I have to admit, my life has been significantly better since humans discovered that you could make pasta out of vegetables. Zoodles are a great substitute for pasta but there is more to zucchini than just being made into a pasta substitute. You can actually swap out other unhealthy foods for your favorite green vegetable. Try a few of the recipes below before summer, aka zucchini season, is gone.

1. Minestrone Soup

pasta, gnocchi, zucchini, tomato
Spoon University

There is nothing as cozy as a nice minestrone soup.

2. Pancakes with Tomato Rice

rice, risotto, vegetable, fish, seafood
Amanda Chong

These pancakes are the kind that you could eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

3. Bite-Size Pepperoni Pizza

sushi, rice
Nadia Zanardi

They are like Lunchables for adults — and much healthier too.

4. Carrot, Zucchini & Walnut Rolls

vegetable, meat, herb
Emily Stamp

Eat these hearty vegan dinner rolls with your meal to make it super healthy.

5. Chips

vegetable, courgette, meat, oil
Kirby Barth

You don’t have to give up chips when you ditch your bad eating habits. You can also make these zucchini nachos in place of the usual tortilla chips.

6. All-Greens Panini

bread, vegetable, meat, sandwich
Tarika Narain

This proves that vegetables don’t have to be boring.

7. Parmesan Burger

Maria Serghiou

A vegetarian version of chicken parmesan is what we all needed.

8. Mediterranean Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese definitely beats zoodles.

9. Crockpot Beans and Sauce

vegetable, meat, parsley, pepper, onion
Spoon University

The crockpot is probably the best thing humans have invented.

10. Zucchini Corn Salad

vegetable, corn, salad, courgette
Jackie Kuczynski

This refreshing salad screams summertime.

11. Fries

parmesan, zucchini
Spoon University

I love french fries so much. They should be their own food group.

12. Chocolate Chip Muffins

bread, pastry, chocolate, wheat, sweet
Caitlin Murphy

I’m so glad that someone made chocolate chip muffins healthy.

13. Ricotta Fritters

Is there anything better than fried food? Of course not. If you’re dairy-free try this corn fritters recipe instead.

14. Roasted Asparagus, Carrots & Zucchini

vegetable, asparagus, carrot, pepper
Mackenzie Barth

Roasted veggies are a great side for any dish.

15. Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread

bread, meat, sweet, beef, cake
Kristine Mahan

If you want bread but you don’t eat gluten then you should try these gluten-free baking alternatives.

16. Zucchini Bread with Maple Butter

cream, cake, bread, dairy product, sweet
Chelsea Hawk

More zucchini bread because it’s so good.

17. Meatballs

vegetable, tomato, meat, sauce, beef
Rebecca Simonov

These vegetarian-friendly meatballs will enhance any boring spaghetti dish.

Zoodles are a great replacement for pasta. But other foods exist too–like an amazing slice of zucchini bread. Try some of these creative zucchini recipes when you get sick of eating zoodles so often.