Our Best Freezable Soups and 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.
Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
Chicken Alfredo Soup
Inspired by the favorite pasta dish, this creamy Chicken Alfredo Soup comes together in no time with the help of a few store-bought shortcuts. Rotisserie chicken, frozen peas, and a jar of Alfredo sauce, which serves as the backbone of this highly comforting pot of soup, keep your hands-on prep to a minimum. This convenience factor, coupled with the fact that it’s is a guaranteed kid-pleasing recipe, makes this soup a perfect go-to for hectic weeknights. While it is undeniably luscious and satisfying, the soup is surprisingly not overly heavy or right. We used Gia Russa brand sauce, but feel free to use your own favorite. Served with a crusty bread, a green salad, and a glass of white wine, this quick and easy soup makes for an outstanding dinner on chilly nights.
Spiced Meatball, Butternut, and Tomato Stew
These tender meatballs have a mild, warm spice. Chopped cilantro at the end adds a nice burst of freshness. You can substitute ground chicken, if desired.
Thai Peanut Sweet Potato Soup
This velvety-smooth sweet potato soup feels like fall and tastes company-worthy sophisticated, but it’s ready to serve in under 30 minutes. How? We tap a flavor-packed store-bought satay sauce to serve as the base of the soup, and the rest is easy. Thai peanut satay sauce delivers bold, complex flavors—from elements like garlic, lemongrass, coconut milk, and warming spices—with only as much effort as it takes to open the bottle on your end. We opted for Thai Kitchen brand sauce, but feel free to use whatever brand you like. This flavorful soup is equally awesome for a weeknight dinner as it is as an opening course for a holiday dinner party, and no one would ever guess it’s as easy as it is to whip up. Plus, this Thai-inspired bowl of comfort is completely vegan, making it a great option to serve when entertaining friends who maintain a plant-based diet. It’s also a great option to prep on the weekend and enjoy throughout the week. To save even more time, go for pre-chopped onions.
Hungarian Beef Stew
Freeze serving-size portions of stew in zip-top freezer bags. To release from the bag, submerge under hot water for 30 seconds; then heat over medium-low heat.
Fantastic Beets, Baggage, and Brew Stew
Red and purple beets give this stew an inviting vibrance, while fresh thyme, garlic, and red onion add to the rich flavor. Inspired by the magical wizarding world, this smooth and flavorful soup is sure to satisfy the greatest of Harry Potter fans.
Adult Alphabet Soup
This sophisticated take on a childhood favorite is the ultimate steamy bowl of comfort—as perfect for when you’re sick as it is for when you want to charm dinner guests. Although it looks like the canned classic, Spanish flair delivered in the chorizo and paprika give this soup a satisfying smokiness and rich depth of flavor. We specifically developed this soup to make a large batch so that there’s plenty to share with friends, or stash in the freezer for the next time you’re feeling a bit under the weather or simply need a warming, fuss-free meal. Serve your alphabet soup with a great grilled cheese sandwich for a nostalgically tasty cool weather dinner.
Sausage, Eggplant and Pepper Stew
Sausage, Eggplant and Pepper Stew requires only minutes of hands-on prep work. After that, simply turn on the slow-cooker, and a delicious meal awaits when you return.
Turkey and Vegetable Stew with Whole-Grain Biscuits
Comfort food gets a hearty addition with this turkey and veggie stew. Served alongside some buttery homemade biscuits, this stew makes for the perfect cozy meal.
Classic Slow Cooker Beef Stew
A nutty dark beer adds richness and depth to the stew. Be careful not to choose a beer that's super-hoppy; it will taste too bitter. To get 2 pounds of trimmed meat, you'll probably need to purchase a 2 1/2-pound roast.
Italian Turkey and Orzo Soup
Ham, Kale, and White Bean Soup
The water used to cook a pot of beans is really liquid gold, infused with aromatics and thickened with starch from the beans. It makes perfect sense to give the cooking liquid a second life as the broth for the soup (and save the trouble of rinsing and draining). The ham hock will season the broth and the beans as they cook; you won’t need additional salt once they are done. Instead of cooking the kale and carrots in the soup, give them a quick sauté and stir them in at the end so they retain their vibrancy.
Beef and Guinness Stew
This hearty beef stew is made with lean boneless chuck that's cooked with carrots, parsnips and turnips and flavored with dark beer. Simmering it in a Dutch oven for about 2 hours makes the meat and vegetables fork tender and delicious.
Shrimp and Chicken Gumbo
Fast Chicken Chili
This spicy chicken and bean chili is a "stick-to-your-ribs" kind of meal. Serve with sliced French bread.
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.
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.
Chilled Sweet Pea Soup with Mint and Cream
We love this bright, minty soup because it adds a pop of spring color to the buffet. Make it up to 48 hours ahead of time.
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.
This split-pea soup is a hearty meal that satisfies on chilly nights. Serve with crusty, buttered bread.
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
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
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
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
Whip up this colorful vegetarian stew for a nutritious cool weather meal.
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
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
This classic Cajun stew is easy to prepare at home and freezes well for a great heat-and-serve dinner.