Thursday, August 29, 2013

Zucchini Overload - Zucchini "Sauce" for Cooking Oil Substitute

Last year I tried making Zucchini Sauce for a baking substitute for cooking oil. I had used applesauce many times as a healthy alternative to vegetable oil in baking, but my kids love applesauce. I thought zucchini sauce sounded like a good alternative. It worked well as a substitute and was a great use for lots of zucchini! Click here for the original post.

Here's how I made it last fall:
I cored, chunked and cooked zucchini with a little water then mashed it up.

It made 4 cups of zucchini sauce in these 8 half-cup portions
Last year I was really excited about this use of zucchini and made WAY too much.  I must have had 15 cups (at least) and I only used about half of it over the course of the year.  This year I may make  a few cups, but I think I'm more likely to just share the zucchini overload with my neighbors.



  1. Katie,
    Another idea for your extra zucchini would be to shred it and freeze it in one or two cup portions. Then you could pull it out later on and use it to make zucchini bread or muffins.


    1. Oops, just saw in your other post that you already do this. =)



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