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Zucchini Cobbler Recipe Plus 25 More Ways to Use Courgettes

Stephanie loves dessert. She also loves to bake delicious new recipes to share with family and friends.

Zucchini cobbler with vanilla ice cream: delectable!

Zucchini cobbler with vanilla ice cream: delectable!

Zucchini Cobbler Recipe

This recipe is just one of the many great recipes you can make using your homegrown zucchini. Even if you think you don't like zucchini, you'll love this cobbler. The texture and taste is similar to apple cobbler, and the cinnamon will fill your kitchen with a delectably spicy aroma.

Note: When you are cutting up the zucchini, be sure to remove the bitter stem and blossom ends, as they can spoil the taste. I usually cut off about 3/4" on each end. If you are using large zucchini that already have seeds, scoop out the seeds and discard.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

20 min

40 min

1 hour

8-12 servings


  • 8 to 9 cups zucchini, peeled, seeds removed and chopped
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar (optional, or reduce to 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 1/2 cups butter
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon/sugar mixture, for topping


  1. Mix chopped zucchini, 3/4 cup sugar, lemon juice together in a large saucepan and cook over medium heat until tender (about 10 minutes).
  2. Add raisins, cinnamon and nutmeg to zucchini mixture and cook for another minute. Set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 10x15 inch baking dish.
  4. In a large bowl, combine flour and 1 3/4 cups sugar. Cut in butter with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  5. Scoop out 1/2 cup of mixture and stir into the zucchini mixture.
  6. Divide the remaining crumbs in half and press half into bottom of the greased pan.
  7. Spread the zucchini mixture in the pan. Top with remaining crumb mixture.
  8. Mix a teaspoon of cinnamon with 2 tablespoons of sugar and sprinkle on top of crumb mixture.
  9. Bake for 30-40 minutes until top is golden brown. This is great served either warm or cold with whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream.

You'll Wish You Had Zucchini Year Round!

Once you make this zucchini cobbler, you'll wish you had some zucchini in the freezer so that you can make it all year long! The zucchini keeps a nice texture and holds its form well. This is a great use for those older zucchinis that have gotten a little seedy because peels and seeds are removed anyway.

This zucchini cobbler really does taste a lot like apple. It's scrumptious when served warm with vanilla ice cream. The recipe makes enough for a crowd, so try it out for your next picnic or potluck, and let me know how it turns out!

Are you looking for ways to use zucchini?

Are you looking for ways to use zucchini?

A Gardener's Dilemma: An Over-Abundance of Zucchini

If you are among the enthusiastic gardeners who planted a packet of zucchini seeds this spring, then this is just about the time your zucchini is producing like wildfire! Do your zucchini plants look like they are about to take over your garden, creeping over to the green beans and sneaking up on the tomatoes? And just when you thought you had them all picked, you turn around and there’s a stray 10-inch green giant lurking among the cucumbers!

At first it’s exciting to have those lovely tender young zucchini. You can sauté them in an instant for a quick side dish or even slice them up to add to a fresh salad. Then they get bigger, and you have thoughts of zucchini bread and stuffed zucchini.

One day you go out to the garden, and there are a dozen giant zucchini, 16 inches long and weighing 10 pounds each. What can you do with them? Soon you are scouring your cookbooks and the internet looking for ways to use those zucchini.

So here, for the desperate zucchini growers of the gardening universe, are 25 things you can do with zucchini. Hurry and get started, because one of your plants is blooming again!

25 More Ways to Use Zucchini

Main Dishes

  • Stuffed zucchini
  • Zucchini as pasta
  • Zucchini pickles
  • Zucchini sweet relish
  • Zucchini quiche
  • Zucchini lasagna
  • Zucchini tuna patties

Side Dishes

  • Zucchini and tomatoes
  • Zucchini casserole
  • Fried zucchini
  • BBQ zucchini
  • Baked zucchini


  • Zucchini cookies
  • Zucchini brownies
  • Zucchini cake
  • Zucchini bread
  • Chocolate zucchini bread
  • Zucchini muffins

Need More Ideas?

