Creamy bean and bacon soup recipe
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Creamy Bean and Bacon Soup

This creamy bean and bacon soup is perfect for cold or rainy nights! It is packed with fiber and nutrients, creating a healthy comfort meal.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: crockpot, dinner, easy weeknight meals
Servings: 12 people
Author: Jessica Barnes, PhD, RDN, LD

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Bacon
  • 2 pounds Dried great northern beans
  • 1 large Onion
  • 1 pound Carrots
  • 4 ribs Celery
  • 4 cloves Minced Garlic
  • 1 quart Chicken Broth
  • 2 quarts Water
  • 1 leaf Bay Leaf
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • Sour Cream Optional Garnish
  • Shredded Cheese Optional Garnish

Instructions

  • Cut bacon into bits and crisp in a pan. Set cooked bacon on paper towel to drain.
  • Once cooled, set aside one third of bacon to use as a garnish.
  • Dice celery.
  • Peel and dice onion and carrots.
  • Rinse and pick through beans.
  • Add all ingredients to a large crockpot. (Except reserved bacon bits)
  • Cook on low for 8-10 hours. Check half way through and add additional water if needed.
  • Once beans and vegetables have softened, use an immersion blender to puree soup.
  • Serve with desired garnishes.