It’s easy and you’ll say “Why didn’t I think of that?!”, but it really is the best way to freeze green peppers!
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I’m telling you, I am so impressed with our organic garden this year. Everything that we’ve planted has just done tremendously well. A couple of weeks ago, we had zucchini and tomatoes coming out of our ears. Our zucchini has slowed down tremendously with the hot mid-Summer temperatures, but we’re still getting quite a few tomatoes daily.
And our green peppers and jalapeno peppers? Oh my goodness! I’ve been scouring Pinterest for recipes to use the jalapeno peppers since they last longer, but there’s just no way for us to use up the green bell peppers before they go bad, so I freeze them.
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Now freezing green peppers may sound like a super easy thing to some of you, but there’s a couple tricks that someone shared with me that make this the easiest and best way to freeze green peppers! And I love them, because once you know a super, simple skill like this – it’ll stick with you forever and it’s something that we can easily pass on down generations to teach our children how to preserve food and live more self sustainable.
The only thing you need to freeze green peppers is your knife, cutting board [I just LOVE this one!], green peppers or any pepper of your choosing, and freezer ziploc bags.
We hardly ever use green peppers as a whole, I almost always use them sliced or sometimes diced, so it only makes sense to freeze them that way. So, the I slice up my peppers, take all the seeds and insides, as well as the stems out.
Once you’ve done that, slice the peppers the thickness that you desire. Then, arrange them on a cookie sheet. No, we’re not baking, we’re going to freeze green peppers individually.
Expert Tip: Freeze sliced green peppers individually on your favorite cookie sheet so you can grab the amount you need for dinner prep instead of having to choose big clumps.
When you lay them on your cookie sheet, be sure there aren’t mounds touching each other.
You’ll only need to leave them on the cookie sheet for about 20 minutes, just long enough for them to freeze individually so they won’t stick to each other when put together in the bag!
Then put your individually frozen green peppers in your freezer Ziploc bags for long-term storage.