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Old 03-20-2010, 03:56 PM   #1
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How long will soup last in fridge?

Made a lovely red pepper soup tonight and am just wondering how long its safe to leave it in the fridge?

Its just the basic recipe, roasted red peppers, onions, celery, carrots, tin tomatoes plus stock. Would it be good for 5 days or just 3?

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Old 03-20-2010, 04:19 PM   #2
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Five days is kinda my general rule. After that, as a friend of mine (who was studying to be a dietician) said in her southern Illinois twang, "It may not have any salmonelli, but it's probley startin' ta fur over."
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Old 03-20-2010, 04:27 PM   #3
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Five days might be fine but you could also freeze it.
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Old 03-21-2010, 03:07 PM   #4
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Thanks a mill guys, froze half of it and the rest will definately be eaten within the 5 days
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Old 03-21-2010, 07:06 PM   #5
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It really depends on your fridge, how cold it is. I can safely leave soup in mine for two weeks, but it just doesn't taste as good as it should. Freezing is always a good option. I do it quiet often.
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Old 05-10-2010, 09:10 PM   #6
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It really depends on your fridge, how cold it is. I can safely leave soup in mine for two weeks, but it just doesn't taste as good as it should. Freezing is always a good option. I do it quiet often.
I have experienced the same: 2 weeks in the fridge for soup works well for me. I always read the "3 to 5 days", but I think authors write that just to be safe.
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:25 AM   #7
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3 to 5 days in the fridge otherwise freeze
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Old 05-11-2010, 07:09 AM   #8
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3 to 5 days in the fridge otherwise freeze
I agree.

With some things, such as chili or split pea soup, they often separate and begin to break apart after the third day, and by the fifth day my imagination tells me that there's plenty of bacteria beginning to bloom, so that I'd better really get it hot (stove top - not merely microwave) and use it that day or throw it out.
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:01 AM   #9
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I just keep enough leftover soup in the fridge to use within one week; the rest goes into the freezer right after I've made it.
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:29 AM   #10
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I make a batch of soup and immediately freeze all of it (except for what we eat for that day's dinner. It gets frozen in portion-sized containers and just takes a few minutes to defrost and serve. There's never any question about whether or not it's safe to eat.
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