How Do You Freeze Turnips?

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To freeze turnips, wash, peel and cut turnips into cubes, boil a pot of water, place turnips in the pot, cook them, plunge the cooked turnips into an ice bath, pat them dry, and store them in freezer bags. Be sure to lay the bags flat in the freezer.

  1. Wash, peel and cut the turnips

    With a kitchen knife, chop the turnips into 1/2-inch cubes.

  2. Boil water

    Fill a large covered stockpot with cold water, and bring it to a rolling boil.

  3. Blanch the turnips

    Use a slotted spoon to place the turnips in the stockpot, and allow them to cook for two minutes.

  4. Place the turnips in an ice bath

    Fill a large kitchen bowl with water and ice. Remove the turnips from the stockpot with a slotted spoon, and place turnips in the ice water for two to three minutes.

  5. Pat the turnips dry

    Use a kitchen towel and gently pat the blanched turnips dry.

  6. Store the turnips in freezer bags

    Place the turnips flat in a freezer bag. Remove as much air as possible from the bags.

  7. Freeze the turnips

    Place the bags of turnips flat on the freezer shelves.