  • Leave some on your neighbor's back porch.
  • Have a Tupperware party and give zucchini as door prizes.
  • Grate them and freeze for use in zucchini bread at Thanksgiving.
  • Put a basket of them at the end of your driveway with a "free" sign.
  • Paint faces on them and decorate your front porch.
  • Donate to the local food bank.
  • Visit your local farm stand and sneak a few into their zucchini display.
Zucchini growing in my garden. Flowers are edible, too!

Zucchini growing in my garden. Flowers are edible, too!

Are They Called Zucchini or Courgettes?

Readers from the UK pointed out that zucchini are known as courgettes in the UK (and in many other countries, as well). Zucchini is a summer squash that can grow up to three feet in length, but it is usually picked young before the rind gets tough and the seeds harden.

Zucchini grows well in any temperate climate. Although zucchini is usually cooked as a vegetable and served in savory dishes, it is actually an immature fruit. The vegetable is used in a variety of ways, and the edible flower is also cooked and served as tempura or as an ingredient in soups and other dishes.

More Zucchini Recipes


Geetha Katuwawala on September 04, 2016:

I am a novice at my allotment. Zucchini istaking over and I had so many.Thanks for sharing your ideas. I will make use of them.

facetube on July 09, 2015:

Great recipe! Very unique, bold and interesting. Thanks for sharing!

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on June 03, 2015:

Zucchinis for dessert? That's a new idea. I might try it someday! I haven't had courgettes in a long time. Voted up!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on August 24, 2013:

Moonlake - Thanks so much for the return visit and the Pin! Hope you enjoy some of these zucchini recipes!

moonlake from America on August 23, 2013:

Came back so I can pin this. We have some zucchini that are ready I'm going to make this.

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on June 24, 2013:

Sunshine625 - I'll bet they'd all have smiles, too! :) Thanks for stopping in to spread some sunshine!

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on June 24, 2013:

This continues to be one of my favorite hubs! I'd like to paint faces on zucchini :)

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on June 17, 2013:

Kalyan717 - Wow, 20 zukes! You'll be cooking up a storm! Glad you liked some of my suggestions...you might want to check out the zucchini relish recipe, too. We like it a lot. Oops, time for me to see what my zucchinis have been up to...

kaiyan717 from West Virginia on June 16, 2013:

I am there now, the great zucchini invasion, lol. Have you ever tried frying and stuffing the blooms, my four year old loves them. I got four plants and 20 zukes ready to go. Thanks for the cobbler recipe, we are going to give it a go tomorrow. I have been on a reconisance mission today trying to figure out what to do with them all, so thanks a bunch!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on November 21, 2012:

Jodols99 - Glad you enjoyed zucchini muffins - that's one of my favorite ways to use zucchini (courgettes)! Thanks for stopping in to comment!

Jools Hogg from North-East UK on November 21, 2012:

Ahem....I stand corrected! Had courgette in muffins and they are delish! my whole family have gobbled them all down :o)

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on November 08, 2012:

ElleBee - If you have a lot of zucchini, there are many tasty recipes you can try. Hope you find some here that you like!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on November 08, 2012:

Alocsin - If you have an over-abundance of zucchini and like desserts, this is a nice variation to try. Thanks for stopping in to read and comment!

ElleBee on November 08, 2012:

Love zuchinni. My dad cooks it a lot but all he ever does is steam it - boring and soggy! I will be trying some of these for more deliciousness.

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on November 07, 2012:

I have never heard of Zucchini cobbler, but since we eat a lot of that vegetable, I'll forward this useful recipe to the family cook. Voting this Up and Useful.

