In case you're lucky enough to get some zucchini left on the porch, here are The Top Ten Most Popular Zucchini Recipes from Kalyn's Kitchen! These tasty zucchini dishes are all low-carb, gluten-free, and South Beach Diet friendly.
Did you know tomorrow (August 8) is national Sneak Some Zucchini on to Your Neighbor's Porch Day? This fun little holiday was started by a gardener who noticed how zucchini take over the world this time of year, and when I had a big vegetable garden, I used to go around the neighborhood and give them away every August! And even with the very small garden I have now, I'm still getting more zucchini than I can use!
For years I've celebrated this special zucchini day by updating my post with 50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes, and there are plenty of great recipes ideas using zucchini in that post. But this year I found myself wondering which ones were the most popular out of more than 100 zucchini recipes I've posted on the blog. And since zucchini is such a perfect low-carb food, I decided to focus on low-carb recipes for this countdown.
I poked around in the stats, and some of the recipes that made the top ten list were definitely a surprise. (Plus a few of my own personal favorites didn't even make the cut!) But I ended up with a list of ten low-carb recipes that had a combined total of over 8 Million views, so I think I can safely say that these recipes have a lot of fans!
My creative brother Rand had the idea of counting down the top ten on the Kalyn's Kitchen Facebook Page all day long today, but I thought it would be nice to also have them all collected together in one spot. If you're a long time reader who likes zucchini, I'd love to know which of these is your personal favorite, and maybe you'll find a new recipe you haven't tried yet; enjoy!
Low-Carb Zucchini Recipe #10 is this Marinated Zucchini Salad with Olives, Artichokes, and Red Pepper, and I updated the photos for this favorite salad recently which probably gave it the boost it needed to make it on the list! If you need an idea for a summer pot-luck this is a perfect salad that no one will guess is low in carbs!
Low-Carb Zucchini Recipe #9 is this Greek Frittata with Zucchini, Tomato, Feta, and Herbs, and this is a personal favorite that I love to make on the weekends and reheat for breakfast for a few days! And if you have some Greek oregano in the garden, this recipe is a perfect way to use it.
Low-Carb Zucchini Recipe #8 was definitely a surprise, although I've made this Garlic-Lover's Vegetable Stir Fry with Eggplant, Zucchini, and Yellow Squash quite a few times and always enjoyed it so I shouldn't be that surprised!
Low-Carb Zucchini Recipe #7 is Parmesan Encrusted Zucchini, and truthfully this is another one that surprised me a bit. I never was that crazy about this photo even though I loved the recipe, but of course the combination of parmesan + zucchini is always a winner, right!
Low-Carb Zucchini Recipe #6 is this Zucchini Bake with Feta and Thyme that I've made pretty much every year since I first posted the recipe! This is another recipe where I'd love to shoot new photos, but don't let that stop you from making it. I cook this in my toaster oven if it's still too hot to use the oven.
Low-Carb Zucchini Recipe #5 is this hugely popular post on How to Grill Zucchini - Perfect Every Time. I use this way of cooking zucchini all summer long, and only stop making it when my deck is covered with snow!
Low-Carb Zucchini Recipe #4 is these Meat, Tomato, and Mozzarella Stuffed Zucchini Cups, and if you end up with a giant zucchini on the porch, this is one of the most fun ways to use it. This recipe is also one of the reasons I buy Turkey Italian Sausage nearly every time I go to the store in the summer. (And another one that could use a photo make-over!)
Low-Carb Zucchini Recipe #3 is this Zucchini Crust Vegetarian Pizza Margherita that you can make on the grill or in the oven. This one also surprised me a little, although this zucchini crust pizza is definitely delicious!
Low-Carb Zucchini Recipe #2 is these Grilled Zucchini Pizza Slices, another fabulous way to use those monster zucchinis that you end up with if you don't keep the zucchini picked! I can tell a lot of you want something low-carb that tastes like pizza because this favorite recipe has over 1.2 Million views!
And the big winner in our countdown of Low-Carb Zucchini Recipes is this Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bake withv over 3.5 Million views despite the photo that I never was that satisfied with. I keep thinking about updating this post with better photos, but every summer it gets popular again and I'm afraid to rock the boat! And it's not hard to tell why this is popular, because doesn't everyone love recipes that are easy + cheesy?
What's YOUR Favorite Zucchini Recipe on Kalyn's Kitchen?
That's our fun little countdown of popular zucchini recipes, and although I love all ten of these recipes shown here, I confess I was cheering for three personal favorites that I look forward to every year. Do you have a favorite zucchini recipe that also got overlooked? If so, I'd love to hear in the comments about what it is!