Frozen soup is a lifesaver when you don’t have time, energy, or groceries to cook dinner, but not all of them freeze well. Here’s why you should stay away from freezing soups with pasta in them.
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Soups that contain pasta, like chicken noodle or minestrone, won’t hold up to the freezer. The pasta gets overcooked and mushy when reheated, and can make the whole dish a bit of a mess.
If you have extra soup with pasta, try to either strain out the pasta first, or know what you’re getting into before tossing it in the freezer. If you’re cooking soup specifically to freeze, just hold the pasta. That way you can reheat your freezer meal, boil some fresh pasta, and combine them then.
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Freezing Soup [The Kitchn]