Reduce Waste Recipes: Fridge Soup

Updated: Feb 27

Need some help reducing waste in your household? Karen Davis, from NR2 Foodbank, has an easy recipe for using up food that might go to waste.



Serves 2


200g chopped veg (whatever is in the bottom of the fridge but still good to eat)

300g potatoes (diced)

1 tbsp oil

700 ml stock

Dried herbs or spices of your choice


1. Fry the veg in the oil until soft.

2. Add the herbs or spices and cook for a minute.

3. Add the potatoes and stock and then cook for 10-15 minutes until the veg is tender.

4. Serve as it is or blend to make a smooth soup.


The soup will freeze for up to a month.



NR2 Foodbank is one of our partner organisations. They use the surplus food our volunteers collect to feed people experiencing food poverty.


If you would like to save food and fight hunger, volunteer with us today. Simply sign up for a collection slot, pick up the surplus food from your local retailer and then drop it off at our unit. With flexible timeslots, it’s easy to fit collections around a busy lifestyle. Sign up to volunteer here.


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