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.
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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?
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.
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.
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!
Sunday 1st of August 2021
Thank you for the instructions on how to freeze mushrooms. They came out great!!!
Monday 2nd of August 2021
Terrific! Wonderful time of the year to put up mushrooms.
Friday 11th of June 2021
Thank you, this was really helpful!
Friday 11th of June 2021
You are so welcome!
Wendi J Spraker
Sunday 27th of December 2020
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