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Bean with Bacon Soup

Bean with Bacon Soup

What was your favorite soup growing up? I remember I really, really loved Campbell’s Bean with Bacon soup. I’ve discovered lately, though, that the canned soups just don’t have as much flavor as I remember … so when Melissa from ChinDeep posted a recipe for Bean with Bacon Soup, well, I just had to try it. I love making soups, and it was raining this morning and this seemed like just the perfect thing to make … I ate two bowls of it for lunch. And now I’m tempted to go have another bowl of soup for supper.

Bean with Bacon Soup

Bean with Bacon Soup

Adapted from ChinDeep

  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped including the leaves
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 2-3 teaspoons chopped, fresh rosemary
  • 3 cups cooked Great Northern Beans
  • 1 large red potato, cut into chunks
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes with juices
  • Several baby carrots, sliced (or 1 long carrot)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • freshly ground pepper
  • chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

In a large pot, cook the bacon until just lightly browned. It should still be floppy. Remove the bacon, set on a clean dry towel to soak up the fat, and pour out the excess fat from the pan. Loosely chop the bacon and set aside.

Add the onion, garlic, and celery to the pot and sautee over medium high heat until the onion is translucent and soft. Add everything but the reserved bacon and parsley leaves and bring the soup to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or so or until the potatoes are tender.

Add the bacon, and heat just until the bacon is hot. Serve hot, garnished with fresh parsley leaves.

Bean with Bacon Soup

This recipe was shared at Sunday Night Soup Night.

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7 responses

  1. Oh my gosh! I am so honored that you tried my recipe. It’s an easy little gem of a recipe, isn’t it? I LOVE your changes and will definitely be trying them the next time I make it! xoxo

    ~Melissa

    March 12, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    • Ann

      I guess it’s Melissa Day on my blog! I posted two of your recipes in one day. Yes, this is truly a gem of a recipe … I’m so happy to have Bean & Bacon soup back in my life :)

      March 12, 2012 at 7:34 pm

      • Like Lisa from Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish said…the grown up version :) xo

        March 13, 2012 at 6:59 pm

  2. I am craving a soup like this to beat the cold damp days here in Hong Kong. I don’t think you planned this but your Flatleaf parsley looks like little shamrocks floating in your soup.

    March 13, 2012 at 4:09 am

    • Ann

      It’s funny you say that! I thought the same thing …

      March 14, 2012 at 8:41 am

  3. Yum, this looks delicious! Comfort food at its finest! I’ve never made a soup with bacon….but now I’m getting some ideas :) Thanks for sharing this with Sunday Night Soup Night, look forward to seeing you again soon!

    March 21, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    • Ann

      I’ll be back of course! I love soup :)

      March 21, 2012 at 5:09 pm

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