Prepped Freezer Meals: Creamy Tomato Soup with Chicken and Spinach

Creamy Tomato Soup in a soup pot on napkin on counter with wood spoon on side. It has Ground Chicken and Spinach is creamy and chunky and has a ton of deep flavor. AND it is healthy! It uses all white meat ground chicken that you cook until it is incredibly browned for some serious flavor. Then tomato paste adds the flavor back drop for the soup and a flour roux plus broth creates the amazing creaminess! Finally Spinach is your veggie boost.This Prep-Ahead Freezer Creamy Tomato Soup with Ground Chicken and Spinach is creamy and chunky and has a ton of deep flavor. AND it is healthy! It uses all white meat ground chicken that you cook until it is incredibly browned for some serious flavor. Then tomato paste adds the flavor back drop for the soup and a flour roux plus broth creates the amazing creaminess! Finally Spinach is your veggie boost. So delicious and so EASY!

Creamy Tomato Soup in a white bowl on counter with spinach and sour cream on top. Second bowl in upper left corner. This recipe with Ground Chicken and Spinach is creamy and chunky and has a ton of deep flavor. AND it is healthy! It uses all white meat ground chicken that you cook until it is incredibly browned for some serious flavor. Then tomato paste adds the flavor back drop for the soup and a flour roux plus broth creates the amazing creaminess! Finally Spinach is your veggie boost.

Let me start by saying, the original non-freezer version of this Creamy Tomato Soup recipe is one of my most popular and loved recipes.  I first developed and posted this recipe in February, 2018, which you can check out HERE.  This time, I have revised it to be prepped and frozen ahead of time, then thawed and cooked when you are ready.  The original recipe took time to layer in the ingredients giving each its own time to cook before the next was added.  For this freezer meal version, I added all ingredients except for the flour, spinach, and chicken, into 1 freezer bag.  But let me tell you, the flavor is still unbelievable!  There is just something about the way the tomato paste brings in that subtle, but deep tomato flavor in the perfect way.

Have you tried my other Prepped Freezer Meals yet?  Check them out!

Creamy Tomato Soup on a spoon over bowl. This soup with Ground Chicken and Spinach is creamy and chunky and has a ton of deep flavor. AND it is healthy! It uses all white meat ground chicken that you cook until it is incredibly browned for some serious flavor. Then tomato paste adds the flavor back drop for the soup and a flour roux plus broth creates the amazing creaminess! Finally Spinach is your veggie boost.

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PREP-AHEAD TO MAKE YOUR CREAMY TOMATO SOUP WITH CHICKEN

Dice the onion and mince the garlic. Place in a labeled Freezer bag or 2 Quart Storage container. Add the tomato paste, chicken broth, and oregano. Seal the bag tight. Place this freezer meal in the freezer flat to freeze.

To get the best flavor from your ground chicken, you really want to brown it alone first and then add the broth to soak up all that browned flavor.  That means you need to freeze the chicken separate from the other ingredients so it can cook separate.  You can freeze the chicken in it’s existing packaging, but if it’s thick, it could take longer than 1 day to thaw.  You can either put it in the fridge to thaw 2 days prior to cooking or transfer it to a freezer bag and break it up to a flat single layer. Label the Ground Chicken Package for this recipe and also place in the freezer near the prepped meal.

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You will also need to hold back from freezing the All Purpose Flour that is the thickener in this soup and the Spinach which will become mush in the freezer.

ECO-STORAGE ALTERNATIVE

Bags are of course easy and disposable, so less clean up. However, if you want a more Eco-Friendly and Leak-Proof alternative to freezer bags, I recommend Pyrex Glass Containers. I use them for all of my storage, whether it’s in the fridge or freezer, and even for cooking in the oven or warming in the microwave. For this recipe, I recommend:  Pyrex Basics 2 Quart Glass Oblong Baking Dish with Red Plastic Lid – 7 inch x 11 Inch by Pyrex

COOK YOUR CREAMY TOMATO SOUP WITH GROUND CHICKEN AND SPINACH

When you are ready to make this meal, thaw your frozen Creamy Tomato Soup bag and Ground Chicken in the fridge overnight and the next day.  Do not thaw out of the fridge at room temperature, as that invites bacteria.

