Slow Cooker Pizza 15 Bean Soup
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5 from 3 votes

Slow Cooker Pizza 15 Bean Soup

Hearty 15 bean soup flavored with sausage, thick cut pepperoni and everything else you would love about a pizza!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 30 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pizza 15 Bean Soup
Servings: 12
Calories: 284kcal
Author: Sarah Olson



  • 20 oz. pkg. Hurst'sⓇ HambeensⓇ 15 bean SoupⓇ mix (You can save the ham seasoning packet that is included in the package for another recipe, you won't need it in this recipe)

  • 1 lb. Italian or breakfast sausage browned, crumbled, and drained of fat
  • 5 oz. pepperoni (look for pepperoni that is not sliced) slice into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 red onion diced
  • cups mushrooms
  • 3.8 oz. black olives drained
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes optional, this can be spicy
  • 7 cups chicken broth
  • 24 oz. jarred marinara or pizza sauce

Serving suggestions:

  • shredded mozzarella cheese (or parmesan)
  • garlic bread


  • No need to pre-soak the beans in this recipe! Place the 15 bean soup mix in a strainer. Sort through the beans and discard any debris. Rinse with cold water. Drain off any excess water.
  • Add the rinsed beans to the slow cooker.
  • Add the sausage, pepperoni, bell pepper, onion, mushrooms, olives, garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes, and chicken broth. DO NOT ADD MARINARA SAUCE YET.
  • Stir. Place the lid on the slow cooker. Cook on HIGH for 5 hours without opening the lid during the cooking time.
  • When the cooking time is up, add the marinara (or pizza sauce), stir.
  • I do not think this recipe needs salt, but taste and decide if you think it does.
  • Top each bowl with shredded mozzarella and a pinch of red pepper flakes if desired.



Do I need to soak the beans?

  • You do not need to presoak. Cooking the beans in the slow cooker on the high setting cooks them up perfectly. I do not soak any of my beans anymore.
  • If you are used to soaking your beans and just can’t stop I understand! It was hard for me to make the changeover.
  • To soak beans overnight: sort any debris from the beans, discard then pour over water to cover (plus a few extra inches of water). The next morning when ready to use, drain off the water and add the beans to the slow cooker and continue with the recipe.


Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 1390mg | Potassium: 691mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 3mg