Money Saving on Soups, Sauces and Sides


This section provides information about the difference in price between buying popular soups, sauces and side dishes and the cost of making them for yourself from scratch. Visit the following link for more information Food Money Saving Study.

Key Findings:

All these soups, sauces and side dishes are cheaper if you make them yourself.  The soups are the most cost effective to make yourself and are 18% and 65% cheaper.

Caesar Salad (2 Servings)

Ingredients:

  • Romaine lettuce: 1 – 78p
  • Caesar dressing: 1 jar – 78p
  • Croutons: 1 bag – 49p
  • Parmesan flakes: 50g – 54.5p

Total: £2.59
1 luxury Caesar salad bag: £3.00
Saving: 41p (14%)
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Carrot and Coriander Soup (4 Servings)

Ingredients:

  • Carrots: 450g – 39p
  • Onion: 1 – 16p
  • Vegetable stock: 2 cubes – 20.6p
  • Coriander: 1 bunch – 52p

Total: £1.27
2 x carton fresh carrot and coriander soup:£3.52
Saving: £2.25 (64%)
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Chicken Soup (4 Servings)

Ingredients:

  • Roast chicken: remains off the bone + carcass
  • Potato: 1 large – 18p
  • Carrots: 1 – 8p
  • Onion: 1 – 18p
  • Celery: 2 sticks – 26p
  • Stock: 1 cube – 10.3p
  • Double cream: 150ml – 56p

Total: £1.36
2 x carton fresh cream of chicken soup: £3.94
Saving: £2.58 (65%)
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Pea and Ham Soup (4 Servings)

Ingredients:

  • Cooked ham: 300g – £1.24
  • Stock: 1 cube – 10.3p
  • Peas: 300g – 45.6p
  • Spring onions: 4/5 – 64p
  • Garlic: 3 cloves – 9p
  • Fresh mint – 39.5p

Total: £2.92
2 x carton fresh pea and ham soup: £3.56
Saving: 64p (18%)
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Potato Wedges (4 Large Servings)

Ingredients:

  • Cooked ham: 300g – £1.24
  • Stock: 1 cube – 10.3p
  • Peas: 300g – 45.6p
  • Spring onions: 4/5 – 64p
  • Garlic: 3 cloves – 9p
  • Fresh mint – 39.5p

Total: £1.56
1 bag frozen Luxury potato wedges (1kg): £1.68
Saving: 12p (7%)
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Ragu Sauce (Makes 400g)

Ingredients:

  • Tinned tomatoes: 1 tin – 52p
  • Tomato puree: 1 tin: 17p
  • Onion:1/2 –10p
  • Garlic: 3 cloves – 9p
  • Mixed dried herbs: pinch – 7.8p
  • Worcestershire sauce: dash – 2.8p

Total: 99p
1 x jar Ragu sauce: £1.33
Saving: 34p (26%)
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Sweet and Sour Sauce (Makes 300g)

Ingredients:

  • Onion: 1 – 21p
  • Garlic: 2 cloves – 6p
  • Tomato ketchup: 4 tbsp – 10p
  • White vinegar: 4 tbsp – 14.8p
  • Tinned pineapple: 50g – 21.1p
  • Sugar: 50g – 3.9p

Total: 77p
1 jar sweet and sour sauce (300ml): 82p
Saving: 5p (6%)
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Thousand Island Dressing (Makes 250ml)

Ingredients:

  • Mayonnaise: 100g – 18.6p
  • Tomato ketchup: 100g – 10p
  • Worcestershire sauce: splash – 2p

Total: 31p
1 jar thousand island dressing (250ml): 98p
Saving: 67p (68%)
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White Sauce (Makes 400g)

Ingredients:

  • Butter: 50g – 16.8p
  • Flour: 35g – 1.4p
  • Milk: 1 pint – 45p
  • Nutmeg: 1/3 whole nutmeg – 7p

Total: 70.2p
1 jar white sauce: £1.47
Saving: 76p (52%)
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Yorkshire Pudding (Makes 4 Large)

Ingredients:

  • Flour: 225g – 10.4p
  • Eggs: 4 – 90.6p
  • Milk: 1 pint – 45p
  • Vegetable oil: 50ml – 6p

Total: £1.52
Luxury fresh Yorkshire puddings (6 small): £1.99
Saving: 47p (24%)
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