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How to Freeze Mushrooms

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!

Bag of frozen mushrooms

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!

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Uses For Frozen Mushrooms

We like to use our in:

  • stir fry
  • casseroles
  • made into a sauce for meats.
  • soups
  • 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:

ingredients on cutting board
  • Mushrooms
  • Salt
  • Frying Pan
  • Oil
  • Stove
  • Knife and cutting board (depending on the type of mushrooms you have available).

Easy Steps

  1. Cut up your mushrooms, then saute lightly in oil over medium heat. Allow to cool.
  2. Place into a freezer safe resealable plastic bag, squeeze out the air.
  3. Place into the freezer.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Can You Freeze Mushrooms For Later Use?

Yes! Of course, just follow the easy and simple instructions in the recipe below!

Can Mushrooms Be Frozen Without Cooking Them?

I’ve never had a good result when attempting this because the mushrooms become mushy when you thaw them.

Are Mushrooms Good After Freezing Them, Do They Taste The Same?

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.

How Do I Store Mushrooms Long Term?

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.

Can You Freeze Baby Bella Mushrooms?

Yes! Just follow these simple instructions!

How To Preserve Mushrooms?

The best way to keep mushrooms for the long term is to freeze them.

How Long Do Mushrooms Last in the Freezer?

3-6 months.

What Kind of Mushrooms are Best Frozen?

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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plate of mushrooms on cutting board

How to Freeze Mushrooms

A quick way to save mushrooms for later! Easy, fast and done in less than 15 minutes!
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to freeze mushrooms
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 74kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tbs oil vegetable or olive oil
  • 8 oz mushrooms sliced
  • pinch kosher salt

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

  • 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. 
PRO TIP: Buy your mushrooms on sale and freeze them this way for future recipes. It’s a great way to save money!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
How to Freeze Mushrooms
Amount Per Serving
Calories 74 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 180mg5%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Recipe Rating




Melissa

Sunday 2nd of July 2023

I'm super excited to try this! I grew wine cap mushrooms this year and harvest yielded close to 25 pounds! Gotta find some way to keep them since I have had problems with cream based soups breaking in the freezer.

Wendi Spraker

Monday 3rd of July 2023

Hi Melissa, I've used this method for a number of years and have been happy with the results. Easy use right out of the freezer is such a blessing to have that part of the work already done!

Marlene

Monday 1st of August 2022

I have a recipe for soup that uses Italian sausage and mushrooms; fry together then add to other ingredients. So...can I just prep the sausage and mushrooms and freeze to use in soup later?

Wendi Spraker

Wednesday 3rd of August 2022

I'm not familiar with your soup recipe, but I'm going to guess that this would be fine. Be sure to use a freezer quality bag or freezer safe container and I wouldn't freeze for longer than 3 months just to be safe.

sandy beach

Friday 17th of September 2021

Thank you for the information on freezing mushrooms. My husband is a ckd patient. I use shiitake mushroom because they are the lowest in potassium. Sometime it’s had to find them this is the perfect solution.

Wendi Spraker

Monday 20th of September 2021

Hi Sandy, Yes, it can be a challenge to find them for sure! That's how I started freezing them myself. A friend raises Shitakes and I wanted to save as many as possible!

Cathy Travis

Sunday 1st of August 2021

Thank you for the instructions on how to freeze mushrooms. They came out great!!!

Wendi Spraker

Monday 2nd of August 2021

Terrific! Wonderful time of the year to put up mushrooms.

Rachel

Friday 11th of June 2021

Thank you, this was really helpful!

Wendi Spraker

Friday 11th of June 2021

You are so welcome!

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