Easy, Smeasy Way to Freeze Tomatoes …

Just huck them in your freezer. When you want to use them, dump the whole frozen tomatoes into your sauce, soup, stew, etc. and after a few minutes you can easily pull the skins off. No need to blanche, peel, seed, core, cook – or do anything else.

For more sophisticated (and time consuming) ways to preserve with your tomatoes, just google “preserving tomatoes” and you’ll find many way to deal with them including canning, freezing, drying, fermenting and even making tomato jam!

Here’s a bit of info about freezing tomatoes from:

  • Freezing is the easiest way of keeping garden tomatoes through the winter. Freezing tomatoes can be as easy putting a washed tomato in a freezer-safe container and putting it in the freezer. If you want to get a little more sophisticated than that, you can peel, seed, core and even cook your tomatoes before freezing them. All of these things, as well as blanching the tomatoes, are optional.
  • The simplest way to freeze tomatoes is to wash them, remove the stem, then place them on a baking sheet with a little space around each tomato. Put the baking sheet in the freezer until the tomatoes are thoroughly frozen. Then remove them from the sheet and seal them into a freezer-safe, zipper-locking bag. Then you can pull out as many tomatoes as you need for a recipe, sealing the rest and keeping them in the freezer for future use.

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