Tuesday, January 28, 2014

How To Freeze and Store Soup

Use zip-top plastic freezer bags to freeze any leftover soup. It will last up to 1 month in the freezer.

Warm up and fill up with big-batch soups, stews, and chowders from your freezer.

Leftover soup will last up to 3 days in the fridge or up to 1 month in the freezer. Follow these steps on how to freeze and store soup and you'll be set all winter long!

How to Freeze Soup
1. Cool. Refrigerators and freezers cannot cool soups quickly enough to be food safe. Speed up the cooling process by placing the pot of soup in a bath of ice water in the sink. Stir soup often to help release the heat.
2. Package. Label and date gallon- or quart-size zip-top plastic freezer bags, place in a bowl, and cuff the bag over the edge. Ladle soup into each bag, then let out any excess air and seal.
3. Freeze. Lay bags flat in a single layer in the freezer; when frozen, stack bags to save space.
4. Reheat. Thaw overnight in fridge. Reheat chowders over low heat; gumbo, stew, and Hearty Italian Soup
An article I cut out of Southern Living magazine October issue 2009 ...
It help me a great deal to plan ahead , especially in this weather ...


  1. Dear Nee, This is a great idea. Thank you for thinking of it. Blessings dear and keep warm. Catherine xo

  2. Hi Catherine , every little bit help , if it help my blogging family it is a blessing . Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. GREAT tips, Nee, Thanks for sharing...

    P.s. I'll be writing you back, I'm trying to figure out our problem with Pinterest:)

  4. Thanks , I do have more , trying to get them together . Thanks for stopping by :).

    P.S. They may be like blogger , the people with the same problem tells you how they fixed their problem . :-D , I have no Idea , the last time I checked I was following all 102 boards . I hope you find out , ... I only have 3 or 4 strands of hair left , I am so bad (((HUGS)))

  5. Useful tips, but my mother always used to make soups for max 2 days and we were never freezing them :) besides there is never enough space in our freezer :D

  6. Hi Medeja , I understand your point , but now so many mothers has to work outside the home . When I was growing up my mother only made enough for 1 meal . We do a lot of canning here and most people has 2 freezers . Thanks for stopping by :).

  7. Hi Nee, Love your tips on freezing soups..It is such a great idea to make them flat and store them that way, Usually I put them in like a Tupperware container. But this saves room and space. Plus you can see what you have. I always make more than we eat, so the next time it is a quick meal for me. Thanks...Blessings Dottie :)

  8. Hi Dottie , I do so agree with you , there are different size bags , and you can store them in individual servings . Thanks for stopping by . Blessing dear Dottie :)


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