How to Freeze Soup
Your complete guide on how to freeze soup from the best soups to freeze to what containers to use. Plus a ton more tips and tricks.
Jars and plastic storage containers can go right into your freezer. If using freezer bags, stack them on a flat surface like a cutting board or small baking sheet and freeze until solid. Once frozen solid, you can stand the bags of soup upright and file them in wherever they'll fit.
Reheat defrosted soup in the microwave or gently on the stove. Don’t try to microwave frozen soup unless it’s as a last resort. The amount of microwave time needed to reheat frozen soup will seriously overcook most ingredients in the soup.
Cook and add any ingredients that you omitted back to the soup like heavy cream or pasta.
Serve and enjoy!
For single servings in freezer bags, you can also place them in a bowl of warm water, and they will defrost in about 15 minutes.
For quicker defrosting with most other containers, place the container of soup in a bowl/sink of warm water for about 5 minutes until the sides have melted enough for the frozen soup to slip out of the container. Dump the frozen soup in a pot and melt/reheat the soup very gently over medium heat.