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How To Freeze Soup

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!

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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!

Here’s How!

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)

How To Thaw Soup?

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.

Can I Freeze Homemade Soup?

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.

What Soups Are Good To Freeze?

Here are some good options:

Tomato Soup
Chicken Soup
Vegetable Soup

Avoid freezing soups that include cream or pastas.

How Long Is Frozen Soup Good For?

You can save soup for about 3 months in the freezer.

What Soups Should I NOT Freeze?

Don’t freeze soups with the following:
Sour Cream

How Do I Freeze Portions of Soup?

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

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!
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Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to freeze soup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 100kcal


  • 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.


Only freeze soups that work for freezing. Do not freeze soups that use cream, noodles or rice. 


Nutrition Facts
How To Freeze Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 100 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 650mg27%
Potassium 560mg16%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 500IU10%
Calcium 40mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Wendi is the writer, CEO and dishwasher at Loaves and Dishes! When not in the kitchen or behind the computer, you can find Wendi serving on International Food Conference Boards, Speaking at various conferences, Leading and Cooking for the local Arts Council's "Taste of Stokes" events or donating home cooked goodies to various local non profits such as the Danbury Songwriters and Stokes Partnership for Children. Wendi is also a Registered Nurse with a Master's Degree and serves on her town's board of councilmen.

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Wendi J Spraker

Tuesday 20th of October 2020

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Cheryl Handelman

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!

Wendi Spraker

Friday 16th of October 2020

Hi Cheryl! Thanks for the sweet comment! I appreciate it!


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