a bowl of shredded zucchini

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I love zucchini!  It’s delicious grilled, baked and added to pasta sauces!  I love making it into noodles using a peeler or my Spiralizer or eating it raw with dip!  Best of all I love using zucchini for baking.  It’s perfect in breads or brownies adding tons of moisture and not fat!

Some years my garden produces way more zucchini than I could possibly eat!  Did you know that you can freeze zucchini for baking?  It’s easy to do and will last about a year in the freezer!  I’ve seen so many methods which include blanching or salting the zucchini but I really haven’t found it necessary.

It is important to know that the zucchini will yield about half once defrosted…  I freeze mine in 2 cup portions and once defrosted I get about 1 cup of shredded zucchini.  I have used it in baking many times, I haven’t found that using fresh or frozen makes any difference.   I measure after I give a gentle squeeze to remove some of the water.

Items You’ll Need

* Freezer Bags * Food Processor or Hand Grater *


  • Wash and cut zucchini into manageable pieces (or in half depending on size).
  • Using a spoon, scrape out any seeds.
  • Shred zucchini (leaving the skin on) using a food processor or hand grater.
  • Pack in labelled freezer bags in 1 or 2 cup measurements.

To use:
Defrost on the counter or in the fridge. Once defrosted, give zucchini a very gentle squeeze to remove some of the water. Measure as usual and use in baking or pasta sauces.


* Pumpkin Zucchini Bread  Zucchini Brownies with 1 Minute Frosting *

Grated zucchini in a bowl and in freezer bags



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  1. I do this all the time!!! I make zuchinni rice, shred it, make Zoodles etc and then I vacuum seal it with my food sealer so it doesn’t get freezer burn and stays fresh and so handy plus later on when zuchinni isn’t as abundant and much more costly I’m glad I have on hand even more!

  2. I’m going to do this, as I’m fed up buying this, putting it in the fridge, forgetting it’s there and it goes moldy and I have to put it in the recycling bin. The best bit of it for me is that you don’t have to blanch the zucchini first.

  3. I did this last year and I’m so glad I did! Still have a little zucchini left in the freezer right now!

  4. Really good tip — I have so much zucchini right now. I overestimated the amount of zoodles I could eat!