I accidentally froze a whole uncut green pepper. I haven't tried anything with it except take it out of freezer. Is this still usable or is it now garbage?


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It is certainly still safe to use.

Freezing vegetables will cause the the texture to soften, so it wouldn't provide a very enjoyable crunch, depending on how you plan on using it.

It would be well suited for use in something like a pasta sauce, stew or chili.

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    You can also use it for making stock (where you'd throw away the spent vegetables). I keep a bag in my freezer of vegetables that have gotten a bit sad but not spoiled, parsley stocks, etc. to use when making stock.
    – Joe
    Jan 19, 2016 at 19:31

Yes, you can use it.

As renesis wrote, the texture will change; so it will much better cooked than raw.

Chop it up and use it in a pasta sauce or a soup, sauce or stew.

I'd do a sofrito with it as a base for a lot of things.

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