At less than 400 calories, these healthy vegetable soups will fill you up without filling you out.
Cost per serving: $1.14
This soup is low in calories and fat, but the tasty high-fiber ingredients will keep you full and satisfied.
See recipe: Classic Minestrone Soup
Cost per serving: $1.78
Miso, a thick paste usually made of fermented soy beans, is a common ingredient in Japaneses cooking. You can use lighter varieties such as shiro to flavor salad dressing, sauces and marinades. Find miso in the refrigerated section of the grocery store or on amazon.com. It keeps for several months in the fridge.
See recipe: Miso-Vegetable Soup
Cost per serving: $2.45
The beets in this classic Russian dish might help protect you against heart disease and some types of cancer.
See recipe: Borscht
Cost per serving: $1.68
The pasta and white bean in this rustic tomato soup make it a satisfying meal at a low-cost. Save even more money by doubling the recipe—you’ll have enough to enjoy for lunch later in the week.
See recipe: Tomato Soup with White Beans and Pasta
Cost per serving: $2.30
This meal-in-a-bowl makes a hearty meal that takes little time to prepare. Use spinach tortellini for an extra boost of green.
See recipe: Tortellini and White Bean Soup
Cost per serving: $2.06
This tasty Black Bean Soup recipe is hearty enough for a full meal, but corn tortillas or a cheese quesadilla make nice accompaniments. And if you want to spice things up, add a minced, seeded jalapeño when cooking the onion mixture.
See recipe: Black Bean Soup
Cost per serving: $1.16
With just 108 calories per serving, this satisfying soup makes a great snack or starter.
See recipe: Split Pea Soup
Cost per serving: $1.18
Instead of fresh tomatoes, substitute a 35-ounce can of whole tomatoes packed in juice. Incorporate the juice but omit the 1 cup of water.
See Recipe: Tomato Soup with Cheddar Croutons
Cost per serving: $1.14
Take advantage of the season's plentiful gourd selection and quickly transform butternut squash into this rich, creamy soup.
See recipe: Squash Soup with Whole-Grain Croutons
Cost per serving: $1.09
This delicious Chilled Pesto-Pea Soup looks restaurant-worthy, but is just a fraction of the cost. Frozen peas are incredibly convenient, but if you're feeling ambitious, try it with fresh peas instead. You'll love their sweet, fresh taste.
See recipe: Chilled Pesto-Pea Soup
Cost per serving: $3.67
Roasted tomatoes have more robust flavor than canned or fresh tomatoes, making this recipe more flavorful than your regular tomato soup.
See recipe: Roasted Tomato Soup
Cost per serving: $1.26
Try this next time you're craving baked potato soup. The blue cheese adds a welcome and unexpected flavor combination.
See recipe: Potato, Onion and Blue Cheese Soup
Cost per serving: 71¢
Dip your spoon into this pungent, comforting soup, perfect for autumn.
See recipe: Creamy Ginger-Parsnip Soup
Cost per serving: 98¢
Jalapeno pepper, lime zest and garlic add some heat to this delectable soup.
See recipe: Spicy Pumpkin Soup
Cost per serving: $1.23
This tasty soup comes together in less than 30 minutes, perfect for busy weeknights.
See Recipe: Creamy Pea Soup
Cost per serving: $1.24
Keep a jar of roasted red peppers in your pantry and you can whip up an affordable meal with some scarlet sparkle whenever the mood strikes.
See recipe: Tomato-Basil-Red Pepper Soup
Cost per serving: 93¢
Even your pickiest eaters will love this rich recipe. If your kids balk at eating cauliflower, just call it cheese soup. (We won't tell!)
See recipe: Cauliflower-Cheese Soup
Cost per serving: $1.33
Fat: 17g (sat 11g)
This soup puts the flavor of cheese front and center, but makes it light enough to enjoy as a healthy dinner.
See recipe: Broccoli-Cheese Soup
Cost per serving: $1.67
Homemade pumpkin seeds take minutes and add the perfect bit of crunch to this hearty fall soup. Make extra while you're at it, they're great for snacking.
Recipe: Curried Pumpkin Soup with Spicy Pumpkin Seeds
Cost per serving: $2.01
if you want to add meat to this hearty vegetarian stew, stir in thin slices of Canadian bacon toward the end of cooking time.
See recipe: Slow Cooker Sweet Potato-Peanut Stew
Cost per serving: $1.51
Made with canned beans and tomato soup, this recipe is great for feeding a crowd. Make it con carne or skip the ground beef and go vegetarian.
See recipe: Three-Bean Chili
Cost per serving: $1.94
Warm up after trick-or-treating with this hearty dish. Prepare the chili the day before you plan to serve it so the flavors have time to develop, and reheat it just before you put it on the table.
See recipe: Black Bean and Butternut Squash Chili
Cost per serving: $1.04
This soup freezes well. Pour single servings into sealabe, heavy-duty freezer bags, squeeze out excess air and freeze. You can stack the bags flat in the freezer, so they take up less space.
See recipe: Vegetable-Lentil Soup
For a refreshing summer soup, make this up to three days in advance, cover and refrigerate. Be sure to whisk the soup before serving, garnish and serve chilled.
See Recipe: Carrot Ginger Soup
Cost per serving $1.75
This summery take on the comfort food classic is sure to be a hit with guests of all ages!
See recipe: Chilled Yellow Tomato Soup
Cost per serving: $2.63
To make the soup heartier, serve it garnished with a few spoonfuls of cooked crabmeat or a few chopped, chilled cooked shrimp
See recipe: Chilled Cucumber Soup