Can You Freeze Tomatoes?

I like to eat what I buy, without resorting to freezing it, it’s one of the ways I manage the amount of food in my freezer.  But with the Lidl low priced tomatoes appearing so often I sometimes find I’ve bought more than I can face eating. Can You Freeze Tomatoes

Can you Freeze Tomatoes?

In short, yes.  Simply put them into a freezer bag and chuck them in!  However, when they come out they won’t be the same texture.  Frozen tomatoes, when defrosted, are soggy and floppy.  But that doesn’t mean you don’t have a use for them.

You can use these tomatoes to make:

  • Pizza bases
  • Tomato soup
  • You can roast the tomatoes, with, say, onions, as a side dish
  • Add tomatoes to casseroles
  • Make tomato based spaghetti sauces
  • Add to your slow cooker dishes to get extra veggies into your food.

So next time you’ve got more tomatoes than you can face eating, just pop them in the freezer until you can use them in your cooking.  If your freezer space is small, then you can squash them down a bit before putting them in the freezer – it’s all fine if you’re just going to use them in a sauce anyway!