Zucchini Tips Tricks and Recipes

Friday, September 25, 2015
Whenever you get a great deal we always want to make the most of it when it comes to food! Don't be afraid to over buy this wonderful versatile vegetable! I have lots of ideal recipe for you!

Here are some great tips to store zucchini and many ways to use it in recipes from sweet to savory. Just a little prep and you're on your way to a great winter of amazing recipes to try see below! I love the ease of preparation to use this anytime I want all through the year!



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Zucchini Freezes Well For Recipes All Year Long



Summer, fresh vegetables in abundance and you can't use them all fast enough?


Here are some suggestions I have done for years that work great.


Zucchini has lots of moisture content.


However, if you are using it in recipes for stews, cakes, muffins and soups, it still does very well from the freezer to the recipe intended.


Check out my tips below to see how to use fresh zucchini from the freezer in no time.




This is a collage of zucchini recipes made with zucchini that was frozen to make various recipes all year long. Zucchini cubed, shredded, sliced and cut in half for stews, cakes, muffins and from savory to sweet recipes using zucchini



From Savory to Sweet Uses



I love making zucchini breads, muffins and cakes, bars and cookies.


I also love to stuff zucchini with meat and rice.


The there are times I use shredded zucchini for quiche and other delicious savory meals.


Cubed zucchini is great on top of fish baked.


Keep in mind, that zucchini recipes you want to use, what makes the best sense freezing it always cooked or raw for that particular recipe.


You will find many savory and sweet recipe links below and most of them using frozen zucchini with no problems after thawing and blotting dry, always squeeze out extra water.


Maybe you remember my delicious Zucchini Tomato Tart?



This is a collage of zucchini recipes made with zucchini that was frozen to make various recipes all year long. Zucchini cubed, shredded, sliced and cut in half for stews, cakes, muffins and from savory to sweet recipes using zucchini




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This is a collage of zucchini recipes made with zucchini that was frozen to make various recipes all year long. Zucchini cubed, shredded, sliced and cut in half for stews, cakes, muffins and from savory to sweet recipes using zucchini



Zucchini Suggestions and Tricks



My suggestions for sweet recipes and baked quiche with egg mixture or fritters, is to always thaw and squeeze out the excess water.


For stews you can throw in the cubed zucchini frozen from the bag.


To make pizza bites, I blot them thaw then blot dry,before adding sauce and toppings.


This is a of zucchini bites and  recipes made with zucchini that was frozen to make various recipes all year long. Zucchini cubed, shredded, sliced and cut in half for stews, cakes, muffins and from savory to sweet recipes using zucchini



Check Your Recipes For Liquid Contents



Of course you can use it raw grated into eggs, sliced to use in salads and not freeze it all to make some other yummy recipes you love.


There are some recipes that do better using fresh zucchini, especially salads, frozen just won't be good to eat from the freezer as it gets soft.


One other tip, if you are using the whole zucchini cut in half, I stuffed them, freeze them on a cookie sheet. Store them in the freezer, then add sauce and whatever you like when ready to cook.


Whether it's cubed, shredded, or cut in half and sliced in round circles, freezing in a single layer then adding to freezer bags is always easier and they won't stick together.


You can even add wax paper in between the layers for easier release.


Check out the many zucchini recipes below along with my printable suggestions on how to use zucchini tips, tricks and recipe ideas.



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This is a collage of zucchini recipes made with zucchini that was frozen to make various recipes all year long. Zucchini cubed, shredded, sliced and cut in half for stews, cakes, muffins and from savory to sweet recipes using zucchini

Zucchini Tips Tricks and Recipes

prep time: 25 minscook time: total time: 25 mins
Check out the quick instructions to use your farm fresh zucchini all year long

ingredients:

10 to 12 Full Zucchini
Cube
Grate
Sliced thick
Long Slices for salads
Sliced in Thick Rounds

instructions:

Cubed Zucchini for Stew and Soup
Long Noodle Style Shredded Zucchini for topping with herb butter, side dishes or tomato sauce 
Sliced long in half Zucchini  middles removed for stuffing them
Round slice thick for Zucchini pizza bites with various toppings
Grate Zucchini quiche, desserts, cakes, baked muffins, bars or cookies
Thinly sliced lengthwise to roll up for stuffing

See all recipes links to follow

After cutting into various shapes for future use, blot dry with paper towels. 
Place in freezer bags and label. Freeze.

Most of the shredded zucchini I let drain, freeze on parchment paper then into freezer bags.
calories
60
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This is a collage of zucchini recipes made with zucchini that was frozen to make various recipes all year long. Zucchini cubed, shredded, sliced and cut in half for stews, cakes, muffins and from savory to sweet recipes using zucchini






Here are some Great Zucchini Recipe Links:




Baked Tater Zucchini Appetizer
Baked Stuffed Zucchini
Baked White Fish with Italian Zucchini Sauce and Wine
Baked Fish with Parmesan Zucchini
Zucchini and Peas Pasta Sauce with Penne
Baked Zucchini Appetizer
Crockpot Chicken Zucchini Stew
Fried Zucchini Grandma's
Loaded zucchini bites
Baked Zucchini Fries
Zucchini Stew Burgundy
Foccacia with Zucchini and Tomato
Crustless Zucchini Omelet Quiche
Zucchini Coconut Bread
Zucchini Walnut Raisin Quick Bread
Blueberry Zucchini Coconut Bread
Zucchini Cake Squares
Festive Zucchini Cake
Regular zucchini bread or chocolate
Zucchini Pizza

6 comments

  1. I only shred and freeze mine. I never considered having it in chunks. Great tip!

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  2. I've never frozen zucchini! Great tips. Now I need someone to share their garden crop with me :)

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  3. I love cooking and eating zucchini! These are some great tips for eating it all year long! I'm going to try freezing it, thanks!

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  4. What a perfect and timely roundup of great ideas for zucchini! We have one plant and it yields several zucchini's during the summer. So, I always need recipes. Thanks!

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  5. Great post. When the garden is literally exploding with zucchini, it's nice to have ideas for how to vary up using them.

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  6. Some great ideas on using up those summer Zucchini!

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