Soup is an excellent option for lunch or dinner, but not everyone has the time to prepare it. So next time you make soup, you can make more of it to freeze. Do you want to know how to freeze soup? Keep reading.
There is nothing better than eating a delicious bowl of soup when we get home.
Especially the days when it is colder, although any day is perfect for soup!
In addition, nothing brings us more memories than soups prepared at home by mothers or grandmothers.
Soup is one of the best comfort foods there are, but it can be so hard to get it to last until you need it!
That’s why freezing soup to have on hand when you need it is so important and so easy!
I actually love freezing my comfort foods, I mean I even have a post about how to freeze lasagna (the absolute winner on the comfort food category). Soup is also really easy to store for later and enjoy when you are craving something warm and comforting.
Read on to learn how to freeze soup for later!
Can soup be frozen?
You can freeze soup, but not all soups will freeze well.
For soups with pasta, such as noodles, once they are thawed and reheated, the pasta falls apart.
Soups that have cream or milk do not freeze well either.
How to freeze soup [Step by Step]
Freezing soup is pretty easy, so let’s go through step-by-step how to do it.
Step 1. Choose a recipe for dairy-free soup (like creams) or pasta as ingredients.
Step 2. Have all the ingredients you need ready and on hand to ensure that you will not forget any.
Step 3. Prepare the soup following the recipe.
Step 4. Once the soup is ready, remove it from heat and allow it to cool completely.
Step 5. Place the servings in heavy-duty plastic bags or containers with a lid.
Step 6. Label each bag with the name and date.
Step 7. Take to the freezer.
Some Helpful Tips for Freezing Soup
There are some helpful tips to keep in mind so that you can freeze your soup successfully.
- Let the soup cool before freezing it.
- Do not freeze soup that has pasta in it.
- Also, do not freeze soups that have dairy.
- Do not overfill the bags or containers that you are going to take to the freezer.
Soups, and in general all liquids, expand when frozen, so the bags or containers you are using to freeze the soup could break.
- If the soup you plan to freeze has vegetables in it, don’t overcook them so they won’t be too mushy when you thaw the soup.
FAQs about freezing soup
Can you reheat frozen soup twice?
No. In general, no food that has been thawed and heated should be reheated.
How long does the soup last in the freezer?
Frozen soup can last up to 6 months or more in the freezer.
How to thaw soup
To defrost the soup, you can remove it from the freezer and leave it in the refrigerator overnight.
If you’re in a rush, you can defrost the soup in the microwave.
You can take it to the microwave and heat it for a couple of minutes, repeating the operation as many times as necessary and stirring each time.