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on October 29, 2012:

2patricias - When I first tried this recipe, I wondered how it would taste, but I was delighted with the results! My family loved zucchini cobbler, too. Do give it a try when you have a bumper crop of zucchini next year! Thanks for your comments and for sharing!

2patricias from Sussex by the Sea on October 29, 2012:

I would never have thought of using zucchini to make dessert. Looks good! The list of suggestions is very useful.

We've had such bad weather in England this year that I doubt anyone has a glut of vegetables - but next year may be better.

I am adding this to my Recipe Index for HubPages - and sharing.

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on September 15, 2012:

iheartkafka - When you grow zucchini, there always comes a time when the crop is overwhelming. Having a backup plan on what to do with them all could be a good idea! :) I've tried zucchini bread, muffins and cobbler, but have yet to try the zucchini cookies...next season!

iheartkafka on September 15, 2012:

I love all the ideas! Growing up in Oregon, we grew zucchini and had so much zucchini it was on the menu in one form or another for every meal during the summer. A list like this would have come in handy! would love to try zucchini cookies. yummm!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on September 10, 2012:

Farmer Rachel - Do give the zucchini cobbler a try. It's really a great dessert, especially if you serve it warm from the oven with some vanilla ice cream! Thanks for stopping in to read and comment!

Rachel Koski Nielsen from from PA, now homesteading in MN on September 10, 2012:

Mmm, I love fried zucchini, and that cobbler sounds amazing! I think I'm going to have to give it a try :) Great hub, voted up etc.

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on August 29, 2012:

Jackie Lynnley - I think you'll find this zucchini cobbler unique and delicious. Enjoy!

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on August 29, 2012:

Wow I love zucchini, can't wait to make this! Yum! Thank you.

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on August 28, 2012:

Better Yourself - I tried zucchini cobbler for the first time this summer and it was a big hit with my family. Hope you like it too!

Better Yourself from North Carolina on August 28, 2012:

I love zucchini but never thought of it in a cobbler - excited to give this a shot! Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on August 05, 2012:

ChristyWrites - I think that zucchini is one of the most budget friendly vegetables that we can grow! A packet of seeds can yield dozens of zucchini which can be used raw or cooked in numerous tasty recipes. Do give them a try!

Christy Birmingham from British Columbia, Canada on August 05, 2012:

Your list of ways to use zucchini is very useful. I am going to suggest to my parents that they add it to their garden to grow - so many good things to make!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on July 24, 2012:

Bravewarrior - It's a great idea to print and file some of your favorite recipes. So glad that my zucchini cobbler recipe made the grade! :) Thanks for stopping in to read and comment!

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on July 23, 2012:

Totally awesome! I'm printing these recipes and adding them my bursting 4" binder of home/found recipes! Thank you so much, Stephanie!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on July 16, 2012:

Moonlake - Watch those zucchini plants! It does seem that one day you have blossoms and the next there's a foot long zucchini (or six!). It sounds like you have a green thumb!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on July 16, 2012:

Amanda Severn - Thanks for reminding me that zucchini are known as courgettes in the UK and some other countries. I will definitely add that bit of helpful information to my article!

Amanda Severn from UK on July 16, 2012:

This is not something that would ever have occurred to me, but it's certainly an interesting idea! I just thought I'd mention, by the way, that here in the UK (and no doubt elsewhere in Europe) zucchini are known as courgettes. You might add to your traffic by including the word 'courgettes' in your title!

moonlake from America on July 15, 2012:

Never thought of zucchini in a cobbler. Looks good. I need all of this by the looks of our garden we will have zucchini coming out our ears. Right now we have cucumbers.

Voted up.

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on July 15, 2012:

Donnah75 - When you have gardener friends, you don't eve need to grow your own zucchini, do you? :) Thanks for the read, and do enjoy your zucchini!

