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Freezer Meal Golden Soup

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Cozy, bright, and healing Freezer Meal Golden Soup with power-foods like turmeric, cauliflower, and cashews. Super creamy and SO GOOD.

Freezer Meal Golden Soup is a game-changer.

What exactly is golden soup, you ask? Friends, it’s a lifestyle. It’s a like-to-eat-healthy-food, but-like-to-eat-cozy-food-more, and-have-eaten-out-a-lot-lately-so-need-intervention-quickly kind of lifestyle. You know the kind. You know if Golden Soup is right for you. If it fits, you just know.

This soup has:

  • turmeric (hence the big, beautiful golden-ness)
  • cauliflower
  • cashews
  • garlic / onions
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • squeeze of lemon juice – just trust

Basically, it's a freezer meal unicorn.

A clear bag labeled Golden Soup.

Bonus for the lifestyle part: it's freezer meal prep-able. We're talking throw it all in a bag, freeze it for a crazy day, pull it out and cook it in under 20 minutes (hands-free! bonus!).

If it feels like I’m selling you something, it’s because I am. I AM SELLING YOU GOLDEN SOUP.

Two bowls of golden soup with roasted chickpeas and olive oil drizzled on top.

This is a freezer meal gem, friend.

It is delicious and lovely and good for you all while being silky, seductive, and creamy-yumo.

Check Out Our Video For How To Make Freezer Meal Golden Soup:

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Golden Soup in bowls with chickpea topping.

Freezer Meal Golden Soup

  • Author: Skillful Cook
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Cozy, bright, and healing Freezer Meal Golden Soup with power-foods like turmeric, cauliflower, and cashews. Super creamy and SO GOOD.



Freeze together:

  • 2 tablespoonolive oil
  • half an onionchopped
  • 2 cloves garlicchopped
  • 1 head of cauliflowerchopped into about 5 cups of chunks or florets
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric   see notes
  • 2 teaspoonsalt
  • a squeeze of lemon juice


INSTANT POT: Add three cups of water before cooking. From frozen, 10 minutes on high pressure + 7 minutes natural release.

SLOW COOKER: Add three cups of water before cooking. From frozen, 3-4 hours on high.

FINAL STEP: Blend soup and add water to thin as needed.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: DInner
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: golden soup, turmeric soup, healthy soup, anti-inflammatory recipe

View original recipe here.

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    Hi! These recipes are amazing and I’m really enjoying the prep before I have a hysterectomy at the end of the month! I just wanted to ask- in all the pictures of your golden soup, it looks like there are chickpeas in the final product. Do you have a recipe for these and I’m just missing it? Thanks so much!

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    Riced cauliflower takes up less space and is pretty easy to find these days – about how much would you say if you used frozen riced cauliflower?

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    Looks delicious! I am planning on putting together a ziploc for a friend who is about to have a baby. I am not sure what kitchen gadgets she has. Do you have any stovetop instructions? Thanks!

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    Golden soup looks great, healthy and cheap to make. I’m surprised you add water not veggie or chicken broth for flavor. Assuming it’s flavorful enough without it?

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    I know this recipe is a year old but I want to try it and I am wondering if the cashews are raw (which I would expect in this situation) or are they roasted and salted? Thank you!

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    LOVE these freezer meals. Such a time saver on nights when you don’t feel like going to a lot of trouble.

    Not sure what I did wrong with this one….it was watery and not very tasty. I think I’ll throw in some red lentils for the next batch..I’ve frozen a few batches, so will try a few different approaches – definitely doesn’t need as much water as is called for.

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    I made this today and wish I would have put less turmeric because it is allll I taste in the soup. I didn’t see any ‘notes’ about it above even though it says ‘see notes’ behind it on ingredient list but maybe there was meant to be something about the amount? I ended up adding more salt, lemon juice, and water + almond milk to thin it out in the blender. Overall I don’t think I would make this as written again but I do like the idea of being able to easily freeze all ingredients together and then just dump and cook. If I make it again I’ll cut the turmeric in half and add some additional spices/herbs (maybe thyme? any suggestions are welcome!)

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    I threw the freezer meal ingredients together last week when I was trying to figure out what to do with a cauliflower I had picked up. Made the soup from frozen last night, exactly as written and it was fabulous. Will definitely pick up some more cauliflower while it’s in season. Thanks so much for these make ahead / vegetarian freezer meal time savers.

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    The second time I made it I added carrots, celery and frozen butternut squash and preferred the flavor that way. So easy. My toddlers like this soup too and it’s a great way to up their veggie intake.

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    I made this exactly as it is written, but left off the toppings. It is phenomenal! I’m so glad that I made a freezer version for later. Thank you for the outstanding recipe!

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    10 Stars!! I am shocked this isn’t a 5-Star rating because in my family (of picky eaters) this is off the charts! My 4 year old routinely asks for this and she is a sausage and potato/won’t try anything new kind of kid. But Golden Soup – she loves. I love that it is warming and vegan and G/F and I frequently eyeball that over ambitious extra head of cauliflower I purchased and just make a freezer bag to have on hand. The whole series of freezer meals is AMAZING but this one is our favorite!

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    I love everything about this recipe. It is so delicious and perfect for chilly fall weather. It stores well and is an easy lunch on the go. One of my very favorites!