Must-Have Ingredients to Keep on Hand for Last-Minute Pantry Soups

By: EatingWell Editors

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Keeping a few ingredients on hand means you can whip up a pot of soup anytime. See what we keep stocked to help throw together a meal without leaving your house.

Pantry

Broth: low-sodium chicken, beef, mushroom, "no-chicken" and/or vegetable
Dried herbs
Spices
Canned tomatoes
Tomato paste
Reduced-sodium soy sauce
Salsa
Whole-wheat pasta
Brown rice
Barley
Quinoa
Wild rice
Bulgur
Farro
Canned or dried beans
Shelf-stable tofu
Garlic
Potatoes
Onions
Olive oil
Vinegar
Peanut butter

Refrigerator

Celery
Carrots
Miso
Hot sauce
Sesame oil
Nonfat or low-fat milk
Lemons & limes
Parmesan cheese
Yogurt

Freezer

Corn
Peas
Spinach
Lima beans
Edamame
Broccoli
Pearl onions
Chopped onions
Stir-fry mix

White Bean Soup (Fassoulatha)

A simple, rich stew of white beans. Serve with Mediterranean Tuna Panini.

 

Quick Tomato Soup

This is a great “pantry soup”—that is, it comes together in minutes from ingredients that you can keep on hand all the time.

 

Southwestern Three-Bean & Barley Soup

Serve this zesty bean and barley soup garnished with chopped fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime, if desired.

 

Miso Vegetable Soup

Tofu, rice and plenty of vegetables transform miso soup from a light accompaniment into a dish that's substantial enough to leave you feeling satisfied.