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How to Freeze Tomatoes

This is a fantastic way to freeze any amount of tomatoes whether you have one extra that you can't use right now or an entire bumper crop in your garden. You'll be done in no time at all!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Freeze Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 5 mins
Course: Preserving
Cuisine: American
Keyword: freezing tomatoes, How to freeze tomatoes
Servings: 20 Servings
Calories: 20kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker
Cost: $5


  • knife
  • cutting board
  • freezer style plastic reclosable bag
  • Sharpie marker
  • baking sheet
  • freezer


  • 5 lb tomatoes you can use any amount of tomatoes for this recipe


  • Rinse the veggie well and allow to dry if there is obvious dirt.
  • Cut into the desired size pieces that you want.
  • Spread pieces out onto a baking sheet
  • Place into the freezer and allow to stay there for at least 2 hours
  • Remove from freezer and place in zip lock FREEZER bags. Squeeze out as much air as you can before sealing. Label the bag with sharpie marker.
  • Place back in the freezer and you can use as much as you need from the container for 6 months - 1 year.



  • This recipe will work for ANY amount of tomatoes you want to freeze. 
  • The most important instruction is to spread the tomatoes out so that they have enough space between them that they won't stick together. 
  • Best uses for these onions will be stir soups, stews and casseroles. 
PRO TIP:  Put as many of the frozen pieces as you want in a large gallon size zip lock bag and just use the amount you need each time, reseal the bag and save it for later. 


Calories: 20kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 269mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 945IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg