Freezing Brussels sprouts is a great way to preserve their freshness. If you have more Brussels sprouts than you can use up right away, freeze them so you have them to use later. This is a guide bout freezing Brussels sprouts.
Can these vegetables be frozen without blanching?
Yes you can freeze Brussels sprouts without blanching first. For years, I blanched mine then a friend who had an allotment gave me a glut of Brussels and told me just to wash and dry and then bag. They are better when cooked and taste good. I have been doing this for years now. I also do it with cabbage just cut up first and do the same wash, etc., onions just slice and bag.
Do you have to blanch fresh Brussel sprouts before you freeze them?
Yes. It will help them to maintain their color and texture.
Do you need to blanch or cook first? How do you freeze them?
Water blanching time table for brussels sprouts heads:
Small - 3 minutes
Medium - 4 minutes
Large - 5 minutes
Be sure to give the veggies an immediate ice water bath after the blanching to stop the cooking process. Pat veggies dry if you are going to be freezing them and remove as much air from the freezer bag as possible because both help to reduce freezer burn.