Freezing peppers & onions for later use

oletimerSeptember 1, 2010

I have a lot of peppers and onions can I chop them up and freeze them and then use them in canning salsa and stewed tomatoes later? I would measure them first before freezing, like one cup.

Thank you.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Yes you can. Many of us dice the onions and freeze them in 1 or 2 cup packs for later use. Peppers are usually cored and de-seeded then laid out on a cookie sheet and individually frozen in 1/2 or quarters or large chunks depending on their size. Once frozen just put all of them into a ziplock bag.

You can dice them but they will be mushy when thawed so the larger pieces are easier to work with.


    Bookmark   September 1, 2010 at 10:46PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
dgkritch(Z8 OR)

I dice some peppers so I can just knock out what I need for soups, etc.
I learned my lesson about being too frugal trying to save on bags. I chopped onions and froze in a gallon ziploc. By the time I used them up, they had pretty well frozen into a solid block from the bit of thawing each time I took them out of the freezer. It didn't really pay to save a few bags. Smaller sizes are easier to work with!

You can stuff the peppers and freeze them too!
Otherwise.........what Dave said!! LOL


    Bookmark   September 1, 2010 at 11:31PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I chop peppers/onions & freeze on cookie sheet before bagging too.. :-)

    Bookmark   September 2, 2010 at 2:33AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Best way to process frozen unpeeled tomatoes?
I've got about 50 lbs of frozen tomatoes (packed in...
Is my turkey stock too thick to can?
I made stock two nights ago, last night I went to skim...
SaraBeth Williams
Which fish varieties can (or can't) be pressured canned?
My husband Fishes. And Catches. My freezer already...
First time pressure canning
I am embarrassed to admit I have never pressure canned....
Is it OK to harvest greens with mildew?
I have some mustard greens covered with white powdery...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™