Smoked Bacon and Cannellini Bean Soup
11th June 2012

Smoked Bacon and Cannellini Bean Soup

By Kate Photography by Adam

A hot bowl of this soup is the ultimate comfort food, perfect for a dreary night when you want something super delicious, nutritious and extremely quick to prepare.  Once blended the beans seemingly have a magic ability carry the smoky bacon flavour, resulting in a soup that is wonderfully creamy and flavoursome.


serves 4
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  • 1 large onion
  • 2 cans of cannellini beans, drained
  • 4 rashers of good quality smoked bacon
  • 750ml vegetable stock
  • Garlic infused olive oil (2tbsp plus extra to garnish)


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    • 1. Chop the bacon into small pieces.
    • 2. Dice the onion.
    • 3. Place 2 tbsp of oil in a pot and add the diced onion and half the bacon, gently sauté until soft and golden.
    • 4. Add beans and vegetable stock, simmer gently with the lid on for 10 minutes.
    • 5. Cook reserved bacon in a small pan until crispy.
    • 6. Blend the soup until smooth and creamy.
    • 7. Serve in a warm bowl garnished with crispy bacon bits and a drizzle of garlic infused olive oil.


      1. Alisha

        Beautiful recipe – I made it last night and it warmed up my cold Wellington flat something amazing!

      2. Guest

        I’m glad you enjoyed it! Its really amazing how something so simple and easy can be so hearty and delicious. Keep warm!


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      4. Laura

        This recipe is absolutely lovely. Thank you

        I also added chicken I had and added it in after I blended the soup. It works so nicely with this recipe.

      5. Lauren

        What a great suggestion :) So pleased you enjoyed the soup!

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