How to Freeze Soup In Mason Jars (Easy Meal Prep Idea!)
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Try these tips on how to freeze soup in mason jars!
Need an easy meal prep idea? Try mason jar soup!
Can you freeze soup in mason jars? You bet! In fact, mason jar soup makes for an easy healthy and homemade meal! There’s nothing more comforting than a warm bowl of soup, and I’ll show you how to freeze soup in mason jars as a great way to prep individual meals!
For this project, I turned leftover rotisserie chicken into a pot of delicious Chicken Lemon Orzo Soup, let it cool, and then transferred it to pint-sized wide-mouth mason jars to reheat in the future!
Ideas like mason jar soup can be a lifesaver when you want a homemade meal and have no time to cook. These jars of soup would also make a thoughtful gift for a new mom or sick friend if they have the freezer space!
Tips on how to freeze soup in mason jars:
- Let the soup cool down before transferring to glass. This will avoid shocking jars and breakage.
- Wide mouth-style jars are preferred when freezing soup because they are easier to fill and less likely to break with expansion.
- When freezing soup, do not overfill jars. Leave 1-2 inches of room for headspace so you’ll have room for expansion.
- Don’t have a mason jar? You can freeze the soup in Ziploc bags and lay them down until frozen, then arrange them in an upright position like filing folders. Brilliant!
- Consider loosely placing lids on initially for freezing, then coming back to tighten the next day.
- Try not to store jars touching each other. There are several ways to do this which include – using the cardboard box the jars come with, using a jar box protector, or even slipping jars into clean socks!
- Frozen mason jar soup can stay fresh for 3-4 months in the freezer.
How to Freeze Soup In Mason Jars
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How do I defrost my soup?
Now that you know how to freeze soup, you need to learn how to defrost it! The ideal way to defrost frozen jars is to move them to your refrigerator overnight, or on the counter – but keep an eye on them. To speed up the process, try submerging in lukewarm water. Microwaving a frozen glass jar is NOT recommended. Always defrost first.
If the soup separates after thawing, try giving the jar a shake or a whirl in the blender to mix.
What types of soup freeze well?
You can freeze most soups, but keep in mind that sometimes cream-based varieties with potatoes and/or fresh veggies can have a different consistency when reheated. It can be as easy as whipping them up again after re-heating to fix it, however.
For this reason, broth-based soups and ones that have beans are great for freezing and reheating. For freezing soups that have pasta, consider under-cooking noodles a little. That way your pasta will have a nice texture when re-heated.
Need some delicious mason jar soup ideas? Check out these popular Hip2Save soup recipes that are freezer-friendly:
- Comforting Minestrone Soup
- Easy Ham and Bean Soup
- Cheesy Chicken Noodle Soup
- Broccoli Cheddar Soup
- Chicken Pot Pie Soup
- Italian Tortellini Soup
- Stuffed Pepper Soup
- Keto Cauliflower Soup
- Tomato Basil Soup Recipe
- Keto Butternut Squash Soup
- Albondigas Mexican Meatball Soup
- Keto Chicken Jalapeno Popper Soup
Here are even more soup recipes to try!