Hearty Red Bean Soup

Hearty Red Bean Soup

Hearty Red Bean Soup with onion, sweet potato, carrot, and bell pepper. This heart-warming dish is easy to prepare and is perfect for the cold weather months. For more protein, try adding red lentils or chicken.


Serves: 4-6 Time: 35-40 minutes

Hearty Red Bean Soup

  • 1 can red kidney beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 2-3 carrots, diced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, drained & rinsed
  • 3 Tbs tomato paste
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium sweet potato, diced (peeled or unpeeled)
  • 5 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground mustard
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 3 Tbs nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 tsp red cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Olive oil for sautéeing
  • Optional toppings: sliced avocado, cilantro, croutons


  1. Begin by preparing your vegetables.
  2. Set a soup pot on medium heat. Once hot, add enough oil to coat the pot lightly.
  3. Begin by sautéeing the sweet potato, cooking for 3-4 minutes before adding the onion, garlic, pepper, and carrot.
  4. Cook the remaining veggies for another 5-7 minutes.
  5. Then, add the tomatoes, beans, tomato paste, and seasonings. Stir together for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Next, add the broth and the bay leaves and bring the soup to a boil.
  7. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  8. After the soup has simmered, remove the bay leaves and use an immersion blender or transfer 3-4 large scoops to a blender to partially blend the soup (you may choose to skip this step if desired).
  9. Return the soup to the heat and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  10. Taste and adjust seasonings, serve with optional toppings and enjoy!

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