What Foods Don’t Freeze Well for Freezer Recipes

Which foods are not good for freezing?

  • Rice:   must be under cooked and sometimes still turns out a little mushy.  We usually do not cook rice ahead of time. It is easy to prepare when meal time comes.
  • Noodles:  must be under cooked and sometimes still turn out mushy.
  • Potatoes: do not freeze raw potatoes they turn brown. Use frozen potatoes for meals like Funeral Potatoes, Sausage Hash and Ham and Cheese Potatoes. When making soups we find that is works well to precook potatoes.  Again undercook to avoid mushiness.
  • Cream Cheese:  do not freeze
  • Raw Eggs: do not freeze (cooked eggs freeze fine like in Breakfast Burritos.)

TIP:    If your meat is frozen when it’s raw, you can cook it, and freeze it again.

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  1. Can you freeze pillsbury biscuit cans, crescent roll can etc?

  2. Kristin says:

    We make a breakfast hash casserole – layer hashbrowns and then mix up a dozen eggs with 1 cup of milk, mix it with the sausage or bacon, and freeze it. Thaw and cook. It turns out so great we make it every month. Never had an issue with it. We also freeze cream cheese in the original packages if you’re cooking with it. I wouldn’t use frozen to make the cream cheese mints or anything, but in dips and sauces, it turns out great!

  3. Can you freeze mayo? I just found a recipe that called for mayo to be frozen and I always thought you couldn’t do that?

  4. CHRISTINA M says:

    I freeze my cream cheese before I open it. Is that ok?

  5. What about lunch meats ?

  6. Raw eggs can be frozen if they are already mixed. I would mix a bunch of raw eggs with food processor and freeze them into individual big cubes.

    Boiled eggs should not be frozen.

    • Lynne Krywulycz says:

      I have lovely fresh eggs from my chickens each day and I also mix them and freeze in a muffin tin – approx two eggs per muffin – and use them for making delicious omelets and scrambled eggs.

  7. Can you freeze Chicken Fried Steak And if so how would you reheat it?

  8. I would flash freeze it (lay it out on an individual on a cookie sheet on a silicone mat and freeze, then put in a freezer bag once it’s frozen. To reheat, I’d just bake it. You’ll need to test out the temp/length of baking time.

  9. Vanessa Dolby says:

    I freeze all the veggies for my beef stew (celery, onion, potatoes and carrots) in a ziploc bag. To keep the potatoes from turning brown, I add about 1 tablespoon of oil to the bag, seal it and shake it to coat the veggies. I put the meat in another bag and then freeze them together in a third bag. Works well.

  10. It says here that your need to use already frozen potatoes for the freezer recipes. I was looking at your scalloped potato recipe and it seems that you used fresh raw potatoes and then froze it. Does it turn out ok doing that?

    • We use the frozen hashbrowns from costco for the recipe. You could use fresh potatoes, but you risk them turning brown and they might get a little soggy. Hope that helps. :)

      • A tip to keep the hash browns (or any other cut of fresh potatoes) from browning is to rinse them thoroughly until the water runs clear to remove all of the starch from the surface. Then freeze them in 1 lb packages or so. (Whatever amount you’d use per recipe..) They’ll come out just like store-bought frozen potatoes for a lot less money & without all of the preservatives. I hope that helps! :)

  11. Would mashed potatoes freeze ok or no? Like for a shepard pie? Or is that a dish you wouldn’t freeze either? Thank you!

    • Sheperds pie is easily frozen, mashed potatoes can be frozen as well. I was glad to here about the cream cheese, Thank you.

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