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Littleguggi Sat 13-Feb-21 22:55:06

Recipes please using courgettes?

Accidentally ordered 2kg of courgettes instead of 2 in this week's shopping 🙈

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Mrsdoubtfireswig Sat 13-Feb-21 23:28:50

Love courgettes

Courgette, potato and cheese soup bbc good food recipe - v easy and delicious and freezes well

Roast courgettes as side dish (with tomatoes / peppers etc

Grated courgette in frittatas

Courgette fritters (think there is sweet corn and courgette recipe on bbc good food aswell)

HoneyBeeGood Sat 13-Feb-21 23:33:45

Good food website has a lovely recipe for courgette lasagna.

Wafflehouse Sat 13-Feb-21 23:38:30

Courgette and feta fritters are lovely, also courgette and cheese muffins.

Chop them up, fry them off with peppers and onions and add to cous cous.

Also courgette fries, cut them into sticks, pat them dry with kitchen roll, flour, egg then breadcrumb and bake them. I’ve also chopped them into chunks and done this then used the instead of chicken in a katsu curry.

Love courgettes.

jelly79 Sat 13-Feb-21 23:46:03

Love them. I roast them with onions, peppers, tomatoes and have them with meat / fish. But recently topping some soft cheese on ryvita with the roast veg x

MilkshakeandChips5 Sat 13-Feb-21 23:55:14

We make a courgette "bake" and serve with meat. It's basically lightly caramelised onions, courgettes (cut into circles), chopped tomatoes, mixed herbs and anything else to make a basic tomato sauce. Top with breadcrumbs and cheddar cheese and bake for 20 mins. Great side dish with things like a pork chop or chicken!

Pieceofpurplesky Sun 14-Feb-21 00:50:48

Courgette fritte
Courgette and feta fritters
Courgette cake

Londonmummy66 Sun 14-Feb-21 00:54:12

This is the only way I can get my DC to eat them

www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/creamy-courgette-bacon-pasta

Its like spaghetti carbonara but with grated courgette - yum

purpleme12 Sun 14-Feb-21 01:06:18

Bean pilaf

It's 200g bulgar wheat.
1 onion
1 courgette
3 cloves garlic
200g runner beans
140g cherry tomatoes
Vegetable stock

Cook bulgar wheat in water

Meanwhile cook onion and courgette for 5 mins till soft. Stir in garlic and cook for 2 mins.
Stir in the beans, tomatoes and stock, bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 6 minutes till tomatoes are losing their shape.

Then put the bulgar wheat and veg together and cook for 2 minutes

toria658 Sun 14-Feb-21 01:08:01

I grow them and have an explosion over summer, feel your quandary.
This is the most fabulous cake recipe ( do wring the grated courgettes out in a tea towel and leave on the draining board for 30 mins or the cake will be too moist) I use normal sugar. Really moist, easy cake that is a winner. I also make relish and pickle they are great in both

www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/chocolate-courgette-cake

This chutney is really nice as well.

www.rivercottage.net/recipes/courgette-chutney

okokok000 Sun 14-Feb-21 01:09:17

https://cleanfoodcrush.com/mushroom-zucchini-lasagna-rolls-clean-eating/

Instead of rolls I layer like a lasagne. I also add beef mince sometimes too. So nice!

nevernotstruggling Sun 14-Feb-21 01:19:36

Use instead of quite in veg bolognaise. Put it through the cheese grater. It tastes divine

Fivemoreminutes1 Sun 14-Feb-21 07:09:13

Lasagne www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/creamy-courgette-lasagne
Muffins realfood.tesco.com/recipes/cheesy-courgette-muffins.html
Curry www.riverford.co.uk/recipes/courgette-chickpea-coconut-curry
Risotto www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/courgette-lemon-risotto

takingwhatineed Sun 14-Feb-21 07:31:59

Oooh, another vote for courgette cake. Sainsbury's have a lovely recipe online. https://recipes.sainsburys.co.uk/recipes/baking/chocolate-courgette-cake
I switch the veg oil for coconut oil. It's delicious.

RainingBatsAndFrogs Sun 14-Feb-21 07:50:17

These are gorgeous:
damndelicious.net/2014/06/21/baked-parmesan-zucchini/

DeathMetalMum Sun 14-Feb-21 09:30:03

Courgette and red pepper risotto.
Courgette carbonara- one of mine and the kids favourite.
www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/creamy-courgette-bacon-pasta

Littleguggi Sun 14-Feb-21 17:45:46

Wow thank you all for the ideas! Those of you suggesting courgette cake has just reminded me I made a lovely moist courgette and cream cheese cake (sainsburys recipe) a few years ago! I love baking and totally forgot about making a cake with them!

So far I've made a huge batch of veg pasta sauce, blitzed into a smooth sauce which the DC ate thankfully! I've also made a courgette and potato curry. Still got loads left though so will go through all your suggestions!

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KihoBebiluPute Sun 14-Feb-21 17:49:46

I had a glut over the summer and I chopped them up and roasted them and then froze the roasted pieces. Over the winter there have been loads of times when I wanted to up the veg content of a meal and was just able to grab a couple of handfuls of roasted courgette from the freezer, it's been great.

But the courgette and feta fritters mentioned upthread of also brilliant.

PurpleDaisies Sun 14-Feb-21 17:54:36

They are great in curry. We had this hello fresh one last night and really enjoyed it.

www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.hellofresh.co.uk/recipes/veggie-tikka-masala-5fe3125f512fd84653609b27%3famp=true

Also really good in stir fries, tagines, pasta dishes.

Fritters are my favourite though!

JayAlfredPrufrock Sun 14-Feb-21 17:55:33

Lentil stuffed courgettes. Yum.

MissLucyEyelesbarrow Sun 14-Feb-21 17:56:08

HoneyBeeGood

Good food website has a lovely recipe for courgette lasagna.

Was coming on to post this. I don't even like courgettes much, but I love this and it's much easier than a normal lasagne.

MirandaMarple Sun 14-Feb-21 18:19:33

Thanks for this post. They grow like weeds on my veg patch.

Greaterthanthesumoftheparts Sun 14-Feb-21 18:22:45

I can second the bacon and courgette pasta from BBC good food that @Londonmummy66 mentioned. We had it for dinner yesterday, it was yummy!

popandsqueak Sun 14-Feb-21 18:28:11

I make a dish that I found years ago in a cook book. Cook spaghetti. Fry courgette, onion and bacon then add halved cherry tomatoes. When Cooked add some pesto and a couple of tablespoons of pasta water. Drain spaghetti and serve courgette mixture. It's amazing and really quick to do. I often have left overs for lunch the next day and it's even better!

MissLucyEyelesbarrow Sun 14-Feb-21 18:33:24

MirandaMarple

Thanks for this post. They grow like weeds on my veg patch.

It is, in fact, impossible to have a courgette crop that is the right size . You can only have none or a glut. See also rocket.

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