Preserving Zucchini from the Garden

Zucchini

This year, we didn’t plant a zucchini plant because there just wasn’t enough room in our garden. I did want some zucchini because I love making this Zucchini Bread. Thanks to one of our friends, we were able to acquire some zucchini. I immediately made some zucchini bread, then I prepped the rest to freeze.

Zucchini Shredded in a Bowl

Start by shredding the zucchini you want to freeze.

 

Zucchini Shredded on Pan

Then place it on a large pan, and flash freeze it for 1-2 hours. Take it out of the freezer, then break it up into smaller chunks as you place it in a labeled ziploc freezer bag. By flash freezing it prior to placing it in the freezer bag, it makes it easier to pull out the amount of zucchini you need rather than defrosting the whole bag that would have frozen as one big clump (unfortunately, that piece of advice comes from experience). And sometimes, I’ll just place 2 cups of zucchini in a bag because that’s how much it takes to make this Zucchini Bread recipe.

I also like to place zucchini in spaghetti sauce and soups to add more vegetables to our meals.

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  1. […] all of the zucchini growing in our garden, I’ve been shredding and freezing a lot, making yummy Zucchini Bread, and trying out new zucchini recipes. This Zucchini Cake is delicious! […]

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