White Bean and Carrot Soup (Low-Fat)

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by BeachGirl

A real comfort food, especially for cold winter days. White bean soup is my family's favorite, and I often use any of the following beans: butterbeans, baby or large lima, navy, or Great Northern. Prep time does not include soaking time.

Top Review by dale7793

This soup is fantastic! Far exceded my expectations for such a simple dish! I used what I had on hand, which was regular chopped carrots rather than baby carrots. I also used 2 97% fat free ham slices instead of the bacon. I put the ham and carrots in the pot and browned the ham, then added all the other ingredients (except beans) and simmered for a while. Then I stirred in a can of white beans (didn't have time for dried ones) and added 1/2 cup of green peas. I could have eaten the whole pot by myself, but I kindly shared it with my husband - who liked it too. I will definately be keeping this one!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour quart water over beans and let soak overnight.
  2. Drain, rinse and drain.
  3. In 3-quart covered pot, put beans, onion,1 cup water, and chicken broth.
  4. Cook until almost done (30-90 minutes).
  5. Cooking time will depend upon size of beans.
  6. Add carrots, black pepper, red pepper flakes, and real bacon pieces (bits).
  7. (Add spinach if you are using it.) Adjust seasonings and add salt substitute, if needed.
  8. Simmer, covered until beans and carrots are done.
  9. This could be made in the crockpot, just do not salt until beans are almost done.

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