By adding some simple, low-cost extras into your canned soup, you can make some amazing dinners that fill both your stomach and wallet.

When you’re busy and low on cash, canned soup is an easy way to make dinner in a snap. But what if you could make your canned soup even more satisfying? By mixing in a few simple add-ins to your favorite canned soup, you can make your money go farther and extend the servings! Ready to try this money-saving supper plan? Here are 5 creative ways to make canned soup go farther.  

Cost Cutting Dinners: 5 Creative Ways to Make Canned Soup Go Farther

November 18, 2016

Find out great ways to make canned soup go farther by adding some simple ingredients!

When you’re busy and low on cash, canned soup is an easy way to make dinner in a snap. But what if you could make your canned soup even more satisfying? By mixing in a few simple add-ins to your favorite canned soup, you can make your money go farther and extend the servings! Ready to try this money-saving supper plan? Here are 5 creative ways to make canned soup go farther.

 

Make Southwestern-style soup even more delicious with this add-in! Soup type: Southwestern Style
Add: Egg noodles
Result: Egg noodles are the perfect addition to any Southwestern-style soup. They add texture and the smooth, even taste will mix right in with the smokiness and heat of the soup. Simply boil in water in a separate pot, then mix the noodles into the soup for a hearty meal!

 

A great twist on the traditional tomato soup- add cannelloni beans and spinach! Soup type: Tomato
Add: Cannelloni beans and spinach
Result: Travel to Italy instantly with this Tuscan-style soup by adding these two simple ingredients to a can of tomato soup. The cannelloni beans add a punch of protein, and spinach is high in many vitamins and minerals, including vitamin K and A. Use fresh, frozen, or canned spinach, whichever you have on hand.

 

Make cheese soup heartier by adding these two ingredients. Soup type: Cheese
Add: Broccoli and potatoes
Result: Who doesn’t love broccoli and cheese soup? Bring it up a notch by adding potatoes to the mix for a filling, hearty meal. Boil cubed russet, gold, or red potatoes until tender, then mix into soup along with a bag of frozen broccoli. Perfect with a dinner roll!

 

Lentils are a great addition to tomato rice soup.Soup type: Tomato and rice
Add: Lentils
Result: Lentils are an easy way to extend soup and pack in some extra protein. They are also rich in zinc and iron, making them a great option for vegetarians. Choose from a variety of colors, which all have a slightly different taste.

 

Plump up vegetable soup by adding in some bulgar wheat. Soup type: Vegetable
Add: Bulgur wheat
Result: Thicken up vegetable soup by tossing in some bulgur wheat. This high-fiber, low-fat super grain is made up of wheat grains that have been cracked and partially cooked. It’s also a great base for vegetarian chili! Cook it in vegetable stock, then add into your soup to make it even more filling and healthy.

 

By adding some simple, low-cost extras into your canned soup, you can make some amazing dinners that fill both your stomach and wallet. As the weather gets colder, try out some of the recipes above to warm your family up!

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