Stock your pantry with simple ingredients for budget friendly and fast soups, virus fears or no

With just a few staples on hand, you can choose any of these three budget-friendly soups, customize with other additions, and still have supper on the table in 40 minutes or less. Choose from a hearty lentil stew, cream of tomato or potato soup. They’re not high-end cooking, but they are fast and nourishing and soothing.Pantry staplesThe first step is to pick up the staples on a regular shopping trip soon. These items aren’t expensive:1-quart box of chicken broth, if you don’t routinely have homemade chicken stock on hand1-pound bag of lentils28-ounce can of tomatoes, diced or whole, in juice1...


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