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Freezing Soup

Freezing Soup

When making soup it is often convenient to prepare a large batch, including some to freeze for future meals. This is a guide about freezing soup.



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Tip: Freezing Soups or Chili in Bowls

Make a big pot of soup, chili, or stew and freeze the rest in bowls. Just thaw and heat up for the next meal. Out of one large soup pot, I can get 5 meals or more, depending on what it is.

By Nikki

Tip: Convenient Frozen Soup and Stew

When we make soups, stews, or chili to freeze, we pour them into freezer bags which are placed in bread pans. After the contents are frozen, we remove them from the bread pans. This makes great "bricks" which stack nicely in the freezer.

By Theresa

Recipe: Freezing Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Can homemade chicken noodle soup be frozen? Would it be best to freeze the noodles separately?

By mama22 from WV

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Here are questions related to Freezing Soup.

Question: Soup Recipes and Freezing Information

I am a college student and avid soup eater. I live in an apartment so I have a kitchen available to me and I want to make a bunch of soup and freeze it. I usually buy Campbell's Chunky soup but would like to save some money. Does anyone have any good soup recipes and does anyone have any freezing tips for soup? - Seth

Most Recent Answer

By Jacque09/27/2010

If you want to make clam chowder or potato soup, use frozen cubed hash browns. It freezes well as the potatoes have been prepared to be frozen to start with. The quickest way to make clam chowder is to make a batch of potato soup and add a can or two of clams from the grocery store.

Potato Soup "Large batch"

I pkg frozen chunk hash browns
2 stalks of celery (stalks are the single stem of a pascal of celery) diced
1 medium onion diced

Cook over med. high heat until celery and onion are done. Add salt, pepper and a little celery seed. Add enough milk to color the potato water. Thinking with instant potatoes if you like a thicker soup or making clam chowder.

Clam Chowder. Just add clams to above potato soup recipe

Cool, put into quart sized freezer bags, make sure excess air is removed and bag is properly sealed. Lay on side in freezer, you will have much more room for more soups.

Question: Freezing Soup Containing Cabbage

Can I freeze chicken soup with cabbage? Does the cabbage get soggy?

By Carol W

Most Recent Answer

By Fishercat02/11/2012

Yes, you can. Cabbage freezes very well. I don't know what you mean by soggy. I always cook cabbage until it's tender, and I've never noticed any textural difference when eating previously-frozen leftovers. If the cabbage in your soup was only briefly cooked (crisp-tender, like in Asian cooking), there might be a difference when you freeze it.


Question: Freezing Soup

Can I freeze cold cucumber soup?

By Susan from Annapolis, MD

Most Recent Answer

By Anonymous06/10/2010

You most certainly can! The only thing is that if the soup is not blended/pureed the cucumbers won't be firm.

Question: Freezing Barley Soup

Can barley soup be frozen?

By Ivan from Toronto, Canada

Most Recent Answer

By Anonymous03/02/2010

It most certainly can :-)


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Archive: Freezing Soup

I am looking for information on freezing chicken noodle veg soup.

Patty from Islamorada, FL

RE: Freezing Soup

Put in container after it has cooled down and freeze. But really the best way is to cook the soup without the noodles, they can get mooshy when you freeze them. Add cooked noodles after you rewarm (if you add the noodles while you are reheating, they will take all the broth). (03/16/2007)

By michawnpita

RE: Freezing Soup

I agree. With homemade chicken noodle, I don't like to cook the noodles in with the soup because they seem to expand too much and soak up an awful lot of the juice. Just cook your noodles separately, put a pile of them in the soup bowls. Pour and then scoop the soup on top of the noodles. Freeze the soup without noodles in Ziploc bags where you can lay them flat. When you thaw the soup, just make fresh noodles. (03/29/2007)

By mef1957

Archive: Freezing Soup

Can you freeze lentil soup?

By clarice100 from Mercerville, NJ

RE: Freezing Soup

You can freeze any kind of soup. (07/21/2009)


RE: Freezing Soup

In a word, yes. (07/21/2009)

By blackbess

RE: Freezing Soup

Most soups freeze well. Lentil is a perfect made ahead soup that you can freeze wonderfully. Keep in mind that the spices do get a little stronger whenever you re-heat soup. Also, make sure you leave space for expansion and that the containers you use are freezer safe and well sealed. (07/22/2009)

By Lori17201

RE: Freezing Soup

I do it all the time! I make a large pot full and put it in margarine tubs which hold a plateful. That way we always have a midday snack to fall back on! It often tastes even better then! (07/22/2009)

By skinnyjinny