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Beans for Luck? {Recipe: Bean and Cheese Soup}

This recipe is sponsored by Bush’s Beans.

Bush's Bean and Cheese Soup Slowcooker Recipe

I know it is black eyed peas that are supposed to bring you good luck in the new year if you eat them, but I just can’t seem to get into that. I’ve never been the biggest fan of black eyed peas (love the band, not so much the food). So each year on the New Year, I choose to pretend beans, like kidney beans or black beans, have the same kind of “luck” power. And as luck would have it, there are some really tasty recipes out there featuring one of my favorite foods… beans!

Kidney BeansI’ve shared a lot of bean recipes on Dine & Dish over the past several years, and unexpectedly, this Bean and Cheese Soup recipe from the Bush’s Beans website has shot up to be one of my favorites, yet. I say unexpectedly because I was surprised by how flavorful and delicious this recipe is, considering it is so easy to make.

I think I may be onto something with this whole beans for good luck in the New Year thing because I feel like I have some of the best luck in the world and am incredibly blessed. If you want to try out my “beans for luck” theory, I suggest starting with this Bean and Cheese Soup recipe. It’s easy enough and oh so good!

I hope you all have the happiest New Year yet!

Bean and Cheese Soup for the Crockpot from www.dineanddish.net

Slow Cooker Bean and Cheese Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours

Total Time: 4 hours, 15 minutes

Slow Cooker Bean and Cheese Soup

A simple Slow Cooker Bean and Cheese Soup, perfect for warming up on a cold winters night!


  • 2 (16 ounce) cans BUSH’S® Kidney Beans, drained
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 2 Russet potatoes, peeled and finely diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon white or black pepper
  • 6 1/2 cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups shredded Colby cheese


  1. Combine all ingredients except cheese in slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook 4-5 hours on low.
  3. Before serving, stir in cheese. Cover and cook an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.


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  1. Looks amazing- I love anything that you can make in a crockpot!

  2. I think beans are a great replacement for luck. Happy New Year, Kristen!

  3. Looks good. I have my black-eyed peas soaking, I love them! Happy New Year!

  4. a recipe with 3 steps? Count me in!! Love how easy and tasty this is…plus, I know that the hubs will die over it. Thanks for a quick and easy dinner idea! Happy New Year!

  5. Happy New Year :-)

    It seems that legumes are supposed to bring happiness in lots of cultures – I’m going to cook some lentils (with pickles and fried eggs) for New Year’s dinner.

  6. I have black-eyed peas cooking right now, but I will definitely be trying this lucky bean soup, soon, as well! Happy New Year, sweet friend!

  7. Nice recipe. Thank you and Happy New Year!

  8. All I need is a spoon!

  9. Oh man that looks great. Sad I can’t have beans or cheese. But I will definitely pass this recipe along to friends :)

  10. This looks so delicious and a great way to incorporate more beans in my diet!

  11. What a lovely, hearty recipe- perfect for our chilly winter. Delicious!

  12. I think any bean counts as good luck for the new year! Happy New Year. Looks delicious!

  13. My mom is big on black eyed peas on New Years’ Day too – the soup looks great for these 10 degree temps we’re having!

  14. This soup sounds incredible! The temperatures tonight are supposed to dip down to -45 with the windchill…I’m thinking this soup would warm us right up! Pinned!! :)

  15. Put beans in just about anything, and I’m all in. Add some cheese, and you won’t be able to get rid of me. This soup looks fantastic. Even better, it’s so easy. Pinned!

  16. Slow cookers make life so much easier! Thanks for the recipe! Happy New Year!

  17. From other people as compared to what I read, your style is so unique.


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