How to Freeze Tomatoes

Learning How to Freeze Tomatoes has been a great way to preserve my abundance of tomatoes from my garden.

Some years I find that I have so many tomatoes from my garden that I didn’t know what to do with.

When I learned how to freeze tomatoes, I realized that I had found a simple way to keep those tomatoes to use in the winter months for some of our favorite recipes

Blanching tomatoes by dropping them into boiling water for 60-90 seconds and, using a slotted spoon, transfer immediately into a bowl of ice water to cool. Skin will slip easily from the flesh.


You can leave the tomatoes whole but if you cut them or crush them you’ll maximize your storage space. Using a large spoon or measuring cup add the tomatoes to freezer storage bags. Pint or quart sized freezer bags work best.

Seal the bags making sure to push out as much air as possible so they don’t get freezer burned. Store your bags of tomatoes flat so you can add more items to your freezer.

Freezing tomatoes will help them to retain flavor for 12 to 18 months. That’s all there is to it!