Introduction: Freezing Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts are a type of cabbage. They look like little cabbages if you look closely. We have a large family so we grow most of our own vegetables. This is how we freeze Brussels Sprouts so we have them all year long.

You need:

Brussels Sprouts

Bowl to put Sprouts in


Pot of boiling water


Large spoon with slots or a strainer spoon

Sink of VERY cold water


Cookie sheets


Freezer Bags/Space Saver Machine if you have one

Step 1: Pick Brussels Sprouts

If you grow your own Brussels Sprouts you"ll have a healthier body. But if you cant have your own garden to grow your vegetables then you can buy them at the store.

Step 2: Cut the Stem

In this step you would have to cut an X in the Brussel Sprout Stem Area so it cooks all the way through.

Step 3: Boil Water for Brussels Sprouts

Boil Water and get the Brussels Sprouts ready.

Step 4: Put the Brussels Sprouts in the Water

In this step you carefully pour or put the Brussels Sprouts into the boiling water. BE CAREFUL! Do not let any hot water splash out onto you or you will get burned.

Step 5: Time the Boiling

Set a Timer for 2 minutes. Make sure you pay attention to this.

Step 6: Take Brussels Sprouts Out

At the end of the 2 minutes you will take the Sprouts out and transfer them to a sink of VERY cold water. The water will get warm as you keep putting hot Brussels Sprouts in it to cool. You will need to change the water and put new cold water in it every 2 or 3 batches.

Step 7: Strain Cooled Sprouts

After the Brussels Sprouts are cooled, you can transfer them to a strainer to get as much water out of them as you can.

Step 8: Freeze in Thin Layer

Take them out of the strainer and put them in a thin layer on cookie sheets. Put the cookie sheets in a freezer to freeze a few hours or for over night. This makes them not stick and freeze together when we put them in the bags later.

Step 9: Put Into Freezer Bags

After you have done the initial freeze, put the Brussels Sprout into freezer bags. You can use Ziplock freezer bags or the Space Saver type bags with the machine. We use our Space Saver. You can label the bags if you want. We usually put the month and year on the bags. Then put the bags in the freezer.

First Time Author Contest

Participated in the
First Time Author Contest

Preserve It! Contest

Participated in the
Preserve It! Contest