17 Zucchini Recipes for Your Low-Carb MenuArticle posted in: Nutrition
Easy to work with, zucchini is a superfood that deserves a spot on your low-carb menu. According to Healthline, this summer squash is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Plus, it’s the perfect low-carb swap that can make many of your favorite meals healthier! We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite zucchini recipes that are packed with flavor, fiber and fresh zucchini.
Here are 17 zucchini recipes for your low-carb menu:
We know, we know, zucchini and pizza shouldn’t be said in tandem. But we promise that this one is worth the risk! Exchanging the zucchini boat for the popular cauliflower-based crust will save you time also! So, load up on your favorite toppings and dive into this hearty, low-carb take on your favorite take-out item.
Zucchini really makes the perfect pasta substitute. It’s filling, low carb and a really similar consistency to traditional pasta. You can create this easy dish with just six simple ingredients—most of which are just spices and seasoning to add some zest.
Another pasta substitute dish, this creamy pesto sauce consists of only eight ingredients! All you will need is some avocado (obviously), fresh basil, garlic, olive oil, hemp seeds, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Combining all of this together will yield the richest, tastiest pesto to put on your zoodles.
Lasagna isn’t a dish you’d typically expect to find on a low-carb program. This version, however, replaces the noodles with thinly sliced zucchini. Packed with lean ground beef and ricotta and Parmesan cheeses, this recipe will leave you satisfied and not missing anything!
Who doesn’t love a warm stack of pancakes? These low-carb peanut butter pancakes do not disappoint! Made with healthy, low-carb and gluten free ingredients, this recipe uses almond flour and zucchini to create the right consistency without the unnecessary carbs.
With minced garlic, spicy red pepper flakes, chicken broth and zesty lemon juice, this rich, buttery sauce is filled with flavor. Protein-packed shrimp will keep you full while the zucchini noodles soak in all the flavor of the decadent sauce.
This low-carb take on Chicken Parm exchanges almond flour for breadcrumbs and zoodles for typical pasta. This Easy Chicken Parmesan recipe keeps all the flavor of the Italian classic dish without sacrificing any of the homestyle goodness. With tomato sauce, basil and Parmesan cheese, make these few simple low-carb swaps to enjoy the decadence without the guilt.
Melty mozzarella, ground beef, tomato sauce, onion and garlic powder make this low-carb dish flavorful and filling. These Italian zucchini boats really bring home the warmth of a classic Italian meal without all the added carbs.
This simple seafood recipe requires very little work—mostly just some chopping and a skillet, of course! Combine thinly sliced mushrooms, minced garlic, sliced zucchini, bell peppers, kale and your favorite fish in a skillet and smell the magic of the flavors come together!
This recipe is simplicity at its finest! Cut your zucchini into little wedges, season them with salt and pepper and wrap each wedge with a slice of bacon. Place them on a foil-lined baking sheet and cook them at 425 degrees for 35 minutes for a perfectly crisp, bite-sized goodie.
This classic Mexican dish gets a low-carb swap that doesn’t detract from the flavor but makes you feel better about reaching for a cheese-covered enchilada with a dollop of sour cream. Swapping sliced zucchini in place of tortillas make this dish low-carb!
The standard spaghetti and meatballs dish gets the addition of cooked veggies for extra nutrients and flavors. Some zucchini, squash, tomatoes and basil add color and goodness to this simple dish.
Rather than reaching for the zoodles, keep the pasta in this dish but make sure it’s whole wheat! Vibrant veggies and cheese provide additional flavors to this homestyle meal that fills you up with good carbohydrates and healthy fats.
Waking up just got a whole lot easier knowing this simple dish is just a few steps away! Vibrant vegetables, like zucchini, squash, broccolini and asparagus are combined with kimchi, steak, a runny egg and some avocado-butter sauce for this delicious morning meal.
Bringing back the zucchini boat recipes again—this time for a twist on Chicken Parmesan! Ground chicken, pasta sauce, garlic and mozzarella cheese melt together to create a low-carb boat full of goodness.
Protein-packed chicken and delicious veggies make this pizza-inspired meal a great option for those grab-and-go dinner nights. Steamed zucchini and cauliflower top this flatbread for added nutrients!
To finish off this list of delicious zucchini recipes, we’ve got a unique meal packed with flavor! This one-pan dish combines Mexican flavors that really pack a punch. Mushrooms, garlic, zucchini, bell peppers, kale and prawns get mixed together with some taco seasoning and additional spices to create this simple, flavorful dinner.