You know those times when you want to make a stew, soup or sauce but really can't be bothered to chop up all that veg for the base?
Well that's where these Handy Freeze Soup bags come in.
Also it stops any veg in the fridge drawer spoiling if you get it all prepared in advance and frozen, saving your some pounds of dollars too.
What you add to the soup bags is totally up to you, but I like to stick to a soup base of onion, garlic, carrots, celery and leeks. Then when I want to make up some stew or similar, I only have to chop up any additional veg I want to throw in. It really saves time to get dinner on the stove and cooking.
These little bags are great for slow cooker meals too, as you can just open the bag and add it into the slow cooker frozen. If you know in advance you are going to use one, then just defrost in the fridge over night.
I chop up all the veg, add it to a large bowl, mix well, so you have an even distribution of everything, and then use a 1 cup measurement (240ml) add two cups worth to each freezer ziplock bag. I then flatten out the bag and place in the freezer flat also, to freeze.
I like to use these Ziplock Freezer Bags which I buy from Costco, but you can also get them on amazon (see link)
These really are so handy to have.
If you like this. I am going to be creating some slow cooker freezer bags very soon - so watch this space!!
Handy Freezer Soup Bags
- 2 large onions, chopped
- 2 leeks, sliced
- 2 celery stalks chopped
- 4 carrots, chopped
- 6 cloves of garlic - finely chopped
- Chop all veg
- Add to a large bowl and mix well to distribute evenly
- Add 2 cups (480ml) to each ziplock bag.
- Each bags is enough for a base for a soup, stew, casserole for 4 servings, when adding your protein, grain or potatoes etc
- These can be added straight to a slow cooker frozen or defrosted over night in the fridge
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Nutrition InformationYield 5 Serving Size 1 BAG
Amount Per Serving Calories 61Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 48mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 3gSugar 5gProtein 2g
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Marie Perry says
I love this, I now have handy freezer packs available and so easy to do