries. These little beauties are so delicious and make a welcome addition to a lunchbox or for a healthy snack at work.

Coconut Flour Low-Carb Zucchini Bread

– Ditch the Carbs

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Photo Credit: Libby from Ditch The Carbs

Ingredients: coconut flour, baking powder, granulated sweetener, salt, cinnamon, ground nutmeg, vanilla, eggs, zucchini, walnuts (optional).

Isn’t it amazing how vegetables can fit into a sweet recipe? Just think of carrot cake! So when you need a sweet treat why not try a slice of this delicious zucchini bread spread with a butter of choice and sprinkled with a little cinnamon! You can even divide the mixture into muffin cases for individual servings to help you with portion control.

Savory Olive-Zucchini Loaf

– Cavegirl Cuisine

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Photo Credit: Michelle from Cavegirl Cuisine

Ingredients: coconut flour, almond meal, baking powder, sea salt, Herbes de Provence, onion flakes, eggs, Dijon mustard, zucchini, butter, kalamata olives, ground pepper.

Here is another loaf recipe that can be made into muffins instead if you need individual portions for a lunchbox. This bread is rich in flavor, thanks to the olives and herbs and can be enjoyed on its own or as a side for Italian soups. The Dijon mustard also adds richness to the taste of this bread and the grains in the mustard give it a special texture.

Low Carb Cheddar Cheese & Zucchini Muffins (Contains Dairy)

– My Keto Kitchen

Ingredients: zucchini, butter, salt, pepper, eggs, oregano, baking powder, coconut flour, cheddar cheese.

I never thought when I started on the Keto journey that I would be able to eat cheese muffins! But when I tried these ones I was so pleased with the results, that now they are my go-to for a tasty snack. If you can wait for them to cool then fine, but I like to eat them warm so that the cheese stays molten. If you have some left over you can freeze them for another day.

Keto Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake

– Keto Diet Blog

Ingredients: almond flour, powdered Erythritol or Swerve, cacao powder, gluten-free baking powder, sea salt or pink Himalayan salt, eggs, butter or ghee, zucchini, sugar-free vanilla extract.

I love using vegetables in baking as they tend to hold more liquid and help to keep the baked goods moist. In this recipe the zucchini gives the cake a fudgy feel which is perfect with the chocolate frosting! This would make a wonderful birthday cake or a special treat for a celebration. If you have any cake left over (never going to happen here!), you can store it in the freezer for another day.

Paleo Zucchini Bread

– Maria Mind Body Health

Ingredients: zucchini, eggs, coconut milk, coconut oil or butter, Swerve (or Erythritol and 1 tsp stevia glycerite), pure vanilla, cinnamon, Celtic sea salt, coconut flour, baking powder, pecans or walnuts (optional), unsweetened coconut flakes (optional topping).

This is a wonderful recipe that gives you moist and flavorful bread to enjoy even for breakfast. If you like nuts then adding the chopped pecans and walnuts give this bread a real grown-up flavor and texture, so this would be lovely to give to friends at a coffee morning or to give to a host as a thank you present, and you can make it even better if you use the frosting.

Low Carb Zucchini Bread

– Low Carb Maven

Ingredients: coconut flour, Sukrin Gold, whey protein powder, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, zucchini, salt, eggs, salted butter, chopped walnuts (optional).

Because this recipe uses cinnamon, it has the warming flavor associated with the holiday season, but this bread can be enjoyed at any time! It can be made nut-free by simply omitting the walnuts, and you don’t have to worry if there is still some liquid in the zucchini as the coconut flour will absorb most of it. You can vary this recipe by adding berries or making your own low-carb frosting.

Zucchini and Prosciutto Egg Muffins

– Downshiftology

Ingredients: olive oil, onion, garlic, sweet pepper, baby spinach, fresh parsley, eggs, coconut milk or nut milk, salt, pepper, zucchini, prosciutto.

By using the prosciutto to form cups under these delicious muffins it makes them easy to eat, so they would be great not only for breakfast, but taken on picnics or packed into lunchboxes. These can be kept in the fridge or freezer, so you can batch-cook for easy breakfasts for the whole week. If you find they are a bit watery when you reheat them, try placing them on a sheet of kitchen paper in the microwave.

Other Keto Zucchini Recipes

Paleo Garlic Zucchini Saute

– Paleo Flourish

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Ingredients: baby squash or zucchini, garlic, olive oil.

