Frozen Bell or Sweet Peppers


Quality: Select crisp, tender, green or bright red pods.


Wash, cut out stems, cut in half and remove seeds. If desired, cut into 1/2-inch strips or rings. 

Heated (Blanched) - Good for use in cooking.

Unheated (Frozen without blanching) – Good for use in uncooked foods because they have a crisper texture, or in cooked foods. Package raw, leaving no headspace. Seal and freeze.

Water blanching: Water blanch halves 3 minutes, strips or rings 2 minutes. Cool promptly, drain and package, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Seal and freeze.


So Easy to Preserve, 5th ed. 2006