10 fast, cheap & easy soup recipes

Zucchini Soup

This soup has only 5 ingredients! It’s that easy and cheap to make! I leave out the parmesan cheese because I find it unnecessary but I love the creaminess and lightness

Red Lentil Soup

This red lentil soup hits the spot. Unlike other bean-type soups it actually cooks really quickly so you don’t need to be too prepared. Red lentils are very cheap

Onion Soup

Nothing has less ingredients than a regular onion soup! You can add cheese on the top but I just prefer to sprinkle some on top save some money

Potato Soup

This potato soup recipe has even fewer. Its probably an even draw about which one is cheaper because potatoes and onions are both so cheap


Super easy. Super quick. Super few ingredients. It does call for fresh tomatoes so it’s really only a frugal soup when tomatoes are in season or on sale

Lima Bean Soup

Any soup that has beans in it is probably going to be both frugal and hearty. I like this soup because its creamy but also has the beans for some texture

Barley Soup

This is a great soup that relies on only plant-based ingredients so its super budget-friendly and filling! Leave out the parmesan for additional savings

Vegetable Soup

This soup is super simple, super basic and super delicious. it is so easy to swap out the ingredients for whatever works for you at the time

Split Pea Soup

Split peas are usually dirt cheap and the rest of the ingredients don’t really cost that much either so it’s the definition of a frugal soup

Cabbage Soup

Cabbage is a very underrated vegetable. It’s cheap, easy to work with and really good. This recipe calls for a lot of spices but not a lot of other ingredients

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