How to Freeze Tomatoes (With and Without Blanching!)

Learn everything there is to know about how to freeze tomatoes! Freezing tomatoes is the perfect way to preserve them for using in soups and sauces year-round.

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This post will explain the best way to freeze tomatoes, whether or not they should be blanched before being frozen, and more!

Freezing raw whole tomatoes

1. Destem the tomatoes, then wash them thoroughly under running tap water. Pat them dry with a clean kitchen towel.


2. Arrange the whole tomatoes on a parchment paper-lined baking tray (no need to peel them first!). Make sure the tomatoes are not touching each other.

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