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Red Bean Vegetable Soup

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours
  • Makes
    12 servings (3 quarts)


  • 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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 158 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 701mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 8g fiber), 11g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat.

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  • Richard
    May 13, 2020

    My brother made this recipe for us. However, he didn't know what Cajun seasoning was so he added a whole teaspoon of cayenne pepper instead. Suffice it to say the soup was very hot. After adding the onion powder, garlic powder, pepper and tyme that was missing from the Cajun seasoning it came out pretty good. I also added a can of tomato paste to thicken the broth and add some sweetness. I also recommend throwing some bacon bits in your bowl of your craving a bit of meat to go with it.

  • JCV4
    Dec 20, 2018

    This was a great-tasting soup - I love the flavor that the bay leaves add. Very simple to put together.

  • sherront
    Mar 2, 2011

    This was excellent. I used black beans and added a can of diced tomatoes with chilies and spices and a can of corn. Am making it again today. We had our son and daughter-in-law over that evening and both loved it and wanted the recipe. I have sent it to a couple of other people. This is easy and really tastey.