Delicious Bean Soup

This fiber-filled soup is ideal for a winter warm-up. It is easy to prepare and will feed a crowd.

Ladel full of delicious bean soup.

Serves: 8-12

Serving size: 1 cup

Prep time: soak beans overnight

Cook time: stove top 1 to 1 1/2 hours or slow cooker 5 to 6 hours on high or 10 to 12 hours on low


2 cups corn
1 lb. Great Northern beans or other white bean
1 10-oz. package frozen spinach or kale
3 cloves garlic, chopped or 1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. black pepper
8 cups water or 6 cups veggie stock, low sodium and 2 cups water


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Soak beans in large pot of water overnight; make sure to add enough water so that you have about 3 inches above the beans. Drain beans and put beans back in pot.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients to the pot.
  4. Cover and bring to a boil.
  5. Simmer about 1 to 1 1/2 hours or unitl beans are tender.

Slow cooker directions:

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Put all ingredients in the slow cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours or low for 10-12 hours.


If using canned beans, substitute 3 to 4 cans, drained and rinsed. Add rest of ingredients, bring to a boil, and simmer until spinach is cooked, about 10 minutes.

Freeze the leftovers for a quick hot lunch.

For a different bean soup, add 1 can diced tomaotes, 1/2 can tomato paste, and 1/4 cup uncooked pasta.

Nutrition Facts Label Delicious Bean Soup

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