How to Freeze Green Onions

Got a bunch of green onions and can’t use them all right away? Or want to have fresh green onions on hand at all time? Here’s how to freeze green onions!

Green onions prepped in freezer containers.

Can I Freeze Green Onions?

Yes you can! I love freezing green onions. I add green onions to a ton of my recipes whether it just be on top or simmering it in a soup so I like to freeze a bunch so I can always have some on hand to add to my meals.

What You’ll Need

  • green onions — as much or as little as you want.
  • airtight freezer safe containers

How to Freeze Green Onions

  • Rinse your green onions and trim the top and the roots off.
  • Pat dry the green onions.
  • Slice the green onions into rounds or angled cuts. Alternatively, cut the green onions the same length as your container if you want to use them unsliced.
  • Transfer them to a freezer safe containers or small freezer bags and then freeze.
  • After 2-3 hours, give the sliced green onions a stir in the container so that they’re loose and aren’t frozen in a large block. Return to the freezer until ready for use. Use from frozen.

Notes

  • If you don’t want to do my freeze and stir method, you can flash freeze the sliced green onions on a lined sheet pan and then transfer the sliced green onions to a freezer safe containers or small freezer bags in the freezer.
  • Frozen green onions last for around 6 months when stored properly.
  • Since green onions are so easy to regrow, I save the root end that I cut off and place them in water. This way, I double my amount of green onions!
  • The green onions that I don’t slice, I like to add to soups and stocks.
  • Use straight from frozen. The flavour isn’t affected!
  • See below how they look once frozen! As long as you pat them dry and remember to stir them, they don’t clump together.
Sliced green onions in a container.

How to Freeze Green Onions

Got a bunch of green onions and can’t use them all right away? Or want to have fresh green onions on hand at all time? Here’s how to freeze green onions!

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Ingredients

  • green onions, as much or as little as you want

Instructions

  • Rinse your green onions and trim the top and the roots off.

  • Pat dry the green onions.

  • Slice the green onions into rounds or angled cuts. Alternatively, cut the green onions the same length as your container if you want to use them unsliced.

  • Transfer them to a freezer safe containers or small freezer bags and then freeze.

  • After 2-3 hours, give the sliced green onions a stir in the container so that they’re loose and aren’t frozen in a large block. Return to the freezer until ready for use.

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Authour: Carmy

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