How to Freeze Bruschetta

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Brushetta is a tomato and basil topping for bread.
Brushetta is a tomato and basil topping for bread. (Image: tomatoes and basil image by Freeze Frame Photography from Fotolia.com)

Perhaps a neighbor gave you some of their bounty of tomato harvest. You can't eat the tomatoes all at once and you would like to prepare a bruschetta to eat now and keep some for another time. According to the University of Minnesota, you can prepare tomato products and keep them frozen to use later. If the tomato recipe is hot, cool it on the counter first to cool to room temperature, then freeze. A brushetta is a cold dish, so it can go directly into the freezer.

Things You'll Need

  • Freezer bags or plastic freezer containers
  • Ladle
  • Tape (optional)

Use a permanent marker to write the date on the container; either a freezer bag or plastic freezer container with a lid. If you don't want to write on the container, put any type of tape on it and write the date on the tape.

Ladle the brushetta from its container into the plastic containers or freezer bags you intend to keep it in. Keep 1 1/2 inches of "head room" at the top of the container so when the bruschetta freezes and expands, the container won't explode in your freezer. Head room is empty space.

Put the lid on the container or close the zipper on the bag and place in the freezer. Lay freezer bags on their sides.

Tips & Warnings

  • For best results, the temperature of the freezer should be at 0 degrees Fahrenheit or lower.
  • Tomato products can stay in the freezer for up to eight months, according to the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

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