It's just about getting to be the season of SQUASHENANGST, when huge sacks of unwanted baseball bat-size zucchinis start showing up on doorsteps in the dead of night. But you — yes, you! — have the power to conquer this vegetal scourge, and feed yourself very well in the process. Here's how... ZUCCHINI FOR BREAKFAST: 1. Blueberry Zucchini Muffins cookingalamel.com Recipe here. 2. Spicy Zucchini Frittata wholeliving.com Jalapeño, red onion and corn give this some Southwestern flair. Good centerpiece for big brunch. Recipe here. 3. Zucchini Waffles Zucchini is very good at being sneaky and doesn't interfere with the waffleness here at all; just adds a little extra moisture and texture. You could easily mix shredded zucchini into your favorite pancake batter, too. Recipe here. 4. Zucchini Summer Skillet with Poached Eggs howsweeteats.com Recipe here. 5. Bacon Zucchini Quiche alwayswithbutter.blogspot.com A strong vote for zucchini as the bacon of the vegetable world. Recipe here. ZUCCHINI FOR LUNCH: 6. Zucchini Quinoa Burgers food52.com Using canned chickpeas makes this recipe much faster, but feel free to cook your own if you've got the time. 7. Baked Panko Zucchini Fries babble.com No, they're not Actual French Fries Made Out Of Potatoes. But who said they were trying to be? Recipe here. 8. Shaved Squash Salad with Sunflower Seeds bonappetit.com If you've never had it, you should know: Raw zucchini is delicious. You just need to slice it very thinly (a mandoline is handy, but a knife works too) and toss it with lemon juice, olive oil, salt pepper. Recipe here. 9. Zucchini and Ricotta Galette smittenkitchen.com Adding sour cream makes a nice soft pastry crust that folds over to keep everything cozy. Recipe here. 10. Spinach and Zucchini Soup 101cookbooks.com Recipe here. 11. Zucchini Crudo kissmyspatula.com A very elegant option for those who don't love the idea of meticulously slicing up an uncooked fish. Recipe here. 12. Zucchini Pizza with Olive Vinaigrette food52.com Recipe here. ZUCCHINI FOR SNACKING: 13. Zucchini Cornbread bonappetit.com A little bit sweet, a little bit crunchy, a little bit addictive. Recipe here. 14. Zucchini Butter food52.com Cooking finely grated zucchini with olive oil or butter and garlic turns it into a soft, melty, yummy mess that you can spread on pretty much whatever. Recipe here. 15. Zucchini Pizza Bites skinnytaste.com Awww, it's like they want to be real pizzas when they grow up! Recipe here. 16. Zucchini Fritters bonappetit.com Think of them as summer latkes. Recipe here. Pro fritter tip: Make sure you salt and squeeze. food52.com Sometimes you want the moisture zucchini gives off (that's why it makes such nice cakes) but in fritters or other fried situations, all that oozy squash-water is a big, soggy problem. The solution? SALT. After you shred/grate/slice your zucchini, toss it with a generous amount of salt (this will draw out the water in the squash) and let it sit in a colander to drain for about 30 minutes. After that you can rinse it to get the extra salt off and then squeeze it with your hands or twisted up in clean dishtowel to wring out as much water as you can. Now proceed!This trick works with other recipes too; raw zucchini salads will be less leaky (and thus keep better) if you salt, drain, rinse, and pat-dry the sliced squash before dressing it. 17. Summer Squash Tartines jellytoastblog.com This recipe has you sauté the zucchini slices, but you could also use (dressed) raw squash or slice up a grilled squash. 18. Zucchini Baba Ghannouj ohmyveggies.com Swap in a squash for eggplant to make "mama ghannouj." Recipe here. ZUCCHINI FOR DINNER: 19. Zucchini Parmesan acozykitchen.com Zucchini, like everything else on earth, tastes pretty great if you cover it in melty cheese. Recipe here. 20. Balsamic Steak with Garlic Zucchini marthastewart.com An easy one-skillet weeknight dinner. Recipe here. 21. Summer Squash Sauté bonappetit.com Recipe here. 22. Zucchini Pasta with Avocado Cream Sauce runningtothekitchen.com Get yourself a julienne peeler to turn zucchini into cute little strips. Recipe here. 23. Turkey Zucchini Meatballs acozykitchen.com You could also shape the meatball mixture into burger patties. Recipe here. 24. Tuscan Grilled Zucchini and Summer Squash food52.com Garlic, rosemary, oregano, and red pepper make a great marinade. Recipe here. 25. Julia Child's Zucchini Tian food52.com Truly brilliant: The squeezed-out zucchini liquid from salting the zucchini gets used to make a creamy bechamel sauce. Healthy AND thrifty! Recipe here. 26. Sesame Chicken and Zucchini Stir-Fry chickenrecipebox.com Boneless chicken thighs, breasts, or ground chicken would all work in this. Recipe here. 27. Ratatouille's Ratatouille smittenkitchen.com Smitten Kitchen's version of the starring dish in that movie with the talking rat is pretty and delicious, but you'll definitely need a mandoline or an excellent knife if you want to make it without going crazy. 28. Noodleless Zucchini Lasagna chow.com Great for the gluten-averse. Recipe here. 29. Zucchini Pistou bakedbree.com AKA pesto with a French accent. Recipe here. ZUCCHINI FOR DESSERT: 30. Pineapple Zucchini Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting thepioneerwoman.com Essentially just a carrot cake that's changed its colors. Recipe here. 31. Zucchini Bread simplebites.net Zucchini bread is the classic zuke-dump technique for a reason: It's always good. You can skip the chocolate (and maybe add some nice walnuts instead?) if you're weird like me. Recipe here. 32. Zucchini Brownies carpeseason.com Recipe here. 33. Zucchini Cobbler happyolks.com WHO SAYS you can only cobble fruit? Recipe here. 34. Chocolate Zucchini Cake apt2bbakingco.blogspot.com Don't panic, it still tastes 100% like real chocolate cake—just lovely and moist thanks to the shredded green stuff. Recipe here. 35. Zucchini Nut Cookie Sandwiches marthastewart.com If you're feeling bold (or hot), you could use the cookies to make ice cream sandwiches (!) Recipe here.