Skip to Content

Bean Soup Recipes and Cooking Tips

Share Your Love of Vintage Recipes!!!

Bean Soup 

Bean Soup is easy to make and is a hearty bowl that is full of warmth and protein. 

Most bean soup recipes call for you to soak the beans overnight, which is the method I prefer vs. using a mushy can of beans or frozen beans.

If you love making soup, then be sure to check out the other Soup Recipes that we have published to date.

If you are making homemade soup, be sure to check out our Cornbread Recipes and Homemade Bread Recipes to find more warm goodness that will go well with your bean soup.

[irp posts=”12201″ name=”Vintage Bread Recipes”]

Bean Soup Ingredients

Popular dried legumes include Black Beans, Great Northern Beans, Lima Beans, Navy Beans, Pinto Beans, Red Kidney Beans, Black-eyed Peas, Field Peas, Green Split Peas, and Yellow Split Peas. Some bean mixes may include Pinto Beans, Chickpeas, or Lentils.

A lot of bean soup recipes use a ham hock, chopped ham, and mashed potatoes as complimenting ingredients.

Recipes also use onion, garlic, celery, carrots, bay leaves, and parsley.

[irp posts=”25227″ name=”Soup Recipes and Cooking Tips”]

How to Thicken Bean Soup

Take a small portion of the bean soup and mash or puree and return to the soup. If you have an immersion blender, give your mixture a few “zaps” to puree it while in the pot.

Mashed potatoes and flaked potatoes are a great bean soup thickener.

Adding a mixture of flour or cornstarch to your soup will help thicken it, just be sure to make your mixture smooth in a separate bowl to avoid lumps.

Bean Soup Recipes

Bean Soup Recipes

Below are the published Bean Soup Recipes that we have published to date:

Bean Soup 

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

Read our Privacy and Affiliate Policy.