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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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.
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.
Can homemade chicken noodle soup be frozen? Would it be best to freeze the noodles separately?
By mama22 from WV
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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
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.
Can I freeze chicken soup with cabbage? Does the cabbage get soggy?
By Carol W
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.
Can I freeze cold cucumber soup?
By Susan from Annapolis, MD
You most certainly can! The only thing is that if the soup is not blended/pureed the cucumbers won't be firm.
Can barley soup be frozen?
By Ivan from Toronto, Canada
It most certainly can :-)
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I am looking for information on freezing chicken noodle veg soup.
Patty from Islamorada, FL
Can you freeze lentil soup?
By clarice100 from Mercerville, NJ