This is another simple but amazing recipe for a vegetable dish that can be used for lunch or served as a side for a main meal. It takes only a few minutes to make and you can use any squash you have instead of the zucchini. If you use a number of different squash varieties you can get some amazing colors in this dish as well.

Zucchini Cheese

– Low Carb Yum

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Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: zucchini, water, coconut oil, lemon juice, gelatin, sea salt, nutritional yeast (optional), fresh parsley, fresh basil, dried thyme.

If you are following a strict eating plan and are having difficulty doing without cheese, then this herby and flavorful alternative to cheese could come to the rescue. It does not taste like cheddar, but is a completely acceptable savory snack to enjoy served with low-carb pork rinds or on its own.

Zucchini and Yellow Squash Patties

– Cavegirl Cuisine

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Photo Credit: Michelle from Cavegirl Cuisine

Ingredients: eggs, onion, zucchini, yellow squash, almond meal, coconut flour, coconut oil, sea salt, pepper.

These amazing patties are gluten-free, so they are perfect if you have anyone in the family with Coeliac Disease. They are delicious served warm for breakfast or thrown together for a quick lunchtime dish. You don’t have to use both vegetables – the recipe works just as well with either zucchini or squash on their own as the main ingredient.

Sausage with Zucchini and Tomatoes (Contains Dairy)

– Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind

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Photo Credit: Vanessa from Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind

Ingredients: olive oil, jalepeno cheddar brats, yellow onion, garlic, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, artichoke bottoms, no-sugar-added marinara sauce, ground sea salt, ground black pepper, Italian seasoning, mozzarella (optional).

Here is another Italian-inspired recipe that looks and tastes so good that you could make it the main for your next dinner party or celebration meal. It is packed with flavor and is richly seasoned and is a hearty and wholesome meal. Adding the slices of mozzarella to the top gives the dish that cheesy finish that we all love about Italian cookery!

Garlic Roasted Shrimp With Zucchini Pasta

– Cook Eat Paleo

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Photo Credit: Lisa from Cook Eat Paleo

Ingredients: shrimp, olive oil, ghee or olive oil, garlic, lemon, salt, ground pepper, zucchini.

Shrimp is a fabulous ingredient to serve with keto pasta as it gives a real diversity of texture to the dish. It also gives you a lighter option than using beef and could even be spiced up a bit if you like with the addition of some chilli flakes. And of course we all know how well lemon goes with fish! You can use a mandolin to cut the zucchini or even a simple potato peeler.

Dairy-Free Bacon Zucchini & Red Pepper Frittata

– Ditch The Wheat

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Photo Credit: Carol from Ditch The Wheat

Ingredients: bacon, red bell pepper, zucchini, onion, eggs, full-fat coconut milk, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper.

I just love frittata for breakfast, lunch or on the go! It is really tasty and is just as good warm or cold. No need for cheese here as the flavors are rich enough as they are and this frittata looks so good studded with the chopped bacon pieces. This is a crustless dish that is grain, gluten and nut-free, so would be great for a family with allergen issues.

Zucchini Stir-Fry with Curry Leaves

– My Heart Beets

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Photo Credit: Ashley from My Heart Beets

Ingredients: coconut oil, black mustard seeds, white onion, serrano peppers, fresh curry leaves, grated coconut, Kashmiri chili powder, turmeric powder, salt, zucchini.

Apart from giving this dish a wonderful aromatic scent and amazing flavor, curry leaves are full of health-enhancing nutrients. They have several vitamins and can improve your ability to fight infection. Along with the black mustard seeds, they add a wonderful depth of flavor to this simple dish, making it a great one to serve along with an Asian-inspired dinner.

Pan Roasted Cauliflower & Zucchini

– Popular Paleo

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Photo Credit: Ciarra from Popular Paleo

Ingredients: cauliflower, zucchini, garlic, dried Italian seasoning, onion powder, Celtic sea salt, red chili flakes, coconut oil, Italian flat-leaf parsley (optional).

I first tasted roasted cauliflower in a fancy restaurant years ago, and was amazed at how good it was, so this is a favorite dish in our house. Pan-roasting it gives it a slight sweetness which is lovely with the zucchini as a side dish. To make it into a full main meal, you could add in some shrimp, shredded chicken or extra veggies for a vegetarian option.