Cheap Hearty Soups that are Complete Meals

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Let’s face it when it comes to food this winter, we need easy affordable recipes. We need hearty recipes to feed our families well. We need delicious recipes to make our families happy.

These cheap hearty soups that are complete meals have come to the rescue. Some of these are new. Some of these have been on the blog for over ten years, but good soup recipes never go out of date.

Stretching food to feed the whole family is how many soups got their start. A mother had to fill bellies with a few ingredients and boiling water became her friend. Many great recipes have come from wise kitchen management, but especially soups.

Cheap Hearty Soups with Noodles

Let’s start with a Classic Chicken Noodle, which you can also add in extra vegetables like broccoli or kale. The blog favorite is probably the Spicy Italian Sausage Soup. Left over roast beef makes easy Beef Macaroni Soup that everyone loves.

Soups with Beans

This Italian Bean Soup with Crunchy Rice and Bacon is a treat. Stuff some kale or spinach in soup at last minute. The Shrimp and Bean Soup uses canned beans and takes about twenty minutes to make. Minestrone is basically a medley of what you have at the ready and is always best the next day.

Meat Lovers Soups

The Italian Wedding Soup is a favorite of kids. Add orzo, rice, pastina or cauliflower rice. Beef Cabbage Soup and Vegetable Beef Soup made with cheap beef cubes are filling and great for meat lovers.

Vegetarian Soups

Borscht made with beef broth and beets might be a bit different, but I love it when I need to feel good and I call it the elixer of soups. The Split Pea is made with Portabello Mushrooms is a hefty vegetarian choice and can be made with any mushrooms. Italian Eggplant Soup can be made vegetarian or you can add in sausage.

Pantry staples that help make these soups.

My Costco Pantry

  • Organic Boxed Broth
  • Whole Pecorino Romano (grate it for freshness)
  • Canned Beans
  • Bacon
  • Organic Frozen Broccoli
  • Organic Cauliflower Rice
  • Boxed Frozen French Bread
  • Tomatoes
  • Cento San Marzano Tomatoes

Trader Joe’s

  • Argentinian Red Shrimp
  • Bomba Sauce (adds a spicy lift to any recipe)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pasta
  • Cento San Marzano Tomatoes

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I hope you love these soups. Let me know in the comments if you have a favorite complete meal soup or how you save money making soups.

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