As we reach the end of summer, you may find yourself up to your eyeballs in zucchini. Whether you grew it yourself or stocked up on a really good sale at the grocery store, I’ve compiled 80 (yes, 80!!) Zucchini Recipes to help you make the most of your produce.
80 recipes can be overwhelming, so I have divided the recipes in categories: Savory, Sweet and Snacks. Feel free to jump to the category you’re in the mood to enjoy and see what looks tasty!
How to Store Zucchini
You have a few different options for storing your zucchini. If you plan to use it within 5-7 days of buying or picking, you can store it in the fridge. Make sure that the zucchini is whole and pat dry with a paper towel. Any added moisture will cause the zucchini to mold more quickly. Place the zucchini in a plastic bag, but leave the end exposed to allow for air circulation. Store the bag in your crisper drawer.
To freeze zucchini, you’ll want to blanch it first. To do this, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Make sure that you don’t salt the water as this will get absorbed in the zucchini and cause it to turn mushy. Cut the zucchini into 1 inch pieces. Add the zucchini to the boiling water and cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Immediately remove the zucchini and place in a water bath (a bowl of ice water). This will stop the cooking and help the zucchini maintain its texture after freezing.
Spread the blanched zucchini out on a sheet pan and freeze in a single layer. This way the zucchini won’t freeze in a solid block. Once frozen, you can transfer the zucchini to a freezer bag or container and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Check out this article from Grow a Good Life if you’d like even more ideas for preserving your zucchini haul.
Let me know in the comments what are some of your favorite zucchini recipes.