White Bean Soup Freezer Meal Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Gluten FreeVegetarian

Today, we’re diving into the world of culinary convenience with our White Bean Soup Freezer Meal. Picture this: a velvety, soul-warming White Bean Soup that fills your kitchen with the enticing aroma of herbs and spices. It’s like a warm hug on a cold day, and guess what? You can have it anytime you desire, all thanks to this freezer meal.

Say goodbye to those chaotic evenings of rushing to put dinner on the table and say hello to the ease and deliciousness of make-ahead meals.

Whether you’re a busy parent longing for more quality time with your family, a working professional seeking a quick yet wholesome dinner, or just someone who appreciates the joy of a hassle-free meal, this freezer meal has got you covered.

With the wonderful blending of onion, celery, leeks, spinach and a delectable broth, this soup simmering during the day will bring nothing but joy to your heart as it does the cooking for you.

 Welcome, where convenience meets culinary delight, and where a single freezer meal can transform your mealtime routine into something that’s as enjoyable as it is convenient. Get ready to savor every spoonful!

Why you’ll love this Delicious White Bean Soup Freezer Meal Recipe

  • Hearty Comfort
  • Meatless Monday Champion
  • Freezer To Table Magic
  • Easy to find ingredients
  • Versatile Base
  • Budget Friendly
White Bean Soup Freezer Meal Recipe
Hannah Stewart
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 533 kcal
  • 1 Slow Cooker
  • 1 gallon freezer bag
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 2 celery diced
  • 1 leek diced
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cannellini beans
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cup broth of preference
  • 2 cup water
  • 5 oz frozen spinach
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
Freezer Prep Directions:
  • Prepare a gallon freezer bag, labeling according to your preferred method. 
  • Add all ingredients except the broth and water to labeled freezer bag.
  • Seal bag, removing as much air as possible, and freeze for up to three months.
Slow Cooker Directions:
  • Thaw freezer bag in fridge 12-24 hours before cooking.
  • Dump contents of the freezer bag, plus 4 cups of chicken broth and 2 cups water, into a slow cooker. 
  • Cook on low 3-4 hours.
  • During the last 30 minutes of cook time add 5 oz spinach and 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar.
  • Stir when finished, garnish with parmesan cheese and enjoy!
Instant Pot Directions
  1. Dump the contents of the freezer bag into the Instant Pot, add 4 cups chicken broth and 2 cup water.
  2. Set to High Pressure for 15 minutes, then allow a 10-minute natural release followed by a quick release.  
  3. Open and stir in 5 oz of spinach and 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. The residual heat will wilt the spinach perfectly.
  4. Stir when finished, garnish with parmesan cheese and enjoy!
Dietary Adjustments
Make it Gluten-Free:
  • Ensure your broth is gluten-free.
Make it Dairy-Free:
  • This recipe is naturally dairy-free.


Calories: 533kcalCarbohydrates: 96gProtein: 33.4gFat: 3.3gSaturated Fat: 0.9gSodium: 5465mgPotassium: 1947mgFiber: 39.7gSugar: 11.6gCalcium: 649mgIron: 25mg
Keyword Crockpot soups, Easy Dinner, freezer meals, Slow cooker soup, White Bean Soup
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Equipment needed to make a Convenient White Bean Freezer Meal Soup

  • 1 Slow Cooker
  • 1 gallon freezer bag

Ingredients for your White Bean Soup Freezer Meal Recipe

  • 1/2 Yellow onion, diced
  • 2 Stalks celery, diced
  • 1 Leek, diced
  • 2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper
  • 2 – 14.5 oz Cans cannellini beans
  • 1/2 tsp Red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 4 cup Broth of preference
  • 2 cup Water
  • 5 oz Frozen spinach
  • 2 tbsp Apple cider vinegar

How to Make a Quick and Delicious White Bean Soup

Prep/freezer directions:

  1. Label freezer bag with recipe name, cooking directions and expiration date (today’s date plus three months).
  2. Add all ingredients except the broth and water to labeled freezer bag.
  3. Seal bag, removing as much air as possible and freeze for up to three months.

Cooking directions:

  1. Thaw overnight in fridge or in the morning in water (meal may not be 100% thawed but that is ok).
  2. Dump contents of freezer bag into slow cooker and pour 4 cups broth and 2 cups water into slow cooker.
  3. Cook on low 3-4 hours.
  4. During the last 30 minutes of cook time add 5 oz spinach and 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar.
  5. Stir when finished, garnish with parmesan cheese and enjoy!

What to pair with your Freezable White Bean Soup?




Popular Substitutions and Additions


  • Fresh Garlic for Garlic Powder: Substitute fresh garlic cloves for garlic powder for a more robust garlic flavor. Use 3-4 minced garlic cloves to replace the 2 tsp of garlic powder.
  • Fresh Spinach for Frozen Spinach: While frozen spinach is convenient, you can opt for fresh baby spinach leaves. Add a couple of generous handfuls of fresh spinach during the last few minutes of simmering to wilt it.
  • Great Northern Beans for Cannellini Beans: If you don’t have cannellini beans on hand, you can use great northern beans as a substitute. They have a similar texture and taste.


  • Carrots for Extra Color and Flavor: Add diced carrots for a pop of color and a mild sweetness. Two medium carrots, diced, would work well.
  • Zesty Lemon Zest: Enhance the soup’s flavor with the zest of one lemon. The citrus zest adds a refreshing, bright note to the dish. Simply grate the lemon peel before adding the juice.
  • Chopped Fresh Parsley for Garnish: Just before serving, sprinkle the soup with freshly chopped parsley. It not only adds a burst of color but also a fresh herbal aroma and taste.

How to Reheat and Store White Bean Soup after cooking

Best way to store White Bean Soup batch cooking leftovers?

Maintaining the freshness and safety of your leftovers requires proper storage. To begin, let your leftovers cool down to room temperature, ensuring they’re not left out for more than two hours. Once cooled, place them into airtight containers or resealable plastic bags.

Labeling the containers with the date is crucial for monitoring freshness. If you plan to store them for an extended period, the freezer is the best option. Frozen leftovers can retain their quality for several months, ensuring you can conveniently enjoy your favorite meals while reducing food waste.

How long will White Bean Soup last in the fridge?

If you’re wondering how long you can savor those delicious leftovers, here’s the scoop: you’ve got around 4-5 days in the fridge. But no need to stress! After cooking, make sure to let your dishes cool down to room temperature. Once they’ve cooled, pop them into airtight containers, ensuring a snug seal to keep the flavors intact and ward off spoilage.

Don’t forget the date – labeling containers is an excellent way to help you keep tabs on freshness. And if life gets in the way and you can’t finish them in time, don’t worry! You can always freeze them for later, and they’ll still taste great.

Can I freeze Healthy White Bean Soup after cooking?

Freezing a White Bean Soup after it has been cooked is a convenient way to have a delicious meal on hand for future use. Here are the freezing directions to follow to ensure it maintains quality and flavor.

Allow the leftover White Bean soup to cool completely to room temperature. This step is crucial to prevent condensation from forming inside the storage container. Decide how much soup you want to freeze in each container or bag. Individual servings or family-sized portions work well. Leave space at the top of each container to allow for expansion as the soup freezes.

Use airtight freezer safe containers or heavy duty freezer bags for storing the soup. If you are using bags, squeeze out excess air and seal them tightly. Clearly label and date the containers with the date of freezing and the contents. This will help keep track of time of freshness. Place the labeled containers or bags in the coldest part of your freezer, ensuring they are arranged in a single layer to freeze freely.

If you are planning to use this dish as a raw freezer meal, add all ingredients into a freezer bag, except the broth and the water, remove as much air as possible, seal the bag, and lay in the freezer flat.

How To Reheat Make-Ahead White Bean Soup Recipe?

When you are ready to enjoy your leftover White Bean Soup, you have two methods of reheating. If your leftovers were frozen, allow it to thaw out overnight in the fridge. While using the microwave, start by reheating in a microwave safe dish at 30-60 second intervals. Stir during each interval. Reheat until soap has reach desired temperature.

If you use the stovetop, put the desired amount of leftover into the saucepan, and heat on medium heat. Stir occasionally during the heating process until you have reach the temperature of your desires. You may need to add a bit of broth or water to the saucepan in order to not dry out your leftover soup.

By following the freezer directions, your white bean soup will stay fresh and delicious for up to 2-3 months in the freezer.

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