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How to Freeze Zucchini

Frozen zucchini is incredibly versatile and nutritious! This green vegetable flourishes during the summer months, and can be enjoyed countless ways. The next time you're looking for a way to use up any leftover zucchini, quickly and easily freeze it using one of these methods!
Course DIY
Cuisine vegetarian
Keyword DIY freezing, leftovers, quick and easy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Freezing Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 6 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 17kcal
Author Sam Guarnieri

Equipment

  • Large pot
  • Ice bath
  • Baking sheet
  • Resealable plastic bag or food storage container

Ingredients

  • 2 zucchini

Instructions

For Zucchini Noodles

  • Cut off one end of zucchini and spiralize.
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  • Place zucchini noodles into rapidly boiling water for 1 minute, then remove and transfer to an ice bath.
  • Spread zucchini noodles into a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze for 1-2 hours or until completely solid.
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  • Transfer zucchini noodles to a sealed bag or airtight container and freeze until ready to use.

For Sliced Zucchini

  • Slice zucchini into even ¼-inch rounds.
  • Place sliced zucchini into rapidly boiling water for 1 minute, then remove and transfer to an ice bath.
  • Spread sliced zucchini into a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze for 1-2 hours or until completely solid.
  • Transfer sliced zucchini to a sealed bag or airtight container and freeze until ready to use.

For Shredded Zucchini

  • Shred zucchini along a medium grater.
  • Place shredded zucchini into the center of a dish towel, wrap, then squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
  • Spread shredded zucchini into a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze for 1-2 hours or until completely solid.
  • Transfer shredded zucchini to a sealed bag or airtight container and freeze until ready to use.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 17kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 256mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 196IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 2g