Bread sauce is traditionally thought of as an autumn and Christmas sauce, served with roast turkey and all the trimmings. Although, there is no reason you can’t enjoy bead sauce at any time of year! With this being a mostly Christmas dish you probably have a lot to get done and prepare in the lead up to Christmas. So you might be wondering how you can tick this one off your to-do list early. One solution would be to make it early and freeze it. So, can you freeze bread sauce?
Luckily for busy cooks, the answer to this question is yes! You can freeze bread sauce. How to freeze it might depend on your preferred recipe and the results you get will differ depending on how much dairy you have in the sauce. You should expect there to be a little difference in texture once it has thawed out but it should still be a delicious addition to your meal.
Use the table of contents below to navigate through this article to answer some of the most common questions people have when it comes to freezing bread sauce:
How To Freeze Bread Sauce
Freezing bread sauce is relatively easy but you will need to check your recipe. Many recipes call for butter or cream to be added and this can make freezing it a little tricky. Dairy does separate out while being frozen and can change in texture so it might be best to leave out any dairy and cream and only add it in once you have thawed out the bread sauce and are heating it up.
To freeze bread sauce just follow these instructions.
- Make your bread sauce and allow it to cool completely. If you can, leave out any butter or cream and add this as you reheat the sauce at a later date.
- Put the bread sauce into a freezer-safe container or a freezer bag. Make sure you leave a gap at the top because the bread sauce will expand during the freezing process.
- Label the container or bag with the date and pop the whole thing into the freezer.
How Long Can You Freeze Bread Sauce?
You can get away with freezing bread sauce for between one and three months but for best results, we would suggest you freeze it for a month or less. This is plenty of time to get prepared and make your bread sauce early and still have it tasting as beautiful as possible.
You Can Freeze Bread Sauce for Around 6 Months
How Do You Defrost Bread Sauce?
In order to ensure the best tasting bread sauce possible, you need to allow it to thaw out slowly. To do this all you need to do is to take the bread sauce out of the freezer, and pop it in the fridge. If the bread sauce has been frozen in a freezer bag instead of a container you might want to put the bag into a bowl first to avoid any messes in your fridge.
Make sure you take the sauce out of the fridge in plenty of time. The day before you want to use it is best. Then the sauce can defrost slowly overnight.
Can You Refreeze Bread Sauce?
It isn’t recommended to refreeze bread sauce. It isn’t recommended to refreeze any food item. Freezing and thawing does change food and it allows bacteria to form and grow. These pesky bugs can make you sick. If you struggle to use all your bread sauce when you defrost it you could just freeze it in smaller portions in multiple bags or containers.
Does Bread Sauce Freeze Well?
Bread sauce does freeze fairly well. It may never be quite the same as a freshly made sauce but the difference is too minimal to really notice and it is definitely worth it to save yourself the time and hassle as you cook the rest of the meal.
Other Questions about Bread Sauce
Below are a few of the other common questions we have come across when it comes to bread sauce – some related to freezing and some not. If you’re still sat there with a question or two about bread sauce then drop a comment at the bottom of this article and we’ll aim to help out as much as possible.
Can You Freeze Packet Bread Sauce?
If you prefer your bread sauce out of a packet then you might not need to freeze it! The packet bread sauces are super easy to make and take hardly any time at all. However, if you have found that you have leftover packet bread sauce then you can freeze it. Just ladle it into a freezer-safe container or bag, label and pop it into the freezer. You might notice a slight change in texture but the taste should be fine.