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How to Freeze Food

How To Freeze Food

This How to Freeze Food article can help you with all the necessary freezing dos and don’ts you need to keep your freezer well-stocked—and not a frozen wasteland! The tips below are a great starting point, and there’s more information under specific ingredients (blueberries, for example) in our Seasonal Produce guide. We also have a helpful article on freezing baked goods, great casseroles and soup recipes for freezing and an entire collection of convenient (and delicious!) make-and-freeze dishes.

Freezing Tips that Work

  • DO label items before adding them to your freezer. Include a description, the serving size and the date.
  • DO keep a list of what is in your freezer and the dates things were added. Cross things off as you remove them.
  • DO store similar foods together – staples on one shelf, casseroles and prepared food on another.
  • DO freeze foods in individual portions. You can thaw only what you need and your thawing time is shortened.

Freezing Watch-Outs

  • DON'T choose containers that are too large for the food. Squeeze excess air from freezer bags before sealing.
  • DON'T fill your freezer with baking dishes. Line dishes with foil before assembling a casserole, wrap and freeze the finished casserole and then lift from dish and store in a resealable freezer-weight plastic bag.
  • DON'T fill containers of soups, stews and sauces to the very brim. Leave 1 inch of space to allow for expansion during freezing.