GUEST POST: 5 Sweet and Savoury Recipes with Zucchini

February 21, 2024

Please enjoy this delicious guest post by Sam from The Annoyed Thyroid. Thank you so much Sammie!

Ciao for now,

Hello everyone.

Sam here stepping in for Min with all the zucchini deliciousness. These gourds may be green but they’re not mean!

Zucchini is such a versatile ingredient in both sweet and savoury dishes and I’ve handpicked some of my favourite recipes where the zucchini is the star of the show.

Hope you find something you fancy and Min, thanks for having me!

Zucchini Lasagne


This Zucchini Lasagne is quick, easy to prepare and totally delicious to eat! It’s also healthier than your common or garden lasagne recipe because it’s packed with veggies, is light on pasta and there’s no creamy sauce. Winning!

Ham, Zucchini and Cheese Muffins


These muffins are simple, quick and delicious and go great in a lunch box or make a perfect light lunch. They are lovely and light and super easy to make with or without a Thermomix.

Potato and Zucchini Soup


This soup is so creamy and delicious but there’s not a drop of cream in sight, all you need is potatoes, zucchini and a few pantry staples. I usually make this in the Thermomix but it’s just as easy to make on the stove. It’s a real soup-er bowl!

Carrot, Zucchini, Orange and Walnut Loaf


Baking is such a great way to give old veggies, new life and this recipe is the perfect example of that! Upcycle leftover veggies into this deliciously moist loaf, it’s the perfect teatime treat. This recipe is very forgiving and you can use whatever veggies you have to hand – you can use just zucchini, just carrot or even beetroot. Nom!

Chocolate Zucchini Cake


And last but definitely not least, is the Chocolate Zucchini Cake. This cake is so lovely and light and deliciously chocolatey. It’s goes great with a cuppa, makes a delicious dessert and is also very freezer friendly. For a special occasion and the ultimate decadence, drizzle his cake with chocolate ganache. It’s a real showstopper!

Do you have a favourite zucchini recipe? Are you a sweet or savoury person?


Sammie is an English girl who lived as an expat in Sydney, Australia for many years! She has recently returned to the motherland with her husband David (also English) and their beloved Aussie Cavoodle ‘Teddy Roosevelt’. We’ve actually met in person and she is so lovely! There’s quite a story behind the origin of her blog ‘The Annoyed Thyroid’ – read more about her HERE. Here’s more links where you can find Sammie:






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  • Reply Sue from Women Living Well After 50 February 21, 2024 at 6:12 am

    Love Zucchini, Sammie and Min so thank you for the recipes. I usually roast them or occasionally make muffins but now I have some new recipes to try. Great guest post, Sammie! Thanks for hosting #WWWhimsy Min and have a lovely week both of you. x

  • Reply Debbie Harris February 21, 2024 at 10:18 am

    Lovely to see these recipes Sammie, I am a huge fan of making the chocolate zucchini cake and muffins when I’m given leftover zucchinis by friends. Great guest post here on Min’s #wwwhimsy linkup.

  • Reply Natalie February 21, 2024 at 12:21 pm

    These new-to-me recipes look so good, Sammie. I think I’ll try the zucchini lasagna, the potato and zucchini soup and chocolate zucchini cake. Thank you for sharing them with us and stepping in for Min. Hope you and Min both have a wonderful week!

  • Reply Jennifer Jones February 21, 2024 at 3:11 pm

    I’m have a feeling I’d love each of these recipes. The chocolate cake reminded me of a beetroot choc cake that I used to make. It was very moist and so yum. Saving your recipes to Pinterest

    • Reply Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid February 21, 2024 at 11:53 pm

      Yes, zucchini behaves just like beetroot in bakes (just without the colour!) It makes cakes marvellously moist!

  • Reply Cathy February 21, 2024 at 8:42 pm

    I’m always the odd one out whenever the subject of zucchini comes out. The only way I enjoy it is raw. I can’t taste it cooked – those muffins look so delicious but would be wasted on me. I’d enjoy the flavour of the ham and cheese but would struggle to ‘the zucchini’.
    Thanks for holding the fort for Min, she deserves good friends like you
    Take care

    • Reply Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid February 21, 2024 at 11:52 pm

      I love zucchini raw too – my favourite is shaved into ribbons for a salad. Min is such a legend, it’s been an honour to pitch in and help out!

  • Reply Lydia C. Lee February 22, 2024 at 5:31 am

    THe zucchini muffins look great – and the chocolate cake…so sweet or savoury? I guess I’m both!

  • Reply Joanne February 22, 2024 at 6:46 am

    I love zucchini and I’ll eat it cooked just about any way in any recipe. These all look so yummy!

  • Reply sherry February 22, 2024 at 7:11 am

    All of these recipes sound fabulous! I really like the sound of the soup and the chocolate cake!

    • Reply Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid February 26, 2024 at 10:49 pm

      If I say so myself, they’re all pretty yummy but the soup is one of my faves. I make it regularly!

  • Reply Denyse Whelan February 22, 2024 at 8:29 am

    Always good to read a recipe or three from you dear Sam, and thanks for sharing and helping out Min.

    You are a good friend.


  • Reply Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid February 26, 2024 at 10:50 pm

    As are you! Hope you’re having a great week x

  • Reply Min March 3, 2024 at 10:45 am

    Thank you so much Sammie for this fabulous and delicious guest post, and for responding to all the comments when I haven’t been able to! I think I’ll be trying out ALL these recipes. We’re huge Zucchini fans here. I make Zucchini slice and Zucchini soup but very pleased to have some new Zucchini recipes to add to the mix! Thank you for helping me out! xo

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