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These 25 frugal healthy soup recipes are comforting, delicious, and easy on your grocery budget. Perfect dinner for fall or winter!
As the days get colder, soup becomes more and more appealing. It’s great comfort food, and it’s easy to fill a pot of soup with healthy ingredients. I love how frugal soup can be, too.
To help with affordable meal planning, I’ve put together this list of 25 frugal healthy soup recipes from around the web that each cost less than $1 per serving. When money’s tight, adding one or two of these recipes to your meal plan each week will help so much with your grocery budget. And you’ll feel good about using these nourishing, real food ingredients to feed your family.
It really is amazing how much money you can save by making food yourself.
Here’s an example. Let’s say you’re feeding a family of 5, and you usually get takeout twice a week for $25 per meal. That’s $50 a week on takeout. If you were to substitute two of these soup recipes for those takeout meals twice a week for the whole year, you’d save $40 a week. During the course of the year, that adds up to over $2,000 back in your wallet.
$2,000! What would you spend that on? It would probably go right into my travel budget.
Many of these recipes make big batches, or else you can double them. I always like to make extra soup so I can freeze some. On those days when the meal plan doesn’t go according to plan, I can grab a container of soup out of the freezer instead of resorting to takeout.
Frugal Healthy Soup Recipes
Vegetarian Cassoulet $.81 per serving
Black Bean Soup $.40 per serving
Creamy Minestrone $.95 per serving
Smoky Red Lentil Stew $.62 per serving
Butternut Squash Chili $.58 per serving
Tomato Parmesan Slow Cooker Soup $.94 per serving
Split Pea Soup $.90 per serving
Cauliflower Curry $.77 per serving
Quinoa Chili $.87 per serving
Corn Chowder $.69 per serving
Kale White Bean Squash Soup $.99 per serving
Southwestern Chicken Soup $.90 per serving
Mexican White Bean Soup $.92 per serving
Carrot Soup $.49 per serving
Chicken Soup $.78 per serving
Dumpling Soup $.21 per serving
Greek Lentil Soup $.70 per serving
Mushroom Soup $.93 per serving
Potato Leek Soup $.59 per serving
Broccoli Soup $.57 per serving
Squash Tortilla Soup $.80 per serving
Slow Cooker White Bean Soup $.80 per serving
Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup $.89 per serving
Vegetable Soup $.98 per serving
Gazpacho $.82 per serving
What’s your favorite frugal healthy soup recipe? I’d love some more ideas to add to my Recipes to Try board on Pinterest, so please share your suggestions in the comments!
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