How to Freeze Bell Peppers?
Keeping the Harvest Safe
How to Freeze Bell Peppers? What makes me freeze bell peppers, then? Well, every spring, like clockwork, there is a wild rush to consume, give away, or preserve all the treats from our garden. Bell peppers are no different, either! We often have our fair share of fajitas, soups, salads, and raw peppers dipped in hummus, but we never manage to finish them soon enough!
The answer? Bell peppers may now be frozen, thanks to me! However, even if you don’t have a garden, you might discover that your bell peppers are “going” before you’ve had a chance to consume them. They are still safe to freeze even if they are beginning to wrinkle and get soft.
How to Freeze Bell Peppers
Every time I post a recipe using frozen bell peppers on Instagram, someone asks me, “How do I freeze bell peppers?!” So I’m outlining it for you and providing a few straightforward suggestions for keeping them in the freezer. Go on reading!
Three simple steps can be followed to freeze bell peppers: First, wash the peppers and cut them into the desired shape, such as long strips or dice. Next, spread the bell peppers out on a baking sheet lined with paper and par-freeze for an hour. Finally, put to a freezer bag and keep there until needed.
Once you master this technique, you can freeze the majority of other pepper kinds, including hot peppers like jalapenos!
Step 1: get the bell peppers ready.
Be sure to thoroughly wash the bell peppers before you do anything else. Cut the flesh from the seeds and stalks using a sharp knife.
The peppers can next be diced into bite-sized chunks or cut into thin strips, depending solely on your preferences. I occasionally combine both of them! The diced bits are preferable for omelettes, while the lengthier strips are great for fajitas and stir fries.
Step 2: Freeze first
The good thing is that you don’t have to blanch the peppers beforehand like you would other vegetables! If you freeze them raw, they freeze beautifully.
Lay the peppers on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper, separating the pieces as much as you can, and then gently pat them dry. Touching is okay in moderation!
Only place the pan in the freezer for one hour. The freezing process will commence at this point. Why do we act this way? Go on reading!
Step 3: Transfer & Freeze
Transfer the peppers, last but not least, to a freezer bag or an airtight container. When you’re ready to eat, close the container after removing as much air as you can.