Cabbage can go bad quickly once it is past it's prime. Preserve it for use later by freezing your cabbage. This is a guide about freezing cabbage.
Is it possible to just shred and freeze cabbage?
By Julie from England, West Yorkshire
I found a site you can look at. Hope this helps. :)
I've always done cabbage that way with no problem. Lasts for months in the freezer.
I buy shredded cabbage (coleslaw) and freeze it in the bag that it comes in, I do not blanch it first. I use it for stir fry and soups.
I shredded some cabbage and placed in two freezer bags and it was fine. It was in the freezer for about 2-3 weeks. I used it in soup and it was fine - not sure how it would work in other uses/recipes.
can I freeze cabbage to make sauerkraut at a later time? If so, How??
Can I freeze cabbage?
By Donna from Jacksonville, IL
I think you can freeze cooked cabbage, but not sure raw freezes very well. Sorry, not very exact here.
Here's a guide I submitted last week that gives instructions and blanching time for assorted vegetables including cabbage.
If it helps you maybe you could give it a thumbs up for me ;-)
When my dad freezes cabbage he boils it till its almost tender and then drains it and puts it in freezer bags till he wants it for soup or whatever he wants. He's given me some and it works great.
How long will cabbage last after it is cooked and frozen?
I have never frozen cabbage by itself but I have frozen soup with added cabbage for
three to four months with success. Hope this helps.
This is a great site:
Why do frozen cabbage heads or leaves discolour to a horrible brownish colour?
By l from Sudbury, ON
I've never tried to freeze entire heads of cabbage as that would take up so much space. Try parboiling them first and see if that helps. Cooked cabbage should freeze well.
I cook cabbage as if we will eat them & freeze them. The same for all greens, good luck.
Can cabbage be frozen? If so how? Blanched? Cut up?
We just slice it up and put it in freezer bags. We used to blanch it but read some where that it isn't necessary. We can't tell the difference.
Can you freeze fresh cabbage?
The first link is an archived article regarding cabbage preparation. The second link is regarding complete blanching process for cabbage and several other vegetables to ready for freezing:
Can you freeze red cabbage raw or cooked?
You can freeze just about anything. What you need to consider is the texture of the product when it defrosts. Cabbage, like most leafy vegetables, are full of water. As such, when they defrost, the water will leach out of its cells. You will be left with limp and mushy produce when it is thawed. This is best suited for cooked recipes, or those that don't require a crunch.
Cut the head of cabbage across the core in half. Cut out the core by cutting a V shape through the cut side of each half. Cut shreds lengthwise across each half. I'm not a big fan of blanching, but if you want to, blanch the shreds in boiling water for about 2 minutes. Cool in an ice bath, drain and bag if freezer bags.
I would portion it out depending on the recipes you're most likely to make. If for a side dish, 2-4 cups. If for an ingredient, 1 cup in small zip-top bags. Flatten the smaller bags and remove the air and place all of them in a larger freezer bag.
I have made a lot of red cabbage with apples and onions. Can I freeze some of it?
By Mary Fran from New York City
I have froze it with success just a bit runny saves throwing it out I have also froze macaroni salad.
Can steamed cabbage be frozen?
By Donna from Hurst, TX
Most definitely, I've done it many times.