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White Bean and Carrot Soup (Low-Fat)

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“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.”
1hr 10mins

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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