I am often asked how to freeze zucchini. The truth is that zucchini does not freeze really well. It is a water based plant so when it is frozen and then thawed it become “mushy” and looses its original form. I have frozen it in slices as well as cubes and then sauteed or grilled it but you can tell that it has been frozen and is not “company” worthy in my opinion.
What works best is to shred your zucchini and then prepare it for freezing. I have had the best results in this form.
I suggest shredding it (with a stand mixes or food processor) and then drain all liquid from the shredded zucchini. Use paper towels to then pat the shredded zucchini until there is no water coming out. I like to lay paper towels on the counter and spread my shredded zucchini out on top using paper towels to press and press until it is dry (or as dry as it will get). Then I personally like to measure mine in 1 cup amounts and freeze. After it is “dry” then I place it into freezer safe containers.
Be sure to label and date. If you are using zip loc bags lay them flat to save room in your freezer. If you are using a food saver be sure to flash freeze your zucchini first.
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