Bean with Bacon Soup Recipe

by Merissa on January 30, 2017

in Recipes

This Bean with Bacon Soup recipe is full of bacon flavor and perfectly hearty for a warm winter meal.

Bean With Bacon Soup Recipe

Nothing says warm winter meal to me than the deliciousness of a soup. One that can be made in the slow cooker is even better because it requires less hands-on time and has plenty of time for the flavors to meld together while it cooks. Not to mention it makes it easy to throw together supper in the morning so that it's ready and on the table by dinner time.

This Bean with Bacon Soup recipe is full of bacon flavor and perfectly hearty for a warm winter meal. You only need a few ingredients to make it which makes it affordable and easy.

Bean with Bacon Soup Recipe

What You Need:

Bean With Bacon Soup recipe Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cups butternut squash OR carrots, diced
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 pound bacon
  • 1 jar/can tomato paste
  • 1 pound navy beans, soaked overnight

For this recipe, I used dried beans since they are the most cost effective and work well in dry storage. If you are also using dried beans, be sure and soak them overnight before using in the soup. You can read more on Soaking Dried Beans here. Although most Bean with Bacon Soup recipes call for carrots, I have plenty of butternut squash in my root cellar and so that's what we use in this soup. Either will work just fine. You can also add in diced celery if you have some on hand.

Cooking Bean Soup recipe

To start making the soup, fry the diced onion in a bit of oil until it's transparent. Add the onion, chicken broth, butternut squash, tomato paste, and garlic into your slow cooker.

Cooking Bacon Soup recipe

Fry your bacon on the stovetop until it's nice and crispy. Stick it in the fridge for a few moments to cool before dicing. I can't tolerate pork so I recently found Beef Bacon here and it's awesome! It's not the most cost effective product but it's so nice to be able to enjoy a bit of bacon now and then.

After you've finished cutting the bacon, add to your slow cooker. Rinse the beans well and add them in last. Give everything a big stir until the ingredients are combined and set your slow cooker on low. Let it work it's magic for about 6 to 8 hours until the beans are soft and cooked through.

Bean and Bacon Soup Recipe

Serve this hearty meal with a dollop of sour cream on the top or just nice and warm straight from the slow cooker. This recipe makes enough to serve 6 and possibly have leftovers since it's a very hearty soup. We are able to enjoy this as a meal for all 4 of us and then have leftovers for lunches the next 2 days after making it. I love soup leftovers!

Does your family enjoy a good Bean with Bacon Soup recipe? Or have you never tried it before?


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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Paula Abbott January 31, 2017 at 5:15 am

This sounds so good. Need some comfort food right now.


2 Alycea aka Piddlewick February 3, 2017 at 9:11 am

Perfect timing! I was given a slow cooker for Xmas and then went out an bought dried beans, and then… nothing. I need something for my lunches and I thought a tomato bean dish would be perfect, but obviously I am not that enthused or I would have done it already. You have reinspired me, with something that sounds even more delicious. Thank you! Merci!


3 Sophia Rose February 3, 2017 at 4:02 pm

Yum! That looks delicious. My mom makes this, but I’ve never tried to make it myself. I really should. I love the idea of substituting the butternut squash in.


4 Barbara McKinley February 3, 2017 at 6:25 pm

This looks and sounds yummy Merissa, thank you for sharing! ♥


5 jan February 6, 2017 at 8:54 am

This soup sounds great, can’t wait to try! We live right beside the groundhog and we never listen to him!!


6 Joni Hamilton February 21, 2017 at 8:05 am

This is my favorite soup and your recipe looks yummy! I am wondering if this can be home canned?


7 Merissa February 22, 2017 at 6:19 pm

I know that all soups can be different for canning safety. Your best bet would be to take the recipe to your local extension office.


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