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How to Vacuum Seal Tomato Sauce and Liquids the Easy Way!

As much as I appreciate that I don’t have ice buildup and the need to defrost my frost free freezer, I don’t appreciate how frost free freezers can freezer burn the food inside. I tried just about every food storage freezer hack, including freezing homemade broth in Mason jars. I still ended up with freezer burned food and more often than not, the glass jar would crack or split open after awhile in the freezer.

The only way I found to prevent freezer burn is to preserve our food with a Food Saver vacuum sealer similar to this one It is especially helpful when it comes to organizing frozen food since I don’t have a separate chest freezer. (Disclosure: I am including affiliate links for your convenience.)

I wondered can you vacuum seal liquids and freeze them in Food Saver bags without making a mess?

Yes. Yes you can. Here’s how.

 

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How to Use Vacuum Seal Bags for Sauces and Liquids

Vacuum sealing sauces and liquids is so easy, I practically don’t have to write a tutorial for how to do it.

But I will.

‘cause I’m a giver.

You will need:

Vacuum Sealer - This tutorial focuses on a Foodsaver vacuum sealer because that is what I have. This technique will work with other brands that have similar features to the one in this tutorial.

Vacuum bags – DO NOT CHEAP OUT ON BAGS! I’ve tried other brands of vacuum sealer bags and they either won’t hold a seal and the food eventually gets freezer burn or they won’t seal at all. I’ve never had that problem with Foodsaver vacuum sealer bags and while they cost a little bit more, they are worth it in the long run. You can buy Foodsaver vacuum sealer bags here 

Sauce, soup, broth, liquidy casserole things, or whatever you want to vacuum seal and freeze. Today I am vacuum sealing home grown roasted tomato sauce to preserve in the freezer.


Step by Step How to Vacuum Seal Liquids Tutorial

In this example I am freezing tomato sauce in one cup portions to roughly equal the eight ounce tomato sauce cans we use most of the time.

1. Cut and seal the bottom of the vacuum sealer bag to size as needed.

2. Pour the liquid or liquid item into the vacuum sealer bag being careful not to get the liquid on the sides of the top of the bag. A saucy top may keep the bag from sealing properly.

3. Put the bag into the Foodsaver and lock the lid.

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Since spilling things is my superpower, I clean any sauce splashes from the top of the bag that might prevent it from sealing completely.

 4. Select the Moist setting, then press the Vacuum and Seal button.


 

5. Remove the sealed bag from vacuum sealer and you’re done!

 

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You don't have to worry about the air bubble in the bag after it vacuum seals. It is there to allow the liquid to expand after it is frozen.


 

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Frozen!

I like put the tomato sauce bags laying flat in my freezer until the contents fully freezes so it is thin and takes up less space.

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