How to Dehydrate Zucchini

So happy you're here to learn how to dehydrate zucchini. It's one of the easier vegetables to dehydrate and makes fantastic zucchini bread from this Allrecipes' site.


Dehydrate Zucchini for Fantastic Breads and Chip Dip,
or Battered and Fried Zucchini!

Dehydrated zucchini can be added to soups and casseroles or as a dip for chips. How about cream sauces or battered and fried zucchini?

How to Dehydrate Zucchini
for a Delicious Ratatouille Recipe

I love this veggie in ratatouille, which is a dish comprising onions, squash, zucchini, black olives, Italian herbs, tomatoes...

You can use it either fresh or dehydrated, and I'll show you how easy it is.

Click on the "ratatouille" link above!

Slicing zucchini for dehydrating

If you want to make our ratatouille with fresh veggies, please check out our eBook. The eBook also contains the quantities of fresh ingredients instead of dehydrated vegetables. Just thought you'd like to know that. Read more about the eBook here.

There's not much preparation necessary aside from washing and lightly scrubbing zucchini first in cool, clean water!

Zucchini Nutrition Info.

Zucchini has a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and Choline, followed by Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, vitamin B6, and Riboflavin.

Fantastic Zucchini

Trace vitamins are Folate, and vitamin K. Minerals found in zucchini are Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Calcium, followed by Zinc, Iron, Manganese, and Copper.

There are also trace amounts of Selenium. Zucchini contains Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.

How to Dehydrate Zucchini

  1. Wash and slice the zucchini and cut into 3/8" slices and throw away the ends. Steam zucchini over boiling water for a few minutes.
  2. Arrange the zucchini on your food dehydrator trays, making sure the zucchini slices don't overlap.
  3. Turn on your food dehydrator and set the temperature between 125°F and 135°F (or per your food dehydrator's instructions).
  • Dehydrated zucchini will be brittle when fully dried.
  • Drying time: between 5-11 hours.
  • Please remember to rotate your trays for even drying.

This Knife Makes Chopping & Slicing Easy!

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Drat! Looks like my fave knife is unavailable right now... so here's another chef's knife with a full tang (that means the handle and blade "are one" so they can't come apart when we're slicin' and a dicin').

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Zucchini Steaming (Mad) and Fully Dried

Steaming zucchini, and dehydrated zucchini

if you're into gardening...

Best Areas to Grow Zucchini

Zucchini is a type of squash that grows on a vine. Zucchini can be green, yellow, or white in color. The best areas to grow zucchini are in an area with full sun and well-drained soil. Zucchini should be watered regularly and should be fertilized every year.

When Are Zucchini Ready to Harvest?

Zucchini is usually ready to harvest in late June or early July. Zucchini can be harvested by hand or with a garden hoe.

What Are the Different Types of Zucchini?

Three varieties of zucchiniUsed by Permission / Canva registered user

There are many different types of zucchini that you can grow. Some of the most popular varieties include:

  • Black Beauty zucchini
  • Costata Romanesco zucchini
  • Eight Ball zucchini
  • Golden zucchini
  • Ronde de Nice zucchini

Is Yellow Zucchini Also Known As Summer Squash?

Yes, yellow zucchini is also known as summer squash. Summer squash is a type of squash that grows on a vine and has a soft, edible skin. Summer squash can be eaten raw or cooked.

This is a Great Mandoline from Amazon

Make it a little easier by using a knife or a mandoline, but please be careful. I was showing off there cutting two zucchini at one time... Practice makes perfect!

Make sure that you keep the cuts a uniform thickness, for even drying times.

Thinner ones make great chips, and thicker ones are OK for mashing up (after re-hydrating) for use in zucchini loaves.

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Can You Shred Zucchini as a Pasta Substitute?

Zucchini is a type of summer squash that is popular in many cuisines. It can be eaten raw, cooked, or even used as a pasta substitute.

If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to traditional pasta, zucchini noodles are a great option. They’re lower in calories and carbs than pasta, and they’re a good source of vitamins and minerals.

In addition, zucchini noodles are quick and easy to make. All you need is a sharp knife and a cutting board.

Here’s how to make zucchini noodles:

  1. Start by trimming the ends off of the zucchini.
  2. Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise.
  3. Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds from the center of each zucchini half.
  4. Use a sharp knife to cut the zucchini halves into thin noodles.
  5. Serve the noodles raw or cooked, as desired.

If you’re looking for a healthy, delicious pasta alternative, give zucchini noodles a try. They’re easy to make and a great way to get your veggies in.

Baked Zucchini from Spend With Pennies

When you've finished dehydrating zucchini, here's an easy baked zucchini recipe from Spend with Pennies.

Don't forget to re-hydrate your zucchini prior to using it in the recipe.

or how about Baked Zucchini
stuffed with Chouriço Sausage and Cream Cheese

How about this delicious baked zucchini stuffed with Chouriço and cream cheese recipe complete with step-by-step pictures and detailed instructions?

Notice how the zucchini is in LONG strips, so maybe this recipe is better for fresh zucchini, but I wanted to share this with you all!


Thanks for stopping by to learn how to dehydrate zucchini. If you have any questions, feel free to drop me an email here.

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