Originally Posted by bwarbiany
BTW, if I bag and vacuum-seal it, do you recommend adding sauce at the time I do this? I've read it can help avoid freezer burn... Or will the vacuum-seal retain enough moisture to avoid this on its own?
1. You cannot get freezer burn if it's in the vacuum bag. Freezer burn is actually dehydration.
2. I don't add sauce. The vacuum sealer will suck the sauce out as it vacuums the bag closed and make a mess. You you prefer, you can add a little without an issue, but too much and it can be a mess. If you do want to vacuum something saucy, put it in the bag, then without sealing put the bags in the freezer. Once frozen, you can vacuum them without an issue. I also make large batches of pasta with sauce and seal extra in portion-sized bags this way.