Our Best Freezable Soups & Stews

These satisfying soups and stews are delicious and freeze well, so be sure to make extra and save the rest for a busy day. 

  • Roasted Red Pepper Soup
    Howard L. Puckett

    Roasted Red Pepper Soup

    Roasting your own red bell peppers gives this simple soup incredible flavor. Serve with crusty bread and a simple green salad for a well-rounded meal.
  • Fast Chicken Chili
    Photo: Mary Britton Senseney/Wonderful Machine; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

    Fast Chicken Chili

    This spicy chicken and bean chili is a "stick-to-your-ribs" kind of meal. Serve with sliced French bread.
  • French Onion Soup with Beef and Barley

    French Onion Soup with Beef and Barley

    It's hard to beat diving into a savory mushroom, onion, and beef soup topped with baguette slices and melted cheese. This soup freezes well for up to 2 months.
  • Chicken-and-Brisket Brunswick Stew
    Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Chicken-and-Brisket Brunswick Stew

    Although recipes vary for Brunswick stew, a traditional Southern dish, this delicious version features chicken breasts and chopped beef brisket along with the traditional tomatoes, lima beans, and corn.
  • Split-Pea Soup
    Photo: Amy Neunsinger

    Split-Pea Soup

    This split-pea soup is a hearty meal that satisfies on chilly nights. Serve with crusty, buttered bread.
  • Summer Day Soup
    Photo: Jan Smith

    Summer Day Soup

    Savor the taste of summer's harvest with this flavorful vegetable soup featuring tomatoes, sweet onions, cucumbers, bell peppers, and plenty of herbs.
  • Classic Chicken Soup
    Photo: Anna Williams

    Classic Chicken Soup

    There's nothing quite like that timeless classic - chicken soup. This simple version features a whole chicken, carrots, celery, yellow onion, salt, and pepper. Cook a double batch and freeze the extra to have on hand for sick days.
  • Pumpkin Coconut Soup
    Charles E. Walton IV

    Pumpkin Coconut Soup

    Traditional tastes go tropical in this comforting holiday soup. Garnish with whipping cream or crème frâiche, toasted coconut, and lime zest curls for extra presentation points.
  • Quick Turkey Chili
    Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey

    Quick Turkey Chili

    This easy turkey chili gets an extra flavor boost from its secret ingredient -- beer -- and pairs perfectly with a grilled cheese sandwich.
  • Black Bean, Hominy, and Kale Stew
    Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Black Bean, Hominy, and Kale Stew

    Whip up this colorful vegetarian stew for a nutritious cool weather meal.
  • Southwestern Turkey Soup
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke

    Southwestern Turkey Soup

    This tasty turkey soup features traditional south-of-the-border ingredients like serrano chiles, onion, chili powder, cumin, diced tomato, pinto and black beans, corn, fresh cilantro, and avocado.
  • Peppered Beef Soup
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Rose Nguyen

    Peppered Beef Soup

    Serve this lightly spiced beef soup in toasted bread bowls for the ultimate comfort food meal. Freeze leftovers in an airtight container up to three months. Add a bit of canned broth when reheating to reach desired consistency.
  • Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
    Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

    Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

    This classic Cajun stew is easy to prepare at home and freezes well for a great heat-and-serve dinner.
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