How to Freeze Zucchini

Have too much zucchini? Learn how to freeze fresh zucchini with this tutorial. We'll explain the best practices for freezing zucchini and protecting its quality and flavor.


2 zucchini Ice cubes Water

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Step 1:

Wash the zucchini and pat dry. Slice the zucchini into 1/4 or 1/2-inch thick slices. You can also dice it by cutting each slice into four pieces.

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Step 2:

Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Prepare an ice bath in a large bowl and keep it nearby. Add the zucchini and boil for 1 minute. 

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Using a slotted spoon, transfer the zucchini into the ice bath. This stops the cooking process. Leave for 1 minute.

Step 3:

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Remove the zucchini from the pot with a slotted spoon. Pat the zucchini dry with a paper towel or clean cloth towel. Line a metal baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

Step 4:

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