Score a line into each tomato just enough to break the skin, going from one side of the cored circle all the way down and up to the opposite side of the circle.

By scoring the skins, they'll come off easily after their bath!

Which tomatoes are best for freezing?

Any type of tomato is perfect for freezing. Roma, cherry, grape, San Marzano, beefsteak. Each variety will offer a different amount of juice and sweetness to carry over into the sauce.

Flash Prep The Tomatoes

In batches, add the tomatoes to the boiling water in 2-minute intervals.

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Flash cooking simply entails heating food at a very high temperature for a very short period of time.

Transfer the tomatoes to the ice water and let sit for 1 minute.

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Almost done!

Remove the tomato  skins, they  will just slip off  because you  scored them ahead then  discard. They will peel off the tomatoes like butter.

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Package For Freezing

Place the tomatoes into large resealable freezer bags in a single layer. Remove as much air out of the bag as possible. Seal the bag. Now they are ready to freeze!

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FAQ About Tomatoes

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Will my tomatoes get freezer burn? To help avoid freezer burn, double pack them into airtight containers.

Can tomatoes be frozen  straight from the garden? It is possible to freeze tomatoes  but with mushy consequences. 

How long can tomatoes be frozen? Bags of fresh tomatoes can remain in your deep freeze for up to a year. 

Meals To Use Frozen Tomatoes In:

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Roasted Tomato Soup

Tomato Sauce

Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce