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Frugal Soups

It is fall and fall is perfect soup weather. One of the things that I like about fall and winter is that I can start cooking soups again. I know some people eat soup during the summer, but I don’t like to. I just can’t enjoy a bowl of steamy, hot soup in July when it is 99 degrees out.  I need cool weather to put me in the mood for soup.

One thing I like about soup it is usally a frugal meal.  Not only is it frugal, it is usually a one dish meal.  You can serve it with bread, but you don’t have to. Soup is a meal all by itself. You don’t need a side dish or salad to go with it. A big bowl of soup for lunch or dinner and you have a great meal.

Now I just need to decide which soup to make. Here are a few I am thinking about.

Martha's Tom Soup

Tomato Soup

spinach minestone

Spinach Minestrone

panera pot soup

Creamy Potato Soup

Cheeseburger soup

Cheeseburger Soup

I can’t decide. Maybe we will just have soup week next week. I wonder if my family would mind soup every night.

For more frugal recipes and ideas see Frugal Fridays and Grocery Cart Challenge. For more recipes see Foody Fridays and The Vanderbilt Wife. For more soups and stocks see Kitchen Stewardship.

Lynn's Kitchen Adventures


  1. THANKS!!! for all the YUMMY!!! soup recipes. Geri

  2. This may sound like a weird soup but it is awesome – Cream of Cilantro Soup http://www.savingyoudinero.com/2009/03/16/cream-of-cilantro-soup/ I am not a big fan of cilantro as a spice but it tastes different in the soup. Give it a try!

  3. I love when fall arrives.BRING ON THE SOUPS!

  4. http://theprojecttable.blogspot.com

    We love soup… Our favorite is Homemade chicken tortilla!
    Have a wonderful week end!

    ~Really Rainey

  5. What a bounty. Not one but 4 recipes for soup. Anyone of them would be perfect for the cooler weather. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

  6. Thanks for all these great recipes. The spinach minestrone looks wonderful – I think I’ll add that to my menu plan for next week. I posted a Pumpkin Curry Soup on my blog earlier this week. It’s one of my favorite fall soups and it’s quick and easy!


  7. Hey, our favorite is chicken tortilla with baked chips too!

  8. Lynn,
    The photos are fab. I’m drooling for soup season, even though we eat it all summer long too.

    Please consider linking up one or more of your soup posts up to my carnival this Thursday – the theme is broth/stock recipes, and I’d be honored if you’d participate. Thanks! Katie

  9. Lynn,
    Thanks for hopping in the October Fest carnival! Could you add a link back to the broth/stock carnival, please? That will help others find even MORE great, nourishing recipes.

    Thanks! Katie

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