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.
- 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
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.
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.