This is a guide about freezing cooked cabbage. Once cabbage has been cooked it can still be frozen for later consumption.
Is it possible to just shred and freeze cabbage?
By Julie from England, West Yorkshire
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.
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 ;-)
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.
I'm trying to find out how to freeze cabbage. I got so much and this is the first time I planted cabbage. It was fun planting a garden, I am doing it again next spring.
By Cindy from Sheridan, IN
I just chop it up and put it in freezer bags. No blanching necessary. It's great in recipes where you need to cook the cabbage. (08/03/2010)
You could chop it in a food processor, then fry it in butter and salt and pepper, put it in a plastic container and freeze in portions of about 1 cup. When you want a quick meal or side dish, thaw it out and then boil some noodles and mix together for cabbage and noodles. (08/05/2010)
By Cindy S.
I had an excess of cabbage (just the two of us) last year and all I did was shred it, or rather cut in half, then slice it in not too thin slices, then pop an appropriate amt. for us in the freezer in Ziploc bags. I would thaw in the fridge when I wanted to use it, then put it in soups, stews, saute it with oil, apples, garlic and Spam and a little brown sugar and it was yummm! You can even drop a bunch in boiling water (the sliced cabbage, I did not do wedges) til it is done to your liking, butter it or adapt it to your way of cooking, taste buds, etc. I did not blanch it or anything. I had no problem with it at all. (08/06/2010)
How do you freeze fresh cabbage?
By Trapper Cook from Riverton, WY
I take a head of cabbage and quarter it. Cut the heart out of it (the center hard part) and then wedge them smaller. Place it in freezer bags (pints) and freeze them. Then when I make vegetable soup I just take one wedge and cook it along with the rest of the veggies. My mother-in-law used to make what she called freezer slaw. I didn't care for it because it was with vinegar instead of the mayo base. The recipe would be found on internet.
I'm getting ready today to freeze my cabbage wedges for this winter. (08/06/2009)
I always freeze 3 or 4 cabbages each fall when they are at their largest for cabbage rolls. All I do is put one whole cabbage in a set of double grocery bags, then toss into freezer. This is the greatest way to have cabbage for making cabbage rolls during the colder weather. The cabbage leaves peel off without boiling first, no messy boiling to soften the cabbage. The smaller leaves I chop up to use later in soups or stews. Good luck! (08/06/2009)
I shred my cabbage then put in quart size freezer Ziploc bags. I thaw them out as needed, and stir fry with some butter, salt and pepper. It is yummy. Or I have a recipe with shredded cabbage and Spam or I use thawed shredded cabbage in soups or veggie patties. Hope this helps you. (08/06/2009)
I cut my cabbage in wedges and blanch in hot boiling water for 1 to 2 minutes. Then I place the wedges in freezer bags in portions I would use for soup, stir frys, etc. (08/06/2009)
Can I freeze cabbage?
Connie from Olivehill, TN
Editors Note: Here is a link to some information on ThirftyFun about freezing cabbage: Freezing Cabbage
Are you talking about raw or boiled cabbage. I know that some love boiled cabbage, as I probably live about 15 miles from you, ha.
I have frozen cooked boiled cabbage, just cook them and let cool and place in bags, lay flat and get all the air out. Then pop in the freezer. I didn't know that you could freeze uncooked cabbage, just goes to show that you can learn something new everyday unless you are dead.