This vegetarian 5 bean soup is perfect for this time of year when the weather starts to get cooler. Using our mason jar recipe, which you can find here, it is super easy. This recipe uses pinto, northern, black, and kidney beans as well as split green peas. The spice pack made and put in the mason jar has black pepper, paprika, dried mustard, dried onion flakes, sea salt, garlic powder, oregano, rosemary, bay leaf, and vegetable bouillon cubes. With all those seasonings, you know this soup is going to be flavorful!

This recipe is not only vegetarian, but thanks to the vegetable bouillon, it is also vegan. The beans really pack a lot of protein and carbs. Once you add the diced tomatoes, you have everything you need in a meal! However, it’s understandable if you need something to go along with your soup, like some fresh bread.

Because beans and canned tomatoes are relatively inexpensive, this is a great winter meal for when you are trying to stay on a tight budget. Plus, it makes eight servings, so it can last you a while! If you aren’t able to finish all eight servings within a few days, you can freeze portioned leftovers to easily be heated up when you need it.

If you need more soup recipes like this vegetarian 5 bean soup for this winter, don’t worry! Here is a link to all of our soups and stews!

Vegetarian 5 Bean Soup

Course: Main Dish, Soups and Stews
Cuisine: American, Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Keyword: Budget-friendly, Easy, Fall, Fiber, Make ahead, Mason jar, Meal prep, Winter
Condition: Gluten Free, Heart Health, Low Sodium, Vegetarian
Servings: 8 servings



  • Remove spice pack from mason jar. Rinse beans and place in a large stock pot. Add water until beans are covered by 1 inch of water. Bring to boil over high heat, and let boil for 1 minute. Cover and let soak for 1 hour.
  • Return beans to stock pot, add spice packet, tomatoes and water. Bring to boil over high heat, reduce to simmer, and cook for 1 1/2-2 hours. Cook until beans are very tender and soup is very thick.

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Whether you are a novice in the kitchen, or a seasoned chef, Dietitian Klara will work with you to help you reach your nutrition goals. Co-author of Nourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating, Cooking with Diabetes and Cooking with Food Sensitivities Guide.