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Airtight container, freezer bag, or mason jar

How To Freeze Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Learn how to freeze roasted cherry tomatoes for later use in soups, stews, sauces, and pasta dishes.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins

Equipment

  • A slotted spoon
  • A freezer bag OR an airtight, sealable container OR a Mason Jar
  • Wide mouth funnel (optional, but great for preventing messes when filling the freezer bag or Mason Jar)
  • Freezer labels
  • A straw (optional, for the freezer bag only)
  • Permanent marker
  • Space in the back of your freezer

Instructions
 

  • Allow the roasted cherry tomatoes to cool. This shouldn't take more than 30 minutes.
  • Using the slotted spoon, begin to fill the freezer bag, container, or Mason Jar with the oven-roasted cherry tomatoes, but don't fill it to the top as the food will expand in the freezer. For freezer bags or containers, leave 1 inch of space at the top. For Mason Jars, leave 2 inches of space at the top.
  • Seal the bag, container, or Mason Jar. For Mason Jars, don't screw the lid on tight.
  • Straw "vacuum seal" trick (optional):┬áSlide a straw into the freezer bag and suck out the air so the bag "shrinks" around the cherry tomatoes. Slide the bag down the straw as you inhale, and quickly seal the bag while you remove the straw.
  • Write today's date on a freezer label, stick it to the bag or container, and place it in the back of your freezer.
  • The next day, take the Mason Jar out of the freezer, screw the cap tightly, and put it back (it's no big deal if you forget.)
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