Ready for later, easy and the perfect way to save for a quick supper on another day! I’ll show you how to freeze soup and you’ll be on your way to saving money! Learn more about preserving food here!
How to Freeze Soup
This is a FAVORITE way to have a quick meal, in my opinion! I LOVE knowing I’ve got homemade soup tucked away in the freezer.
The best part? It can go from frozen to hot and ready in a matter of minutes!
What You’ll Need:
- Freezer Quality Container – I’m using a quart size carry out container but a resealable freezer bag works just fine!
- Sharpie Marker – so that you can write on the container what is inside and the date.
- Measuring Cups – so that you’ll know how much you have!
- Ladle – Not completely necessary but can sometimes make the work a lot easier.
Step By Step Photos
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
To thaw the frozen soup,
Place the container into the refrigerator 24 hours before you plan to use it so that it can thaw OR…
Microwave on “thaw” in 1 minute intervals, stirring occasionally until melted OR….
Place the frozen container into a bowl of warm water in the sink. Change the water every 30 minutes until thawed.
Absolutely freeze homemade soups as long as they don’t contain mayonnaise or cream.
Neither of those freeze well. Avoid freezing soups with noodles as well.
If you need to freeze a homemade soup that contains cream, mayo or noodles in the final product, make the soup to that point, leave that item out, freeze and then add it when you thaw and are ready to use it.
Here are some good options:
Avoid freezing soups that include cream or pastas.
You can save soup for about 3 months in the freezer.
Don’t freeze soups with the following:
Freeze portions of soup by putting the serving amount you want to reheat later into a freezer safe container. Examples of this would be a freezer safe resealable plastic bag, a plastic carryout soup container that is freezer safe or a freezer safe glass mason type jar.
Leave as little air in the container as possible and then freeze asap.
Use within 3 months.
Examples of Freezer Safe Containers for Soup
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Pint Size Freezer Ball Jars
Ball Plastic 8 oz Freezer Jar
Resealable Plastic Freezer Bags
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How To Freeze Soup
- 4 Cups Soup
- Ladel cooled soup into the freezer safe container of your choice. Label the container. Remove as much air as possible.
- Place into the freezer.
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Friday 25th of March 2022
Needed this refresher on freezing soup. Much appreciated! Had forgotten about rice but yes now remembering that mushy texture :)
Wendi J Spraker
Tuesday 20th of October 2020
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Friday 16th of October 2020
A short, BRILLIANT article describing what elements of soup CAN & CANNOT be frozen. (I, cooking for 45+ years, didn't know that noodles do not survive freezing very well!) Going over to Wendi's link on this page to learn how to freeze cream cheese!
Friday 16th of October 2020
Hi Cheryl! Thanks for the sweet comment! I appreciate it!