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How to Freeze Broccoli

How to freeze broccoli- a step by step guide with photos to show you exactly how to freeze fresh broccoli so you can stock up your freezer!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time16 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: freezer
Servings: 8
Calories: 1kcal


  • 2 crowns broccoli (roughly 1-1.5 lbs; 5-700 g)


  • Wash broccoli under tap water.
  • Pick off leaves, and cut into bite size pieces; consider what you might use the broccoli for, egg muffins or egg casserole require small pieces, soups, stir fries or sautees do not. Stems are perfectly fine to use as well as the florets.
  • Bring a large pot of water to boil. Working in batches, blanch the broccoli: simmer for 1 ½ minutes, then remove from the pot using a slotted spoon and transfer immediately to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process.
  • Repeat with remaining broccoli. 
  • Drain well.
  • Arrange on a large baking sheet. I love these baker's half sheets.
  • Freeze for 4 hours- overnight.
  • Transfer to a freezer bag, labelled with the contents & date. Pictured in this post are these reusable silicone freezer bags.
  • Freeze for up to 1 year!


Calories: 1kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg