How to freeze fresh mushrooms

Updated April 17, 2017

If you are very health-conscious or a cooking connoisseur who only uses the best ingredients, you know that using fresh mushrooms over canned mushrooms makes a big difference in your recipes. But what are you supposed to do if you have leftover mushrooms that you don't need? Mushrooms can actually be successfully frozen and will still be healthier and fresher when you take them out than the canned variety.

Choose very fresh mushrooms. The fresher they are when you freeze them, the fresher they will taste when you take them out.

Wipe off mushrooms carefully with a clean cloth to remove all dirt.

Line the mushrooms on a baking tray with a little bit of space in between each one and place the tray in the freezer.

Remove the tray when the mushrooms are fully frozen and place mushrooms in an airtight container.

Return mushrooms to the freezer quickly, before they have a chance to start defrosting.


For best results, use the mushrooms within three months.

Things You'll Need

  • Fresh mushrooms
  • Clean cloth
  • Baking pan
  • Container
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Brittney Horwitz started writing professionally in 2009 when she became the editor of "Mother's Helper," a bimonthly magazine geared toward busy mothers in the New York metro area. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education and Judaic studies from Stern College.