Broccoli florets

How to freeze broccoli

Learn how to prepare and freeze broccoli with our expert advice. Our top tips will help you to make your veg go further. 

Wondering what foods I can freeze? Learn how to freeze broccoli to get the best possible texture and flavour. Put our tips to good use with our favourite freezable recipes.

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Also read our review of the best fridge freezers for up-to-date advice on a range of tried and tested models.

How to freeze broccoli

  1. If you can fit a baking sheet into your freezer, then line one with a silicone sheet or baking parchment. If not, line a container that will fit.
  2. Break the broccoli into florets and chop the stems. Boil for 2-3 mins then drain thoroughly and cool completely.
  3. Lay the pieces of broccoli on the sheet so they’re not touching.
  4. Put the tray in the freezer for a few hours or until the broccoli is frozen through. Tip the pieces into containers or freezer bags and label them.

Frozen broccoli will keep for 3-6 months in the freezer, any longer and the texture or flavour may deteriorate.

Try our favourite broccoli recipes and make super stir-fries, pasta bakes and soups.

Want more advice on freezing foods? Read our expert guides…

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