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    Question Can I freeze Broccoli Cheese Soup?

    I made a big batch of this soup last night and was wondering if it would freeze well. I know potatoes don't turn out well after being frozen...but, do dairy products freeze OK? TIA!

    Here is the recipe (as posted by Tiger):

    Broccoli Soup
    Serves 6

    1 lb fresh broccoli
    2 tsp. veg. oil
    1 oz. onion, chopped
    1 qt chicken stock (4 cups)
    3/4 tsp. onion powder
    3/4 tsp. poultry seasoning
    dash pepper
    3/4 tsp. graulated garlic
    3 oz. margarine
    3 oz. flour
    1 cup half-and half
    1/4 lb velveeta, cubed 1/2"

    Cut the florette of the broc., slice and dice the stems.
    In a lg. pot heat the oil over med-high. In another pot bring chicken stock to boil.
    Stir-fry broc. and onions in oil for 10 min. and add the chicken stock.
    Add onion powder,poultry seasoning, pepper, and garlic. Whisk thoroughly.
    while this is cooking, prepare roux. Melt margarine and mix in flour.
    When soup starts to boil, add roux and velveeta. Stir for 5 min.
    Remove from heat and pour in half-and half while continuously stirring until blended well.

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    Beth,
    I've frozen cream soups before and they are not the best when they are thawed. Even freezing a soup for a couple of days, it tends to get very watery and the cream/milk "breaks." But then, that's been my experience, maybe I need a new freezer!

    Chris

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    I've frozen a similar broccoli and cheese soup and it froze well. Just be careful to gently re-heat it. Too much heat will make it curdle. Good luck!

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    I too have not had good luck in freezing soups with dairy products in them. I first tried a version of your broccoli/cheese soup, which after heating was very watery and would not blend back together. My second experience was with New England Clam Chowder, same result as well. I have since given up on trying to freeze these kinds of soup, but if anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear them!!!!!!

    Melinda
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    Thanks guys. My mother insisted that this soup would freeze well, so I just went ahead and froze some last night, as I needed the fridge space for something else.

    Now, I'm a little worried about it! I'll just keep my fingers crossed that it reheats OK and doesn't separate out!

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    Good luck Beth!! If it turns out well, please let me know your secret.
    Thanks,

    Melinda
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    given too often.

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    Beth,

    Let us know how this works for you. I'd love to be able to make this and freeze it -- I hope it works!

    Heather

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