Bean with Bacon Soup Recipe

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.This hearty & affordable bacon with bean soup recipe is perfect for keeping you warm and filling you up on a cold day! #crockpot #slowcooker #soup #beanwithbacon #beanandbaconsoup 

Bean With Bacon Soup

Nothing says a warm winter meal to me more 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 navy bean and bacon soup recipe is definitely top of the list for flavor, ease, and budget!

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

How to Make:

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.

–Learn how to Can Dried Soaked Beans.

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 it 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 and a Corn Muffin on the side or just enjoy it 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!

 

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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

Instructions

  1. To start making the soup, fry the diced onion in a bit of oil until they are transparent.
  2. Add the onions, chicken broth, butternut squash, tomato paste, and garlic into your slow cooker.
  3. 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. After you've finished cutting the bacon, add it to your slow cooker.
  4. 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.
  5. Cook for about 6 to 8 hours until the beans are soft and cooked through.

Recipe Notes

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!

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This Bean and Bacon Soup recipe was originally published on Little House Living in January 2017. It has been updated as of January 2020.

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13 Comments

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. This looks really good — loved bean with bacon soup growing up. What size crock pot will this need? I bought a smaller one last year (first one) and I’m already finding I should’ve purchased a larger one even though I’m usually cooking for 1 or 2.