Easy step by step instructions on how to freeze green beans without blanching. These green beans will last up to a year.
If your garden is anything like ours right now you might be picking pounds and pounds of green beans. And if you’re anything like me, you really don’t want to turn on your stove to boil water to preserve your green beans during the Summer.
Last year I started to freeze our green beans this way and they stayed extra fresh, keeping their bright green color and crunch. These frozen green beans last up to a year in the freezer making them a easy and economical way to save your green beans. You can also use them year round in my favorite cabbage and green beans recipe!
Step 3: Cut the green beans in half.
Step 6: Place in freezer bags. I like to make 1 cup, 12 oz and 16 oz bags. Label the bag.
Step 7: Freeze!
Step 8: Time to eat them? Depending on what you are making, defrost or place in boiling water/soup directly frozen.
To show you how great they freeze and keep their color, here are green beans that I’ve had frozen for 1 year!
Hope this helps you with your mighty green bean harvest!
- Green Beans
- Take a step back and admire your green beans because god damn, you're amazing, you just grew green beans!
- Trim the ends off both sides of green beans.
- Cut the green beans in half.
- Wash with water, making sure to get all dirt off them.
- Dry completely. Place on a cloth towel or paper towel, allowing to dry completely. This usually takes about 20 minutes.
- Place in freezer bags. I like to make 1 cup, 12 oz and 16 oz bags. Label the bag.
- Freeze them!
- Time to eat them? Depending on what you are making, defrost or place in boiling water/soup directly frozen.