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▲︎ Freezing Food


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Freezing Food

This page contains information and tips about freezing food.

Using Leftover Vegetables, Freezing Green BeansPhoto of green beans with frost on them. Vegetables 
Freezing Liquids Advice 
Frozen raspberries. Fruit and Berries 
Make Your Own Frozen Pizza Freezer Meals 
bacon in a package Meat 
A variety of bagels. Baked Goods 
Various cheeses on a table. Dairy 
Pies Desserts 
Bowl of cream of tomato soup garnished with chives. Soup 
Herbs Herbs 
Frozen Fish Seafood 
A frozen chicken. Poultry 
Freezing Cheese Dip Sauces 
Storing Dry Goods Dry Goods 
Red Snapper in Ice Fish 
Different Cookies  Snacks 

Freezing Nectarines

How do you freeze nectarines?

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Freezing Vegetables

Can I Cryovac fresh diced vegies such as potatoes, carrots, zucchini, onions, and peas, and then freeze them? Do I have to blanch them first?

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Onion Snow from Frozen Onions
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Freezing Cream Cheese

Can I freeze cream cheese in the store packaging?

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Freezing Seafood Chow Mein

If I freeze seafood chowmein from Mark's and Spencer's, will it make me ill? It says not suitable for home freezing.

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Freezing Kale

Why do you need to blanch kale before freezing?

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Freezing Cucumbers

Can I freeze cucumbers for a short period of time minus the brain?

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Cutting and Freezing Prime Rib
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Freezing Vegetable Soup
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Freezing Cucumbers Without Brine

I can't use sugar, sugar feeds cancer. I have cancer and a lot of cucumbers.

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Long Lasting Ice

Add salt to the water before freezing to make your ice last longer.

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Freezing Pumpkin Rolls
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Freezing Leftover Ham

How long can you freeze cooked leftover ham?

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Tips for Freezing Pita Bread
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Freezing Pita Bread
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Freezing Costco Muffins
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Freezing Bananas

When is the best time to put the bananas in the freezer? I need to know the best time to cut them before placing in the freezer for my smoothies. When they are green or right as they start turning ripe?

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Freezing Pistachio Nuts
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Freezing Candy

Can you freeze chocolate clusters (with peanuts) and freeze M and Ms? I have too much left over from Christmas; however, I am having a gathering on January 11 and will put them out at that time.

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Shelf Life of Frozen Pork Ribs

I have some pork ribs that have been frozen since 2006. Other than taste, are they still good?

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Freezing Cooked Prime Rib

How long can a cooked prime rib be frozen?

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Freezing Patrician Potatoes

I have a glass Pyrex dish of patrician potatoes leftover from Thanksgiving. It contains sour cream and cream cheese. Can I freeze this dish?

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Freezing French Brie

Can I freeze French brie cheese?

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Freezing Cabbage Rolls (Holubtsi)
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Partially Frozen Turnips

I recently harvested my turnips and didn't have time to prepare them for freezing. I had left them in the garage for a few days.

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Freezing Bread

How long can you freeze bread for and what is the best way to wrap it for freezing?

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Freezing Fruit and Vegetables

Can I freeze kale, tomatoes, blueberries, etc. without cooking, as I use them daily for shakes?

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Freezing Raw Sweet Potatoes

How do I freeze raw sweet potatoes?

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Freezing Cooked Salmon
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Freezing Cooked Spelt
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Freezing Fried Onions

Please can someone tell me if you can freeze fried onions, and if so how?

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Freezing Processed American Cheese

Can pasteurized processed American cheese that comes in 2lb. blocks be frozen?

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Refreezing a Frozen Cooked Pie

I bought a frozen pie from the store and then cooked it at home. Can you refreeze?

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Freezing Bananas

When deep-freezing bananas, the starch therein, or at least some part of it, turns to sugar. Will this be dextrose or fructose?Thank you.

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Freezing Buttermilk
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Freezing Blueberries
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Freezing Cookies

Can the Nutter Butter cookie be frozen. And if so, how long?

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Freezing Fresh Blueberries
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Freezing Tomatillos
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Freezing Tomatillos

I've never grown tomatillos before and just like everything else they don't all ripen at the same time. How long will they keep and what's the best way to keep them until I have enough to freeze? Also can they be re-frozen once thawed.

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Frozen Russet Potatoes Changed Color

I froze sliced raw russet potatoes, and some of them turned reddish-purple, what happened and are they safe to eat?

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Re-Freezing Tomatoes

I want to make a fresh salsa, but need to freeze the ingredients as I get them. Once I have everything mixed together can I re-freeze everything in portion bags? I have a vacuum sealer that I plan on using for both processes.

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Freezing Raw Meatloaf

Can I pre-make my meatloaf and freeze it and cook it when I'm ready for it?

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Freezing Sausage and Veggies

Can I cut up sausage, green bell peppers, and onions and freeze them in a bag together with out cooking them?

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Freezing Hot Pockets Made With Velveeta

I am wanting to freeze Velveeta, how do you suggest I go about this?I know it is awful, but I like the fake cheese that is Velveeta. Has anyone ever tried this? This is for your hot pocket recipe.

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Freezing Strawberry Pie
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Freezing Garden Carrots

I have carrots just picked from the garden. Can I freeze or do I have to blanch first?

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Freezing Hard Boiled Eggs
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Freezing Cooked Eggs

I have ended up with 5 dozen hardboiled, shelled eggs. Can I freeze them? Please help.

