Bowl of vegetable soup topped with herbs and yogurt

Budget soup recipes

27 Recipes

Save money with our simple soups using cheap ingredients. Costing only £1 or less per serving, these budget-friendly blends are big on flavour but low on cost.

Versatile veg soup

4.66949

(59 ratings)

A basic soup recipe that can be adapted to whatever needs using up from the fridge
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Moroccan chickpea soup

4.58603

(247 ratings)

Try something different for vegetarians with Moroccan chickpea soup
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Real tomato soup

4.05275

(109 ratings)

Creamy tomato soup is the stuff of childhood, and it's easy to make yourself. Emma Lewis shows you how
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Leek & potato soup

4.590515

(116 ratings)

Of the winter soups, leek and potato is one of the most comforting and familiar - and Darina Allen's makes the most of seasonal, local veg...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Red lentil & carrot soup

3.92453

(53 ratings)

This warming and budget-friendly vegetarian soup is perfect packed in a flask for lunch. It's also easy to double the quantities and freeze half for later...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Cauliflower cheese soup

4.563065

(111 ratings)

Throw a new spin on this comforting classic by blending into a smooth and creamy soup
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Roasted sweet potato & carrot soup

4.67623

(61 ratings)

This silky smooth, super versatile vegetarian soup is perfect for a dinner party starter, everyday dinner or warming lunch - with 2 of your 5 a day
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Minestrone in minutes

4.39655

(87 ratings)

Whip up a hearty bowl of soup in next to no time, perfect for a quick lunch or warming supper
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Minty pea & potato soup

4.213635

(55 ratings)

This vibrant soup is fresh-tasting and substantial enough to have for dinner
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Rustic vegetable soup

3.75

(6 ratings)

This vegetarian soup is packed with vegetables and lentils - it's healthy, low fat and full of flavour. To bulk it up, why not add borlotti beans or chicken?...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Red lentil & chorizo soup

4.539775

(44 ratings)

Sweet smoked paprika and cumin flavour this rustic blend topped with spicy Spanish sausage
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Courgette & tomato soup

4.24375

(40 ratings)

Batch cook a vegetable soup when you have a seasonal bounty and you'll always have a healthy meal in the freezer...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Creamy leek & bean soup

3.541665

(12 ratings)

This healthy, low-fat soup is based on the classic leek and potato, but cannellini beans replace the potatoes – as they contribute to your 5-a-day...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Creamy tomato soup

4.647435

(39 ratings)

A low-fat, vegetarian soup that everyone will love - passata and whole milk give a silky smooth finish
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Sweet potato & lentil soup

4.676925

(195 ratings)

Satisfying and simple to make, homemade soup is a great supper or take-to-work lunch
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Lentil & bacon soup

4.78846

(65 ratings)

Blend your storecupboard pulses with cumin, turmeric and garlic to create this robust soup with crispy pancetta topping
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Ajo blanco

3.75

(2 ratings)

Miriam's easy, chilled almond soup makes a refreshing starter and only has 4 ingredients for an authentic Spanish taste...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Moroccan harira

4.916665

(15 ratings)

This is a healthy vegetarian version of the classic Moroccan soup with plenty of cumin, turmeric and cinnamon, each offering different health benefits, plus it's low in fat and calories too...
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Summer carrot, tarragon & white bean soup

3.522725

(11 ratings)

This satisfying, low-fat, low-calorie vegan soup provides three of your five-a-day. It's suitable for freezing so why not make a few meals out of it?...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Chunky vegetable & brown rice soup

3.125

(2 ratings)

Brown rice makes this vitamin-packed soup a great low-GI option. If you've got leftovers, serve it puréed the next day for a change...
  • 1 hour and 8 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Peppered potato soup

3.625

(8 ratings)

This thrifty dinner party leek and potato soup recipe has an attractive pale colour from using the bottom end of the allium and a bouquet garni
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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