8 Easy, Freeze-able Soups For Cozy Evenings At Home

Time to get cozy

Yesterday, while I was journeying back into the country with my parents, my wonderful friend went to the store to pick up some basics for the kids and me (I’m self-quarantining for 14 days because I just flew internationally, so am hoping to avoid grocery stores for the duration). Alas, those basics were – as you know – in ludicrously short supply.

Milk? Nope – but there was one lonely container of chocolate milk! And now it is mine.

Meat? Bread? Pasta? Please.

Soooo…ok.  I have to assume the stores are going to restock soon, but while we wait, it’s time to get creative and use up all those things stuck in the backs of our cupboards “for a rainy day” (guess what? IT’S RAINING). Enter: soups.

Here are a few staple-heavy soups that I’m making and freezing up in the next couple of days – plus substitutes for ingredients in case you don’t have one of them handy.


Sopa de Fideo (Mexican Alphabet Soup)

This soup – one of my kids’ favorite dishes since they were very little – is the ultimate comfort food, and so much healthier than the store-bought kind.

All you need is an onion, a large tomato, chicken bouillon, and alphabet pasta.

Substitute: If you don’t have alphabet pasta, try thin pasta (like vermicelli), broken into 1″ pieces.


Potato Soup for the Soul

Such a great way to use up all your veggies before they go bad.

Substitute: If you don’t have  heavy cream and bacon, just skip it – it’ll also make the recipe more heart-healthy.


Carrot, Ginger & Orange Soup

Those FLAVORS! So good. (And I’ve noticed that carrots and oranges seem to be in plentiful supply, for whatever reason – just substitute whatever varieties you find).


Instant Pot Lentil Soup

In addition to being unbelievably delicious, this soup is also a miracle potion with magical curative powers. If you’re feeling under the weather, give it a go.

Substitute: If you don’t have lentils, split peas and beans (basically, any legumes) work in a pinch.


Matzoh Ball Soup

This is my family’s personal recipe, and it’s pretty perfect.

Substitute: If you don’t have matzoh meal, leave out pita bread, naan, or no-salt crackers until they go stale and can be crushed into a fine meal.


Sick Day Soup

This is the super-simple soup that I make whenever anyone, anywhere is sick. It feels like a hug in a bowl.


My Very Best Beef Stew

Ok, not technically a soup…but if you cut the beef and vegetables into smaller pieces? Poof: Soup. You will need to locate some beef for this one, but since you cook it until it’s super tender, pretty much any cut you can locate in the supermarket will do, so you don’t have to be picky.


Whole 30-Friendly Paleo Broccoli Cheese Soup

A healthier, dairy-free version of the American favorite, leaving out all of the ingredients that make you feel sluggish and integrating more nutrient-dense foods. (And since it’s dairy-free, it’s easy to freeze.)

Substitute: Parmesan cheese for the nutritional yeast if you’re not worried about making this vegan.

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