To freeze banana peppers, wash the peppers, cut them open and remove the seeds and core, chop them, cool the peppers, seal them in a zippered freezer bag or vacuum-sealed bag, and store them in the freezer. If you plan to cook with the peppers, blanch them before freezing.
- Select fresh peppers
Choose the freshest peppers available.
- Wash the peppers
Rinse the peppers in lukewarm water. Remove any food labels.
- Cut the peppers
Slice the peppers in half, discard the core, and cut the peppers again lengthwise into strips.
- Prepare the peppers according to use
Decide whether you plan to use the peppers uncooked or for cooking. Blanch the peppers if you plan to cook with them.
- Seal the peppers in a bag
Bag the peppers in zippered freezer bags, or use a vacuum-sealing tool. Freeze the peppers, and use them as needed.