I’ve been sharing a bunch of different recipes and ideas over the last few weeks for how to use up all of that zucchini that seems to come out of even the smallest garden at this time of year. If all else fails though, and you’ve tried every recipe in the book for zucchini, given some away to friends, and you still have more to spare, you can always freeze it! Zucchini is great in soups, stews, stir-fry, casseroles, and of course chocolate zucchini cake and even though you’re probably a bit tired of it right now, in the winter you’ll probably be so happy to have a little taste of summer that you can just pull out of your freezer.

So here’s what you need to know so you can freeze your zucchini and enjoy it year-round!

First, start by preparing it for the purpose that you’ll be using it for later in the fall and winter.

Tips for how to freeze all your extra zucchini from the garden so you can enjoy it later in the winter!

If you have a lot of zucchini, it’s nice to prepare it in a few different ways so you can use it for different things throughout the winter. You’ll probably want a few larger slices for baking into casseroles…

 

This is an excerpt from the article How to Freeze Zucchini which originally appeared on The Creek Line House.