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Savory Italian Zucchini Bread

You may be used to putting zucchini in sweet bread, but this Savory Italian Zucchini Bread is a version that you may not have tried before. It may be the best summer Zucchini recipe ever!

Savory Italian Zucchini Bread

I thought that sweet zucchini bread would always be my thing, but that was until this Savory Italian Zucchini Bread came along.

As a rule, I’m more of a savory person than a sweet person. Put a bag of chips and a plate of cookies in front of me, and I’m going for the chips every time. Unless they’re chocolate chip cookies, then that’s a different story.

This bread is so good slathered with salty softened butter as a snack or alongside dinner. It’s got just the right amount of herbs running through it, with the occasional surprise of a chewy sundried tomato thrown it. It’s truly fantastic.

I love baking loaves of bread in beautiful dishes like the one in the photos. You can never have too many baking dishes and that’s coming from someone who has many many baking dishes!


Here are a few that I really love! This AQUIVER is simple and perfect and so is this Pioneer Woman, you really can’t go wrong with any of her stuff!


Summer Zucchini Bread

Savory Italian Zucchini Bread

Normally I would tell you to squeeze out the excess moisture in the shredded zucchini, but here it adds extra moisture to the bread. So there’s one less step for you!

Be sure not to over mix the batter as well so the bread isn’t too tough.

Savory Italian Zucchini Bread

Savory Italian Zucchini Bread

I have quite a few other zucchini recipes on the blog for you to check out, just type zucchini in the search bar and enjoy.

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I actually used the same GIANT zucchini from the garden as did in my Zucchini Chocolate Chunk Breakfast Cookies and I still have a ton left.

Hallelujah for the summer growing season!


Savory Italian Zucchini Bread
Yield: 1 Large Loaf

Savory Italian Zucchini Bread

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
You may be used to putting zucchini in sweet bread, but this Savory Italian Zucchini Bread is a version that you may not have tried before!


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • ¾ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) of butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x5 loaf pan and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and garlic powder. Whisk to combine. Add the zucchini, parmesan, rosemary, parsley, and basil. Stir together.
  3. In separate bowl, combine the eggs, milk, sun-dried tomatoes, and butter.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients in the large bowl. Gently stir together just until moistened.
  5. Spoon into loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Let cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pan to cool completely on a cooling rack..

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Tuesday 18th of July 2023

Made this the other day. It came out alright. I would prefer if it were just a tad bit more moist, and had a hint of sweetness. It was a little too dry for me and a little too savory.


Saturday 3rd of December 2022

Hi, so excited to make this recipe. Should the sundried tomatoes be in olive oil or dry packed? Thank you!


Friday 13th of January 2023

Sundried tomatoes in olive oil work best! just dab off some of the excess oil.


Thursday 28th of July 2022

Delicious! ... I am definitely a savory fan, and this was a wonderful zucchini bread alternative in the height of zuc season 😊


Tuesday 2nd of August 2022

So glad you enjoyed the recipe! I need to use the zucchini I have on my counter. :)


Monday 25th of July 2022

I would like to substitute oil for the butter for dietary reasons. Could you please recommend how much oil I need? Thank you very much!


Tuesday 2nd of August 2022

I would do an equal swap!

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