Received a question from a reader today:
“I was just wondering if you have ever had any experience freezing potato soup. Maybe some helpful hints if you have?”
Thanks Christy for this great question!
In general cream based and potato soups do not freeze well, “the potato’s cellular structure breaks down in the freezer” says my good friend and mentor, Rita Heikenfeld from abouteating.com. Although it’s better to freeze than to pitch it — so Rita just reheats is slowly and stirs in a bit of cheddar right before serving. Click here to view Rita’ recipe for Potato Soup.
Bean soups and broth based soups freeze perfectly! So double-batch those when you can.
Good luck and enjoy!