I love soups! LOVE THEM! Many of my soups are quick to throw together but if I have to do a lot of chopping I’ll have to save it for the weekend when I have more time. Unless…
Unless I use this tip! Make an extra Freezer Bag Soup!
Freezer Bag Soup
Next time you make soup get our a gallon-size freezer bag (or a freezer-safe pitcher if you don’t want to use a freezer bag) and make a soup for later. You can also prep several of these on the weekend.
I have not tried this with soups that contain pasta but I advise against it.
Here are a few of the soups I recommend!
The first time I tried this method I was making Taco Soup. I had already batch cooked some beans and was ready to make soup. I decided to make one on the stove and add the exact same contents to a zip lock freezer bag for an easy meal on another day. I let it thaw in the fridge over night then poured it in the Crock Pot in the morning with some extra water. Viola!
This one can be made two ways. You can add everything except water to the bag and store it in the freezer OR you can add just the dry ingredients together and store it in the pantry. If you choose the second option I recommend that you write on the bag the rest of the ingredients in case you forget.
You can place it in the refrigerator the night before to defrost or dump it frozen into the crock pot with the correct amount of liquid and cook it all day.
Normally I just cook a double batch of chili and freeze the leftovers but it’s easy to prep it and toss it in the freezer without cooking it. This is a great option when you have a lot of extra beans or veggies that need to be used.
When I was a kid my mom would make big batches of soup and chili and freeze them when we went on trips. Whether you cook the soups before hand or not having a “packaged” soup ready to go will free up time later. I definitely recommend it.
What is your favorite soup? Have you considered trying this tip with it?