6 Tips for Freezing Soup Without Freezer Burn (Plus, Top Soup Recipes)

Make a double batch of soup of today, freeze it and be oh so grateful later on.

By: Foodlets
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Chef Name: Food Network Kitchen Full Recipe Name: Simple Chicken Soup Talent Recipe: FNK Recipe: Food Networks Kitchen’s Simple Chicken Soup, as seen on Foodnetwork.com Project: Foodnetwork.com, FN Essentials/Weeknights/Fall/Holidays Show Name: Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network

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This just in: I love a soup that can do double duty as dinner one night and be tucked away for another meal when I need it. I tend to freeze half of whatever soup, but, depending on the size of your family, you could also double the recipe, so you’re cooking once and eating twice.

Tips for Freezing Soup:

1: Always cool soups completely before freezing.

2: Freeze soup in a gallon-size zip-top bag, or invest in a few 6-8 cup square containers, which fit surprisingly well into a freezer.

3: Write the name of the soup and the month and year you made it on the bag, or try painter’s tape as a label if you're using containers.

4: Store all your soups close together in the freezer so you don’t forget about them. (Or get really organized and post the contents of your freezer somewhere handy, like the inside of your pantry door.)

5: Freeze a loaf of bread, also in a zip-top bag, so you’ve got a complete meal.

6: Soups with potato pieces don’t freeze very well, but anything with pureed potatoes will hold up well.

Our Family's Favorite Soups:

Simple Chicken Soup (pictured top)

Start with a rotisserie chicken and end up with the most wholesome meal of the week. Tip: Consider boiling a few spaghetti noodles on the side, then let the kids add their own at the table. Instant chicken noodle soup with a side of “by myself!”

With so many fresh veggies inside, this one is deemed “Rainbow Chowder” by my kids.

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This super-creamy soup has a surprising source of protein.

Not only is Ina Garten's recipe ridiculously good, but it makes a huge batch that just begs to be frozen for another fall dinner.

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You won’t believe how a humble bag of frozen broccoli transforms into the number one soup at our place.

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Food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop stylist: Marina Malchin,Food stylist: Jamie KimmProp stylist: Marina Malchin

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Antonis Achilleos

Two family favorites join forces in this easy-to-make, easy-to-freeze soup.

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Hearty lentils combined with tangy sausage for an unbeatable meal.  

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Food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop stylist: Marina Malchin,Food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop stylist: Marina Malchin

Photo by: Antonis Achilleos

Antonis Achilleos

A dollop of yogurt adds creaminess and a tang to this healthy soup.

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