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Call it Zucchini, Call it Summer Squash: Just Make These Recipes

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All zucchini are summer squash, but not all summer squash are zucchini. (Read all about the different types here.)

But here's the truth: Pattypan squash don't know they're not zucchini, and neither do Costata Romanesco or Zephyr squash. And if the squash aren't so concerned about their differences, then—so long as they don't bring too many seeds or too much bitterness to the party—neither are we. Nor these recipes!

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Use any variety of summer squash (or call them zucchini!) you'd like. Ease yourself in with some sweet cookies and loaves, then move onto the savory heavy-hitters.

Sweet

Gingery Olive Oil Zucchini Cake with Poppy Seeds and Lemon Crunch Glaze
Gingery Olive Oil Zucchini Cake with Poppy Seeds and Lemon Crunch Glaze
Hermits in the Backseat
Hermits in the Backseat
Zucchini Bread with Dates and Hazelnuts

Zucchini Bread with Dates and Hazelnuts by Renée Kemps

My New Favorite Zucchini Bread

My New Favorite Zucchini Bread by Dabblings

Dark Chocolate and Walnut Zucchini Bread
Dark Chocolate and Walnut Zucchini Bread

Savory

Vegan Lasagna with Roasted Vegetables
Vegan Lasagna with Roasted Vegetables
Curried Red Lentil Zucchini Soup
Curried Red Lentil Zucchini Soup
Grilled Cheese with Zucchini, Basil, and Gruyère
Grilled Cheese with Zucchini, Basil, and Gruyère
Mediterranean Vegetable Bowls with Quinoa, Toasted Chickpeas, and Harissa Tahini
Mediterranean Vegetable Bowls with Quinoa, Toasted Chickpeas, and Harissa Tahini
Meatballs with Tomato and Zucchini
Meatballs with Tomato and Zucchini
Dover Sole with Herb Oil and Zucchini
Dover Sole with Herb Oil and Zucchini
Zuni Cafe Zucchini Pickles
Zuni Cafe Zucchini Pickles
Thai Summer Squash Curry
Thai Summer Squash Curry
Green Vegetables Lasagna with Zucchini, Peas, and Green Beans

Green Vegetables Lasagna with Zucchini, Peas, and Green B... by Renée Kemps

"Courgetti" Salad with Creamy Roquefort and Juicy Peaches

"Courgetti" Salad with Creamy Roquefort and Juicy Peaches by Renée Kemps

Canal House's Marinated Zucchini
Canal House's Marinated Zucchini

Say your neighbor drops off a share of their bumper crop of zucchini. What do you turn it into? Tell us in the comments.