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quick n easy soups

Quick, easy to make, and easy on one's wallet. Great Recession Era dishes for the budget conscious, as able to stretch cheap foods to more than one meal. Pare these soups with salad and bread and you have a filling meal.

(21 Recipes) Created by DINAISPO

Recipes in this Collection

Corn Chowder
Very Good 4.1/5
(273 ratings)

Using low-fat milk instead of cream lowers the saturated fat content in this hearty summer soup.

Carbs: 33.3g | Fat: 5.3g | Fiber: 2.7g | Protein: 8.1g | Calories: 209.5
Roasted Corn and Pepper Soup
Very Good 4.1/5
(89 ratings)

This is a great recipe when the garden is overflowing.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 17.3g | Fat: 0.8g | Fiber: 3.3g | Protein: 2.7g | Calories: 77.3
Baked Potato Soup
Very Good 4.1/5
(123 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: This could easily be a slow cooker meal. Just add all the ingredients in the slow cooker in the morning, and serve for dinner.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 31.4g | Fat: 8.3g | Fiber: 3g | Protein: 8.6g | Calories: 229.3
Cabbage Vegetable Soup
Very Good 4.2/5
(174 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: This recipe could be slow cooked if you choose. Also, to reduce sodium I would use frozen corn and green beans. Also, instead of canned pinto beans I would use prepared dried pinto beans. Add a can of low-sodium chicken broth and a can of water for more juice.

Carbs: 36.6g | Fat: 1.8g | Fiber: 12g | Protein: 8.3g | Calories: 165.2
Very Good 4.4/5
(29 ratings)

Adapted from one I saw in Cooking Light.

Submitted by LANC92

Carbs: 18.4g | Fat: 4.2g | Fiber: 1.4g | Protein: 11.5g | Calories: 158.5
Southwestern Chicken Soup
Very Good 4.5/5
(195 ratings)

A quick and hearty soup with plenty of spice!

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 25.8g | Fat: 10.6g | Fiber: 8g | Protein: 19.8g | Calories: 270.5
Kitchen Basics: Chicken Noodle Soup
Very Good 4.2/5
(141 ratings)

The perfect soup to warm your belly on a cold night or soothe you when you're sick.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 13g | Fat: 3.7g | Fiber: 2.5g | Protein: 17.4g | Calories: 152.8
Taco Soup
Very Good 4.3/5
(246 ratings)

Top this soup with toasted tortilla strips and serve with lime wedges and avocado slices.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 24.3g | Fat: 13.7g | Fiber: 6.5g | Protein: 20.6g | Calories: 290.7
Nancy's Ol' Fashioned, Easy, Simple Chicken Soup...Un-Chained Recipe Contest!
Very Good 4.1/5
(30 ratings)

This is (a) an improvement on Corner Bakery Cafe's Mom's Chicken Noodle Soup; (b) a large pot of vitamin-rich, naturally sweet, nutritious, chicken soup that (c) is very easy to make, (d) freezes well, (e) feeds about a dozen hungry people, and (f) I make throughout the year after having and making many different variations on a theme for many years

Although it can take a little time to get the chicken off the bones, it's SO worth it! Also, if you don't want to use a whole chicken or shredding it just isn't your thing, you can use chicken parts or whole breasts instead, cut off the big chunks, and dice or shred them. They'll take less cooking time, too.

There's nothing better for you, especially when ONLY chicken soup will do! It's not ambrosia (nectar of the gods), but it's as close as I can get! I appreciate your feedback and input. Enjoy! SparkPeople rocks my world! Nancy, a/k/a KEEPITMOVING

Submitted by KEEPITMOVING

Carbs: 3.9g | Fat: 2.3g | Fiber: 1.2g | Protein: 16.7g | Calories: 105.4
Homemade Vegetable Stock (Salt-Free)
Very Good 4.4/5
(35 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: Great base for any soup. A cheaper way to make is to save all vegetable scraps, such as ends of carrots, celery, and potato peels in a gallon freezer bag and freeze until full. Add gallon spring water to frozen scraps, boil, then reduce heat and simmer for an hour. Strain for broth & freeze.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 4g | Fat: 0.1g | Fiber: 0.9g | Protein: 0.7g | Calories: 17.8
(no ratings)

Pasta and Bean Soup (White) - There are almost as many version of this traditional Italian soup as there are Italians! Unlike what seems to be most frequently seen in Italian restaurants in the U.S., this version is what you will most frequently (in my experience) be served in an Italian home.

Submitted by EEOSKI

Carbs: 59.3g | Fat: 12.4g | Fiber: 14.2g | Protein: 21.3g | Calories: 408
Very Good 4.9/5
(14 ratings)

A tasty and flavorful soup to appease both carnivores and vegetarians.

Submitted by ALABAMASLAMMA

Carbs: 27.6g | Fat: 8.2g | Fiber: 9.3g | Protein: 10.7g | Calories: 218.8
Curried Carrot Soup by FANNETASTIC FOOD
Very Good 4.5/5
(73 ratings)

This soup is healthy and deliciously flavorful thanks to the curry and creamy coconut milk!

Submitted by FANNETASTICFOOD

Carbs: 8.4g | Fat: 2.9g | Fiber: 2.5g | Protein: 0.7g | Calories: 63.4
Very Good 4.4/5
(60 ratings)

This version only has 225 calories per serving!

Submitted by EMMJAE

Carbs: 18.9g | Fat: 8.3g | Fiber: 1.2g | Protein: 17.9g | Calories: 222.2
5-Minute Berry Smoothie
Very Good 4.5/5
(349 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: A quick and tasty liquid lunch

Submitted by RAEBRALOP

Carbs: 25.7g | Fat: 1.3g | Fiber: 2.3g | Protein: 5.3g | Calories: 130.3
Emily's Creamy Butternut Squash, Carrot, & Apple Soup
Very Good 4.3/5
(54 ratings)

This warm creamy soup tastes decadent and heavy, without any extra calories or fat.

Submitted by THEFRONTBURNER

Carbs: 38.6g | Fat: 0.8g | Fiber: 9.5g | Protein: 2.1g | Calories: 154.7
(no ratings)

I used tilapia, rather than halibut, to make my fish stew. I am not a big fan of bok choy, so used a combination of broccoli and cauliflower instead. Rather than olive oil, I used canola oil. I allowed for larger portions for a hardier meal.

Submitted by DINAISPO

Carbs: 12.4g | Fat: 9.7g | Fiber: 3.9g | Protein: 20.4g | Calories: 213.7
Incredible! 5.0/5
(1 rating)

This is super quick & easy to make. It's a touch on the spicy side. The aroma is fantastic. To make this a vegetarian dish use vegetable stock in place of the chicken stock.

Submitted by JKSCHONFELD

Carbs: 24.6g | Fat: 0.9g | Fiber: 7.4g | Protein: 7.2g | Calories: 130.9
Cream of Mushroom Soup Swap
Very Good 4.4/5
(12 ratings)

Finally! A stand-in for condensed cream of mushroom soup without all the fat and salt. This recipe will revolutionize your casseroles.

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 11.1g | Fat: 2g | Fiber: 4.3g | Protein: 5.6g | Calories: 81.2
Black Bean and Sausage Soup
Very Good 4.4/5
(369 ratings)

This hearty soup is super easy to prepare but packed with flavor. Change up the flavor by swapping in your favorite sausage.

Submitted by TODD717

Carbs: 40.1g | Fat: 4.3g | Fiber: 12.3g | Protein: 15.4g | Calories: 248.6
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