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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

Cottage cheese

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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