We have included a wide variety of seasonal soups. There is at least one vegetarian option every month, although many soups can be easily made without meat or meat-based broth. Any Instant Pot or slowcooker recipe can also be made on the stove, just increase the cooking time and adjust the amount of water or broth accordingly.
If you have any favorite seasonal soups, please feel free to send them in. Not only will the recipe be entered in our Recipe contest, it also may be picked as our weekly soup recipe.
Here are all 13 weeks from the first three months of our Year of Delicious Soup. The soups focus on seasonal ingredients and appealing flavors for cold weather. These recipes have been submitted by the ThriftyFun community and represent many different regions and cuisines.
This delicious but frugal soup is traditional for New Years. The black-eyed peas, carrots and collard greens all symbolize prosperity for the upcoming year. Leftovers served after New Year's Day are called "Skippin' Jenny."
Roasted vegetables are a wonderful way to add flavor to soups. The garlic and cauliflower are roasted in the oven before being blended to create this silky soup. It's perfect for Christmas or as the first course for a winter dinner party.
If your kids love ramen, try this version with chicken and fresh Japanese noodles. It's much healthier than those cheap packages of ramen from the supermarket.
This hearty beef soup will perfume your entire kitchen while cooking. It uses savory herbs and spices; lemongrass, cinnnamon and star anise, to create a delicious and unusual winter soup.
This tomato and pasta soup has a ricotta topping that adds the flavor of lasagna. If you wish to use leftover lasagna noodles, break them into bite sized pieces.
Save your turkey frame and any leftover meat to make this delicious turkey soup. Other leftovers like gravy, potatoes and vegetables could also be added for a frugal meal after Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Minestrone soup is often served as a starter at Italian restaurants. It usualy includes beans, tomatoes, pasta and other hearty vegetables in broth.
Vegetables like leek and cabbage add substance to this thick autumn potato soup. Caraway seeds enhance the German flavor.
This delicious tomato soup contains chicken and pasta to make a hearty fall weeknight dinner. A great way to use up leftover ingredients from a previous meal.
Ginger adds a delicious spiciness to butternut squash. This soup would be wonderful for Halloween or Thanksgiving, perhaps served in a pumpkin shell.
Chowders are rich and creamy soups containing potatoes, corn and/or seafood. Try this frugal version with canned tuna and cheese. Crusty bread is the perfect accompaniment.
Salsa verde and green chiles give this delicious chicken chili it's heat. It's a wonderful alternative to tomato based chili. Top it with avocado and a bit of cheese for an easy weeknight meal.
This vegan soup contains hearty vegetables and warm spices that add a North African flavor. It's perfect for a cold and rainy fall evening and leftovers are even better.
Onion soup is easy to make and so comforting during the cold months. Top each savory bowl with toasted bread and Swiss or gruyere cheese for a fancy dish you might find in a restaurant.
The Amish are no strangers to frugality and this thick soup is no exception. It contains all sorts of pantry staples, including barley and lots of veggies. Serve with bread as dinner for a cold and rainy evening.
If you are left with a lot of ripe tomatoes from your garden this fall, use them to make this delicious tomato soup. The vegetables are roasted in the oven to add a deep flavor to this classic comfort food.