6 Ways to Use Zucchini When You Don’t Like The Taste

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While zucchini is great in the summer, I easily get burned out after a few weeks. This desperation lead to a great discovery: zucchini disappears in spaghetti sauce. Yes, you read that right.
Zucchini disappears in spaghetti sauce.
When zucchini is finely shredded, it will almost “melt” into a cooking sauce – particularly a tomato sauce. The key is to shred it finely, using either a box grater or a food processor.
We discovered this beautiful secret while on a challenge to up our veggie intake. But the principle applies to more than just pasta sauce!


  1. Add 1-1.5 cups to spaghetti sauce.
  2. Add 1 cup to the cheese mixture in lasagna (or to the sauce itself).
  3. Add 1/2 cup to ground beef, like when making “cheeseburger helper”.
  4. Add two tablespoons to a smoothie.
  5. Add 1-1.5 cups to chili – including white chicken chili.
  6. Add 1/2 cup to stuffed peppers, stuffed cabbage rolls, and other similar dishes.
If you notice, I use shredded zucchini in small amounts – sometimes as little as a few tablespoons! Which leads to a problem… how do you save time using shredded zucchini when you only use a small amount?
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