Today we're making slow cooker bean soup. This indulgent recipe for slow cooker bean soup is simple, hearty, and great for the cooler weather that's finally here!
If you are looking for a recipe for vegetarian bean soup you have to give this version a try. The Crockpot does all the hard work for us and the end result is super tasty!
My slow cooker bean soup recipe has a variety of delicious ingredients, tons of flavor, and it's simple to prep so you can dump it all into the Crockpot and forget about it!
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When it comes to making slow cooker soup recipes I get a little excited…it's just so nice to have the Crockpot doing the work of making dinner while I'm off tending to other things.
This recipe is made using dry beans but don't let that scare you off. It's still incredibly easy to prepare and it makes for a much more delicious final product.
What is in this slow cooker bean soup recipe?
My vegetarian bean soup recipe uses some pretty simple and standard ingredients for bean soup. We'll need dry white beans, onion and garlic. We will be using celery, carrots, a lemon, some vegetable stock and salt / pepper to taste.
You probably have some if not all of those ingredients on hand in the refrigerator or pantry right now! If so you should gather them up and prepare this recipe, everyone will love it and it makes for excellent leftovers.
As always you can find the full amounts in the ingredients list in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post. There you'll also find estimated nutritional information, helpful shopping links, step by step instructions, and more.
Is this recipe vegetarian bean soup?
This bean soup is vegetarian! A lot of bean soup recipes use ham to flavor the beans and therefore removes them from the vegetarian category but I love to make this recipe using vegetables and vegetable stock for flavoring.
If you wanted to add ham to the recipe it certainly wouldn't hurt it but it doesn't need it. The flavors are great and you can add other veggies / seasonings if you liked as well.
This Crockpot bean soup recipe is also technically vegan so if you are looking for slow cooker vegan recipes it's worth a try as well! I might be a little biased but I can't think of a reason for you to NOT try this one.
Is this a budget friendly soup recipe?
Slow cooker bean soup is a budget friendly meal as well. This recipe makes about 8+ hearty servings and it uses minimal ingredients and nothing expensive or hard to find. It's an awesome recipe to make if you are trying to keep your budget in check during the holiday season!
Beans get a bad reputation when it comes to being inexpensive but there's actually so many great ways to use them to keep it interesting and fresh. This Crockpot vegetarian bean soup is great like that. It'll help you stay on budget without you having to try.
How to make Crockpot bean soup:
Soak beans in water overnight
Drain and place in slow cooker
Add in onion, garlic, carrot, celery, and stock – stir until well combined
Cook on low 8 hours
In the last 5 minutes stir in lemon zest and juice
Bowl, serve, enjoy!
It's necessary to soak the beans in water overnight. Don't skip this step or they'll be crunchy and not fully cooked when you go to eat your soup.
Soaking beans is really not a difficult process and it allows you to use dry beans which are lower in sodium and much less expensive. They're also really easy to keep on hand because they store really well and for a long time!
Looking for more slow cooker soup recipes?
If you are looking for other delicious soup recipes that you can make in the Crockpot I've got you covered. There are so many delicious ways to put the slow cooker to use this time of year and soup is a family favorite in our house.
Check out some of these tasty recipes and see which of them is your new fall favorite:
- Sausage and Bean Slow Cooker Soup
- Slow Cooker Turkey Soup With Rice
- Crockpot Vegetable Soup
- Chicken Soup with Potato Recipe
Printable Recipe for Slow Cooker Bean Soup:
- 8 oz dry white beans - soaked overnight
- ½ onion, diced
- 3 teaspoons garlic, minced
- 1 carrot, chopped
- 1 celery stalk, chopped
- 1 lemon, zested & juiced
- 4 cups vegetable stock
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Soak beans in water overnight.
- Drain and place in slow cooker.
- Add in onion, garlic, carrot, celery, and stock - stir until well combined.
- Cook on low 8 hours.
- In the last 5 minutes, stir in lemon zest and juice.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 53Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 380mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g