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A cutting board showing 5 different ways to cut zucchini.

How to Cut Zucchini

  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cut zucchini 1x
  • Category: How-To
  • Method: Counter Top
  • Cuisine: American


How to Cut Zucchini (5 ways) – learn how to cut zucchini into slices, quarters, sticks, sheets and noodles! So easy!


  • 1 medium zucchini, rinsed and dried


Before cutting your zucchini one of these five easy ways, make sure you rinse and dry your zucchini.


  • Cut approx. 1/4 inch off of each end, discard.
  • Start at one end of the zucchini and work your way to the other end making 1/4 inch thick cuts all the way through, resulting in circle-shaped slices.


  • Follow the directions for cutting zucchini into slices.
  • Now, cut each slice in half and then cut those halves in half again, resulting in four quarters.


  • Cut approx. 1/4 inch off of each end, discard.
  • Cut through the whole zucchini, widthwise, resulting in 2 halves.
  • Place one half on the cutting board and cut in half, lengthwise.
  • Put the cut-side down on the cutting board and cut in half, lengthwise, again. 
  • Repeat with the rest of the zucchini.


  • Cut approx. 1/4 inch off of each end, discard.
  • Pull a vegetable peeler down one side of the zucchini, this will basically remove the peel from that side (discard the peel).
  • Continue to run the vegetable peeler, lengthwise, down the zucchini resulting in thin sheets until the entire zucchini is cut.


  • Cut approx. 1/4 inch off the top end with the stem, discard.
  • Firmly push the other end of your zucchini into the back spikes of a food spiralizer (we love this one!)
  • Place the 3mm shredder blade on the other end of the spiralizer and slide so that it is firmly against the cut-end of the zucchini.
  • Begin turning the crank so that your zucchini turns into zoodles. 
  • Continue to turn the crank until the entire zucchini is fully cut.


  • Storage: you can store cut zucchini in an airtight container or Stasher Bag in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • Freezer: if you want to store zucchini for longer you can simply freeze it, just follow this simple tutorial!

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