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Slow-Cooker Spinach Bean Soup

This navy bean soup is heartwarming comfort food at its best. It's my signature soup that I make for my family and friends. The bright red and green of the peppers and spinach give it a suitably seasonal look. —Barbara Shay, Pasadena, California

Easy Portuguese-Style Bean Soup

1 review

One day I was looking at Portuguese recipes and decided to put together a bean soup that embraced the bright...


Emily’s Bean Soup

7 reviews

This is a wonderful fall or winter meal, served with thick slices of warm homemade bread. The recipe evolved over...


Yankee Bean Soup

4 reviews

My family really enjoys this hearty soup, which is perfect for a wintry day. Bacon, molasses and onion add great...


Quick Mexican Bean Soup

7 reviews

It never hurts to have a few meals that you can whip up in very little time, and this hearty...

Contest-Winning Ham and Bean Soup

10 reviews

I learned to make this soup when we lived in Pennsylvania near several Amish families. It’s a great way to...


Lime Navy Bean Chili

4 reviews

A lip-smacking touch of lime flavors Connie Thomas’s low-fat but filling family favorite. “I love relying on my slow cooker,”...

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...