How to Blanch and Freeze Peas

The foolproof method for blanching peas for freezing. Simply follow the steps, freeze your garden fresh peas and enjoy them all throughout the year.

To Blanch & Freeze Fresh Peas, You Will Need

- Water - Kosher salt - Fresh shelled peas - Colander - A medium sized saucepan

Quick Cook Peas


Bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add peas and salt and cook until peas are crisp-tender, 1 ½ to 2 minutes.

Blanch Peas

Using a slotted spoon or a spider strainer, transfer the peas into the ice water. This will stop the cooking process. Let them sit for 3-5 minutes.


Let Peas Cool & Dry

Line a sheet pan with a kitchen towel. Drain the peas and spread them evenly onto the baking sheet.


Quick Freeze

Transfer the sheet pan into the freezer for up to 1 hour. Remove from freezer and transfer the peas into a freezer bag.


Freeze Your Garden Fresh Peas Now!

Be sure to check out the blog post for tips on how to freeze peas without blanching and easy & healthy recipes to use them in.

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