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How to freeze broccoli?

How to freeze broccoli, a simple and easy way to freeze broccoli, with no hassle, and hardly any time!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 31kcal
Author Lisa


  • 16 oz Broccoli
  • Water for Blanching


  • Cut broccoli into florets, removing any long stems
  • In a med/large pot heat water until boiling
  • Add broccoli to the boiling water for 1-2 minutes, it should turn a brighter green color.
  • Remove from boiling water and stick in an ice bath or place under running cold water.*
  • Drain broccoli then place on a small baking sheet- it’s okay if the pieces overlap a little
  • Stick in the freezer for 1 hr. After an hour place in freezer safe container and return to the freezer.
  • Freeze for a few months, best when eaten in a casserole, or roasted.


Tips and Tricks
  • *Placing the broccoli in ice water or under cold running water stops the broccoli form cooking.
  • Frozen broccoli is great when reheated/cooked with some butter, or try my easy cheesy broccoli recipe!


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 31kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 287mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 565IU | Vitamin C: 81mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg