White bean and bacon soup

Main Dish
2 servings
15 min
25 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2
3 bacon strips, chopped

1 celery stick, diced

2 medium carrots, diced

1 medium yellow onion, chopped

4 garlic cloves, minced

2 cups cooked white beans

4 cups broth (chicken or beef)

A generous handful of basil, chiffonaded

Salt/cracked black pepper


  • Place 1 cup dried beans into medium pot and fill with water, almost to the top. Add 2 teaspoons salt and cover with lid. Bring to boil and simmer for about 1 hours 15 minutes, or until fully cooked. Drain.
  • Soup: On medium heat, render bacon in medium soup pot, about 5m. Drain off half of the fat. Add garlic and saute for 1m.
  • Add celery, carrots, onion, a pinch of salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Saute for 5m, until onion is translucent.
  • Add beans and broth, cover with lid and bring to boil. Remove lid and simmer for 15m. Re-season if necessary. Stir in basil.

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