Smoked Bacon and Cannellini Bean Soup

Smoked Bacon and Cannellini Bean Soup


A hearty bowl of this soup is the perfect comfort food for a dreary night when you want something delicious, nutritious and quick to prepare.   Once blended, the beans become infused with the smoky bacon flavour, resulting in a soup that is wonderfully creamy and nourishing.


serves 4

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)


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.


6 thoughts on “Smoked Bacon and Cannellini Bean Soup”

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

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

  • 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.

  • making this soup tonight i have everything cant wait looks so very lovely and were soup lovers here thanks for the recipe

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