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tomato in silicone freezer bag

How to Freeze Tomatoes (the Easy Way)

This easy method allows you to skip blanching and when you thaw them, the skin slides right off. This is a great way to avoid wasting fresh tomatoes when they're at their peak ripeness.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 44kcal


  • 8 tomatoes (or more or less depending on what you have on hand)


To freeze tomatoes:

  • Wash and dry the tomatoes.
  • Remove the stem.
  • Add to a freezer bag (plastic or silicone), remove as much air as possible, and seal.
  • Freeze for up to 1 year.

To thaw frozen tomatoes:

  • Remove a bag from the freezer. Place into the sink or a large bowl at least overnight. (They take a while to thaw if the bag is full.)
  • Once thawed, slip the skins off (they slide right off). You can discard the liquid or use it in place of stock in recipes.
  • Cook tomatoes as desired. (See recipe ideas in the Notes.)



Calories: 44kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 583mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2049IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg