Perhaps you are a pro when it comes to reheating leftovers in your instant pot, but how far do your skills go when it comes to reheating frozen stuff? We are talking about frozen soup here.
Well, we do not know what you have to say to that but we definitely have an answer for you.
If you are one of those people that like to pre-prep your meals, you want to make the instant pot your best friend because it makes freezer-cooking way easier.
Let us not waste any more time and get straight into the how to reheat frozen soup by means of an instant pot.
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How to Reheat Frozen Soup in Instant Pot
Reheating frozen soup is super easy…of course, when using the instant pot.
First things first. You want to freeze your soup in bricks and not in a flat freezer bag. Why? Because you want something that will fit easily in your instant pot.
This means that you can either freeze the soup in a bowl, or put your freezer bag inside the bowl before pouring the soup in.
Once you are ready to reheat your soup, take a brick or two from the freezer, put it in the instant pot, and close the lid. After that, you want to turn the regulator so that it seals the pot.
On your instant pot, find the ‘Manual” or ‘Pressure Cook” button and press either. You want to set the time to zero.
Zero cooking time is perfect since you will simply be reheating your soup and not cooking it. When your soup is ready, the timer will beep.
The Instant pot will keep your soup warm until you are ready to serve as it automatically switches to that mode when it finishes reheating.
Benefits of Reheating Frozen Soup in Instant Pot
You can simply reheat your soup on the stove so why do it in the Instant Pot? We prefer the latter for a number of reasons and we talk about them below.
It Reheats Faster
Did you know that the Instant Pot brings soup to a higher temperature faster than the usual pot on the stove? Now you know.
With the regular pot on stove method of reheating, you actually have to babysit your soup so that it does not pour over as it boils.
That is not the case with the Instant Pot. You can concentrate on other things and come back to find your soup intact.
It Keeps Warm
We have already mentioned that the Instant Pot automatically switches to ‘Keep Warm’ mode once it finishes reheating.
On the other hand, you will have to time your soup when reheating on a stove. Moreover, you will have to serve it immediately otherwise you will have it cold.
Releases Stove Space
One of your burners on the stove will have to accommodate your pot as you reheat your soup. Wouldn’t you like to have that burner free to cook something else especially if you have other things to cook?
An instant pot stands alone without interfering with your stove and whatever you might be cooking there.
Sure, you can reheat soup in a microwave but that is only functional if it is a small bowl. If you are dealing with an entire pot, you may want to consider using an Instant Pot.
The fact that the Instant Pot is automatic is a plus because you do not need to put in too much effort.
You have read the instructions on how to do it and what benefits you stand to reap from this life-changing appliance.
We can confidently say that there are no downsides to using the Instant Pot so why don’t you save yourself the hassle and get one now.