The $6 soup recipe I’ll be eating all winter

Brought to you in partnership with Woolworths.

I love soup season, so my enthusiasm for this blog post and recipe is pretty high. I plan on eating this soup all through Winter. It’s that good. And it’s so simple to make.

Some soup recipes require a whole lot of love. I love pea and ham soup, but I can’t fathom buying a ham hock and going to all that effort. I’m a lazy cook, I’ll admit it.

So, this one packs all the flavour in without any effort, thanks to the onion, celery, bacon and garlic.

The great thing about soups is that you can spend a Sunday cooking up a storm and then freeze for later. Working from home, I love a grab and go meal that I can pull out, heat up and eat over my laptop. This one works well for lunches and dinners… which explains why I’ll be eating it all the time.

This is another cheap recipe too, for anyone wanting to watch their budget. If you wanted to make it cheaper, you can use a cheaper cut of bacon, or a little less of it… but really for under $6 you get around 6 serves of soup. Throw in a $1.50 baguette {slathered with delicious butter} from the bakery section of Woolworths, and you’ve got a very delicious meal. Woolworths have also launched 3 new soup ranges! One being the Hearty Soup Range, including the Hearty Beef and Vegetable Soup which has an intense flavour for a fuller serving.

If you’re looking for an even easier way to fill the freezer, Woolies has a range of pre-made soups in the fridge section that you will fall in love with. The creamy pumpkin is amazing, as is the Asian chicken and corn. Check them all out here.

Do you have a favourite soup recipe? I’d love to hear about it so I can fill my freezer some more and add more soups to my rotation.

Vegetable, bacon and lentil soup recipe

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The $6 soup recipe I’ll be eating all winter

  • Author: fatmumslim


You’d think that a budget soup would be lacking in flavour and substance, but this is so untrue with this soup. Is wholesome, delicious and worth making over and over again.



1 brown onion, chopped finely
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 Woolworths deli bacon rashers, diced
2 celery sticks, chopped
2 carrots, peeled and diced
2 cloves garlic, diced finely
1 cup red lentils
2 Woolworths chicken stock cubes
1 litre water
Finely chopped chives to serve


1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, place the oil and cook the onion, bacon, garlic, celery and carrot. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until softened.
2. Add the lentils, the stock cubes and the water. Bring to the boil, and then turn down to a simmer and cook uncovered for 15 minutes. Top with chives to serve.