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Cabbage Barley Soup

9 reviews

My neighbor had an abundance of cabbage, so a group of us had a contest to see who could come up with the best cabbage dish. My vegetarian cabbage soup was the clear winner—they ate the whole pot! —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario

Lima Bean Okra Soup

3 reviews

This soup's unique flavor comes from the wonderful combination of allspice, okra, tomatoes, corn, pepper and cloves. Every serving is...


Slow-Cooked Vegetable Soup

5 reviews

You just have to try this hearty soup for its unique blend of flavors and beautiful appearance, With all the...


Christmas Tortellini & Spinach Soup

21 reviews

I made this soup for the first time in the summer, but when I saw its bright red and green...


Southwest Vegetarian Lentil Soup

1 review

Even self-avowed carnivores won’t miss the meat in this zippy dish. It’s chock-full of healthy ingredients that will keep you...

White Bean Fennel Soup

11 reviews

This filling soup is a favorite with our family and is often requested for company dinners. A hint of fennel...


Mushroom Barley Soup Mix

1 review

Steaming bowls of homemade soup are less than an hour away when you have this lovely layered soup mix on...

Hearty Vegetable Bean Soup

1 review

Chock-full of vegetables and beans, this hearty soup is sure to satisfy your hungry bunch on a winter night. Writes...


Pasta and White Bean Soup With Sun-Dried Tomatoes

The Christmas season often means indulging in lots of rich foods. So I like to prepare this vegetarian soup that's...


Lentil-Tomato Soup

51 reviews

Double the recipe and share this hearty soup with neighbors and loved ones on cold winter nights. I serve it...


Moroccan Chickpea Stew

2 reviews

This spicy stew was the main dish at our family's Christmas Eve dinner. The guests, including three vegetarians, were thrilled...

Contest-Winning Vegetarian Chili

34 reviews

My husband and I love vegetarian Dutch oven recipes—and this vegetarian chili is one of our favorites. It makes...


Potato Soup With Beans

1 review

Winter winds can blow strong here on the Jersey shore. But this rich soup featuring potatoes, beans and sour cream...


Chipotle Butternut Squash Soup

40 reviews

My hearty soup uses herbs and vegetables from the garden along with convenient pantry items, so it’s easy, fast and...


Meatless Lentil Soup

4 reviews

This has been my husband's favorite soup our whole 30-year married life. He enjoys taking a thermos of this to...


Black Bean-Pumpkin Soup

16 reviews

This healthy recipe is packed with protein from the beans and with vitamins from the pumpkin. The dollop of light...

Hearty Vegetarian Chili

6 reviews

Rich and flavorful, this chili is absolutely packed with fun veggies like mushrooms, beans and sun-dried tomatoes. It's so filling,...


Lentil Pumpkin Soup

5 reviews

Garlic and spices brighten up my hearty pumpkin soup. It’s just the thing we need on a chilly fall day....


Lentil Soup for the Soul

You'll never miss the meat when you serve this wonderful meal-in-a-bowl from Athena Russell of Florence, South Carolina. Rich and...


Hearty Italian White Bean Soup

7 reviews

A bowlful of this soup is so satisfying, it's hard to believe it's actually good for you, too. I crave...


Italian Lentil Soup

10 reviews

Lentils, like beans, are part of the legume family and add cholesterol-reducing fiber to this tasty soup. —Marybeth Gessele, Gaston,...


Kale & Bean Soup

12 reviews

Chock-full of veggies, this soup soothes both the body and the spirit. The kale is packed with nutrients, including omega-3s,...


Spinach White Bean Soup

5 reviews

After a busy day as a college nursing professor, I love to come home to this slow cooker white bean...


Hearty Meatless Minestrone

13 reviews

A friend gave me this quick, healthy recipe, and it's oh-so-tasty. It makes a big batch and is great for...

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Over-the-Rainbow Minestrone

14 reviews

This colorful soup is vegetarian-friendly and full of fresh flavors from a rainbow of vegetables. You can use any multicolored...


Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili

55 reviews

My whole family enjoys this sweet potato black bean chili, but my daughter especially loves it. I like to make...


Slow Cooker Vegetable Bean Soup

1 review

Kitchen staples and canned goods help me get this heartwarming soup on the table with very little preparation. Feel free...


Spinach and White Bean Soup

5 reviews

For me, soup is love, comfort, happiness and memories. With all its veggies and beans, this one appeals to my...