Mushrooms are easy to freeze and it’s a terrific way to save mushrooms that you find on sale! Plus, frozen mushrooms are easy to add to recipes! Learn how to freeze mushrooms and you’ll never go without again!
How to Freeze Mushrooms
This process will work with any mushrooms and is the perfect way to preserve that fresh earthy flavor. I have personally done this with shitakes, button, bellas and more!
The secret is to catch them at the height of freshness!
Don’t wait until they have gone soft or have squishy places!
Uses For Frozen Mushrooms
We like to use our in:
- stir fry
- made into a sauce for meats.
- any dish that has mushrooms incorporated into the dish
***Frozen mushrooms will not work for dishes where the mushroom needs to stand alone as the star of the dish such as stuffed mushrooms or these creamy mushrooms
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- Frying Pan
- Knife and cutting board (depending on the type of mushrooms you have available).
- Cut up your mushrooms, then saute lightly in oil over medium heat. Allow to cool.
- Place into a freezer safe resealable plastic bag, squeeze out the air.
- Place into the freezer.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
Yes! Of course, just follow the easy and simple instructions in the recipe below!
I’ve never had a good result when attempting this because the mushrooms become mushy when you thaw them.
Frozen Mushrooms will add the same great mushroom flavor to whatever dish you are cooking. You won’t want to use them for dishes like stuffed mushroom caps because they need to be cooked first.
Mushrooms keep for quite a while if you remove them from the store package, brush them off with a paper towel and then place them into a paper bag in the fridge. Freezing is the next best option for longer storage.
Yes! Just follow these simple instructions!
The best way to keep mushrooms for the long term is to freeze them.
Button, Baby Bella, Shitake or any typical store bought mushroom will work.
Tips and Tricks
- Use fresh mushrooms when freezing them. You’ll want the freshest product possible for your future dishes!
- Slice your mushrooms in 1/4″ to 1/2″ slices for the best result.
- Make sure that all of your mushrooms are the same thickness.
- Saute them in vegetable oil (or another flavorless oil) so that you won’t be adding any flavors to the mushrooms as you probably don’t know what dishes you are likely to use them in later.
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How to Freeze Mushrooms
- 2 tbs oil vegetable or olive oil
- 8 oz mushrooms sliced
- pinch kosher salt
- Heat skillet on the stovetop over medium heat. Add the oil to the pan.
- Once the pan is preheated, add the sliced mushrooms all at once.
- Heat in the skillet until lightly browned and until the water has been released from the mushrooms.
- Remove from the heat and place the mushrooms onto a plate to cool. Once cooled, place into a freezer safe resealable plastic bag. Squeeze out as much air as possible. Place into the freezer.
- Use the freshest mushrooms you can for this recipe. You want your future recipes to have fresh ingredients!
- This works for any type of fresh mushroom that you can purchase in the grocery.
- If you decide to wash your mushrooms first, be sure that they are completely dry before starting this recipe.
- If you do not wash your mushrooms, be sure to brush off any visible dirt with a paper towel.
- Check your mushroom label, they may be prewashed. The label will tell you.
- The mushrooms will keep in the freezer for a three months.
A Verse to Share
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Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass, and taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds.