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Best-Loved Zucchini Recipes

Whether it's the star of the show or a supporting player, zucchini shines. With its delicate taste and wealth of vitamins and potassium, it's a versatile and valuable addition to any menu. We have gathered our favorite diabetic zucchini recipes that will have your taste buds shouting, "Bravo!" -- all the way from breakfast to dessert.

Zucchini Pancakes

Low in fat and calories, these savory pancakes make a unique and delicious starter for any party. A dollop of light sour cream sprinkled with shredded zucchini gives this award-winning appetizer an elegant, festive finish.

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Eggplant-Zucchini Parmesan

With just five ingredients, this low-fat, low-calorie recipe couldn't be easier. Toss it all in the slow cooker in the morning, and you'll come home that evening to a hot, hearty meal big enough to serve the whole family.

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Cheddar and Zucchini Frittata

This flavorful frittata is perfect for brunch with company or for a cozy night in. Parsley, fresh ground pepper, and green onions turn up the spice in this pretty, low-carb entree.

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Skewered Zucchini and Yellow Squash

Nothing tastes better than fresh summer produce, and this low-cal, low-carb dish is remarkably easy to make. Grill these delicately seasoned skewers alongside your main course on the grill, and your entire meal will be ready in no time.

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Grilled Herbed Zucchini

A brush of olive oil, a snip of fresh oregano, and a sprinkling of sage join forces to add flavor to your farmer's market finds. Simple to make and low in calories, this side dish is perfect for when you fire up the grill on those hot summer nights.

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Crunchy Zucchini and Tomato

Japanese panko bread crumbs and Italian seasonings combine to create this tasty side dish with a satisfying crunch. Full of color and flavor, but low in fat and calories, this quick recipe is the perfect accompaniment to a weeknight meal.

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Sauteed Peppers, Asparagus, and Zucchini

Liven up a drab plate with this colorful side dish. A nutritional powerhouse, it packs plenty of vitamin A and potassium into every bite while keeping calories, fat, and carbs low.

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Zippy Zucchini Frittata

This frittata takes a fun, low-carb twist when you use zucchini for the crust. Baked in a pizza pan, this egg dish is a great choice for breakfast, dinner, or anything in between!

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Zucchini Chip Bread

Shredded zucchini is the surprise ingredient in this easy-to-make quickbread. Combined with applesauce and orange peel, the green veggie keeps this tasty treat moist and on the lighter side. Low-cal eating never tasted so sweet!

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Zucchini and Swiss Pie

With a cheese and hash brown crust, you would never believe that this dish has fewer than 200 calories and 25 grams of carb per serving. This savory pie, filled with delicious veggies and custard, is an impressive option for your brunch or dinner company.

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Couscous with Zucchini and Cherry Tomatoes

Take a culinary trip to Morocco with this delicious couscous-base dish starring market-fresh zucchini and cherry tomatoes. Incredibly low in calories and fat, this recipe makes a colorful side dish or entree.

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Zucchini Bread Pudding

Zucchini, corn, roasted red peppers, and chopped pecans create a colorful sight in this savory bread pudding. Fresh herbs and crusty bread make this a uniquely delicious, low-calorie treat with comfort-food satisfaction.

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Zucchini & Turkey Lasagna

Zucchini replaces pasta noodles in this healthy version of a beloved favorite. Homemade down to the last detail, this lasagna gives you the perfect chance to get the whole family in the kitchen to prepare a hearty meal together.

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Zucchini Fritters with Orange Shrimp

Orange juice, ginger, and feta cheese create a tangy combination in this fun dish, while the Greek yogurt-base dipping sauce ups the calcium. Perfect for a date night in!

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Stuffed Zucchini with Black Beans and Poblano Pepper

Rich in vitamin A, potassium, and calcium, this dish is bursting with flavor. Whether served as an appetizer or a side, this recipe will appeal to your spicy side.

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Zucchini-Chocolate Chip Scones

No need to fly across the pond to get a proper English scone. Spiced with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg, this healthy version of a bakery favorite pairs perfectly with your morning tea.

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Shrimp & Zucchini with Basil-Chive Cream Sauce

These low-carb grilled seafood skewers feature the refreshing taste of citrus with a dash of cayenne pepper for heat. Served with a creamy, cooling, calcium-rich sauce, this appetizer is perfect for dining alfresco.

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Blue Cheese-Stuffed Summer Squash

Impress your guests with this elegant gourmet appetizer. Stuffed with delicious blue cheese and walnuts -- and with just 107 calories and 8 grams of carb per serving -- this is one guilt-free indulgence no one will guess is a diabetic recipe.

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Smoked Salmon Breakfast Wraps

Our readers love this delicious low-carb version of lox and bagels! Transformed into wraps with smoked salmon and zucchini ribbons, this recipe is a refreshing and low-calorie choice for a quick and easy breakfast or brunch.

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French Beef Stew au Pistou

Zucchini joins juicy beef and loads of veggies in this rustic, calcium-rich winter stew. Add a dab of homemade pistou before serving for a truly delicious night in front of the fire.

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Roasted Vegetable and Quinoa Salad

Roasted zucchini, beets, and mushrooms join nutty quinoa and tangy chevre for a hearty, gluten-free dish. Excellent for lunch or dinner, you might want to double -- or even triple -- the recipe so you have leftovers to enjoy.

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Vegetable Chili con Queso

Take the guilt out of "guilty pleasure" with our version of this party favorite! Zucchini and summer squash join a variety of beans to make this spicy, low-calorie, low-carb dip. Serve with baked tortilla chips and indulge your taste buds.

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