Panera Black Bean Soup and Pop Chips

Welcome to my Better-Than-Panera Black Bean Soup!  Seriously, I have loved this simple and healthy soup at Panera for some time.  Also, I have wanted to recreate the recipe myself for quite some time.   Isn't she beautiful!  It's a meal, too.  So that's a win!

Finally, I tried my hand at it and I LOVE it!  You will, too!  This Soup Recipe is healthy and easy to make.  Can you hear me, as a Wife, Mom, Homeschooler, and Blogger, I LOVE to cook and make healthful recipes for my family.  Yet, I desire to be efficient in the kitchen.  Right!

Better-Than-Panera Black Bean Soup 



(3)  cans Black Beans (you can cook up your own from scratch; I use just black beans)
(1) Refried Beans
(1) Rotel - Hot :)  I know!  New Orleans Girl here.
1/2 Onion
4 Cloves of Garlic
(your choice how much onion and garlic)
Olive Oil
4 c. vegetable broth
1 t. Chili Powder
Cracked Black Pepper, Sea Salt to Taste
*water / optional if you like thinner consistency (once I used 1 T. of corn starch to thicken)
Garnish: Sour Cream, Cheddar Cheese and Pop Chips! :)  We love them!


Sautee onions and garlic in olive oil in stock pot.  Slowly add vegetable broth and water; with a whisk add the refried beans; whisking vigorously until smooth. Once smooth, add in the black beans and rotel.  Stir evenly and add in the spices.  Simmer until hot.

Serve with garnishes to taste.  And fall in love, again and again,  with the soup like I did. Add Pop Chips in Nacho Cheese and you've got the perfect healthy, easy Mexican Dinner! :)

We love Pop Chips and the new flavors are phenomenal!  We LOVE them!  The Nacho Cheese are a favorite at our home!

My Tigers LOVE the Ranch and the Salsa Pop Chips!  I adore the Chili Limon Tortilla Chips!  

You all know I am now Gluten Free for 4+ months now and this whole dinner including 
the Pop Chips makes a fine Gluten Free meal. 

See the Flavors!  I also am a fan of the Salt and Pepper!  The Pop Chips motto is so fitting: 

"Zero Grams of Regret!" :)  = Perfection! 
Or, "Love without the Handles!"  Sounds ideal to me! :) 

Check them out. Plus, PopChips are a whole lot of fun. Check out the Pop Chip Facebook Page for fun 
Giveaways and maybe you'll win! 

We got so excited, we started Instagraming this out. :)  Are you on Instagram? Get fun with us already.  Yea, Fans for sure! 

Are you a Pop Chip fan?  And will you eat Pop Chips with my Better-Than-Panera Black Bean Soup?!  Okay, will you make the Soup? You'll be glad you did and you'll make it again! It's that awesome! 

Carolina Mama 

*FTC Disclosure:  Sponsored by PopChip.  Opinions and Recipe are all my own. 

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