Learn how to freeze green beans from the store, farmer’s market, or your own garden so that you can preserve their freshness and nutrients and enjoy them all year round!

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Place the beans in a large pot of rapid boiling water and boil for 2 minutes for small beans or 3 minutes for large beans.

Immediately drain and plunge the beans into the ice water and let cool for 3 minutes.

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Thoroughly drain the beans in a colander. Place them in freezer bags, pressing as much air out as possible, label and date and put them in the freezer. To prevent the beans from sticking together when frozen you can first lay the beans out single layer on a cookie sheet and freeze for a couple of hours before putting them in the freezer bags.

Now you can enjoy your garden fresh beans all year round!

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Use your frozen green beans to make some Southern-Style Green Beans with Bacon or our super popular Ultimate Green Bean Casserole!

Be sure to also check out our tutorial on How to Freeze Kale and Other Leafy Greens!