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How to Cook Mennonite Green Bean Soup

Mennonite Green Bean Soup is a family tradition on my Mother’s side…This is Grandma’s recipe, and likely her mother’s, and so on…

How to Cook Mennonite Green Bean Soup:

How to Cook Mennonite Green Bean Soup - cookingwithkimberly.comThis recipe is a food of love that you must feel in your very nature. You work with the ingredients you have on hand, and adjust according to the amounts you are using. An ideal or general recipe, depending upon how you look at it, is below.

As well, enjoy a Cooking with Kimberly show below showing an example of this soup. Mmm…

This is a passed down family recipe from my German side. It is so delicious, everyone craves this soup when the weather outside is frightful! ~ Kimberly Turner

Type: Soup Recipe

Serve With: fresh, crusty bread, sour cream and/or vinegar
Prep Time: ~ 15 min
Cook Time: ~ 1 hr
Yield: 1 large stock pot full
The ingredients & instructions are listed below the video for measurements & directions. Please enjoy this webisode of Cooking with Kimberly:



  1. Slice sausage and 1/2 slices. On medium heat, brown sausage in a large stock pot, along with bay leaves, peppercorns and cloves.
  2. Add 3/4 pot full of water, carrots, onions, celery, garlic and green beans and continue to heat on medium and bring to a simmer.
  3. When green beans are almost tender, add potatoes, savory and parsley and bring back up to a simmer for ~ 10 min longer.
  4. Salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve with fresh, crusty bread and Enjoy!


I hope you enjoyed this Mennonite Recipe on Cooking With Kimberly! Until next time…

Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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Author: Kimberly Turner

Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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  1. We are gracing our kitchen’s presence with this amazing soup today (and our stomachs)!

    Yum…Such a family favorite passed on through generations!

    Kimberly 🙂

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