3 Ways To Preserve Zucchini

preserve your summer bounty
Squash season is here and everyone’s counters are over flowing with zucchini, yellow squash and summer squash! When you feel like you can’t possibly saute another slice, try one of our three ways to preserve your summer bounty so it can be enjoyed all year. 

 

 

Freeze It

Cube up your zucchini and freeze it! It’s easy to pull it out of the freezer and add to fall and winter casseroles.

Slice zucchini about a quarter inch thick. Lay slices in a single layer on a sheet pan and freeze. Once frozen toss the individually frozen slices into a gallon bag and return to freezer. When you want some zucchini mid-December it’s easy to shake out enough slices for 2 or 20 and saute!

Shred zucchini in a food processor or by hand, and place 2 cups (or whatever your recipe calls for) in a sandwich bags and freeze. When you’re ready to make zucchini bread for Christmas, pull out your pre-measured quantity and bake away!

Can It

There are a lot of great recipes out there including zucchini relish, zucchini bread jam, and even pickled zucchini. Explore your favorite canning books or scour the internet, you might just strike gold! 

Dehydrate It

Place quarter inch thick zucchini slices or chunks in a food dehydrator. These dehydrated chunks make the perfect addition to soups and stews throughout the winter, and are easy to store in air tight containers on your counter or shelf. You can also ground dehydrated zucchini into a powder and use it as a natural thickening agent in soups and stews!

What are your favorite ways to preserve and use squash throughout the year?

 

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