Sunday, February 24, 2013

Freezing Chopped Onions

I HATE chopping onions every time I need them for a recipe.  Also, onions are usually cheaper in bulk so if you buy a bag and don't use them right away, you usually have a few go rotten. Fortunately I've realized that onions freeze very well.

I recently started chopping my entire bag of onions and freezing them in small quantities. I like my onions practically pureed for most recipes so I put them in my food processor and put varying amounts in those cheap fold over bags. Then I stuff all those fold over bags into a bigger ziplock bag. You can chop them into whatever size(s) you think you will need and then whenever you need onions for a recipe you just pull the baggie out and thaw it under running water in a strainer. Believe me, this will save you tons of TIME and TEARS. Try it out the next time you buy a bag of onions.


  1. good idea never thought of that no one else in my house realy likes onions so this will come in handy when mommy wants some.

  2. Good idea. I always have some going bad and I hate chopping them too. Now I can get my husband to do it all at once and I won't even have to deal with it. :)

  3. What?! You can freeze onions? I'm so impressed with your wealth of knowledge! This is such a good idea!