10 Foods You Can Freeze That Won't Turn Into Freezer-Burned ‘Mush’

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Freezer Friendly

If you’ve ever tried to freeze and reheat a bowl of cooked pasta or a handful of soggy french fries, you know that some foods aren’t exactly freezer friendly. 

That said, you’d be surprised what some r/Frugal Redditors do freeze in the name of frugality and convenience. The eyebrow-raising foods include eggs, heavy cream, and avocado, all three of which we've recommended against freezing in the past. But in the interest of being open minded, saving you money, and reducing food waste, we compiled a list of some of the most unexpected freezer-friendly foods, according to Redditors.

Related: Stocking the Freezer? Here’s How Long Your Favorite Foods Will Last

Homemade Healthy Sauteed Mushrooms

Sauteed Mushrooms

If you freeze your mushrooms, you’ll never have to pay full price again, one Redditor writes. Just wait for when there’s a fungi fire sale, and then saute and freeze the discount shrooms.

Related: Don't Buy These Frozen Foods Unless You're Desperate

Ginger and Garlic

Garlic and Ginger

Instead of tossing head after head of sprouted garlic in the trash, you can peel and mince the cloves while they’re fresh and freeze them. Ginger also freezes well, with one Redditor claiming that the root doesn’t even lose its potency.

Related: 24 Healthy Recipes You'll Never Know Were Made With Frozen Produce

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Half and Half Cream in a Measuring Cup
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Heavy Cream

Have you ever purchased a carton of heavy cream for a recipe, only to throw the rest of it out? Next time, just pour your excess cream into an ice cube tray, one commenter recommends. Toss the cubes in soups, pasta dishes, smoothies, etc.

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cubes of tofu


Tofu may be one of the only foods that improves after sitting in the freezer. The water in the tofu expands, according to Bon Appetit, giving it an extra chewy, spongy texture that’ll soak up sauces and soups.

Slices of Goat cheese with fresh thyme

Goat Cheese

While it’s hard to imagine that they’re freezing their chevre in France, Redditors say that goat cheese defrosts well for salads. Plus, it’s easier to cut when it’s half frozen.

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Scrambled Eggs

When you look up foods you shouldn’t freeze, eggs are usually at the top of the list. But one free-thinking Redditor says that they’ll scramble a few (uncooked) eggs and throw them in the freezer for baking and omelets.

Waffles With Fruit and Maple Syrup on a Marble Counter.

Pancakes and Waffles

Forget Eggo. Freeze your own pancakes and waffles and heat them up in the toaster for an easy breakfast.

Cheesecake slice, New York style classical cheese cake


Cheesecake, pound cake, brownies — they all freeze well, and you don’t even have to defrost them. Frozen cheesecake is “delicious,” one Redditor writes. Just be sure to pre-cut them before freezing.

Avocado halves


Add avocados to the list of fruits that freeze well. All you have to do is scoop out the halves, slice them up, and put them on a lined baking sheet or plate. Once they’re frozen, you can thaw them in the microwave for 10-15 seconds, throw them in a smoothie, or store them in a sandwich baggie.