Tuesday, February 7, 2012

White Bean Soup

This is one of our FAVORITE winter soups! White Bean soup with carrots, corn, celery and Bacon!

4 slices of bacon
2 14oz cans of White Kidney Beans
3 or 4 spring carrots
1 or 2 stalks of Celery
1 or 2 cloves of Garlic
1 Onion
1 Can of Corn
1 or 2 tbsp Tomato Paste
Small Pinch of Dried Thyme
1 Box (1 liter) Chicken Stock

Dice up bacon and fry large stock pot or dutch oven.
When the bacon is browned add the onions, celery and garlic . . . saute for 5 minutes.
Add Carrots and thyme to the pan and saute for another 2 minutes.

Add Beans, Corn, and chicken stock, whisk in Tomato Paste and salt and pepper to taste!
Cook on low for 45 minutes! 

It's truly delicious! and super easy to make!
I really hope you try this on the next rainy day!!!


  1. I'm about to make a huge confession... I've never actually made a bean soup before!! I have no idea why since I do like them... so I need to get over it and just try a recipe out!... This looks so delish! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Now I wish it wasn't summer here in Australia so I can try this soup!

  3. My family LOVES soup Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall. My husband usually makes soup. I've only tried once in my life, and when I made it was too salty. I will definitely try this recipe though, cause you're recipes look so tasty and simple. Keep them coming! KAREN J

  4. Yum! We love soup on a rainy day. And on nights where Kate has to be to the gym early! Definitely going to try this one!!

  5. That soup sounds yummy!!! It especially goes well with those beautiful napkins!! Have a wonderful week and get out to enjoy that brilliant sunshine.

  6. Looks SUPER yummy!! May have to try this tonight. It's raining here! :-)


  7. Yum!!! Can't have too many soup nights around here! Thanks, Ashli!

  8. Sorry for the lame questions (clearly not much of a cook here)...what makes a carrot a "spring" carrot, and do you add the liquid from the corn/beans as well? It looks delicious, just don't want to mess it up.

  9. HI Anonymous!!!
    I really believe there are no silly questions!!! Silly would be to do it wrong just because you didn't want to ask!!! So thank you for asking!!!
    A spring carrot is just a smaller carrot that still has the green leafy top on!! you could use regular carrots too if you can't find any, if they are really big regular carrots just use 1 or two instead of 3 or 4!!

    You should drain the beans and corn before you put them in the pot! Don't go crazy and make sure every bit of liquid is off of them, just crack the can lid and let the liquid run out then dump them into the pot!!!
    I hope that all made sense!! Don't hesitate to ask anything else!!!
    Lots of Love

  10. Mmmmm I made this soup tonight and it was DELICIOUS! Thanks for the recipe!

  11. Just made this tonight! Very good. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Emily (Atlanta, GA)

  12. We had the soup tonight for dinner and the whole family loved it (even my picky kids.) Thank you, I will be making this many more times in the future


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