Donna Hilbrandt from Upstate New York on July 15, 2012:

Great list. I used my last bag of shredded zucchini in my freezer from last summer's garden in the late spring to make a zucchini bread. No garden this year, but my fridge still has a pile of zucchini! My friend's garden is overrun with them, and she brought a huge bag full of zucchini to work on Friday for everyone to share. I think I am going to make potato / zucchini pancakes tonight :) Voted up.

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on July 15, 2012:

Peggy W - Anyone who has grow zucchini knows how those plants can keep producing and take over the garden. You sound like the voice of experience! If you do try the zucchini cobbler recipe, let me know how you like it. My family really enjoyed it, but it makes quite a large recipe, and it is better if eaten the day it's made. Thanks so much for your votes and the share!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on July 15, 2012:

Vespawoolf - The zucchini cobbler is definitely worth a try if you have extra zucchini. The cobbler in the photo didn't last long in our house - my family loved it warm with some vanilla ice cream! Thanks so much for the read and the share! Hope you enjoy your zucchini cobbler!

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on July 15, 2012:

This zucchini cobbler looks fabulous! Who would've thought it isn't made with apples?? I'll definitely have to try it. What a well-written hub with great instructions and photos. Voted up and shared!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 15, 2012:

Wish I had this recipe when I had huge amounts of zucchini growing in my Wisconsin garden. I KNOW how they grow and can get away from one. Ha! Wish I had more garden space where we live now with enough sunlight. I would definitely grow zucchini. Love it in many different ways.

I had to laugh with your suggestions as to how to get rid of excess zucchini. Your recipe sounds intriguing. Will have to give it a try...but with store bought zucchini. Will certainly be a conversation piece! Up votes and sharing.

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on July 02, 2012:

Hyphenbird - Thanks so much for the feedback on this recipe! I also liked it a lot, but I agree that the sugar could be cut back a little. Glad you liked it!

Brenda Barnes from America-Broken But Still Beautiful on July 02, 2012:

I made the zucchini cobbler today. It is delicious. I did cut back the sugar because I don't care for super sweet foods. Thanks for the recipe.

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on July 01, 2012:

Vellur and Sadie 423:

Thanks for visiting my hub on zucchini relish! It is a great use for some of those extra zucchinis, and I do hope you'll enjoy it.

sadie423 from North Carolina on July 01, 2012:

I have had a similar recipe saved since last year. My zucchini fell to the squash bugs before I had a chance to make it. Can't wait to try it this year

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on June 30, 2012:

Nettlemere - I had never thought of using zucchini in a dessert either, but it does work well. Thanks for visiting!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on June 30, 2012:

Hyphenbird - I hope you enjoy the zucchini cobbler! This makes a good sized recipe, so you'll have plenty to share.

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on June 30, 2012:

Movie Master - That's how zucchini are - one day you have a few blossoms and a few days later you have a bushel of zucchini! Hope you enjoy the cobbler! I'm also thinking that cooking chunks of zucchini in lemon juice and sugar with a little cinnamon and thickening would produce a nice side dish similar to stewed apples.

Nettlemere from Burnley, Lancashire, UK on June 30, 2012:

Well, that's not something I ever heard of - courgettes in dessert, but I suppose it works for carrots in cake, so you might be onto something Stephanie!

Brenda Barnes from America-Broken But Still Beautiful on June 30, 2012:

I will make zucchini cobbler tomorrow. We indeed have an abundance. Thanks for the great ideas and yummy recipe.

Movie Master from United Kingdom on June 30, 2012:

Zucchini's are taking over my garden, so I need all the recipes I can get! so this hub is for me! I can't wait to try the cobbler!

