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Top 10 Zucchini (Courgette) Recipes For Kids

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Are you finding it difficult to make your kid eat his daily serving of vegetables? Are you worried that his fussy eating habits may lead to nutritional deficiency and health problems? Well, if you can relate to the above situations then this post will surely be of help to you.

Zucchini is a versatile vegetable. You can sauté, grill or bake it for a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner. Here are ten delicious and healthy easy zucchini recipes for kids, that are easy to prepare.

1. Stuffed Zucchini:

Stuffed Zucchini

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You Will Need:

  • 4 large zucchini
  • 1 Tbsp of butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • A pinch of curry powder
  • ½ cup of Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Tbsp of sour cream
  • ⅛ Tbsp of smoked paprika
  • ⅛ Tbsp of cumin seeds
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil

How To:

  1. Slice and scoop the zucchini. Do not discard the zucchini boats.
  1. Cook the zucchini pulp and onion in butter.
  1. Now add smoked paprika, curry powder and cumin seeds. Cook for a minute.
  1. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and add sour cream to it.
  1. Then add tomato and stir well.
  1. Season with salt and pepper.
  1. Fill the zucchini boats with the mixture and sprinkle some parmesan cheese over it.
  1. Drizzle some olive oil over it and bake for 30 minutes.

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2. Zucchini Fritters:

Zucchini Fritters

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You Will Need:

  • 1 ½ pounds of zucchini, grated
  • 1 Tbsp of salt
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp of cornstarch
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • Fresh black pepper powder
  • ¼ cup of canola oil

How To:

  1. Add salt to grated zucchini and place over a sink to drain. Then transfer the zucchini to a clean kitchen towel so that it absorbs excess water.
  1. Transfer the zucchini to a large bowl and add cornstarch, egg, flour, garlic, and pepper powder.
  1. Make small discs of the zucchini mixture.
  1. Heat oil in a skillet and shallow fry the zucchini fritters until golden brown.

3. Double Chocolate Zucchini Cake:

Double Chocolate Zucchini Cake

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You Will Need:

  • 2 large eggs
  • ⅓ cup of honey
  • ½ cup of vegetable oil
  • ½ cup of brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp of salt
  • ½ Tbsp of baking soda
  • ½ Tbsp of baking powder
  • ⅓ cup of baking cocoa powder
  • 1⅔ cup of all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups shredded, unpeeled zucchini
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips

How To:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  1. Add eggs, honey, oil, vanilla and sugar in a bowl. Mix well.
  1. Then sift in the baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder, salt, and flour. Stir well.
  1. Add the zucchini and chocolate chips.
  1. Pour the mixture into a pan and bake for 35 minutes.
  1. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool before serving.

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4. Zucchini Pancakes:

Zucchini Pancakes

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You Will Need:

  • ½ cup of whole-wheat flour
  • ¼ Tbsp of salt
  • ½ cup of all-purpose flour
  • ½ Tbsp of baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp of brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp of cinnamon powder
  • ⅛ Tbsp of nutmeg powder
  • 2 Tbsp of milk
  • 2 Tbsp of oil
  • ½ Tbsp of vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp of yogurt
  • 2 cups of shredded zucchini

How To:

  1. Mix baking soda, flour, cinnamon powder, and nutmeg powder in a bowl.
  1. Mix sugar, milk, salt, eggs, oil, yogurt, and vanilla in another bowl. Add the zucchini and stir well.
  1. Now mix the contents of the two bowls together.
  1. Heat a pan and spray a little oil.
  1. Spread the mix on the pan and cook for a few minutes. Flip and cook until golden.

5. Cheesy Zucchini Sticks:

Cheesy Zucchini Sticks

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You Will Need:

  • 8 string cheese sticks
  • 2 medium sized zucchini, sliced into thin ribbons
  • ½ cup of seasoned bread crumbs
  • ½ cup of Panko crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp of water
  • 1 Tbsp of olive oil

How To:

  1. Wrap each of the string cheese stick with zucchini ribbons and set it aside.
  1. Mix egg and water in a bowl. Mix panko and bread crumbs in another bowl.
  1. Dip the zucchini cheese sticks in the egg mixture and then in the breadcrumb mixture.
  1. Place on the baking sheet and brush with a little oil.
  1. Bake until the cheese begins to melt.

6. Zucchini Bites:

Zucchini Bites

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You Will Need:

  • 2 cups of zucchini, grated
  • ½ cup of onion
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup of cheddar cheese
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • ½ cup of Panko crumbs
  • ½ Tbsp of salt
  • ¼ Tbsp of pepper

How To:

  1. Add all the ingredients in a bowl and stir well.
  1. Now scoop the mixture into a muffin tray and bake until it turns brown in color.

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7. Zucchini Sticks:

Zucchini Sticks

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You Will Need:

  • 3 medium zucchini, cut into sticks
  • ½ cup of Italian bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp of Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ Tbsp of garlic powder
  • ½ cup of Milk
  • 1 cup of marinara sauce

How To:

  1. Mix cheese, breadcrumb and garlic powder in a bowl.
  1. Dip the zucchini sticks in milk and then coat with the crumb mixture.
  1. Bake until the sticks turn brown in color.
  1. Serve with marinara sauce.

8. Zucchini Salad:

Zucchini Salad

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You Will Need:

  • 900 gm of zucchini
  • 2 Tbsp of olive oil
  • ¼ cup of chopped red onion
  • 1 Tbsp of fresh lemon juice
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Kosher salt and fresh black pepper powder to taste
  • ¼ cup of Grated Parmesan cheese

How To:

  1. Shave the zucchini into long ribbons in a large bowl. Add the onion and toss well.
  1. Whisk together lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Pour the dressing over the vegetables.
  1. Refrigerate for two hours.
  1. Garnish with grated cheese and serve.

9. Zucchini Tart:

Zucchini Tart

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You Will Need:

  • 1 sheet of puff pastry
  • 2 zucchini, sliced
  • 3/4 cup of ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup of mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • Kosher salt and fresh black pepper powder to taste

How To:

  1. Roll out the pastry sheets and place on a mat lined baking sheet. Prick it with a fork and bake for ten minutes.
  1. Mix the cheese and lemon juice. Spread it on the pastry sheet and add the sliced zucchini on top.
  1. Sprinkle salt, pepper and lemon zest over the tart.
  1. Bake until the cheese melts.

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10. Zucchini Brownie:

Zucchini Brownie

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You Will Need:

  • 4 Tbsp of butter
  • 1 cup of shredded zucchini
  • 1 Tbsp of vanilla
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • ¼ cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • ½ Tbsp of salt
  • 1½ cup of chocolate chips
  • 3/4 Tbsp of baking powder
  • 1/3 cup of chopped walnuts

How To:

  1. Use an electric mixer to beat sugar, vanilla, and butter together until smooth.
  1. Now add baking powder, cocoa powder, flour, and salt.
  1. Add the walnuts and shredded zucchini. Fold the mixture.
  1. Spread the mixture over a baking pan and bake for 30 minutes.
  1. Add the chocolate chips and bake for another three minutes.
  1. Let the brownie cool before serving.

Whether your child is craving for a chocolate cake or a cheese tart, these recipes are sure to pamper his taste buds in a healthy way.

Which one of these easy zucchini recipes for kids did you enjoy preparing the most? Share your favorite zucchini recipe for kids with us in the comments section.

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