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Freezing Sugar Beets

Can I freeze raw sugar beets, and for how long? Does freezing destroy it's natural nutrients?

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Freezing a Nacho Casserole

My husband and I love casseroles, but as we're only a family of two, we always have leftovers.

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Freezing Calzones
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How Do I Freeze Nectarines Without Syrup?

How do I freeze nectarines w/o using sugary syrup? Is there a simple solution to use to freeze them?

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Freezing Kohlrabi
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Shelf Life of Frozen Zucchini Bread

I would like to know what the recommended time limit is for frozen zucchini bread?

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Freezing Kohlrabi

Can you freeze kohlrabi bulbs?

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Refreezing Soup
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Freezing Radishes
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How To Freeze Eggs

You can freeze eggs by cracking them open and mixing them well. Then just put the mixed eggs in ice trays and freeze. Two cubes is equal to one egg. Then just take them out as you need them.

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Freezing Sour Cream
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Freezing Orange Juice
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Blanching Sugar Peas and Snow Peas

In boiling water, the cooking times for sugar peas and snow peas are respectively 2 minutes, and 1-1/2 minutes. The blanching times given in many of the lists I found on-line, are 2-3 minutes. Does not that mean that your blanched sugar and snow peas are already fully cooked, or even overcooked?

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Freezing Tiramisu
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Portion your Meats Before Freezing
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Freezing Oysters
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Freezing Pie Dough
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Freezing Banana Bread
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Freezing Parsley
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Freeze Gatorade For Hot Days

If you make gatorade pops for the summer and spring, it will be really good for when the kids come in from a day of activity. Ice cubes are nice too for cups of gatorade so that it won't be diluted down.

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Freezing Cake Balls
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Freezing Banana Bread
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Freezing Cooked Bacon
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Freezing Mangoes

If you find them on sale and want to preserve them, freezing is a great option. Just cut them up in either chunks or dice, or you can puree them and freeze them in ice cube trays.

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Freezing Figs

How do you freeze figs?

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Freezing Figs

I love fresh figs, but when there are too many to eat, a rare occurrence, I peel them, and cook down until I have a fruit syrup. Then I freeze it for future cooking/baking uses.

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Freezing Cake Balls

Can cake balls be made a week or two in advance and frozen until the date of my party in the proper freeze container that won't smash them?

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Freezing Banana Bread

Cut the whole loaf into serving sized pieces. Butter one side or skip this step if you don't butter yours. Cut each slice in half and fold over (if buttered), butter sides in. Wrap each one in Saran Wrap then put the entire sliced loaf into a freezer container.

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Freezing Cooked Beef
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Finding Cartons for Freezing Juice

I need juice cartons to freeze orange juice. Is it possible to let me know were I can go? Thank you.

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Freezing Bagels
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Freezing Overripe Bananas
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Freezing Whole Cooked Potatoes

How do I freeze whole cooked potatoes?

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Freezing Bulk Ground Beef

When I buy meat in larger quantities, this is how I package them for the freezer. I patty up my 8 oz. burgers. You can pull them out 2 at a time, for meals that call for a pound.

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Shelf Life of Frozen Meat
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Shelf Life of Frozen Ham

My mom has several fully cooked hams in her freezer. Some are as old as five years. She wants to eat them. Are they still good?

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Coffee Filter for Freezing Chopped Bell Peppers
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Freezing Coq au Vin
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Freezing Coq au Vin

When cooking coq au vin, at what stage can you freeze it, if you can freeze it?

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Cereal Bags for Freezer

The bags that cereal comes in are great for storing all the leftover veggies in the freezer. I use a clothespin or chip clip to hold it closed.

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Preventing Freezer Burn on Food
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Freezing Boiled Potatoes
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Refreezing a Cooked Ham

We froze a store bought ham and thawed it 3 months later. We then baked it for Easter dinner and we have a lot left. Can we refreeze the baked ham again?

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Freezing Lemon and Lime Juice
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Freezing Lasagna
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Can I Freeze Pears?

How do I freeze pears?

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Freeze Green Grapes

Just wash and freeze green grapes. They taste fantastic and - clearly - this makes them last longer too!

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Freezing Kale
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Shelf Life of Frozen Ricotta Cheese

I bought ricotta cheese when I bought it it had a month till it expires. I froze it; so how much time do I have when I take it out of the freezer?

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Freezing Chicken
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Freezing Baking Soda and Baking Powder
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Freezing Carrot Juice
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Freezing Dry Goods
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Freezing Fresh Dill
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Freezing Ginger
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Freezing Greens
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Freezing Leftover Wine
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Freezing Marshmallows
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Freezing Pie Filling
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Freezing Sausages
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Freezing Seafood Dips and Spreads
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Freezing Tortillas
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Freezing Uncooked Oatmeal
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Freezing Acorn Squash
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Freezing Muffins
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Freezing Cheesecake
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Freezing Cherry Pies
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Freeze Cooked Pinto Beans for Later

DH and I are southern people and we love pinto beans. For a long time I bought them canned at the super market since there are only 2 of us living here.

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Freezing Chayote
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Freezing Cookies

A good way to keep cookies fresh is by freezing until you need them. This guide is about freezing cookies.

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Freezing Liquids
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Freezing Sweet Potatoes

I need to freeze some sweet potatoes I'm going to be feeding the to pigs so they're not going to be cooked after freezing. What is the best way to freeze them?

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Freezing Bananas

If I dip bananas in lemon juice prior to freezing to prevent them from turning black, will the lemon juice ruin the taste of the banana?

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Freezing Squash
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Freezing Meat
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