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cauliflower head

How to Freeze Cauliflower


If you want to freeze cauliflower so that you can hide it in smoothies, you’ll want to check out this step-by-step guide on how to freeze cauliflower.


  • 1 head of cauliflower


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Use a sharp knife to cut the head of cauliflower in half.
  2. Then, use your hands to break up the cauliflower into florets. Place the florets in a colander to give them a quick rinse.
  3. Then, place the cauliflower florets in a steamer basket. Steam for 5 minutes. Or, if you prefer to use the microwave, place the florets in a microwave-safe bowl with about 2 tablespoons of water. Cover with plastic wrap and poke a few holes in the plastic. Microwave for 3 minutes. 
  4. Carefully transfer the steamed cauliflower florets to the baking sheet. Spread the florets out so they are not touching each other. 
  5. Freeze the baking sheet for 5-6 hours, or up to 24 hours.
  6. Then, remove the baking sheet from the freezer and transfer the frozen florets to a zip-top bag or freezer-safe container. Freeze for up to 3 months. 


  1. An added benefit of steaming the cauliflower before freezing it and then using it in a smoothie is that it will be easier to digest and is less likely to make you feel bloated.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Freezer
  • Cuisine: American

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