Give polar produce the love it deserves—no peeling, slicing or dicing required!

Karen Ansel, MS, RDN
May 28, 2021

When it comes to quick, healthy meals, there's nothing more helpful than frozen vegetables. Not only is it an easy, time-saving ingredient, but frozen vegetables pack all the nutrition of fresh—and won't go bad in your crisper drawer. Check out the five frozen vegetables we always have on hand.

5 Frozen Vegetables to Keep in Your Freezer

Chopped Spinach

Keeping a bag—as opposed to the solid brick—of these greens on hand means you can grab a handful here and there for any of your mealtime needs, like greening up an omelet or adding a vitamin K boost to a smoothie.

Cheesy Spinach Fritters
Credit: Ted & Chelsea Cavanaugh

Mirepoix Blend

Stash this basic building-block combo (chopped carrots, celery and onion) in your freezer and save some serious prep time.

Parmesan White Beans
Credit: Ted & Chelsea Cavanaugh

Recipe to Try: Parmesan White Beans

Frozen Peas

Keep a big bag on hand to pump up the veg in mac and cheese, fried rice or pasta or to puree into soups and dips.

Quinoa with Peas & Lemon
Credit: Ted & Chelsea Cavanaugh

Cubed Butternut Squash

These ready-to-use chunks are super-versatile for mashing or sautéing.

Curried Mashed Butternut Squash
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Broccoli & Cauliflower Blend

This family-friendly classic is great for casseroles, sautés and stir-fries.

Balsamic Broccoli & Cauliflower
Credit: Ted & Chelsea Cavanaugh

This article originally appeared in EatingWell Magazine, April 2021.