These recipes were originally posted by Kimberly Morales on Poor Girl Eats Well, a blog devoted to eating "ridiculously well on a minuscule budget."
When the Packers and the Steelers start smashing helmets and fighting over the pigskin, you'll want to serve your friends something delicious to hold them over until half-time. Soup is just the ticket.
With these four healthy, low-cost recipes, you'll satiate your pals without exhausting your paycheck—or missing the action-packed commercials while refilling the chip bowl.
Enjoy the Soup-er Bowl!
Fiesta Corn and Potato Chowder
Bright red, green, and yellow veggies make this soup festive and filling, and its rich and comforting flavor make it a toothsome choice for all of your guests—even the picky ones.
Find the full recipe for Fiesta Corn and Potato Chowder here.
Fiesta corn and potato chowder. (Photo by Kimberly Morales)
Creamy Wild Rice and Broccoli Soup
If you don't have much time to shop, this soup's for you. Half the ingredients—milk, flour, water, butter, salt, and pepper—are probably in your kitchen right now. Easy, breezy.
If you have meat-lovers in attendance, added bits of ham or chicken make this soup really sing.
Total cost per serving: $1.05
Find the full recipe for Creamy Wild Rice and Broccoli Soup here.
Creamy wild rice and broccoli. (Photo by Kimberly Morales)
Creamy Navy Bean Soup With Chicken and Veggies
This soup can be especially wallet-friendly if you buy beans from the bulk bin. Be sure to allow a little extra prep time—you'll need to soak the beans overnight.
The intoxicating scent of garlic, onions, carrots, and celery sizzling on the stove top will assure guests they're in the right place for a tasty meal.
Find the full recipe for Creamy Navy Bean Soup With Chicken and Veggies here.
Creamy navy bean soup with chicken and veggies. (Photo by Kimberly Morales)
Hearty Mushroom and Potato Soup
This soup is so thick, it's almost a stew—great for a cold-weather afternoon. Even though it's vegetarian, a generous pile of potatoes make it filling enough to stand on its own.
For extra flavor, use crimini mushrooms or porcinis if you can afford 'em. Otherwise, the standard white mustroom will do just fine!
Find the full recipe for Hearty Mushroom and Potato Soup here.
Hearty mushroom and potato soup. (Photo by Kimberly Morales)
Find more healthy, budget-friendly soup recipes at Poor Girl Eats Well.