Red Bean Vegetable Soup

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours


12 servings (3 quarts)

Updated: Oct. 14, 2023
Cajun seasoning boosts the flavor of this brothy soup. The easy recipe makes a big batch that's loaded with beans and fresh veggies. —Ronnie Lappe, Brownwood, Texas
Red Bean Vegetable Soup Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 large sweet red peppers, chopped
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 4 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce


  1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the peppers, celery, onions and beans. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or until vegetables are tender. Discard bay leaves before serving.
Cajun seasoning
If you’re out of Cajun seasoning, you can make your own. There are many different blends, but a typical mix includes salt, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, paprika, thyme, pepper and onion powder.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 158 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 701mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 8g fiber), 11g protein.