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Old 02-17-2007, 12:59 PM   #1
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Freezing soup

I made split pea soup and have lots left over - how would it freeze?

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Old 02-17-2007, 01:26 PM   #2
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It freezes great. I divide my leftover soup into 1.5-2 cup portions and put it in ziplock bags so when I want some for lunch or dinner, I don't have to thaw the whole thing.
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Old 02-17-2007, 01:35 PM   #3
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Yup, it freezes well. I freeze it in freezer containers so can bring it to work for lunch.
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Old 02-17-2007, 02:01 PM   #4
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I agree with all. Yes, you can freeze any soup. Be sure to leave some space for freezing expansion and all is well. Always nice to have some frozen soup in the freezer.
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Old 02-17-2007, 02:19 PM   #5
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I have some in my freezer right now. I do it all the time.
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Old 02-17-2007, 02:21 PM   #6
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Freeze away. I've been freezing all kinds of soups for many, many years with no adverse consequences. Right now I have 3 different kinds of soup in my freezer awaiting a busy day or a day when I just want soup.
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Old 02-17-2007, 02:32 PM   #7
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Yup - freezes great!!

For thick soups like split pea, & chili & stuff, sometimes I'll line a individual serving-size bowl with plastic wrap, pour in the cooled soup, & freeze it. I then fold the wrap over the top, remove it from the bowl & freeze it along with others in a Ziploc bag.

For thawing I just run some hot water over the plastic wrap, pop the soup serving minus the plastic back in the same bowl I froze it in, & thaw & reheat it in that. No fuss, no muss.
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Old 02-18-2007, 12:04 AM   #8
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I've frozen a few soups in my time. I like to use a gallon ziplock baggie, and will pour maybe two quarts into the bag, and freeze. Being in a bag that big, if you lay it flat, it's rather thin, and thaws rapidly.

If you freeze a soup with potatoes in it, when you thaw and reheat that soup, that potatoes will have a mealy, grainy texture, but will taste OK.

I've got some Posole in my freezer right now. I'm wondering if the hominy will also have a mealy texture.
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Old 02-20-2007, 02:19 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone, the soup is in my freezer in single serving tupperware.
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Old 08-02-2007, 05:14 PM   #10
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I've got some Posole in my freezer right now. I'm wondering if the hominy will also have a mealy texture.
Just curious, what was the hominy like post freezing?
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