Make your meals easier (and stock your freezer) with these soups that freeze well.
Your options are almost endless- French onion, minestrone, chicken tortilla, vegan dumpling soup. All are freezer-friendly and easy to reheat.
Some meals freeze well, and soups top the list.
Make a big batch on your meal prep day. Or double up on a recipe and freeze the leftovers. It’s a win-win either way.
When the cold weather strikes, you’ll be ready with these soups that freeze well.
Minestrone soup is a classic to keep on hand for lunch or dinner. It’s one hearty meal- full of vegetables, pasta, and cannellini beans.
There are many variations, but I especially love this authentic recipe. The bold tomato broth makes it extra cozy.
And there’s plenty of room for customization. So you can mix and match the veggies.
2. Potato Soup
Do you know what hits the spot on a chilly day? Potato soup!
A bowl of these thick and creamy spuds will warm you right up. It freezes well and doesn’t get any easier to make.
You only need four ingredients: potatoes, whipping cream, vegetable stock, and butter. When it’s time to serve, top it with your favorite baked potato toppings.
There’s nothing like a bowl of butternut squash soup on a brisk fall day. It blends comfort food with wholesome ingredients for one satisfying meal.
Butternut squash, root veggies, celery, chicken stock, and butter are all it takes. Use vegetable stock for a vegetarian-friendly version.
This soup lasts in the freezer for up to 2 months.
During the colder months, I always stock my freezer with warming meals. And this winter soup is a must.
It’s chock-full of vegetables like potatoes, parsnips, cabbage, and spinach. There are also cannellini beans for a plant-based protein boost.
Keep a batch stashed for a nourishing and easy meal.
Good news, tortilla soup lovers, you can freeze this too!
The shredded chicken, black beans, corn, and rich tomato broth freeze well. Right before serving, add the tortilla strips and fresh toppings.
It’s savory, hearty, and perfectly spiced.
Skip the hassle of stuffing cabbage and turn it into soup instead. It has all the flavors you want with a fraction of the work.
The ground beef, tender cabbage, rice, spices, and herbs create one hearty meal.
Easy and economical, this freezer-friendly soup is a cold-weather buster. And it gets the family to eat a nourishing meal.
Revamp classic broccoli and cheddar soup with a plant-based take. How yummy it tastes without an ounce of dairy will surprise you.
The coconut cream makes it rich. A heaping of nutritional yeast and vegan cheddar makes it super cheesy.
Even picky eaters will lap up this comforting vegan soup.
Hearty soups like beef barley are great to have on hand when hunger strikes. You can heat it up in no time and appease grumbling bellies.
It’s thick and chunky, like a stew with chuck roast, vegetables, and pearl barley. All bobbing in a savory tomatoey low-sodium beef broth.
Calling all fellow tomato soup lovers, you need this in your freezer. There are a lot of versions out there, but this one is off the charts!
Canned tomatoes and tomato puree give it a big and bold tomato flavor. Sweet potato and red bell peppers give it the extra oomph it needs.
With the touch of heavy cream, it’s one thick velvety soup.
I adore this plant-based Zuppa Toscana. Not only is it healthy, but the combination of flavors is very satisfying.
It’s a rustic mix of kale, potatoes, cannellini beans, sun-dried tomatoes, and herbs. All swimming in a bright almond milk spiked broth.
11. Zucchini Soup
When life gives you zucchini, make soup! It’s a super simple way to use up your bounty. And it tastes great.
Cannellini beans, onion, garlic, lemon, thyme, and heavy cream get pureed with the summer squash.
For a vegan version, use canned coconut milk.
Any cauliflower naysayer will adore this brassica with one spoonful of this soup. Yes, it tastes that good!
Roasting this neutral-tasting vegetable adds a sweet caramelized touch. Puree it with all the other ingredients to create a luscious, creamy, crave-worthy soup.
Speaking of cravings, you’ll adore this soup!
Turmeric, coriander, cumin, and red pepper chili flakes flavor the root veggies beautifully. Super thick and uber creamy, you won’t believe it’s vegan-friendly.
Oh, and don’t skip the tahini drizzle and sesame brittle toppings. But add those right before serving.
Freezable meals like this old-fashioned soup are a must. It bursts with protein, vitamins, and minerals. This soup is a wholesome meal for the whole family.
From the ground beef to the stock, every component freezes well. Plus, you don’t even need to defrost it. Just heat it on the stove, and dinner is ready.
Meal planning is vital to healthy eating. So, plan ahead with this nutritious soup when your schedule looks hectic.
It’s a gratifying medley of butter beans, spinach, artichoke hearts, and herbs. Thaw it in the fridge overnight for a quick heat and eat lunch or dinner.
Turn celery root into a comforting meal with this creamy vegetarian soup. It’s easy to make and great for any occasion.
Add the two-ingredient chive topping with caramelized mushrooms, and it tastes gourmet.
I recommend freezing without the topping, though. Otherwise, it mixes into the soup when you reheat it.
Keep your wallet full and your fridge stocked with this plant-based soup. Budget-friendly and protein-packed, it’s a satiating vegan option.
Spices, bay leaf, and lemon infuse the humble red lentils with a ton of flavor. Add the trifecta of carrots, celery, and onions to complete it.
Do you have some chicken breast you need to use up? Make this simple soup.
The ingredients are straightforward and things most kitchens have on hand. You only need veggies, wild rice, white beans, and stock.
It’s an every day and any-day soup you can freeze for 3 months.
19. Freekeh Soup
For something a little different, try this freekeh soup. The ancient grain lends a nuttiness similar to wheat berries and bulgur.
This Middle Eastern soup is comforting and healthy. It features chicken, spices, herbs, and alliums. Talk about delicious!
Plus, it won’t break the bank.
Another classic that is surprisingly freezer-friendly is French onion soup.
The caramelized onions are the star swimming in a wine-infused broth. It’s sweet with plenty of depth – just like it should be.
Top it off with the traditional cheesy bread slices right before serving.
21. Hamburger Soup
Feeding the family on a budget? Make hamburger soup.
Freezing this hearty soup is a lifesaver for feeding hungry bellies. It’s a fabulous use for ground beef and mainly calls for kitchen staples.
Bold, meaty, and tomatoey, one bowl is all you need to feel happy and full.
You cannot go wrong with this dumpling soup. It’s overflowing with vegetables like parsnips, peas, and celeriac root.
These veggies are the perfect accompaniment to the jumbo vegan potato dumplings.
Every component freezes well, too.
Double up on the protein with this ham and bean soup. It’s a well-balanced meal that covers all your bases.
There are plenty of veggies, which you can customize to your liking. Canned white beans and cubed ham also keep things cheap.
Make a big batch to freeze. Then, bring it out whenever you need.
Are you a fan of spiced pumpkin? Then, try this soup!
Curry powder and cumin add a punch of flavor to the canned squash. Add coconut milk, brown sugar, garlic, and ginger. And it tastes like autumn.
Swap out the chicken broth for vegetable broth to make it vegan-friendly.
You’ll want to curl right up with a bowl of this cozy soup!
Dairy-free cream cheese and coconut milk make it creamy. Chicken breast, canned tomatoes, and spinach make it more chunky.
Together, all the flavors will satisfy your comfort food cravings. Especially when you add crumbled bacon.
Double the batch. It only takes 5 minutes of prep and freezes for up to 6 months.
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