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Frozen cauliflower florets on a plate.
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How To Freeze Cauliflower

Learn how to freeze cauliflower with this easy step by step tutorial. Make us of these florets when you want to whip up a few cauliflower recipes!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 2 mins
Course: Main Meal, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Frozen Cauliflower, How to freeze cauliflower, How to freeze fresh cauliflower
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 36kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1 large pot boiling water
  • 1 large bowl ice water


  • Wash the cauliflower and cut it in half, then quarters. Remove the florets and cut them into smaller pieces (if necessary).
  • Begin the blanching process. Bring a large pot of water to boil and add the cauliflower. Let it simmer for about 1-2 minutes then remove from the pot using a slotted spoon or skimmer.
  • Transfer the cauliflower immediately to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process and let it chill for about 2 minutes.
  • Drain the cauliflower and gently pat the florets dry to remove any extra moisture.
  • Spread the cauliflower across a baking sheet and freeze for 1-2 hours.
  • Transfer the frozen cauliflower to freezer bags or containers and freeze for several months.



  • The stand up Stasher Bags (silicone storage bags) are my favorite for storing frozen cauliflower as you can fit more in them than the regular sandwich bags. 


Calories: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 430mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 69mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg