When you can’t get to the supermarket and you want something yummy for dinner, why not try one of these super-simple soup recipes? Using only a few ingredients that you probably already have in the cupboard, you can whip up a simple, but tasty soup. Add a crusty roll or square of cornbread for a quick and satisfying meal.
Three Ingredient Tomato Soup
Tomato soup is a standby choice for a quick lunch or dinner. This recipe calls for three ingredients used in equal parts and can be made in minutes using a blender before heating.
One part marinara sauce
Water or broth
Combine equal parts of the above three ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Then place in a saucepan and heat. So simple, so good.
Four Ingredient Broccoli-Cheese Soup
If you can’t get to the store for fresh broccoli, use frozen. Cook the broccoli until tender and then combine with the rest of the ingredients.
10-12 oz fresh broccoli, cooked
1 family-sized can of cream of chicken soup
1 cup milk (add more to taste)
2 cups shredded cheese
Combine the first three items in a saucepan and then add the cheese, melting it just before serving.
Four Ingredient Pinto Bean Soup
So easy and with a bit of zip.
1 ½ cups of refried beans
1 cup salsa (use the level of spice you enjoy)
½ cup water
Cheddar cheese as garnish
Combine the first three ingredients in a saucepan and heat. Add cheese after serving into bowls.
Five Ingredient Rosemary-Orzo Soup
This simple soup is tasty and the rosemary adds a nice flavor.
2 cups broth
2 T. olive oil
1/3 cup shredded carrot
1 T. rosemary or fresh if you have it.
½ cup orzo
Combine the first four ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add orzo and cook approximately nine minutes or until soft. Add cilantro or green onion for color and flavor.
A nice bowl of hot soup is comforting on those days when you can’t get out. And it doesn’t have to be a challenging cooking chore. Enjoy these simple recipes or create one of your own as you see what’s in your pantry.
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