Flash Freezing and Storing Bell and Jalapeño  Peppers

Freezing Bell & Jalapeno Peppers from the Garden

We love bell peppers at our house; I use them in everything from goulash to salsa, and of course stuffed peppers!

Sadly, bell peppers are not only on the dirty dozen list, but can be upwards of $1.00 EACH!

What you may not know is they are one of the easiest plants to grow in your garden, or even a pot on the patio. One bell pepper plant in our garden puts out 20+ peppers!  The jalapeno plants put out even more!

So it is important for our family to be able to put those peppers to good use all year, without having to buy expensive, chemical laden grocery store versions.

How do you store peppers long term?  Easy!

  1. Clean and cut into strip (I even keep the tops, just pop out the center core, pull out the ribs and seeds and you’re done)
  2. Spread out on a cookie sheet
  3. Place cookie sheet in the freezer for a few hours
  4. After the peppers are frozen, toss them into ziplock bags for use in recipes later!

I just pull out what I need, when I need it and chop according to my recipe.