To a preheated large soup pot or dutch oven, add 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, then the ground chicken. Break up the meat with a spatula or spoon. Sprinkle in 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of fresh ground pepper.

Ground chicken in pot for this Creamy Tomato Soup with Ground Chicken and Spinach is creamy and chunky and has a ton of deep flavor. AND it is healthy! It uses all white meat ground chicken that you cook until it is incredibly browned for some serious flavor. Then tomato paste adds the flavor back drop for the soup and a flour roux plus broth creates the amazing creaminess! Finally Spinach is your veggie boost.

Stir the chicken until brown on all sides. Let it get REALLY brown on the bottom of the pan, about 10 minutes.

Ground chicken in pot for this Creamy Tomato Soup with Ground Chicken and Spinach is creamy and chunky and has a ton of deep flavor. AND it is healthy! It uses all white meat ground chicken that you cook until it is incredibly browned for some serious flavor. Then tomato paste adds the flavor back drop for the soup and a flour roux plus broth creates the amazing creaminess! Finally Spinach is your veggie boost.

Add the flour to the meat and stir to mix it in. Then add 1 cup of the broth mixture to the pot and stir to moisten and start to thicken the flour.  Add all of the remaining contents from the freezer meal container and stir until completely mixed, making sure to scrape up any chicken and flour bits that are stuck to the bottom.

Ground chicken in pot with all purpose flous added and mixed in for Creamy Tomato Soup with Ground Chicken and Spinach. It is creamy and chunky and has a ton of deep flavor. AND it is healthy! It uses all white meat ground chicken that you cook until it is incredibly browned for some serious flavor. Then tomato paste adds the flavor back drop for the soup and a flour roux plus broth creates the amazing creaminess! Finally Spinach is your veggie boost.

Making Creamy Tomato Soup with Ground Chicken and Spinach soup by adding broth to meat. It is creamy and chunky and has a ton of deep flavor. AND it is healthy! It uses all white meat ground chicken that you cook until it is incredibly browned for some serious flavor. Then tomato paste adds the flavor back drop for the soup and a flour roux plus broth creates the amazing creaminess! Finally Spinach is your veggie boost.

Adding freezer bag ingredients to meat in pot for Creamy Tomato Soup with Ground Chicken and Spinach. It is creamy and chunky and has a ton of deep flavor. AND it is healthy! It uses all white meat ground chicken that you cook until it is incredibly browned for some serious flavor. Then tomato paste adds the flavor back drop for the soup and a flour roux plus broth creates the amazing creaminess! Finally Spinach is your veggie boost.

Partially cover so steam can escape and cook for 20 minutes, stirring a couple times during. The mixture will get thick and creamy.

Creamy Tomato Soup with Ground Chicken in pot. It is creamy and chunky and has a ton of deep flavor. AND it is healthy! It uses all white meat ground chicken that you cook until it is incredibly browned for some serious flavor. Then tomato paste adds the flavor back drop for the soup and a flour roux plus broth creates the amazing creaminess! Finally Spinach is your veggie boost.

Add the spinach leaves to the pot and stir in. They will wilt perfectly within a minute. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste.

Garnish with Olive Oil or sour cream and fresh ground pepper.

This Creamy Tomato Soup with Ground Chicken and Spinach is creamy and chunky and has a ton of deep flavor. AND it is healthy! It uses all white meat ground chicken that you cook until it is incredibly browned for some serious flavor. Then tomato paste adds the flavor back drop for the soup and a flour roux plus broth creates the amazing creaminess! Finally Spinach is your veggie boost.

😍 Carrie

Prepped Freezer Meal: Creamy Tomato Soup with Ground Chicken and Spinach

This Creamy Tomato Soup with Ground Chicken and Spinach is creamy, chunky, flavorful, and healthy! It uses all white meat ground chicken that you cook until it is incredibly browned for some serious flavor. Then tomato paste adds the flavor back drop for the soup and a flour roux plus broth creates the amazing creaminess! Finally Spinach is your veggie boost.

