Slow Cooker Turkey Soup (Cajun Bean)

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This Slow Cooker Turkey Soup recipe loaded with our favorite bean mixture and a amazing cajun flavor. This warm hearty meal-in-a-bowl  is the perfect way to enjoy leftover turkey on a chilly day!

The “no-soaking required” method for cooking this slow cooker bean soup is effortless with just minutes of prep creating a delicious and nutritious meal!

Slow Cooker Turkey Soup with Beans and cornbread

Slow Cooker Turkey Soup

I am so excited to have partnered with Hurst’s HamBeens® 15 BEAN SOUP® to bring you this belly warming recipe.  

If you have followed my blog before you’ll definitely know how much I love soups from Ham and Bean Soup to Turkey Noodle Soup,  Everyone who tries it asks for the recipe because it’s the ultimate comfort food, and the perfect budget friendly meal!

Homemade soup is one of those meals that I love to come home to on a cold day, like a warm hug in a bowl.

I make turkey dinner (or ham) for pretty much every holiday but I also make it when it’s not a holiday so I can reap the benefits of the leftover turkey (the best part in my opinion)!! Leftover turkey is perfect for quick and easy meals and in particular, belly warming soups!

Uncooked Turkey Soup Ingredients in Slow Cooker

Easy Slow Cooker Soup Recipe

Few things warm the belly from the inside out the way this Cajun Bean Slow Cooker Turkey Soup recipe does! It’s absolutely loaded with flavor and stick to your ribs good.

Because this easy meal cooks in the slow cooker all day long, it’s ready to go when you are making it the perfect ending to a long work day or a welcome way to feed a house full of guests once the turkey dinner is done.

The combination of HamBeens® Cajun 15 BEAN SOUP mix, tender leftover turkey, smoky sausage, and tangy tomatoes all cooked to perfection will fill your tummy and warm your heart! I do have to say, the real secret to this perfectly seasoned soup is the delicious cajun flavor packet included with the beans.

Turkey soup in the slow cooker with beans and sausage

How to Make Turkey Soup in the Slow Cooker

You’ll be amazed at how incredibly easy it is to turn everyday humble ingredients into something extraordinary.  Not only does this soup require NO SOAKING, HamBeens Cajun 15 Bean Soup has the best variety of beans which always cook up perfectly!

This recipe makes a nice big batch of soup and it freezes perfectly which is great for busy families (and make ahead lunches).

Cajun Bean Turkey Soup (Slow Cooker) Tips

  • Add acidic ingredients (such as canned tomatoes or lemon juice) after the beans have softened.  (These ingredients can sometimes interfere with the rehydration process).
  • Salt can also interfere with rehydration so it is best added after the beans have softened.
  • Smoked turkey adds amazing flavor to this recipe.
  • Add tomatoes with chilis for an extra kick if you like spice.
  • Any type of smoked sausage works well.  Frying your sausage before adding to the soup adds great flavor.

Both the dark and white leftover turkey meat cook to perfection in this recipe. If you don’t have sausage on hand, chopped ham or even crisp fried bacon are great alternatives to add a hint of smokiness.

Beans for slow cooker turkey soup

15 Bean Soup (Slow Cooker)

HamBeens Cajun 15 Bean Soup can be found in the dry bean section of almost any grocery store (or you can order them online). Along with the beans, a seasoning packet is included in each package making it simple and perfectly seasoned every time!

This slow cooker turkey soup recipe comes out nice and thick & hearty, just the way we love it! If you prefer a thinner consistency, add one extra cup of broth or water to your Crock Pot.

While soaking the beans in this recipe definitely is not required, if you have already soaked your beans, you can reduce the liquid in the recipe by 1 cup.

A scoop Slow Cooker Turkey Soup - the perfect way to enjoy leftovers!

This Cajun Bean turkey soup recipe can be served right out of the Crock Pot with crushed tortillas crowning the bowl, but it’s also delicious served over rice or with a big piece of fresh cornbread for dunking!

