Calico bean soup is a comforting, colorful soup for winter, packing serious nutrition and flavor into a simple-to-prepare recipe. This vegetarian version utilizes our convenient, all-in-one Calico Bean Soup Mix, which features a collection of beans, lentils, peas, and pearled barley.

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 85 min

Total time: 95 min

Classic Calico Soup
Copyright Recipe © 2015 Woodland Foods


Makes 8 to 10 servings


  1. Heat oil in large pot, add carrots, onion, celery and garlic and cook until softened.

  2. Add Calico Soup Blend to pot, along with broth, sage, bay leaves and thyme. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer 1-1/2 to 2 hours, adding more water if necessary to keep ingredients covered.

  3. When beans are almost done, add tomato purée and zucchini. Cook 10 more minutes. Season to taste with salt, about 1-1/2 teaspoons, and black pepper.