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, chicken dinner, chicken soup, healthy dinner, healthy recipes, spinach, tomato Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Thawing time 8 hours
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 16 oz Ground Chicken white meat free range, raised without antibiotics
  • 1 tbls Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Onion diced or 1 small onion
  • 1 clove Garlic minced
  • 2 tbls Tomato Paste
  • 1/2 cup All Purpose White Flour
  • 5 cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Oregano crushed
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Fresh Ground Pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream

Instructions

Pre-ahead to make your Creamy Tomato Soup Freezer Meal

  1. Dice the onion and mince the garlic.  Place in a labeled Freezer bag or 2 Quart Storage container.  Add the tomato paste, chicken broth, and oregano.  Seal the bag tight.  Place this freezer meal in the freezer flat to freeze.

  2. You can freeze the chicken in it's existing packaging, but if it is a not broken up and frozen flat, it may take longer than 1 day to fully thaw in the fridge.  You can either put it in the fridge to thaw 2 days prior to cooking or transfer it to a freezer bag and break it up to a flat single layer.  Label the Ground Chicken Package for this recipe and also place in the freezer near the prepped meal.

Cook your Creamy Tomato Soup

  1. When you are ready to make this meal, place the chicken and the freezer meal container in the fridge to thaw overnight and the next day.  Note, you may need longer to thaw the chicken if left in original packaging.

  2. To a preheated large soup pot or dutch oven, add 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, then the ground chicken. Break up the meat with a spatula or spoon. Sprinkle in 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of fresh ground pepper.

    Ground chicken in pot for this Creamy Tomato Soup with Ground Chicken and Spinach is creamy and chunky and has a ton of deep flavor. AND it is healthy! It uses all white meat ground chicken that you cook until it is incredibly browned for some serious flavor. Then tomato paste adds the flavor back drop for the soup and a flour roux plus broth creates the amazing creaminess! Finally Spinach is your veggie boost.
  3. Stir the chicken until brown on all sides. Let it get REALLY brown on the bottom of the pan, about 10 minutes.  Add the flour to the meat and stir to mix it in.

    Ground chicken in pot with all purpose flous added and mixed in for Creamy Tomato Soup with Ground Chicken and Spinach. It is creamy and chunky and has a ton of deep flavor. AND it is healthy! It uses all white meat ground chicken that you cook until it is incredibly browned for some serious flavor. Then tomato paste adds the flavor back drop for the soup and a flour roux plus broth creates the amazing creaminess! Finally Spinach is your veggie boost.
  4. Then add 1 cup of the broth mixture to the pot and stir to moisten and start to thicken the flour. 

    Making Creamy Tomato Soup with Ground Chicken and Spinach soup by adding broth to meat. It is creamy and chunky and has a ton of deep flavor. AND it is healthy! It uses all white meat ground chicken that you cook until it is incredibly browned for some serious flavor. Then tomato paste adds the flavor back drop for the soup and a flour roux plus broth creates the amazing creaminess! Finally Spinach is your veggie boost.
  5. Add all of the remaining contents from the freezer meal container and stir until completely mixed, making sure to scrape up any chicken and flour bits that are stuck to the bottom.

    Adding freezer bag ingredients to meat in pot for Creamy Tomato Soup with Ground Chicken and Spinach. It is creamy and chunky and has a ton of deep flavor. AND it is healthy! It uses all white meat ground chicken that you cook until it is incredibly browned for some serious flavor. Then tomato paste adds the flavor back drop for the soup and a flour roux plus broth creates the amazing creaminess! Finally Spinach is your veggie boost.
  6. Partially cover so steam can escape and cook for 20 minutes, stirring a couple times during. The mixture will get thick and creamy.

  7. Add the spinach leaves to the pot and stir in. They will wilt perfectly within a minute.  Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste.

  8. Garnish with sour cream and fresh ground pepper.

    Creamy Tomato Soup with Ground Chicken and Spinach in a pot on counter with spoon and spinach leaves on counter. It

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