This easy turkey soup recipe is the perfect way to enjoy leftovers and one of our all time favorites!

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4.8 from 5 votes
Review Recipe

Slow Cooker Turkey Soup (Cajun Bean)

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Soup
Cuisine American
This Slow Cooker Turkey Soup recipe is the perfect way to enjoy leftover turkey. It’s a warm hearty Cajun Bean soup, perfect for a chilly day!


  • 1 package HamBeens® Cajun 15 BEAN SOUP
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1/2 lb. smoked sausage sliced
  • 2 cups diced leftover turkey
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can diced tomatoes 14.5 oz
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • parsley for garnish optional

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  1. Rinse beans and remove any debris.
  2. Place beans, onion, pepper, celery, garlic, chicken broth, water, and turkey a 6 quart slow cooker.
  3. Cook on high 5-7 hours or until beans are tender.
  4. Add seasoning packet, sausage and tomatoes.
  5. Cook for an additional 30 minutes.
  6. Serve with cornbread.

Recipe Notes

No soaking is required for this recipe. If you do soak your beans, reduce water by 1 cup and check for doneness at 4-6 hours.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 152, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 46mg, Sodium: 319mg, Potassium: 331mg, Carbohydrates: 5g, Sugar: 2g, Protein: 13g, Vitamin A: 150%, Vitamin C: 14.7%, Calcium: 32%, Iron: 1.2%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword 15 bean soup, slow cooker soup recipe, turkey soup

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This Slow Cooker Turkey Soup scooped up with a silver ladle

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I am excited to have partnered with Hurst’s HamBeens® 15 BEAN SOUP® to bring you this belly warming recipe.  While I was compensated for this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  Working with great brands I love allows me to keep bringing you the great recipes you love!

This Slow Cooker Turkey Soup recipe is the perfect way to enjoy leftover turkey.  It's a warm hearty meal-in-a-bowl and perfect for a chilly day! The

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    1. While I have only tried the recipe as written, I think that would work. Let us know how it turns out if you try it James!

  1. I was just about to make this and realized I bought the regular Hambeen 15 bean soup. Not the Cajun. I don’t think my local store sells the Cajun. What can I do? Make my own Cajun seasoning?

  2. What can I use for turkey if I don’t have leftover turkey? I’m just making this from scratch and don’t have any turkey!

  3. I have never seen “Cajun Beens” in any supermarket here in Napa, California. I have often made red beans & rice, but that involves soaking

  4. Holly i just made the soup and it’s better then you described. I love it! I threw in a whole jalapeno, bones with trimmings from my smoked turkey.

  5. Made these in my instant pot. only thing i did different was use ham hocks with andouille sausage, i also used the tomatoes with chili’s and had to add a bit more water. I think by pressure cooking them the water evaporated more making it really thicker. Of course a touch more of salt and pepper to taste.

  6. Most people think of soup as a cold weather food but as I am a soup lover it makes no difference to me if it’s 100 degrees!!! That being said, I live in the deep south, have visited New Orleans & would move there just for the food! So I decided to give this recipe a try yesterday & it is absolutely delicious. Not too spicy with just a subtle amount of heat, it was great! I’m thinking about possibly adding some red pepper flakes next time & possibly trying it with some Mexican cornbread for a little more kick. Wonderful recipe & highly recommended!

  7. This is one of the finest recipes I have ever cooked. In these cold winters we have here in Pennsylvania every one is looking for a soup to warm them up. We make a number of soups every year but we made this one this year. It was almost impossible to keep every one full of this soup. Everyone love it and keep coming back for 2nds and 3rds but we never run out. Everyone said this was the finest soup they had ever eaten. Thank you for your RECIPE and from all the people that we feed they ABSOLUTELY love it.

  8. Would have loved to try this recipe but have beans on hand and Cajun spice on hand would have liked an alternative to going out and BUYING the product you’re promoting.

  9. This was very good but I used crushed instead of diced tomatoes – mistake but still tasty and filling.  I will make this again soon.