What can I freeze to save money? (2023)

What can you save in the freezer?

Freezer Foods

We regularly freeze fruits, vegetables, meats and bread products. In my freezer I have a bag labelled soup stock that I add vegetable scraps to for bone broths and soups.

What is the easiest thing to freeze?

Here's an easy list of foods that you can freeze:
  • Butter.
  • Cheese.
  • Cottage cheese.
  • Egg whites (must be raw)
  • Ice cream.
  • Milk.
  • Whipped cream (sweetened, in individual serving dollops)
  • Whole eggs (follow these extensive prep notes here)
May 25, 2019

What groceries can be frozen?

15 freezer friendly foods
  • 1) Cheese. ...
  • 2) Milk and dairy free milk. ...
  • 3) Eggs. ...
  • 4) Mushrooms, broccoli and other vegetables. ...
  • 5) Cooked rice. ...
  • 6) Potatoes. ...
  • 7) Cooked pasta. ...
  • 8) Bananas.
Dec 31, 2022

What can you freeze the longest?

Here's a quick list of common uncooked meats and how long they'll stay tasty in the freezer.
  • Bacon – 1 month.
  • Sausage (pork, beef, chicken, turkey) – 1-2 months.
  • Steaks – 6-12 months.
  • Pork chops – 4-6 months.
  • Pork butt or roast – 4-12 months.
  • Whole chicken or turkey – 1 year.
  • Cut chicken or turkey – 9 months.

What things shouldn't you freeze?

But even properly wrapped, the following foods can be problematic to freeze and thaw:
  • Leafy Greens. ...
  • Sauces or Gravies. ...
  • Pudding. ...
  • Cream-Based Soups. ...
  • Non-Fatty Fish. ...
  • Cooked Pasta or Rice. ...
  • Cooked Egg Whites. ...
  • Mayonnaise or Mayo-Based Dressings.
Feb 10, 2022

What is the best food to freeze?

15 freezer friendly foods
  1. Cheese. If grated and stored in an airtight container, cheese holds up great in the freezer. ...
  2. Milk and dairy-free milk. Milk can be frozen and stored for months. ...
  3. Eggs. ...
  4. Mushrooms, broccoli and other veg. ...
  5. Cooked rice. ...
  6. Mashed potato and sweet potato. ...
  7. Cooked pasta. ...
  8. Bananas.

What is the lowest proof that won't freeze?

All alcohol will freeze at a cold enough temperature, but any proof higher than 50 will not freeze in a conventional freezer. This covers the majority of harder spirits you may buy, but beer, wine, and liqueurs will certainly freeze with enough time.

Does freezing food save money?

Freezing foods not only saves families money, but also cuts down on food waste.

What can you flash freeze?

Whether raw or cooked, just about any food that comes in individual pieces (or can be broken/cut into individual pieces) can be flash frozen.

What can you keep in freezer after power outage?

Freeze refrigerated items such as leftovers, milk, and fresh meat and poultry that you may not need immediately. This helps keep them at a safe temperature longer.

Can you save money in the freezer?

Whether taking advantage of reduced food and special offers, trying to avoid food waste, or building up an emergency stockpile, your freezer is a fantastic money saving device.


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