Yes, You CAN Freeze Zoodles! An abundance of zucchini can be frozen for quick easy zoodles later!

Have you wondered whether you could freeze zoodles? Yes, you CAN freeze zoodles!

Did you know you could freeze zoodles? I didn’t! I found only negative answers to that question with an online search but why can’t I freeze them? Zucchini freezes with fine results. With all of the zucchini available when it is in season and all of the zoodles I like to eat year round, I had to try and I found out that Yes, you CAN freeze zoodles!

I simply made my zoodles, put them in a Ziploc bag and put them into the freezer. I waited a week or so and pulled them out and let them thaw. They were more watery than when I put them in but still firm and still zoodles. It was simple to drain off any extra water. I gently boiled them for just a few minutes like I usually do for using them under my homemade spaghetti sauce, drained them well as usual and. . . they were good! I noticed absolutely no difference in fresh or frozen zoodles.

Oh, this is going to change things!

I love my veggetti pro for making zoodles but if I don’t have to pull it out every single time and wash several pieces every single time, that makes me happy! 🙂 Some recipes I would saute them instead of boiling, like Lemon Dill Shrimp and Zucchini Noodles and it also works just fine for that.

The only reason I think it would not work is if you eat them raw in a recipe. There may be a difference in texture then. I haven’t tried that.

If you have any doubts that you will like them after freezing, just do a small bag to start. Try it and see. That is how I did it and I decided I like them a lot! I plan to have my freezer full of zoodles in individual servings ready to pull out and cook up this winter! Oh, boy! 🙂

 

Here is a step by step:

Make your zoodles.

Put into a Ziploc bag, seal and label. Freeze.

Thaw.

Prepare as usual.

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