Monday, February 15, 2016

Bean and Bacon Soup

If you have ever had the canned variety of Bean and Bacon Soup this homemade one is so much better.

Bean and Bacon Soup: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

When I came across this recipe I had one of those moments where I thought, oh I remember that soup, I should make it sometime. When I got around to making the soup, I knew my husband was not going to enjoy it. You see he is not a fan of beans. I have incorporated them in recipes before with some success, but not always. With this soup being basically beans I was almost positive he would not like it.

My husband, being the good husband he is said he would try. I served him a small bowl and after he finished it, I asked him his thoughts. To my surprise, he said it was good. I was shocked, I had to ask him, are you telling my the truth and he confirmed that it was good. Holy moly my husband just ate a bowl of bean soup and liked it, I can't believe it.

Bean and Bacon Soup


  • 8 ounces turkey bacon, diced
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 2 cloves garlic, mined
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 3- 15 ounce cans great northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 8 ounces tomato no salt added tomato sauce

Cooking Directions

  1. In a large pot, over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon.
  2. Keep 2 tablespoons bacon grease in the pot and discard the rest. If you do not have 2 tablespoons bacon grease add some olive oil.
  3. Add the onions, carrots and celery to the hot grease and oil, if needed. Cook over medium until the vegetables start to soften, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add in the garlic and cook an additional minute.
  5. Stir in the chicken broth and beans. Season with black pepper.
  6. Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 1 hour.
  7. Remove half the soup to a blender and blend until smooth. Return the soup back to the pot and stir.
  8. Add in the tomato sauce and 3/4 of the bacon, stirring to combine.
  9. Season with black pepper and simmer the soup until heated through, about 5 minutes.
  10. Serve the soup topped with the remaining bacon.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 331

Total Fat


Saturated Fat


Polyunsaturated Fat


Monounsaturated Fat


Trans Fat








Total Carbohydrates


Dietary Fiber






Vitamin A 7.6% Vitamin C 22.1%

Calcium 19.2% Iron 24.9%

*Nutritional information will vary depending on the brands you use.

*Adapted from Taste and Tell.
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