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Budget Friendly Soups to Make this Winter

Updated: May 28, 2020



Get cozy this Winter without having to break the bank with these budget-friendly soup recipes.


Each soup is made with simple, inexpensive ingredients but still packs a seasonal punch.


Hearty Italian White Bean Soup

A bowlful of this soup is so satisfying, it's hard to believe it's actually good for you, too. I crave it all the time. With lots of beans and potatoes, it's filling and even hits the spot with meat lovers. —Kristina Krummel, Elkins, Arkansas


Prep/Total Tiime: 30 mins

Servings: 6


Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 medium potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • 2 medium carrots, chopped

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 2 celery ribs, chopped

  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped seeded jalapeno pepper

  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) navy beans, rinsed and drained

  • 2 to 2-1/2 cups vegetable or chicken broth

  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme



Directions


  • In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat.

  • Add potato and carrots; cook and stir 3 minutes.

  • Add onion, celery, zucchini and jalapeno; cook and stir 3-4 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.

  • Stir in remaining ingredients; bring to a boil.

  • Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 12-15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

Freeze option: Freeze cooled soup in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth or water if necessary.


Editor's Note

Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 164 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 714mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 6g fiber), 8g protein.



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Cheers to a hearty bowl of soup and a healthy affordable meal ~ Mary

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