Whether worry you want to save money and prepare meals in advance or you simply do not want to about having to cook meals for the foreseeable future, we’re currently living in soup weather. Nothing warms the heart, mind, body, and soul quite like a hot, delicious bowl of soup – and there’s nothing quite like coming home and knowing that you have reinvigorating soup waiting for you in your home’s freezer. Though soup makes a great meal, there are certain soups that freeze better than others. We’ve scoured the Web and found some of the best soup recipes that freeze to perfection. Keep reading below, and when you’ve come across a recipe (or recipes for that matter) that strike your fancy, come by The City Market and find all of the ingredients you will need for these delicious recipes!
But first: how do I properly freeze soup?
That’s a good question. As with anything, there is a right way and there are wrong ways to freeze soup. Luckily, Southern Living has the perfect process for freezing and storing soups. Basically, you should always place your pot of soup into a bath of ice water in your sink (this allows the soup to stay food safe). Once cooled, label and date your soup inside of a gallon-sized freezer bag, let out excess air, and freeze it by placing it in a single layer in the freezer. That’s all there is to it!
Italian Sausage & White Bean Soup
For those that want a hearty, meaty soup, there’s the Nourishing Home’s Italian Sausage & White Bean Soup recipe. The sweet and spicy Italian sausage meshed with white beans and spinach complete with garlic-parmesan stock will prove to become one of your go-to soup recipes for years to come. If you crave soup but want something a little different, this soup recipe is for you!
Three Bean Soup
Love beans but prefer a simpler soup recipe than the one above? Then you need to consider Kitchen Stewardship’s Three Bean Soup recipe. Quick and easy to make yet absolutely delicious, this soup is just as good frozen then thawed as it is when it’s fresh. Plus, if you are on a budget, this is arguably the most inexpensive meal in this list. For those that love beans, this is a must-have recipe!
Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Prefer a little more greenery in your soup? Then you need to check out Skinny Mom’s Broccoli Cheddar Soup recipe. Thick, creamy, and cheesy, this is the soup for those that love broccoli. Even those that hate broccoli will find something to love in this recipe, as everything melds so well together that what you get is not a soup ‘that has broccoli in it,’ but just a creamy, flavorful soup that almost anyone will enjoy. Want to get your kids to eat broccoli? We can’t think of a better way.
There is nothing more delicious than simple, flavorful tomato soup. If you have been craving a bowl of tomato soup, we urge you to give Thriving Home’s Tomato Bisque recipe a try. Creamy and full of flavor complete with that perfect ‘tomatoey’ taste, this is a recipe you will want to keep stocked in your freezer the rest of the winter – especially if you love tomato soup!