Delicious and easy zucchini wine dough recipe

Zucchini, the versatile green vegetable, can be used in countless ways in the kitchen. But have you ever tried incorporating it into your pizza crust or pasta dough? If not, then you’re in for a treat! In today’s recipe, we’re going to take zucchini to a whole new level by using it as the star ingredient in our wine dough.

Yes, that’s right, zucchini wine dough. The combination might sound peculiar, but trust me when I say that it creates a perfect blend of flavors that will leave you wanting more. This recipe is perfect for those who want to experiment with their cooking skills and try something different.

Making the zucchini wine dough is easy and requires basic ingredients such as flour, baking powder, egg, and of course, fresh zucchini. We’ll also add some white wine to give it an extra boost of flavor.

Whether you’re looking to make a delicious pizza, spaghetti, or even zucchini noodles, this dough recipe can do it all. So let’s get started and explore the amazing world of zucchini wine dough together!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Zucchini in Wine Dough
Zucchini in Wine Dough

If you are looking for a delicious and healthy meal option, then you need to try the zucchini in wine dough recipe. This dish has everything you want in a meal: it’s easy to make, full of flavor, and incredibly satisfying.

One of the reasons why I love this zucchini in wine dough recipe is that it’s packed with vegetables. Fresh zucchini is the star of the dish, but it also incorporates onion, garlic, and fresh basil, which all add to the overall vibrant flavor. Add in some pumpkin seeds on top for an extra crunch and this meal becomes even more satisfying.

Another reason why you’ll love this recipe is that it’s versatile. You can make it with either white or red wine, depending on your flavor preferences. The dish can be served as an appetizer or main course, making it perfect for a variety of occasions. And because it uses pizza dough as its base, it’s easy to get creative with toppings if you want to switch things up.

But perhaps the best thing about this dish is that it’s healthy without sacrificing flavor. The zucchini in wine dough recipe is light but satisfying, and it’s perfect for anyone looking to eat a bit healthier without feeling like they’re missing out.

So if you’re looking for an easy but flavorful dish that is also good for you, then don’t hesitate to give this zucchini in wine dough recipe a try. It’s sure to become a new favorite at your dinner table!

Ingredient List

“Freshly-picked zucchinis ready to be turned into a whimsical dish!”

Here are the ingredients you need for this zucchini in wine dough recipe. Don’t worry about not finding them- they’re all easily available in local stores.


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • 2 medium-sized zucchinis, ribboned or grated
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Wine sauce:

  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Optional toppings:

Choose your favorite mix!
– Grilled zucchini or yellow squash
– Tomato sauce or a tomato medley (e.g. cherry tomatoes, sliced tomatoes and corn)
– Italian sausage
– Goat cheese or pumpkin seeds

Enjoy experimenting with these ingredients for a hearty and delicious zucchini in wine dough meal.

The Recipe How-To

“Delicious dough and refreshing wine – the perfect combination for a summer treat.”

Step 1: Prepare the zucchini

Start by washing and thinly slice the zucchini into even-sized rounds. Then, in a pan over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and cook the zucchini for 2-3 minutes on each side until they are lightly browned. Transfer to a plate.

Step 2: Make the wine dough

In a mixing bowl, add 1 cup of flour, 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, and a pinch of salt. In another bowl, whisk together 1 egg yolk and 1/4 cup of white wine. Then, pour this mixture into the bowl with the flour mixture, and mix well using a fork or your hands. Knead the dough for a few minutes until it becomes smooth.

Step 3: Assemble the zucchini wine dough

Divide the wine dough into small balls, roughly about the size of a golf ball. On a floured surface, roll out each ball into thin circles.

Place one piece of the cooked zucchini on half of each circle round leaving enough space to overlap dough onto each other leaving an edge free for sealing purposes.

Next, fold over the other half to cover the filling making sure you have good edge seals. Repeatedly do throughout then final twist the edges together forming almost a rope-like seal allowing you to create almost ripped looking packets.

Finally, place these little packets in either white or red wine sauce (depending on what you used to make your dough) over very low heat until cooked throughly which may take around 10-15 minutes.

Step 4: Serve

Remove from heat ready to serve garnished with a sprinkling of fresh basil and accompanied by your chosen pairing dishes like pizza or grilled sausages!

Enjoy your delicious zucchini in wine dough dish!

Substitutions and Variations

“Creating the perfect dough is a work of art.”

There are a number of different substitutions and variations that you can experiment with to customize this zucchini in wine dough recipe to your liking. One versatile substitution is to change up the vegetables used in the recipe. For example, yellow squash can be used in place of or in combination with the zucchini to add some color and a slightly different flavor profile.

Alternatively, if you’re looking for a heartier dish, consider substituting in Italian sausage or adding some pumpkin seeds to the dough. These ingredients give the dish more protein and texture.

Another variation that can completely change the flavor of this recipe is to switch up the wine used. Instead of using white wine, consider swapping it out for red wine – this will give the dish a deeper, richer flavor.

If you’re looking for some other creative ways to use zucchini ribbons, try substituting them in for other types of pasta. Zucchini noodles (or “zoodles”) make an excellent spaghetti substitute or can be used as a base for a creamy white wine sauce. You could also use penne pasta in place of the dough for a delicious pasta dish that incorporates fresh zucchini.

Finally, if you’re feeling adventurous, try making a zucchini pizza by using pizza dough as the base for this dish. Simply grill some zucchini slices and top them onto your pizza along with tomatoes and goat cheese for a fresh summer meal.

Serving and Pairing

“Transforming zucchini into something new is a fun culinary challenge.”

This zucchini in wine dough recipe is versatile and can be served as an appetizer, side dish or entrée. The savory flavor of the soft and tender zucchini medley will leave your taste buds yearning for more.

