Creole-Style Bean Soup

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You had me at ‘okra’. I love okra. Grilled, fried, sauteed, roasted… or tossed into this Creole-style bean soup. The okra helps thicken up the broth and adds such a great flavor. All the flavors of a gumbo, along with some hearty beans to boot. Easy to make and fantastic on a cold day.

Creole-Style Bean Soup

I don’t add the shrimp to the entire pot of Creole-style bean soup if I’m not going to eat the entire batch at once. Reheated shrimp are not my favorite thing. They get too tough. Instead, I transfer some of the soup (just enough for dinner) to a separate pot and then add the shrimp. It’s a bit more trouble but I think it’s worth it. I could leave out the shrimp entirely and still have a great soup, but it wouldn’t be the same, that’s for sure.

I like to use my good ole trusty Dutch oven to make this soup and pretty much darned near anything like it on my stovetop. It’s nice and big and sturdy. That extra weight helps it maintain and distribute heat perfectly. As an added bonus, it’s actually pretty easy to clean up too!

Also try my smoked turkey and file gumbo pie.

Creole-Style Bean Soup
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Creole-Style Bean Soup

You had me at ‘okra’. I love okra. Grilled, fried, sauteed, roasted… or tossed into this Creole-style bean soup. 
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword beans, Creole, soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 202kcal
Author Mike



  • Place all ingredients except the okra and shrimp into a large pot or Dutch oven.
  • Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and let simmer for 45 minutes.
  • Add the okra and shrimp.
  • Return to a boil and boil for 5 minutes then reduce again to a simmer and simmer until the shrimp are done.


Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 961mg | Potassium: 410mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 462IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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