A Staple in My Freezer

December 12, 2022 | Katy Moscoso

Bowl of Winter Black Bean Soup

Growing up, my mom was always quick to make my sisters and me soup when we were feeling under the weather. A big bowl of soup has always provided me a bit of comfort during times when I have needed it the most. As an adult with my own children, I find myself doing the same thing when my preschooler isn’t feeling well. Recently my entire family came down with a bad cold. Luckily, I had chicken noodle soup in my freezer. In a matter of a few minutes, we were able to have a delicious, comforting meal!

My go-to recipe when I need a pick-me-up is called Favorite Chicken Noodle Soup. I always double the recipe that way I can freeze several large bags to have on hand when we need it the most. Because this soup has become a staple in my freezer, I make sure that I always have the ingredients on hand to quickly make a batch for friends or neighbors when I know they need a comforting meal. To pack the soup with even more vitamins and minerals, I love adding kale in the last ten minutes of cooking.

A few of my other favorite soup recipes to freeze for later include Winter Black Bean Soup and Vegetable Soup with Kale and Lentils. Check out Spend Smart. Eat Smart. for additional soup recipes. You may find a new favorite that becomes a staple in your freezer.

Cheers to cooking up comfort!

Katy Moscoso

Katy Moscoso is a Program Specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. As a mom to both a toddler and a preschooler, Katy loves trying new recipes that are quick and versatile. Cooking meals that can provide leftovers to fill her fridge and freezer is a win during this busy season!

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