Sunday 21 August 2016

10 Cracking Courgette Recipes

Are you beginning to get fed up of the site of home grown courgettes? 

Every year I await with great eagerness as the first small fruit swell at what seems such a slovenly rate and then - BOOM - such a short time later you are suddenly drowning in courgettes accompanied by howls of "Not more courgettes" from the boys at every meal!  If that is you or you simply fancy ringing the courgette changes here are some recipe you might like to try  .... and one additional use for these summer beauties.

10 Cracking Courgette Recipes

1. Cheesy Courgette Omelette from Camilla at Fab Food 4 All is a courgette variation on a simple recipe that is so quick to prepare.

Image from Fab Food  4 All

2.  Courgette Loaf from Vicky at Homegrown and Foraged which is lovely sliced, toasted and served with melted butter.

Image from Homegrown and Foraged

3. Courgette Spaghetti from Angela at Days in Bed makes a lovely change from normal pasta:

Image from Days in Bed

4. Creamy courgette and mushroom gratin from Nicky at Nicky Kyle Gardening is so easy she reckons children can make this.

Image from Nicky Kyle Gardening

5. Courgette Pickle/Relish from Kate at Country Skills for Modern Life is an unusual relish you can enjoy all year.

Image from Country Skills for Modern Life

6. Courgette Splat from Jodie at Quirky Kook gets prize for what may be the least pretty dish but one that still tastes fantastic (love the name too!)

Image from Quirky Kook

7. Courgette and Tomato Quiche from Cheryl at Madhouse Family Reviews is so easy to make and quiches can be frozen for later.

Image from Madhouse Family Reviews

8. Broad Bean and Courgette Soup with Gouda from Elizabeth at Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary is a lovely warming soup ideal for when autumn arrives.

Image from Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary

9. Chilli Courgette Pickle from me! You can vary the heat of this pickle according to how hot you like your food but for us, the more chilli the better!

10. Courgettes for cats with constipation. OK so not a recipe at all but I wanted to include this as it has been such a benefit for our old cat who has failing kidneys and constipation and it has meant we have not had to resort to more medicine for him.


Have you got a mountain of courgettes to work through or any more recipes we might like to try?  I have added them to chocolate cake before (but not yet blogged about it) - do you have any courgette cake recipes?


  1. Think that courgette pickle recipe was originally from me!

    1. It was indeed and it is superb. I have just made the first batch for this year.

  2. Who'd have thought you could get so creative with a bunch of courgettes ! :)

    1. I know, they are so versatile and even the cat gets a look in! I am planning to do the pickles soon and have also had made chorizo and courgette risotto, added them to almost every stir fry/pasta dish etc that we have eaten recently, char-grilled them on the BBQ and had them grated into a salad! #courgetteglut

  3. Mmmm! Gratin with mushrooms sounds especially good! Here are my best recipes for this ubiquitous vegetable: Zucchini Tofu Stir-fry and Cheesy Zucchini-Corn Casserole.

  4. Very helpful, thank you. Pinning...

  5. My plants are already groaning under the sudden growth of the courgettes, so I'm going to work my way through all of these. Except the last one. No cat. I found the trick with courgette cake is to remove the skin. The green flecks give the game away. #GoingGreen

  6. I am going to have to try some of these. My kids are not courgette fans, but if I put them in muffins they will eat them.


  7. Great one, yes once they start there are always too many of them - took me some time to like them as I think my mum must have overdone the same recipe when courgettes were in season - I think courgetti are great, so versatile also #goinggreen


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