navy bean and bacon soup slow cooker

Press Saute button then cook the bacon until crisp. Keep those great recipes coming! It might be obvious, but I’m missing it. Add the garlic and tomato paste and cook for another minute or two. Cook chopped bacon in a medium skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 7-8 minutes until almost crisp. This is delicious, and yes better the next day as it thickens up. I made a paste of the remainder of the beans and added it to thicken the soup. My mom used to make a bean soup and it was my favorite. I didn’t see any mention of salt and pepper amounts, so just used what I thought was appropriate. Made with diced tomatoes, carrots, celery, onions, Navy beans and bacon. It is super easy, about 15 minutes of prep time and then throw it in the slow cooker and leave it. Wow, you sure are prepared! Â. And 1 point per serving leaves plenty of room to add a slice of crusty bread. -I drained the white beans before using them but I left the pork and beans in their sauces.  -I omitted the chicken broth, as the sauces from the beans were enough.  -instead of bay leaves, I used dried sage.  This recipe is great and clearly dynamic! This was fabulous!! **add more stock if you want it to be thinner. I reread instant pot manual and I see how to release the pressure with soup. Ok, I am very new to the Instant Pot movement (I am anticipating one for Christmas), but wouldn’t you use dried navy beans for an pressure cooker recipe? I doubled.Â. Set aside on paper towels. Hi Gina, can I double this recipe in the Instant Pot? I have not tried this recipe yet.  However, that tasty  bacon really adds the sodium, too. This is the best Navy Bean Soup! Thanks for all your wonderful recipes and for your hard work and creativity. Welcome to Butter Your Biscuit. Made it in my pressure cooker, so easy and delicious, ST recipes never let me down. Thanks Gina for a perfect Fall Starter.Â, I am assuming you remove the bay leaf and rosemary at some point. If you are allergic Google “Nomato” sauce. Accidentally added an extra tablespoon tomato paste plus a bit of fresh thyme along with the rosemary. I wilted the spinach called for in the recipe, then put another handful in the bottom of my soup bowl and ladled the soup over it to give me added veggie power. ), and maybe the bacon I purchased from my particular deli doesn’t have as much salt as mass market produced bacon. This was great! This might be dumb, but do you drain the beans before adding to the blender or the crock pot?Â, I forgot to drain and rinse. I know you haven’t made this with dried beans, but I’m hoping you can help me salvage the recipe. Thank you!! Not everyone can do that. Love your recipes and tell everyone I can about the site. Made this today in the crock pot. I often use Great Northern White Beans in soups, but wondered if it made any difference which beans to use in this recipe, and more specifically, if it would change the SmartPoint values. It was always one of my favorites. Can I sub ham for bacon? Place 2 cups of the soup in the blender and puree to thicken, then add back to the soup along with the spinach and stir until wilted. I just made this, using dried beans because i couldn’t find canned. I like the idea of this recipe it just needs something more. Would recommend. Add the onion, carrots, celery, jalapeno, bacon, thyme and chicken broth. Serving size is small to meet the calorie limits. I used the instapot method, and my stick blender. Get recipes & exclusive content via email: You can unsubscribe anytime by clicking the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of emails you receive. pepper ▢ Gina, if I were going to only invest in one or the other, would you suggest an instant pot or a pressure cooker? I made this recipe on Sunday in the crock pot. I used dried navy beans that I soaked overnight and six cups of fat free chicken broth. I think if I add this, we’ll be prepared for any winter Michigan wants to throw at us. I don’t see why not; it won’t have the smoky bacon flavor, but it would still be delicious. This was absolutely delicious, my new favorite Skinnytaste soup! I have 5 oz. Thanks! Thanks Darlene, hope you are feeling better!  Cannellini / northern beans / navy beans  are three kinds of “white beans”, different in size and shape, but could all be used for this soup. Recommend!! Add the onion, carrots and celery to the pot and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Served it with some wholegrain bread and garlic roasted caulini, it was a hit! Stir the ingredients, then position the ham bone in the middle of the mixture. Good and good for you. I have the same question. Thick, hearty, smoky and filling. So, I used 3 cups of dried to equal 3 cans. It infused everything with a meaty, delicious flavor. I’m excited to try this! Saute the bacon in … We made pita bread from scratch…amazing combo. Ends up being about 3/4 lb. Hope that helps! I’m curious are were we supposed to do this manual with the pressure cooker or hit soup and then adjust the time and high-pressure? Fast, easy and delicious- even my toddler loved it! A-plus! This will definitely be part of my regular rotation. lol! How do you measure spinach? I love a good bean soup recipe during the cold winter months.  Topped with the bacon and some homemade croutons (cubed a nice Italian loaf, tossed with olive oil and salt and pepper and baked them 10 mins or so at 400 degrees) .Topped everything with a little grated parmesan It’s officially a meal!!! 🙂.  I made is on the stove top and cooked it for about an hour.