Courgette Bacon Pasta Recipe

Easy courgette recipes

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Try our summery recipes using this versatile veg, from courgette risotto and vibrant green salads to our epic courgette and lime cake

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Wondering what to do with those courgettes in your fridge? Courgettes, at their best during the summer months, can be fried, barbecued, roasted, spiralized or even grated into cake batter. We have plenty of ideas, from courgette fritters to courgette lasagne – and even courgette and lime cake. 

If you’re armed with a spiralizer and you’re not afraid to use it, check out our easy courgetti recipes right here


When are courgettes in season?

British courgette season starts in June and ends in October. Courgettes are at their best between June and September.

How do you cook courgettes?

How to grill courgettes: The best way to grill courgettes is to cut them into slices, brush with oil and put under a hot grill for 3-4 minutes until charred and blistered, then flip and repeat.

How to fry courgettes: To fry courgettes, half, dice or cut into slices and fry in olive oil into charred or alternatively cook low and slow until meltingly tender.

How to roast courgettes: Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Dice or thickly slice the courgette, season and toss with olive oil then roast for 30 minutes, turning halfway, until caramelised and cooked through.

Courgettes are also great diced or sliced and stirred into currys, soups and stews, as they’re great at soaking up flavours.

Can courgettes be eaten raw?

You can eat courgettes raw, they’re great thinly sliced and added to salads.


Courgette recipes

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Ingredients

  • We use fresh courgettes

Courgette and mint soup

This vibrant, summery soup is a great way to make sue of a courgette glut. The summer veggies are joined by fresh mint and lemon zest for a zingy lunch that's perfect for a warm day.  It's best served with a dollop of crème fraîche on top.

Courgette and mint soup

Courgette fritters

Top our lightly spiced courgette fritters with poached eggs for a quick weekend brunch with fewer than 250 calories.

Easy Courgette Fritters Recipe

Stuffed courgettes with spiced lamb

Make the most of this versatile vegetable by topping with spiced lamb mince, pine nuts and feta to create this crowd-pleasing Mediterranean dish.

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Courgette lasagne

Check out our low-carb take on lasagne, complete with how-to video. This version uses courgette in place of pasta, so you still get lots of creamy layers but a bit of a healthier result.

courgette lasagne

Courgette risotto with pea, artichoke and barley

Barley is a great alternative to normal risotto rice and, when joined by courgette, pea and artichoke, makes for a delicious summery dish that feels indulgent but is under 300 calories. Check out more of our best risotto recipes here.

Courgette and Pea Risotto Recipe with Artichoke

Courgette and lime cake

Sneak some of your five a day into your bake with this recipe for courgette, avocado and lime drizzle cake. You can find more of our easy loaf cake recipes here.

Avocado, courgette and lime drizzle cake

Stuffed courgettes with mushroom and quinoa

Here, courgettes are filled with quinoa, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms and goat's cheese, then baked. A healthy vegetarian main course.

Stuffed Courgette Recipe with Mushrooms

Courgette pilaf

A jumble of courgette, caramelised onions, tomatoes, basmati rice and gentle spices makes for a perfect pilaf.

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Fried courgette flowers with honey and vinegar

Packed with sweet and tangy flavour, these courgette flowers with honey and vinegar are an easy yet impressive starter for any summer dinner party. We've got plenty more starter recipes here.

Fried Courgette Flowers Recipe With Honey and Vinegar

Courgette tart with dill dressing

Try this beautiful vegetarian tart. It's low-calorie, low fat and 5:2 diet friendly, for a healthy entertaining meal.

Courgette Tart Recipe

Quick pickled courgette, ham hock, pea and goat’s cheese salad

We've pickled courgettes in this quick and easy salad recipe with goat's cheese, ham hock and peas, for extra flavour. Check out our best pea recipes here.

Quick pickled courgette, ham hock, pea and goat’s cheese salad

Courgette pasta with bacon

Salty smoked bacon adds extra flavour to this simple courgette pasta, livened up with fried chilli flakes. A speedy midweek meal.

Courgette Bacon Pasta Recipe

Griddled courgette salad with mozzarella, peas and mint

Make the most of homegrown courgettes in this vibrant salad for a quick vegetarian meal.

Pea and Mint Salad Recipe with Courgettes

Roasted courgette, chickpea and lemon salad

Courgette stars in this vegan salad served with crunchy chickpeas tossed in punchy harissa. It's ready in 20 minutes and low in calories too.

Roast Courgette Salad Recipe with Chickpeas

Courgette and coconut layer cake

If you love veggie cakes then you'll love our easy courgette and coconut cake. This super moist and moriesh layer cake is packed with fluffy cream cheese icing and topped with crunchy coconut chips, a modern take on the British classic carrot cake. We have plenty more layer cake recipes here.

Courgette Cake Recipe with Coconut

Courgette pancakes with dipping sauce

An easy idea for a dinner-party starter: give courgette fritters a Korean-style makeover and serve with a delicious dipping sauce.

Korean courgette pancakes with dipping sauce

Courgette galette 

Put courgettes at the heart of this easy galette, perfect for a stunning summer dinner.

Galette Courgette Recipe

Lemon and mint marinated courgettes

These zesty grilled courgettes are a great summer side dish to have alongside your midweek meal or weekend BBQ. Find plenty more easy recipes here.

lemon and mint marinated courgettes

Courgette scarpaccia

Courgette takes centre stage in this Tuscan pancake-tart hybrid. Scarpaccia means old shoe, perhaps because the end result should be as thin as the sole of an old shoe.

Courgette Tart Scapriccia Recipe

Courgette lollipops

Add our easy courgette side to your next vegetarian BBQ, soaked in a citrusy sweet marinade with a hint of chilli. More veggie BBQ recipes here.

Courgette Vegetable Skewers Recipe

Romana courgette agrodolce

Romana courgettes served with a sweet and spicy agrodolce sauce is perfect for a vegetarian dinner party dish.

Fried Courgette with Agrodolce Sauce
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