Can I successfully freeze leftover canned crushed tomatoes?

I have half a large can left, and it feels wrong to throw them away. Will freezing for use later be detrimental to the flavor/texture? Thanks!

  • Posted by: Fifer
  • March 12, 2012


Fifer March 12, 2012
Thanks all! Into the freezer they go...

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Claudiacooks March 12, 2012
I like to blend them and freeze them in one cup portions. Add to sauces, soups and braises. Blending the tomatoes prevents a soft texture.
sstiavetti March 12, 2012
Yes, you can. They'll be a little gooshier after you freeze them, but they should freeze just fine for up to a month. Just make sure to get as much air out as possible.
davidpdx March 12, 2012
Go ahead. Depending on what you want to do with them in the future, they may get a bit mushier in texture. Since they are crushed anyway, it shouldn't make any difference in, for example, a cooked sauce. I agree; no point in wasting food; just pack in zipper freezer bags for convenience.
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