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Bean Soup Recipes

Beans come in all shapes, colors and sizes and can be used in these tasty bean soup recipes, including black bean soup, white bean soup, bean chili, vegetable bean soup and more.

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Spinach & White Bean Soup

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Annette Palermo
For me, soup is love, comfort, happiness and memories. With all its veggies and beans, this one appeals to my “kitchen sink” style of cooking. —Annette Palermo, Beach Haven Park, New Jersey
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Grandma's Pea Soup

Grandma's Pea Soup

Grandma's Pea Soup

My grandma's pea soup was a family favorite. What makes it different from any other pea soups I have tried is the addition of whole peas, spaetzle-like "dumplings" and sausage. Try it once and you'll be hooked. —Carole Talcott, Dahinda, Illinois

Chicken Lima Bean Soup

Chicken Lima Bean Soup

Chicken Lima Bean Soup

When I was little, my father could be found in the kitchen during his free time. This soup is one of his most memorable dishes...and one of my most treasured recipes.

Pasta Fagioli

Pasta Fagioli

Pasta Fagioli

My older relatives brought this recipe from Italy and made it often as I was growing up . It is truly a comfort food and a balanced meal, besides. —Barb Swatz Davisburg, Michigan
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Emily's Bean Soup

Emily's Bean Soup

Emily's Bean Soup

This is a wonderful fall or winter meal, served with thick slices of warm homemade bread. The recipe evolved over the years as I added to it. I often double it and freeze what we don't eat. That way, I can throw some in a pot for a quick meal or if unexpected guests drop by. —Emily Chaney, Penobscot, Maine

Creamy White Bean Chili

Creamy White Bean Chili

Creamy White Bean Chili

"When I was a child, white beans were a staple at our table," says Gloria. "My husband, Bill, also loves to eat beans. "Our four children, six grandchildren and one great grandchild are not as fond of beans, but they still enjoy this tempting chili."

Kielbasa Bean Soup

Kielbasa Bean Soup

Kielbasa Bean Soup

I usually make double batch of this meaty vegetable soup and freeze some in serving-size containers. It makes a nice meal for busy days or unexpected guests. —Emily Chaney, Penobscot, Maine

Spill-the-Beans Minestrone

Spill-the-Beans Minestrone

Spill-the-Beans Minestrone

A meal in itself, here's a hearty soup from Reuben Tsujimura in Walla Walla, Washington that's chock-full of good-for-you veggies and vitamins. Serve with crunchy breadsticks and no one will even miss the meat!

Italian Sausage & Kale Soup

Italian Sausage & Kale Soup

Italian Sausage & Kale Soup

The first time I made this colorful soup, our home smelled wonderful. We knew it was a keeper to see us through cold winter days. —Sarah Stombaugh, Chicago, Illinois

Mexican Leek Soup

Mexican Leek Soup

Mexican Leek Soup

“This soup is so satisfying,” writes Donna Ahnert from Scotia, New York. “You can substitute other beans, kale or add leftover corn. For brunch, I add a fried egg on top and for dinner, my husband adds lots of hot sauce!”

Two-Bean Soup

Two-Bean Soup

Two-Bean Soup

"My husband, David, and I volunteer at our American Legion post, cooking dinner on Friday nights," says Lee Hawk of San Diego, California. "David, who loves beams, concocted this hearty soup that combines limas and great northerns with cubes of ham and chopped vegetables. I like to serve it with corn bread."



Campfire Bean 'N' Ham Soup

Campfire Bean 'N' Ham Soup

Campfire Bean 'N' Ham Soup

These are the best beans and ham you'll ever taste—bar none! Friends rave about this hearty soup that I serve hot off the grill. For easy cleanup, consider covering the outside of your Dutch oven with heavy-duty foil first. —Tom Greaves, Carrollton, Illinois

Summer Squash & White Bean Soup

Summer Squash & White Bean Soup

Summer Squash & White Bean Soup

I love using summer squash in soups. This one's hearty as is, but stir in chopped ham for an extra wallop of flavor. Serve this warm or chilled. —Sara Hornbeck, Knoxville, Tennessee

Spicy Turkey Bean Soup

Spicy Turkey Bean Soup

Spicy Turkey Bean Soup

I originally called this recipe "Turkey Dump Soup" because all you have to do is dump all the ingredients into the slow cooker and let them cook!—Gary Fenski, Huron, South Dakota
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