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Shredded zucchini in a freezer bag.
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How to Freeze Zucchini

Learn how to freeze shredded zucchini for muffins, breads, pasta and more! No blanching needed. This is a great way to preserve the extra zucchini you have on hand and enjoy it all year long!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to freeze zucchini
Servings: 6 cups
Calories: 11kcal
Author: Anna


  • box grater
  • freezer bags
  • measuring cup


  • 2 medium zucchinis


  • Wash the vegetables first under cool water. Dry by patting with a kitchen towel.
  • Trim both ends of each zucchini.
  • If you are using store-bought zucchini, the skin can be waxy so I always peel most of it. If the zucchini is straight from your garden, feel free to leave it on.
  • Shred the zucchini on the large hole side of the box grater.
  • Place shredded zucchinin on a double paper towel or cheese cloth and squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
  • Measure out 1 or 2 cup portions and place them in freezer bags. Remove as much air as possible.
  • Write the date of freezing the zucchini on the bag. Place bags in a freezer.


  • Store shredded zucchini in the freezer for up to 4 months.
  • I use 1-quart bags to freeze 2-cup portions.
  • You can freeze yellow squash following the same method.
  • Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use a calorie counter you are familiar with.


Calories: 11kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 131IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg