HOW TO STORE CROCKPOT VEGETABLE SOUPVegetable soup is really the best make-ahead recipe. I can make it at the beginning of any given week, and all of us can simply warm it up for lunch or dinner throughout that week, whenever we choose.For short-term storage, always store your soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator. If stored properly, vegetable soup has a very long shelf life, up to 4-5 days.You can reheat refrigerated soup on the stovetop or in the microwave. In the microwave, just re-heat it at 30 second intervals, running it for 30 seconds, stirring, running it for 30 seconds, etc., until it reaches approximately 165°F; on the stovetop, simply heat it on medium-high until it comes to a boil.HOW TO FREEZE VEGETABLE SOUPAs I stated before, this recipe is one of the best make-ahead meals. Here are some tips for freezing slow cooker chunky vegetable soup.
To store the cooled soup, place it in an airtight container or, as we sometimes prefer, in a sealed freezer bag, for up to 3 months. If your soup is stored in a freezer bag, it will need to be thawed before reheating. If you would like to avoid this hassle, the airtight container is best, as you can just dump it into the cooking pot to reheat whenever you're ready.
To make life easier, it can be helpful to divide your soup into portions. This makes it much easier for your family members to pull out individual portions as they please, curbing the need to thaw out all of the stored soup only to take their own small portion out of it.
As stated in the questions above, if your soup is already thawed, you can reheat it in the microwave at repeating 30 second intervals. Run it for 30 seconds, stir it, run it for 30 seconds, stir it, etc., until it comes up to temperature, approximately 165°F.
Otherwise, heat it in a cooking pot on the stove. If it's still frozen, heat it on low for a few minutes until thawed; once the soup is thawed, just heat it on medium-high until it comes to a boil.