White bean soup with bacon

Brighten a miserable day with this healthy cannellini bean soup topped with a sprinkling of bacon, just 54 calories per serving. Serve with crusty bread and butter for the perfect lunch.

White bean soup with bacon


  • onion 1 finely chopped
  • carrot 1 finely chopped
  • olive oil
  • garlic 1 clove crushed
  • white beans or cannellini 410g tin rinsed and drained
  • chicken or veg stock 500ml
  • single cream 142ml pot
  • streaky bacon 4 rashers finely sliced and fried until crisp
  • parsley a few sprigs fried until crisp


  • STEP 1
  • Fry the onion and carrot in a little oil until soft but not browned, add the garlic and cook for two minutes. Add the beans and cook until warmed through.
  • Push all the ingredients through a mouli back into a saucepan and add the stock and cream, bring to a simmer and season.
  • Divide between 4 bowls and sprinkle with bacon and parsley.


Adapted from olivemagazine.com