Freezing Cabbage

October 4, 2010

Growing Cabbage, Selecting Good Broccoli, Freezing CabbageIs it possible to just shred and freeze cabbage?

By julie rees from England, West Yorkshire


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A Guide to Freezing Cabbage. Cabbage can be brined as sauerkraut or made into coleslaw or relishes and frozen. Whole leaves can be frozen unblanched for use as wrappers for baking or stuffing, and used immediately after thawing. Cabbages should not be frozen whole.

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August 30, 2011

How do you freeze shredded cabbage?

By NJS from Marlette, MI


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I always shred it in my food processor and then saute it with margarine or butter on the stove and then freeze it in plastic containers. Then when I want to make cabbage and noodles, I just boil the noodles and dump in the thawed cooked cabbage and add salt and pepper if needed.


I don't know about freezing it raw.

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September 7, 2011

Can I freeze cabbage?

By Donna from Jacksonville, IL


September 9, 20110 found this helpful

I think you can freeze cooked cabbage, but not sure raw freezes very well. Sorry, not very exact here.

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September 12, 20111 found this helpful

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 ;-)

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September 12, 20110 found this helpful

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.

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October 16, 2019

Last year I picked, blanched, packaged, and froze my cabbage. I then months later went to use it and there were black spots on the leaves. This has never happened to me before and I did not do anything differently. I'm wondering why this would have happened. Please explain.


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January 29, 2010

Why do frozen cabbage heads or leaves discolour to a horrible brownish colour?

By l from Sudbury, ON


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January 29, 20100 found this helpful

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.

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January 29, 20100 found this helpful

I cook cabbage as if we will eat them & freeze them. The same for all greens, good luck.

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October 5, 20180 found this helpful

I found this on my cabbage today. Never before. Is it still edible?

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November 8, 2014

Can I freeze cooked red cabbage with red currant jelly and apples for Christmas dinner? It possible does anyone have a recipe, I would like to do this early for Christmas?

By Jean O

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April 1, 2011

How long will cabbage last after it is cooked and frozen?

By jimmie


April 4, 20110 found this helpful

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.

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This is a great site:

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December 15, 2014

I bought a head of cabbage, but I'm limited on my intake. Can I just freeze it, or does it need to be cooked and then frozen?

By Betty B


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December 10, 20170 found this helpful

You can blanch it and freeze it.

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July 14, 2012

Can cabbage be frozen? If so how? Blanched? Cut up?

By Marilyn


July 15, 20122 found this helpful

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.

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October 30, 2011

Can you freeze fresh cabbage?

By Mimi


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November 1, 20110 found this helpful

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:


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July 31, 2011

Can you freeze red cabbage raw or cooked?

By Diana


July 31, 20111 found this helpful

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.

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January 6, 2010

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


January 6, 20100 found this helpful

I have froze it with success just a bit runny saves throwing it out I have also froze macaroni salad.

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November 21, 2016

This is a page about freezing cooked cabbage. Once cabbage has been cooked it can still be frozen for later consumption.

A bowl of cooked cabbage.

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