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Creamy white bean and bacon soup will warm you right up! The flavors are INCREDIBLE!

Creamy white bean and bacon soup will warm you right up! The flavors are INCREDIBLE - smokey, creamy, and so hearty!!

Whenever really cold days roll around, I’m all about soups and lots of it! This creamy white bean and bacon soup is one of my absolute FAVORITES to make.

I love making a big pot of soup and having it as leftovers for days. Sometimes, a really good soup gets better the longer it sits. This creamy white bean and bacon soup is definitely one of those!

This creamy white bean & bacon soup is perfect for those cold days and I’ve got a new video below to show you how to make it! I love how hearty it is and the texture was just the right amount of creamy.

Creamy white bean and bacon soup will warm you right up! The flavors are INCREDIBLE - smokey, creamy, and so hearty!!

Everything that goes into this Creamy White Bean and Bacon Soup recipe!

There were some whole beans and then carrots throughout every bite.

And we cannot forget the amazing bacon that finished off this soup so nicely. The salty bite and flavor rounded it out extremely well.

The best part of this soup came the next day. The longer this soup sat, the more the flavors developed and the creamier it got. I was so thrilled with how this soup turned out. It should be on your menu this week.

It’s a cinch to put together. Just soak the beans overnight (or use canned beans for a quicker prep) and the soup will cook up in no time!

Creamy white bean and bacon soup will warm you right up! The flavors are INCREDIBLE - smokey, creamy, and so hearty!!

White Bean and Bacon Soup

Creamy White Bean and Bacon Soup

One of my all-time favorite soups to make in the chilly weather! So much flavor and so creamy!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 6
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Ingredients 

  • 2 cups of dried cannellini beans
  • 5 strips of bacon, cut into tiny pieces
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon or more of fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Soak your beans overnight covered in water. Drain the next day and set aside.
  • In a large stockpot, add the bacon to the pan and cook until bacon pieces are brown and crispy. Remove and let drain on a paper towel.
  • If there's a lot of bacon grease in the pan, dump out all but 3 tbsp. of it.
  • Saute onion, garlic, and carrots in the bacon grease until vegetables start to get tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the rosemary and cook for an addition 1 minute.
  • Gently pour in the chicken stock and add the drained beans. Whisk the tomato paste in until all has dispersed and incorporated into the soup.
  • Bring mixture up to a boil then cover and let simmer gently for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • When the soup is ready, carefully use your immersion blender and gently pulse the bean mixture until a desired creamy texture is achieved. You see whole beans in my picture - that's because I gently pulsed and left some beans whole because I wanted texture in my soup. You're more than welcome to blend the entire mixture to be more of a puree consistency. If you're worried about blending too much, you can always ladle out a few scoopfuls of beans, blend the soup, then add the beans back in. Really, it's all up to preference! :)
  • Serve hot with bacon pieces on top.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Video

Notes

You can use canned cannellini beans if you want.
Source: from Rachel Hathaway

NUTRITION FACTS

Serving: 1 bowl | Calories: 257 kcal | Carbohydrates: 34 g | Protein: 17 g | Fat: 6 g | Fiber: 7 g | Sugar: 7 g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

Course: Dinner, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, creamy, soup, white bean
Recipe Rating




Ash

Saturday 12th of October 2019

Made so many times! Love it!

Meg

Friday 23rd of February 2018

Made this last night and it was fantastic! My husband has had major dental surgery and is just now easing back into eating solid foods. This was soft enough for him (no bacon on top) and filled all nutritional and gustatory needs. This is going into permanent rotation. Yours is one of my favorite sources for cooking inspiration. Thanks for never disappointing me!

Julie

Saturday 24th of February 2018

Aww thank you for the kind words!!

Tricia

Tuesday 20th of February 2018

I love this recipe. I made it for dinner tonight and it was a hit!! I cooked my white beans first in my pressure cooker and then assembled the soup. I did find that I needed a little more rosemary and a squirt of sriracha to wake up the flavors! But...it was a total success!!!! Thanks for this one...it's a keeper!

Julie

Tuesday 20th of February 2018

Great to hear this!!

Nancy Rogan

Saturday 10th of February 2018

This was fabulous--plus you finally gave me a reason to take my immersion blender out of it's box since I got it over 10 years ago, so kudos! :)

Julie

Sunday 11th of February 2018

Haha, awesome!

linda

Tuesday 6th of February 2018

So, am I reading the recipe correctly, there is no bacon (just the rendered fat) in the soup, just as a garnish? I appologize if I'm missing something!!

Julie

Wednesday 7th of February 2018

You are reading it correctly :) it's rendered fat for flavor and bacon is garnish, however you can definitely keep it in the soup if you want..like half on top and half in the soup :) it's whatever you choose to make it! Enjoy!