Â. So much better than canned bean and bacon soup!!! You’ll know when the soup is done cooking because the beans will be very tender. It made more like 8 cups not 6. In a large saucepan, combine the broth, beans, parsley, bay leaves and pepper. -I used one can of white beans and 2 cans of pork and beans in tomato sauce. Will be making it again 🙂. I ended up with three different kinds of canned beans. Heat on low for 1-2 hours. Preordered Gina’s Fast & Slow and can’t wait for that one! It doesn’t look very appetizing 🙁 should I have drained the grease before cooking the vegetables?Â. I haven’t tried it, let me know if you do! Filed Under: Entrees Tagged With: bean and bacon soup, comfort food, crosk pot, slow cooker, soup, Hi There! Let the pressure release, remove rosemary and bay leaves. Because of the changes I did not use the rosemary or bay leaf either. This was a little thin for me, so not adding the extra water would help. Sometimes we don’t know how long they have been on the grocery shelf. 🙂Â, Can you cook on high in slow cooker for a shorter amount of time? I plan on making this soup. Shannon, you need to cook the dried beans separately first. I made this tonight and it was a huge hit! the recipe would change as written with dried. I love it because you can adjust the time you want it to cook, and it automatically turns to warm when it’s done. I had a gastric bypass 3 weeks ago, and in 4 more weeks, i will use many of these meals. Keeping ingredients on hand for this keeper.  Thanks for a good, low point soup! You should include a warning that blending hot liquids in a closed blender may cause an explosion of hot soup all over the kitchen and yourself. So I am good there . This is pretty good except next time I will omit the spinach. I tasted it the night I cooked it, and it was good, but the next night was even better! He asks for it all of the time!Â. So I bought a bag of beans to soak overnight. Pan fried the ham in my cast iron skillet, set aside, then sautéed veggies in the skillet. I love your recipes and thought I had everything in the cupboards but sadly did not. Thanks! My traditional navy bean soup recipe make a delicious, filling meal that’s easy to prepare in the crock pot using healthy ingredients. Bring to a boil. Made this today in my instant pot! THIS SOUP IS SO GOOD! I also used about 1 cup less of broth and didn’t need to blend 2 cups of the soup as it was thick enough for me. I made it for company and there was none left. My food philosophy is to eat seasonal, whole foods and maintain good portion control (everything in moderation!). Bring to a boil, cover and cook on low until the beans and vegetables are soft, about 25 minutes. I cant decide if it’s the veggies, the beans, or the bacon that makes it the best.  Like Gina said, it is even better the next day. I love making soups during the cold season, and curling up with a bowl in front of the woodstove. This recipe seemed a bit out of my comfort zone as far as my own food preferences go, but I decided to give it a go since I love all your recipes that I’ve made and sure enough, this was no exception! Followed recipe just as written with the exception of adding, salt, pepper, and a little garlic to the veggies while cooking. But the recipe never says anything about adding the additional 2 cans of beans. Any white bean is fine and the points stay the same. Saute the bacon in a skillet until crisp. The wilted spinach tastes slimy and I can’t handle the texture. Our ritual.  Thanks so much. I use either in different meals. In the last step..”Stir in the tomato paste then add the pureed beans, beans, broth, rosemary and bay leaves. I wouldn’t change a thing. That’s what cooking is, it’s an art, not a science. Hi Gina, can I use my immersion blender at the end to blend the whole thing? I didn’t puree a can of beans with water, but threw everything in the pot to cook, then used an immersion blender lightly at the end. First Recipe with the pressure cooker.  It’s delicious, filling and comforting especially on a chilly night! Will definitely be eating this again. Love your cookbook. Add to the slow cooker, no need to presoak. I made it vegan, left out the bacon and used veggie broth. (I have a crock pot). Thank you! This is the first recipe I have tried from Skinny Taste and it was delicious. Heck yes!” This is definitely going into the rotation. Only change I would make  next time would be to use less rosemary, just personal taste preference. I owe you big time for helping me lose almost 50 pounds and still losing!!! I couldn’t find navy beans so I used cannellini beans, didn’t have fresh rosemary so used 1tsp of dry, and I don’t like celery so I replaced it with a leek. This slow cooker is so great, I actually own several! I make this soup multiple times a month for my boyfriend. Probably all of them! Even my meat loving husband loves it, because of the bits of bacon on top. I used dried beans that I had soaked well. This recipe sounds amazing and I can’t wait to try it. I made it on the stovetop and instead of using a blender, I used my immersion blender at the beginning to purée the beans and then used it again for a little bit at the end to thicken, leaving some of the veggies in tact . I used kale instead of spinach because I already had some on hand.  First I love the sight and everything you make and love that you do WW POINTS! I even made a mistake and used one can of garbanzo beans instead of the navy beans and it was still so so delicious. Greetings! I made this yesterday and wish I had read your comment first – while it’s a really great recipe I found it desperately in need of some salt.  I deem this my recipe find of the year! Ended up using my immersion blender at the very end of the process and soup still had a thickness with whole vegetables still present. Judy, I freeze all my soups in one serving containers. 