How to Freeze Cabbage

By LeafTV Contributor

Cabbage has long been a diet staple, materializing in various forms from fresh to sauerkraut to slaw. A whole head of cabbage often is too large to be used at one time, but it can be preserved in the freezer for up to a year for use later.

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How to Freeze Cabbage
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credit: Paula Orlando
How to Freeze Cabbage

Step 1

Bring a pot of water to boiling on the stove. Rinse off the head of cabbage under the kitchen sink faucet while the water boils.

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How to Freeze Cabbage

Step 2

Separate the individual leaves of cabbage, cut the head into wedges or shred it, depending on how you intend to use the cabbage after you thaw it.

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How to Freeze Cabbage

Step 3

Blanch the cabbage in the boiling water for 1 to 2 minutes, depending on how you cut the cabbage. Shredded cabbage will take less time to blanch than a wedge.

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How to Freeze Cabbage

Step 4

Run the cabbage under cold water for a few seconds to stop the cooking process after blanching.

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How to Freeze Cabbage

Step 5

Dry the cabbage by patting it with a clean paper towel.

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How to Freeze Cabbage

Step 6

Place the cabbage leaves or wedges into plastic freezer bags. Remove as much air as possible before sealing the bag.

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How to Freeze Cabbage

Step 7

Place the bags of cabbage into the freezer.