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How to Freeze Potatoes

How to Freeze Potatoes

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 12 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: N/A


Got potatoes and want to preserve them? Here’s how to freeze potatoes to extend the life of this hearty root vegetable.


  • Potatoes


  1. Cut the potatoes: peel and dice them, cut them into fries, cut them into wedges, or use whatever cut you plan to use after freezing.*
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, then add the potatoes and parboil them for 3 minutes.
  3. Drain the potatoes into a strainer, then run cold water on them until they are cool to the touch. Pat the potatoes dry.
  4. Place the potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze the tray for 1 hour.
  5. Transfer the potatoes to a sealable freezer safe bag and freeze for up to 3 months.
  6. If you’re making Homemade Baked Fries, you can skip the soaking step and proceed right to seasoning the fries (cook them directly from frozen and add a few minutes to the bake time as necessary until crispy on the outside and tender on the inside).


*Not sure how you’re planning to use the potatoes after you freeze them? Go for peeled and diced, which is the most versatile cut. It works for pan fried, soups, mashed potatoes and more.

  • Category: N/A
  • Method: Frozen
  • Cuisine: Frozen
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: How to freeze potatoes