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Learn How to Freeze Bread and save time and money. Find out the best way to freeze rolls, loaves, slices and more

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Today I am going to show you a simple little trick that will help you save money.  Did you know that you can freeze a loaf of bread? Yes, even sandwich bread!

You can freeze really any type of bread from entire loaves to slices, muffins, rolls and more. We even freeze garlic bread! This is a great way to avoid wasting bread. Just freeze it for later!

Why We Love Freezing Bread

Freezing bread is great if you make to much and to enjoy for later use. Following these easy tips will result in the frozen bread to keep the best texture and taste.

You can thaw the bread or place the bread in a toaster oven to enjoy with your favorite jelly.

Whole loaf of slice bread wrapped in a plastic bag

How to Freeze Sandwich Bread

Just place the bread in the freezer in the package it came in. If it is going to be in the freezer for more than 2 to 3 weeks, you will need to place in a freezer bag.

This will help to ensure it stays fresh and not get freezer burn.

Slice sandwich bread

How to Freeze Loaves

If you have made extra Irish Soda Bread Recipe, Easy Homemade Artisan Bread Recipe or bakery bread you can easily freeze it. To make sure no moisture gets into the bread and to increase shelf-life wrap the bread in freezer paper.

Then place the fresh bread in a freezer bag. This will also work for sourdough bread or banana bread.

Slice sandwich bread, baked rolls, and a loaf of sourdough bread

How to Freeze Rolls

If you have leftover Empty Tomb Rolls, 30 Minute Dinner Rolls or Homemade Crescent Rolls you can easily freeze them.

Place the baked rolls in a freezer bag. I like to use the large gallon size bags. You can grab a roll or however many you need when you are ready to serve. Allow them to thaw at room temperature then reheat in the oven or the microwave.

Expert Tips

  • Slice Fresh Bread – If you have a whole loaves of bread and you want to freeze for future use, we recommend slicing it before wrapping in plastic wrap. This will allow you to take out the amount of slices that you need.
  • Make Extra Homemade Bread – We love to plan ahead for the holidays and double the recipe when we are making bread. After the full loaf of bread is cooled to room temperature wrap in plastic wrap. Then wrap in aluminum foil and for an extra layer of protection. This is great for a last minute side.
  • Bread Dough – If you prefer, you can also just freeze bread dough which will save space in your freezer.
Baked Rolls, Sandwich bread stacked with a loaf of sourdough bread on the side

Ways to Use Extra Bread

If you have made to much bread or decide not to freeze, use the leftovers and make Homemade Croutons or breadcrumbs. Homemade croutons taste better and they will be delicious topped on you this Easy Caesar Salad Recipe.

You can also make Crock pot Bread Pudding Recipe for a delicious dessert recipe.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Can you Freeze Bread

Most types of bread should be used within 3 months once frozen. After that time, the quality of the bread starts to decline.

How to Freeze Store-Bought Bread

You can freeze the entire loaf of store bought bread in the plastic bag that it came in. The whole loaf will stay fresh for up to 3 months. When ready to serve, thaw at room temperature for delicious results.

Can you Freeze Bread in Original Packaging?

Yes, you can freeze bread in the original packaging that it came in. You can also place in a freezer safe bag for the same results.

How to Thaw Bread

When you are ready to use it, allow it to thaw on the kitchen counter over night. By morning you will have bread.
You can make a sandwich or enjoy a roll depending on what type of bread you froze. It really is so nice having this in the freezer.

Baked rolls on a baking sheet

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If you find these freezing tips are helpful, let us know by leaving a comment. We love to hear from you.

How to Freeze Bread

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Learn how to freeze bread and save time and money. Find out the best way to freeze rolls, loaves, slices and more! 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish


  • Bread – Rolls Sliced Bread, etc.
  • Freezer Bag
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  • Remove the bread from the original package.
  • Place the bread in a freezer bag.
  • Remove as much air as possible, seal tightly and place in the freezer.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Defrost in the refrigerator or at room temperature when you are ready to enjoy it!

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  1. Carrie Barnard says:

    5 stars
    We love to freeze bread

  2. Carrie says:

    Awesome! We love freezing bread to save money too!

  3. Helen says:

    We are seniors. I freeze all kinds of bread and rolls. If I didn’t we would waste so much bread. I usually wrap in plastic wrap then put it in a freezer bag. Works great.

  4. Carrie says:

    Yes, that’s a great idea!

  5. Mark says:

    Suck all the air out of the bag/loaf, vacuum pack it.

  6. Carrie says:

    Oh wow! I haven’t had that happen before, It might help if you wrapped the bread in plastic wrap and then bagged it. Thanks!

  7. Cheryl says:

    I double bag bread before freezing and it still dries out and freezer burndt