Bowl of vegetable soup topped with herbs and yogurt

Budget soup 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.

86 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A basic soup recipe that can be adapted to whatever needs using up in the fridge

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
291 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Try something different for vegetarians with Moroccan chickpea soup

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
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247 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This freezable soup is a delicious way to use up a glut of courgettes

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
129 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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

30 mins
Easy
224 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
92 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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
151 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Throw a new spin on this comforting classic by blending into a smooth and creamy soup

45 mins
Easy
128 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Sizzling Chorizo & chickpea soup

15 mins
Easy
134 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This silky smooth, super versatile vegetarian soup is perfect for a dinner party starter, everyday dinner or warming lunch. Plus it's two of your five-a-day

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
104 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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
74 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

This vibrant soup is fresh-tasting and substantial enough to have for dinner

30 mins
Easy
Vegan
29 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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
95 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Sweet smoked paprika and cumin flavour this rustic blend topped with spicy Spanish sausage

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
63 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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
15 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

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
65 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A low-fat, vegetarian soup that everyone will love - passata and whole milk give a silky smooth finish

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
284 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Satisfying and simple to make, homemade soup is a great supper or take-to-work lunch.

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
100 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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

35 mins
Easy
2 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Miriam's easy, chilled almond soup makes a refreshing starter and only has 4 ingredients for an authentic Spanish taste

10 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
23 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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
14 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
9 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Artichoke makes this soup ultra silky and the crispy skins add a hit of crunch and flavour - perfect as a starter for dinner with friends

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
109 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Flavour up butternut squash with Indian spices for this warming and healthy vegetarian soup

35 mins
Easy
Vegan
3 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 8 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
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