Dehydrating Vegetables Headquarters!

Sliced zucchini on Nesco dehydrator

Dehydrating vegetables, whether they are fresh from the grocery store or your garden, gives you your own private stock of peas, corn, celery, potatoes, etc. on hand – all year 'round!

Don't forget you can dehydrate FROZEN vegetables too! See the individual vegetables' pages when you click on the vegetable images below for applicable information.




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NOTE! Below the individual vegetable images: There's some more important information on how many vegetables fill four dehydrator trays; along with the ideal temperature settings to use while dehydrating your veggies; vegetable preparation; and how do I know when the vegetables are done?

But first, check out the links below for your veggie:

broccoli
butternut squash
cabbage
carrots
cauliflower
celery
corn
garlic
green beans
mushrooms
onions
peas
peppers
potatoes
tomatoes
zucchini


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Prep Now, Save Time Later!

When you bring your fresh veggies indoors, you can attend to them right away ... get them washed, and dehydrated.

Trust me, this saves you valuable prep time in the kitchen at mealtimes later on!

You can easily throw together a very satisfying vegetable soup in less than ten minutes tops!

Now is the time to get going with dehydrating veggies – before rampant food prices take over. Dehydrating vegetables is VERY easy to do!

How Many Fresh Veggies Should I Buy To Fill 4 Dehydrator Trays?

Click the link for a general guide
on how many fresh (or frozen)
veggies to buy to
fill 4 dehydrator trays.

What's The Ideal Temperature
to Use When Dehydrating Vegetables?

Most vegetables are best dehydrated between 125°F and 135°F – any hotter than that and you may cause the dehydrated vegetables to get a hard crust – this is known as 'case hardening' and we need to prevent this from occurring.

Case hardening prevents the inside of the vegetable from drying properly so don't be tempted to turn the food dehydrator on high to speed up the process!

Mushrooms are the one vegetable that need special attention. Read more about mushrooms HERE.

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Preparation for Dehydrating Veggies

Some vegetables can be washed and sliced and dried with no further preparation necessary. All frozen vegetables can be placed on your dehydrator trays with no further preparation.

Please use the dehydrating vegetable clickable pictures at the top of the page for each specific vegetable.

Before opening your bag of frozen vegetables, throw the bag onto your kitchen counter-top a few times to loosen any frozen vegetables that may have frozen together in a clump!

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If you have a few small persistent clumps, run the clump under cold water for a few seconds and that will fix it!

Or even easier than all that – leave the bag of frozen vegetables unopened in your kitchen sink for about an hour and they'll be good for slicing, if and when necessary.

Certain vegetables like fresh carrots, need to have a generous spraying of lemon juice. We use lemon juice as a totally acceptable substitute for ascorbic acid which is used by professional dehydrating plants, and lemon juice works wonderfully! Two reasons for spraying with lemon juice is to prevent the vegetables from darkening, and to prevent bacterial growth during drying.


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Help and Advice!


I am a mother helping her son raise his children. There are 12 of us in the household and often times feeding all of us has been somewhat of a challenge.

Thanks to you I was able to take advantage of a markdown sale of fruits and veggies. Without proper freezer storage I usually have to pass on the sale, however I found a dehydrator at a yard sale and have used it for the first time.

The kids think I'm the greatest with the apples, and today I will try veggies. Can't wait to find those meats on sale!

THANK YOU again — you are a treasure! God bless you and your family. 

— Pam


Dehydrated Veggies are Dry When ...

... they don't stick together! While you are dehydrating veggies – and you think they are dry enough – place the veggies in airtight bags (such as Ziploc bags), and let them hang around your kitchen for a day or overnight.

This is known as conditioning and this enables the air and any moisture in the bag to distribute evenly – so that the dehydrated vegetables will be ready for vacuum sealing!



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