Frozen vegetables are a great option for convenience. You can get a lot of vegetables for your money, and they’re especially good to have on hand for when you’re in a squeeze. Since they’re often frozen at the peak of freshness, they can also help you bring an out-of-season vegetable back in season.
But not all frozen vegetables are created equal. Some freeze better than others, and the ones that don’t freeze well aren't worth your time. This is because vegetables with a lower moisture content freeze better. Frozen vegetables with higher moisture contents can turn mushy when defrosted and pick up off-putting flavors.
Throughout the years, the test kitchen has learned what vegetables you should stock your freezer with, and which ones you’re better off skipping.