How to Make Budget Vegetable Soup

by Stewart Lloyd

Basic, quick, easy, cheap, and healthy. You may even find these ingredients at the back of the cupboard. This makes about 5-6 portions at about 20p a bowl.


  • 1 Stew pack.
  • Or
  • 2 Small leeks
  • 2 Onions
  • 4 Carrots
  • 1 Turnip (Swede)
  • 1 Stock cube chicken or veg.
  • Salt n pepper
  • Oil / butter
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Things you will need. Try look or a stew pack. Got all this veg for £1. Not the best looking veg but it does not matter it's going in a soup. This is budget soup after all.

    Step 2

    Chop your leeks and onion and gently fry in 10g of butter or a table spoon of oil. Fry for about 5 mins or until you have chopped up the rest of the veg.

    Step 3

    Add the carrots and turnip and fry for about 2-3 mins.

    Step 4

    Mix the stock cube up with about 1litre of boiling water and add to the veg.

    Step 5

    Bring to the boil, turn the heat down and simmer for 20-25 mins. Stirring occasionally.

    Step 6

    Blend up with a hand blender. Or mash up with a potato masher for a chunky finish. Don't know why I filmed this bit, just like to make noise I guess :)

    Step 7

    Salt and pepper to taste. Budget vegetable soup.

    Step 8

    Not the most exciting soup, but if you are one day from payday and have a Spare couple of pound this is perfect. Serves about 5-6 portions, keeps for three days in a fridge and can be frozen. Enjoy