Just-in-time ideas for cooking with summer's most prolific squash

Walnut-Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread with Moroccan Spices

Penne with Halibut, Zucchini, and Mint

One-Pan Ratatouille

Porcini-Zucchini Blossom Orecchiette

Chef Paul Bertolli’s Zucchini Carpaccio

 Zucchini Cookies

Gardeners know this, and so do their neighbors: Summer squash yields prodigious crops from just a few plants and continues producing for weeks.

To keep up with the production, start harvesting 50-65 days after sowing, when the zukes are 4 to 6 inches long, or smaller.Some recipes, such as our Porcini-Zucchini Blossom Orecchiette, above, even call for tender zucchini blossoms.

Still, the harvest basket inevitably overflows with zucchini in late summer. Click our recipe links to the left for some great ways to enjoy it.

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