Can you Freeze onions?
I have gotten lots of questions about freezer cooking, so I am slowly going to be posting my tips from week to week. Basically my favorite way of freezer cooking is to help out my time in the kitchen. The easier it is to make my dinners, the less likely we are to head out to eat. The more we eat at home, the more money we save. 🙂 One of the easiest ways to start freezer cooking is to start with chopping onions.
Chopping onions seems like such a simple task, but when you have to do it every day… It gets old! We eat a lot of onions, usually with every meal. If we have Hamburger Helper, spaghetti, a crock pot meal, make green beans, soup, or stir fry, we will eat onions. It is a little annoying to have to peel and chop an onion every day. I know it seems so silly, but this is a HUGE time saver in the kitchen.
How to Freeze onions:
Simply peel and chop your onions like you would for dinner.
Instead of chopping up one onion, chop up 3 or 4 (it only takes a few minutes more).
Then place in a freezer friendly container, or a baggy. I used to separate them into individual servings (like in the picture above), but now I just dump them all in one container or quart size freezer bag. They free individually.
When you need some you can just pull out the ones you need. (You can also do this with sliced onions, if you want to have sliced on hand for chicken fajitas)
Now your crockpot meals, spaghetti, and other easy meals just got easier. 🙂
**Note: You do NOT need to thaw. I personally prefer to freeze them in freezer baggies. Then just bang the bag against the counter. The onions will break apart and just toss whatever you need in your pan or crockpot. Enjoy!
Freezing onions will save you money:
Onions are not the most expensive, but if you buy 10 onions when they are at rock bottom price at Aldi or at our local store, Crest Market, you can then freeze them. Instead of paying FULL price for onions, you can now stock up at the lowest price possible. Plus you will also save more time in the kitchen.