Some great new ideas, thank you and voted up

Jools Hogg from North-East UK on June 30, 2012:

You have intrigued me though......I may try it :o)

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on June 30, 2012:

Jools99 -Sometimes using ingredients in an unexpected way doesn't sound appealing, but by cooking the zucchini with lemon juice and sugar, it takes on a lovely fruity taste much like apple. But, yes, you'd still know it was zucchini... :)

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on June 30, 2012:

DeborahNeyens - Chocolate zucchini cupcakes sound yummy! Have you posted a recipe? Haha...some of our neighbors pull down the shades when they see us heading their way with more zucchini! :)

Jools Hogg from North-East UK on June 30, 2012:

Stephanie, as a savoury dish - yes, i would try it. The stuffed courgette, I might try to I would use it roasted with pasta but I can't consider the cobbler - sorry :o), I would KNOW it was courgette/zucchini :o)

Deborah Neyens from Iowa on June 30, 2012:

I'm always looking for new ways to use zucchini. One of my favorites is chocolate zucchini cupcakes. And I have resorted to leaving hem on the neighbors' porches. : )

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on June 29, 2012:

randomcreative - I'm so glad you found some new ideas for using zucchini! Thanks so much for stopping in to comment!

Rose Clearfield from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on June 29, 2012:

I know that anyone who grows zucchini reaches that point each year where the number of ripe zucchini is suddenly overwhelming. It's great to have some new options! Thanks for all of the recipes and suggestions.

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on June 29, 2012:

Glimmer Twin Fan - Chocolate zucchini bread sounds yummy!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on June 29, 2012:

Kashmir56 - Thanks for the read and for your comments. Glad you enjoyed my zucchini cobbler hub!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on June 29, 2012:

Om Paramapoonya - This cobbler is a really nice dessert, with a taste and texture similar to apple cobbler. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised!

Claudia Mitchell on June 29, 2012:

These suggestions rock! I love chocolate zucchini bread.

Thomas Silvia from Massachusetts on June 29, 2012:

Hi Stephanie, thanks for all these great ways to use and enjoy zucchini !

Vote up and more !!!

Om Paramapoonya on June 29, 2012:

This recipe sounds amazing. I like zucchini bread, so I'll probably enjoy a zucchini cobbler as well! :)

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on June 29, 2012:

rjsadowski - Although I haven't yet tried all of the recipes for zucchini I like the thought of using my garden crop in so many different ways. Thanks for stopping in to comment!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on June 29, 2012:

ourforeverisnow - Glad you enjoyed my hub about ways to use zucchini and the zucchini cobbler recipe! Thanks for your comments!

rjsadowski on June 29, 2012:

Your hub is certainly a thought starter. Too often, we limit our cooking to recipes that we have always made. If I grew zucchini, I would certainly try several of your ideas.

ourforeverisnow from Maine on June 28, 2012:

Wow! I feel like i should have known all the uses for zuccini! Thank you for the information. Love it! Voted you up!

Nell Rose from England on June 28, 2012:

Thanks Stephanie

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on June 28, 2012:

Nell Rose - I hope you enjoy your zucchini cobbler! This is a good sized recipe, so be sure to invite some friends to share it with you! :)

Nell Rose from England on June 28, 2012:

Hi Stephanie, I have just re discovered Zucchini, so this is great! I would never have thought of using it as a pudding with ice cream, what a good idea, now I know how to cook it in different ways so bookmarked and thanks!

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on June 28, 2012:

Kelleyward - Glad you enjoyed my hub, Kelly! Thanks so much for stopping in and for the votes. I do hope you get a chance to try this recipe sometime! :)

kelleyward on June 28, 2012:

Another great one from my friend Stephanie! You are an amazing cook. I love how you added so many different ideas and takes on this recipe. Voted 5 stars! Kelley

Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on June 28, 2012:

O.k., I give up trying to convert you! LOL I imagine that the cobbler can be made with other fruit, but it loses it's conversational appeal! :)

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on June 28, 2012:

Ok, you win with stuffed zucchini. That's all. No cobbler. Or relish. I draw the line at stuffed. It's one of my favorite meals...not in the top ten, but I do like it stuffed with rice and lamb or beef. The cobbler looks yummy, I'm imagining peaches:) I really like your "run out of ways" list! lol

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