Bean Soup

Bean soups are a simple way to make a filling yet inexpensive meal for your family—and beans are always an excellent option for vegetarians, since they're packed with protein. Because beans are relatively tasteless on their own, they're great at absorbing the flavors of other ingredients and seasonings in your soup. Check out Food & Wine's guide to classic bean soups, which features recipes for everything from rustic white bean to Mexican black bean and sausage.