Bean and Pea Soup Recipes

Find more than 400 recipes for lentil soup, split pea soup, black bean soup, five bean soup, and more.

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Split Pea Soup

Rating: 4.69 stars
This is a wonderful, hearty split pea soup. Great for a fall or blustery winter day.

Basic Ham and Bean Soup

Rating: 4.57 stars
Hearty ham and bean soup. Easy to make and a great way to use a leftover ham bone. This soup also has lots of mixed vegetables.

Bean, Bacon and Pepper Soup

Rating: 4.56 stars
An easy, quick and hearty soup that's great in winter. Tasty with garlic bread or melba toast and even better the next day. You can adjust all the seasonings to personal taste.

Creamy Italian White Bean Soup

Rating: 4.32 stars
Hearty and healthy soup that is a favorite with friends and family. Sounds more difficult than it is. Try it! We're positive you'll be pleased. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.

Split Pea and Ham Soup I

Rating: 4.6 stars
This is a good way to use leftover ham, quite inexpensive, and VERY tasty. I hope that you enjoy it. Some people like to add carrots or other types of vegetables. Don't forget to serve with buttered bread toasted in the oven.

Classic Minestrone

Rating: 4.52 stars
This famous Italian soup has been much imitated around the world with very different results. The homemade version is a delicious revelation and is also extremely healthy, as it has pasta, beans and fresh vegetables. Try to make the minestrone a day early and refrigerate as this improves the flavors. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh parsley.
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Black Lentil Stew with Sausage and Kale

Rating: 4.78 stars
There's nothing like a big, steaming bowl of comfort food to make everything seem all right, and this dark but delightful black lentil stew with sausage and kale is no exception. Sausage and lentils is a marriage made in heaven, and so good together, that not even kale can ruin it. I'm kidding, and actually love kale, but if you're not the biggest fan in the world, maybe try it one more time in this.

Pumpkin Black Bean Soup

Rating: 4.34 stars
This is a delicious soup that is even better reheated the next day. Easy to make too. Serve with a garnish of sour cream and toasted pumpkin seeds if desired.

Sweet Potato, Carrot, Apple, and Red Lentil Soup

Rating: 4.73 stars
This winter pureed soup will warm you up on the inside while still protecting the waistline.

Spinach and Leek White Bean Soup

Rating: 4.23 stars
White bean soup with spinach and leeks is a delicious and filling soup that is perfect for vegetarians if you use vegetable broth, and quick to make. I've been making this soup for years, but I really craved it when I was pregnant with my fourth child.

Greek Lentil Soup (Fakes)

Rating: 4.58 stars
Fakes (pronounced 'Fah-kehs') is a staple in the Greek kitchen, and an especially filling meal. It is traditionally served with a drizzle of olive oil and lots of vinegar. Though the vinegar is of course optional, try it. It lifts the lentils and adds another dimension of flavor!

Instant Pot® Vegetarian Pozole Verde

Rating: 5 stars
Vegetarian pozole verde made quick and easy with the help of an Instant Pot®. Don't forget the garnishes such as cilantro, chopped avocado, sliced radishes, lime wedges, and shredded cabbage.

Inspiration and Ideas

Top-Rated Lentil Stew Recipes
To enjoy the humble lentil, try one of our dozen recipes, ranging from filling beefy stews to coconut milk-laden curry stews. 
Ham and Split Pea Soup: A Great Soup
Rating: Unrated
When Chef John proclaims how good his soup is in the title, you know the recipe is a winner.

Lentil Soup

Rating: 4.47 stars

Hearty lentil soup, chock full of veggies and very yummy. Serve with warm cornbread.