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Best Courgette Recipes

Updated on August 22, 2016
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Shushanik enjoys sharing recipes of dishes from her home country. She also likes discovering new dishes and sharing them with her readers.

4 stars from 4 ratings of Courgette Recipes

Though courgette, like a squash, is a traditionally American food, this variety, which is called "zucchini" or "courgette" actually was developed in Italy. Italians called it "zucchini" and French called it "courgette". Currently both names are used interchangeably.

Different nations use courgette differently. For example in some cuisines flowers are used more often, in others fruits are more popular.

Courgette Nutrition

The zucchini fruit is very nutritious. It contains useful amounts of potassium, vitamin A and folate. 1/2 cup of courgette contains 19% of the recommended amount of manganese. Besides it is very low in calories (approximately 15 food calories per 100g of fresh courgette).

Today I'd like to share three courgette recipes which I consider the best.

Courgette Recipes. #1 - Zucchini Lasagna with Cheese and Oregano

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 50 min
Ready in: 1 hour 5 min
Yields: 1 baking dish of lasagna

Ingredients

  • 0.25 lbs (120g) of fat-free cream cheese
  • 1 lbs (450g) of Ricotta cheese
  • 2 courgettes
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 teaspoons of dried oregano
  • 6 lasagna sheets
  • 1.5 oz (40g) of grated mozzarella cheese
  • salt
  • pepper
  • butter

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 430 F (220 C).
  2. Lightly grease a square baking dish with butter, set aside.
  3. Mix cream cheese and Ricotta together, add salt and pepper.
  4. In another bowl mix courgette, garlic, oregano and add salt and pepper.
  5. Put 1/3 of courgette mixture into the baking dish. Put 2 lasagna sheets on top and 1/3 of cheese mixture on top of that.
  6. Repeat twice with the remaining mixture of courgette, cheese and lasagna sheets.
  7. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese on top.
  8. Cover with aluminium foil and bake for 30-35 minutes.
  9. Take the foil off and bake for another 15-20 minutes until golden.
  10. Let stay for 10 minutes before serving.

Courgette Recipes. #2 - Zucchini Pancakes

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Ready in: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 of a glass of flour
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 of a teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 of a teaspoon of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 of a glass of Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 1 courgette
  • 1/2 of a glass of water

Instructions

  1. Heat frying pan.
  2. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.
  3. In a separate bowl beat an egg, Greek yogurt and melted butter together. Add flour mixture to this one and mix everything.
  4. Grate courgette and add it mixing thoroughly until it is evenly distributed in the dough.
  5. Gradually add water until the dough reaches the desired consistency.The more water you add, the thinner pancakes will be. 1/2 of a glass is enough for the pancakes to be rather thin.
  6. Pour 1/3 of dough into the frying pan. Fry each side for 5 minutes. When you see the bubbles around the edges, it's time to flip the pancakes.
  7. Serve courgette pancakes with butter and maple syrup.

Courgette Recipes. #3 - Courgette Soup with Potato

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Ready in: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 0.8 lbs (350g) of potato
  • 0.5 lbs (250g) of courgette
  • 17oz (500ml) of chicken broth
  • 1 glass of 10% cream

Instructions

  1. Sauté onion and garlic in a pan.
  2. Add sliced potato and courgette and stew for 5 minutes.
  3. Add chicken broth, bring everything to boil and cook for 15 minutes on low heat under the lid.
  4. Cool the soup a little bit and make puree from it.
  5. Add cream.
  6. Cool, decorate with the greens and serve.

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      2patricias 

      6 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      These look delicious. I am adding them to my Recipe Index for HubPages.

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      Karen Metz 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      Zucchini is one of my favorite vegetables and it is so plentiful that eventually there is so much that you don't know what to do with it. Thank you for the recipes, this will give me some ideas of what to do with it! The lasagna and soup look so yummy!!

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      Shushanik 

      6 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area

      Thanks a lot! I'm happy you liked them :)

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      L M Reid 

      6 years ago from Ireland

      Wow what wonderful recipes you have created here. I like them all but maybe just by a whisker I would have to vote for the Courgette soup with Potato as my favourite.

      All three have easy to follow instructions and great photos.

      Shared on Twitter and voted 5 stars

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