Can You Freeze Cooked Cabbage Soup?

Can You Freeze Cooked Cabbage Soup?

As winter approaches, you might be preparing more soups to eat to help you warm up in the colder weather. Cabbage soup is a popular choice due to being cheap to make and also a low-calorie option. This post takes a look at whether you can freeze cooked cabbage soup.

Soup is one of the best things to make during the colder months. It can easily be made in bulk and makes a filling and tasty lunch or dinner.

Making your own soup is also much cheaper than buying shop-bought versions and is often much more nutritious too.

Can You Freeze Cooked Cabbage Soup?

Yes, you can absolutely freeze cooked cabbage soup. Like most soups, cabbage soup freezes well and the taste and texture aren’t affected. The only thing you might find is the soup is a little thin after being frozen. This can easily be rectified by adding a little bit of cream.

You can also freeze cabbage soup that has come from a tin or the fresh section in the supermarket using the instructions below.

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How To Freeze Cooked Cabbage Soup

Freezing cooked cabbage soup is really easy. The main thing to remember is that the soup should be completely cooled before freezing. If you’ve made a big batch specifically for adding to the freezer, you might want to pour the soup into a different container from the one it was cooked in to help speed up the cooling process.

Before freezing, it’s worth having a think about the size of the portions you want to freeze. Smaller portions are easier to defrost and it means you can defrost as much as you need, thus preventing further waste.

  1. Make sure the soup is cold before pouring it into a freezer-safe container. This could be a plastic tub, zip-loc bag or even a glass jar.
  2. Label and date the cooked cabbage soup. This is so you can easily tell what it is and when it will need to be used up by.
  3. Cabbage soup can remain in the freezer for around six months. After this time it will be safe to eat the quality may have started to deteriorate.

Before freezing, it’s worth knowing cabbage soup will last for around five days in the fridge so if you plan to eat it soon, it may not need to be frozen at all.

Cabbage soup is a popular choice due to being cheap to make and also a low-calorie option. This post takes a look at whether you can freeze cooked cabbage soup. 

How To Defrost Cooked Cabbage Soup

The best way to defrost most things, cabbage soup included, is in the fridge overnight. This prevents the soup from spending too long in the danger zone, where bacteria can start to grow.

However, cabbage soup can also be defrosted in the microwave, using your microwave defrost setting.

How To Reheat Cabbage Soup

The easiest way to reheat cabbage soup is in the microwave. Use a plastic jug covered with cling film to prevent the soup from spitting as it starts to get hot.

Another option is to reheat the soup on the hob, using medium heat and stirring often to prevent hot spots from occurring.

As with reheating any type of food, it’s important to ensure the food has reached the correct temperature before serving.

You can use a digital food thermometer to check the temperature of food that has been reheated from frozen is over 75°c for at least 30 seconds or 80°c for at least 6 seconds.

If the food hasn’t reached this temperature then continue to reheat for a further few minutes until it does.

Sometimes cooked cabbage soup can be a little bit watery after being reheated. This can easily be remedied by adding a little bit of cream or creme fraiche and stirring through before serving.