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The Best
Southern Baked Cucumbers

You Will Need

1 medium Cucumber

1 Cup Chicken Broth

4 TBSP Butter

salt and pepper to taste


Does the sound of baked cucumbers scare you? It did me at first too. Around 26 years ago my husband asked me to make baked cucumbers. I thought he was insane! Of course, I was raised in Phoenix, and he was raised in Texas, and well on some things we compromised.  Like, who would dip french fries in their gravy? Now I love that too! lol but when he asked me to make these, then I talked to the lady that made them for him as a kid, I was intrigued. Still skeptical but none the less, I was bound to try them. 


  I was hooked! They are different but in a delightful way. They were so good in fact I made them that entire summer. To me, they have a squash-like taste that is roasted in butter, funny now that I am writing this, I was thinking how good they would be with garlic butter

What do Baked Cucumbers Taste Like?

To me, they taste like a buttered squash, they have a savory flavor and are not mushy as you would expect them to be. They are firmer then boiled squash or baked zucchini. They have the comfort food feeling with each bite and are a GREAT way to use up summer time cucumbers. Sometimes my husband and I will bake a batch of these up and just eat them with nothing else. They really are that good. Try them, you won't be disappointed.


Are Baked Cucumbers Good for Keto?

yes! they are great for Keto, and make a great side for chicken or or any main meat dish. 

Oven Baked Cucumbers Directions

1. Peel each cucumber, cut into quarters. If they are really large, cut in half and then into quarters. (sphere shape)

2. Lay them out on a baking sheet (deep enough butter won't leak)

3. Add 1  cups chicken broth and 4 Tbsp Butter

4, Bake at 350 for 90 min or until tender

5. Broil 10 to 12 min (until tops are lightly browned)  Salt and pepper to taste.

What can I do with lots of cucumbers?

Cucumber Salad

Baked Cucumbers

Canned Pickles

To freeze cucumbers, just wash, slice, put on a baking sheet and put in the freezer. I like to line a baking sheet with parchment paper, for easy removal. Flash freeze for 1 to 2 hours. After they are frozen you can move them to a zippered freezer bag. Slip them into an icy pitcher of fresh lemon aid or water to infuse.

Instant Pot Baked Cucumbers Directions

1. Peel each cucumber, cut into quarters. If they are really large, cut in half and then into quarters. (sphere shape)

2. Add 1 Cup Chicken broth to your instant pot, place cucumbers into the bottom of your pot, place your lid on and press manual (or pressure cook for 2 min) wait for your valve to go down, Instant Release

3. Use a slotted spoon and move them to a baking dish, add 4 TBSP Butter to the tops, and place on broil for 10 to 12 min (or until tops are golden brown) Salt and pepper to taste.

How-To Video

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