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Carrots in a freezer bag

How to Freeze Carrots

  • Author: caroline
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1
  • Diet: Vegan


Learn how to freeze carrots and make sure you always have healthy options on hand, however tight your schedule. Easy & quick, maximise your meal prep today!

The best news? You can use these carrots from frozen, making them a true time saver! 


  • carrots (as many as you would like to prepare)



  1. First, give your carrots a good clean and then peel them (optional). If you don’t mind how the carrots look with the peel left on then you can absolutely skip that step. 
  2. Prepare your carrots as you would like them – sliced, diced or cut into batons. You can prepare a few in different ways if you want to be ready for every occasion.
  3. Bring a pan of water to a rolling boil and then carefully lower the carrots into the pan on a slotted spoon or strainer. Cook for 3-4 minutes. 
  4. When the carrots are done (you are blanching them, not fully cooking them), use the slotted spoon or strainer to transfer them into a large bowl of ice cold water. Leave until cold or at least 5 minutes. 
  5. Drain the carrots well and then transfer them to a baking tray so they are spread out evenly and not touching (work in batches if needed). Place in the freezer for around an hour until solid. 
  6. Transfer the frozen carrots to a freezer bag or air-tight container and return to the freezer until ready to use. 


  1. Frozen carrots can be kept for up to 1 year, providing the temperature is kept consistent.
  2. Blanching (the steps of par-boiling and then refreshing in ice water) is highly recommended for the best results. If you do insist on skipping this step then they will only keep in the freezer for 2-3 months. Additionally, the texture and colour of the carrots will be affected. Unfortunately, any hopes you may have had of crunchy, raw carrots after freezing just won’t pan out.
  3. The uses for frozen carrots are endless. Use them in soups, stews, pan-fried, roasted or even steamed. See the main post for more ideas and tips.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Meal Prep
  • Method: Boil / Freeze
  • Cuisine: Vegetables


  • Serving Size: 100g
  • Calories: 41
  • Fat: 0.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Protein: 0.9g

Keywords: meal prep, vegetables, vegetarian, vegan, carrots, freeze