How to save green peppers – the best and easiest way!

Your simple guide on How to Save Green Bell Peppers.

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How to Save Green Peppers

Sometimes life gives you lemons and so you make lemonade. And other times life gives you way too many bell peppers, and then what do you do?!

We had a HUGE garden this year and before I knew it, it froze! Most of my plants died last week in the freeze and so that meant I had lots and lots of things that needed picking right away. We picked about 10 gallons of green peppers which turned into about 4 gallons of chopped green peppers in the freezer! That’s a lot of green peppers.

No garden you say, no worries! This time of year most people have way to much in their garden, including the cute farmers at the farmer’s market. I used to go down to the farmer’s market an hour or a half hour before it was scheduled to end and make deals with the farmers on their remaining produce. They don’t want to cart extras home and so they were always willing to make a deal. I’d normally pay $1 for 6 bell peppers this time of year from the farmer’s market which is a great deal.

It makes a lot of sense to use what is in season when it’s available because the quality and price are at their best. And if you save a little for the cold winter months you are ever smarter. Bell peppers are SO easy to preserve and here’s how I do it!

How to save green peppers:

1. Acquire some extra peppers
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2. Remove stems and seeds, wash, and chop
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3. Throw them in a freezer bag, mark the date, and freeze
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Really! It’s that easy. I don’t lay them on a pan to freeze in a single layer, you don’t have to blanch them first, just chop and freeze. If they get stuck together in the bag (because they are a bit wet when you put them in) just smack the bag down on the counter like you would a bag of ice that melted together.

I have a little over 4 GALLONS of frozen bell peppers in the freezer as we speak! Just call me the crazy pepper lady.

Have I convinced you to pick up a few extra peppers this week at the farmer’s market?

What does the “Dirty Dozen” refer to?

The top 12 contaminated fruits or vegetables. I don’t go crazy with organic stuff but I do try to avoid those 12 things.

How much frozen green pepper do you put in when a recipe calls for 1 green pepper?

I normally plan on about a half cup chopped frozen green pepper for every fresh pepper the recipe calls for.

These are great used in dishes that are cooked and I don’t recommend them for things like a green salad.

Plan on throwing them in some of these:

Your simple guide on How to Save Green Bell Peppers.

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Thats’ great I love making stuffed pepper soup and this will save me from having to clean and cut up the peppers when I want to make it. So thank you.

Thanks so much…perfect solution found!

Thank you for this tip. I had never grown Bell peppers before so I thought I’d give it a try. I have so many, I guess I did okay.

Are you able to eat them plain after freezing? Like when I buy peppers, it’s to chop them into slices and dip them in greek yogurt flavored with a ranch packet.. Would you recommend the frozen ones for this? Or only for cooking?

How long can these be in the freezer for 6 months? Or longer? Thanks

Oh and I have another question! Are you able to do all of this gardening without lots of pesticides? Just curious if it’s doable. 🙂

I discovered using Castile soap solution on my cucumber plant to kill squash bugs saved my plant. They die quickly and the soap isn’t harmful to plant. I just spent time spraying bugs. It doesn’t kill eggs but I just cut them off plant and put in zip lock bag and put them in trash.

I remember my Grampa & husband putting vegetable oil on the silk of the corn. Have you heard of this?

I just realized your posts haven’t been showing up in my FB feed for ages. So I came over here to see if you were taking a break but you’ve been blogging away!

Anyway, as soon as I saw this post, I ran to my husband with my laptop in hand. He loves green peppers and we love talking about our future garden and I showed him your garden and we were both in awe. It’s amazing! About how many hours per week do you spend on the garden?

I love the picture of you smiling with your peppers! 🙂

that is a TON of green peppers! perfect for one of my favorite soups- your very own white bean chili

Holy moly, you really have that many green peppers?! I need to take gardening tips from you! I absolutely love that you shared this. Despite my lack of gardening skills, I still always end up with leftover peppers so these tips are great!

WOW Melissa – that’s a lot of peppers. I was googling what to do with green peppers and your site came up. I love this idea. I sweet pepers this year and I fenced in the square foot area so the deer wouldn’t get at it and boy did I end up with a LOT of peppers. I think some of mine are supposed to be red or yellow, but everything is green still. I’m going to freeze a bunch of these with your method.

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