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Two Budget-Friendly Soup Recipes

Warm up this season with these two budget-friendly soups that will keep your bellies and bank accounts happy. If you’re looking for a hearty, vegetable-packed option, try our Roasted Cauliflower Soup recipe. If you’re in the mood for a simple take on a classic comfort food, try making our recipe for Easy Parmesan Noodle Soup. Both recipes are low-effort deliciousness that will keep you cozy on a budget. 

Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Serves 4-5
3 Tbsp. avocado oil, divided
1 head cauliflower, cut into bite-sized florets
1 medium onion, diced
1 medium carrot, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
32 oz. vegetable broth
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper, to taste

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Toss cauliflower florets, 2 Tbsp. of avocado oil and a dash of salt together and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, tossing halfway, until soft and golden. 

Heat 1 Tbsp. avocado oil in a large scratch-proof pot over medium heat. Add the diced onion and chopped carrot and cook until softened. Add minced garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the roasted cauliflower and vegetable broth to the pot with the carrots and onions. Carefully blend with an immersion blender for 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth. You can also opt to use a soup blender for this step. 

Bring the soup to a medium heat and stir in shredded cheddar cheese until incorporated. Add ¼ tsp. salt and ground pepper to taste. Serve with your favorite crusty bread and enjoy!

Easy Parmesan Noodle Soup

Serves 4
4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
48 oz. chicken broth
1½ cups ditalini pasta
½ cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
½ cup baby spinach, chopped
Salt and pepper

Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add minced garlic and stir for about 30 seconds. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Add pasta to the broth and cook until al dente according to the package directions. Turn heat to low and stir in the parmesan cheese and chopped spinach. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with extra parmesan for garnish and enjoy! ::

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Amy Krause

Amy is the Rochester artist behind A. Krause Studio. Her work explores self care advocacy, mental health awareness, social justice issues and cultivating kindness. Her work is available on Etsy ( and Instagram (akrausestudio).

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