To make it a meal, pair it with some grilled or roasted chicken, steak or cod. For a vegetarian option, you can serve it with some roasted veggies like yellow squash and eggplant or toss in some red onion and grape tomatoes.

If you’re looking for a classic pasta dish, use this zucchini ribbon as a base and pair it with creamy white wine sauce, tomato or pesto sauce. Try penne pasta or spaghetti for the best results.

For an appetizer, turn this zucchini in wine dough into a mini pizza by topping it off with some sliced tomatoes and goat cheese. Alternatively, create zucchini noodles to add texture to your salad.

The best wine pairing options for this recipe include white wine such as Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc. You can also go bold with a red wine such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon or Zinfandel.

Don’t forget to top it off with some pumpkin seeds and fresh basil as a garnish before serving. Sit back, relax, enjoy the perfect combination of flavors while delighting in the company of friends and family.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“Satisfy your tastebuds with an unexpected twist on classic zucchini dishes.”

This zucchini in wine dough recipe can be made ahead of time and stored properly for a quick and delicious meal. If you want to make the dough ahead of time, it can be stored for up to a week in the refrigerator or up to three months in the freezer. Simply wrap it tightly with plastic wrap or place it in an airtight container and keep it chilled until ready to use.

If you have any leftovers, the best way to store them for later is to wrap them tightly with cling wrap or stored in an airtight container before placing them in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to reheat them, place the dish in a preheated oven at 350°F (180°C) until it’s warmed through.

Additionally, this recipe can also be frozen for future meals. You can freeze either the cooked or uncooked zucchini wine dough, but freezing the cooked version is recommended for optimal texture. Simply wrap the leftovers individually with cling wrap or place them into an airtight container and freeze for up to three months.

To reheat the frozen dough, simply thaw it overnight in the fridge and then bake according to the original instructions. This will help ensure that your pasta dough maintains its texture and flavor even after being frozen.

Overall, this delicious zucchini in wine dough recipe is perfect for those who enjoy preparing meals ahead of time or simply want to save on cooking time without sacrificing flavor.

Tips for Perfect Results

“The aroma of freshly-baked dough and savory zucchinis fills the air.”

Achieving the perfect wine dough recipe can be challenging, but with the right techniques, you can impress your guests and taste buds. Here are some tips for perfect results when making zucchini in wine dough recipe:

1. Be cautious with the amount of salt: Make sure not to use too much salt while seasoning the zucchini in wine dough as it can overpower the natural flavors of the dish.

2. Let the dough sit: After kneading the pizza dough, make sure to let it rest for at least an hour. This will give it time to rise and develop a soft texture.

3. Use high-quality wine: Choosing high-quality white or red wine makes all the difference in this zucchini in wine dough recipe, as it provides a depth of flavor that is essential to the overall taste.

4. Add baking powder: The addition of baking powder improves the consistency and texture of the zucchini dough, providing extra fluffiness and enhancing its taste.

5. Don’t overwork the dough: Overworking the pizza dough makes it tough and chewy; therefore, make sure not to knead it too much or without resting periods.

6. Spiralize your zucchini: Spiralizing your zucchini creates thin ribbon-like pieces that cook quickly, evenly, and give an alternative look to this dish.

7. Use enough olive oil: Enough olive oil is crucial for perfect results as it prevents sticking and adds extra moisture to create a tender crust.

8. Temperature control matters: Sufficient temperature control also increases your chances of success; thus, preheating your oven or pan is vital in ensuring an evenly cooked texture on the outside and inside of your food.

By following these tips closely when making this recipe, you’ll be able to achieve a deliciously rich flavor that elevates every bite with sophisticated hints from its star ingredient – wine!

Bottom Line

If you’re looking for a unique and delicious way to incorporate zucchini and wine into your cooking, look no further than this zucchini in wine dough recipe. With its combination of fresh ingredients, flavorful spices, and wine-infused dough, this dish is sure to impress even the most discerning palate.

Whether you’re serving it as a side dish or making it the centerpiece of a meal, this zucchini in wine dough recipe is the perfect way to bring something new and exciting to the table. So why not give it a try today and take your love of zucchini and wine to a whole new level?

Zucchini in Wine Dough

Zucchini in Wine Dough Recipe

This is a recipie from Austria, my mom send it to me yesterday 🙂 thanks mom!
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Calories 487.7 kcal


  • 1 lb zucchini
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
  • 150 g flour
  • 1 pinch baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 20 ml white wine
  • 5 ripe tomatoes
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 sprig fresh basil
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 cup olive oil (for frying)


  • Cut the zucchinis in lengths, about 1cm broad.
  • Grind the pumpkin seeds and mix them well with flour, baking powder, salt, egg and yolk.
  • Slowly mix in the wine until the dough is smooth and has a batter consistency, it might be more or less.
  • Let rest for 20 minutes.
  • Pour boiling hot water over the tomatoes and peel them.
  • Cut tomatoes in small pieces and put seeds away.
  • Chop onion and garlic and sauté slightly in hot olive oil.
  • Add tomatoes and blend.
  • Spice with salt and pepper.
  • Cut basilca and mix under.
  • Heat the oil for frying to 180°C.
  • Put each piece of zucchini through the dough and fry for 3 til 4 minutes on both sides until golden.
  • Serve with Tomato ragout.
  • If you should not like tomatoes (shame!) then this is also delicios with remoulade sauce.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 375gCalories: 487.7kcalCarbohydrates: 41.6gProtein: 10.1gFat: 32.1gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 100.1mgSodium: 83mgFiber: 4.5gSugar: 7.1g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Austrian, European, Inexpensive, Low Protein, Lunch, Summer, Vegetable
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