Freezing Bell Peppers ???

Is it possible to freeze raw bell peppers?  I'm thinking of dicing them, then tossing them in a freezer bag to freeze.  Thoughts?


I'm trying to see if it's true that with good meal planning and less trips to the grocery store money can be saved.  I know I won't use the peppers for about a week.  I won't eat the peppers raw - they'd be cooked for breakfast burritos and fajitas.

Posted on November 30, 2011 at 1:09 am
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I used to do that, they were never as crunchy but if they're going in fajitas etc they should be fine
Posted on November 30, 2011 at 2:58 am
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Ditto canooknic: they'll be soft, but if they're going in stews or burritos, should be perfect.

Posted on November 30, 2011 at 12:15 pm
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Yes....we usually buy bags of frozen red, yellow, and green peppers
Posted on December 1, 2011 at 3:18 am
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Athena - I'd blanch them first, but you should be able to store them for up to 8-12 months if properly stored at 0 degrees F.


 


according to the govt website, the recommended blanching time of bell peppers is:


Halves - 3 minutes (no more no less)


Strips or Rings - 2 minutes (no more no less)

Posted on December 2, 2011 at 2:16 am
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I've done it once, didn't come out well at all.

Posted on January 10, 2012 at 6:59 am
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ive done it but not so crunchy anymore.

Posted on March 16, 2012 at 6:28 pm
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Yep I'm agreeing with the other ladies . No problem freezing them if you're gonna cook them later .
Posted on October 20, 2012 at 7:40 am

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