2 carrots peeled and chopped ▢ To serve, ladle into 6 bowls and top with bacon. Cook the soup on HIGH for 5 hours or LOW for 8 to 10 hours.  I also used dried rosemary, which was good but I know the fresh would have been even tastier. Good winter comfort food. Ingredients: ▢ You could use cannelini beans if you can’t find navy. I presume the recipe omits salt because of the bacon (? If you want to stay away from heavy and creamy soups for a while, this one is for you!! I think it’s even better the next day!! I did not add bacon, but added a little fat free half and half to make it creamier. Stir in the tomato paste then add the pureed beans, beans, broth, rosemary and bay leaves. Is there any non tomato substitute for  the tomato  purée? Drained the water and was left with about 6 1/2 cups of beans.Â, Just bought a pressure cooker! Heat on low for 1-2 hours. Highly recommend it! And since so many are asking, although I have and love my Instant Pot, I still love my slow cooker! Add to the slow cooker, no need to presoak. Have been doing this for years. Thanks again Gina for an incredible and healthy recipe!!!! Where do you find your canned Navy Beans? Delicious with some parmesan on top! I did like other reviewers said and left out the cup of water with the beans pureed.  Very yummy and filling soup! Hey Gina! I have the 6 quart 7 in 1. OMG!! It’s more of a personal preference. Bacon is only about 200 mg per slice, and use unsalted or low-sodium broth (70-140 mg per cup), and unsalted canned beans. Made exactly as written and this was fantastic! Can i make a double batch in the intant pot? Crockpot: Add Navy Bean Soup to slow cooker (or refrigerate soup in the crockpot ceramic insert if you made it in the slow cooker). My husband topped it w/ some fake bacon bits, and had two big bowls. Really tasty, but definitely not low cal. So cozy!! Perfect for these fall/winter days. I put the recipe in MyFitnessPal and the calorie count is way off 🙁. Gina, you are amazing! I’m trying to understand the differences between the two, and not sure which I will get the most use from. Wow! I love this soup, along with all your recipes! Each and everyone I made turned out great ! I made it to freeze, so I figured I would leave the spinach out and add that in when I was ready to eat it. Brought 3 cups of dried in 6 cups cold water to boil, let boil covered for 3 minutes. How Many cups (or fractions there of) is in a serving? thank you gina! So my only question was when cooking was I supposed to hit soup or manual? Come fall i freeze the Kale. In slow cooker, add soaked beans, sausage, onion, carrots, garlic, bay leaf, and about 6 cups chicken stock, or enough to cover the ingredients plus two inches. I was a little worried about the tomato paste (I usually find it overpowering in recipes) but it added that touch of acidity the soup needed. Took off the heat, left covered to sit for an hour and a half. Thank you Gina! Just cut it off the stem and put in a bag and freeze.  Great combo.Â, I sauté  2 smoked ham hocks in organic coconut oil(TJ’S). When the cooking time is … Serving size and nutritional info is listed under the recipe. That type of attitude is not necessary! I doubled the bacon because…bacon. Or we supposed to use the venting? Even the 2 year old will eat it!Â. Tried some last night, tastes great! I used the quick soak method on the stove top. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour. This is definitely going on my regular rotation for meal prep lunches. Hearty and delicious. Do you think I could substitute chick peas for the white beans? Thanks. Freezes beautifully. Also, used diced tomatoes instead of paste, only because I had some open, as well as diced carrot. Next time, I would not puree the beans in water, but would use some of the chicken broth. Put the beans and cooking water in the slow cooker with the diced carrot, celery, onion, and ham or ham bone. This is REALLY good!  I didn’t add the water, and glad I didn’t because it could have been a little thicker for me. Everything else the same and it was fantastic (and better as leftovers today). I would microwave my bacon as a topping since I would be adding the ham hoc.  Need to get the rest of the ingredients.Â, To the person who had problems getting the beans cooked.  Again, delicious! I am labeling this kid-friendly because I would have eaten this as a kid, but full disclosure my youngest daughter Madison does not like beans or anything pureed (kids!) Cook the navy beans on high for 3 hours. (big fan of Great Northern White Beans also). ???? Only three starts because it could use more seasonings as it tasted bland. Rinse dried beans and soak overnight covered in water. I have been searching online and doesn’t seem like there are many?? I learned I do not like greens in soup. this was a great soup! Thank you for another great recipe. I tried it tonight, and it was some of the best soup I have ever had. My 11 year old daughter and I LOVED IT! Thanks GinaÂ, It turned out wonderful! Oh forgot to say I used the stove top in my cast enameled pot.Â, Just made this soup. 🙂. I dont calorie count but I plan on using to figure out the exact recipe that I use.. since I tweak it based on what I have at the time. Thank you Gina for another great recipe! I served with french bread loaf and tomato salad. Took a bit more time than I expected but worth it! I’m so grateful for you!!! Made this last night and am eating it for lunch right now. Bacon makes everything better (in my opinion), especially in this Navy Bean Soup. This recipe reminded me of it and it was by far so much better. 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