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Jan 28

Slow Cooker White Bean Soup

Slow Cooker White Bean Soup

With so many areas getting snow this week, it’s the perfect weather for a hot and steamy bowl of this rustic, hearty Slow Cooker White Bean Soup. Once you cook the bacon (I made mine in the oven so it’s completely hands-off) and chop the veggies (I used my food chopper so this was also done in just a couple minutes – you could also use a food processor), everything just goes into the slow cooker and cooks all day. When it’s finished you just blend some of the soup and add it back in to thicken it up and you’re done. It’s so easy and less than 200 calories per serving and just 5 Green, 1 Blue or 1 Purple Weight Watchers SmartPoints! Come in from the cold. Soup’s on! To view your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here!

Slow Cooker White Bean Soup

Slow Cooker White Bean Soup

This rustic, hearty Slow Cooker White Bean Soup cooks all day for a warm, filling meal!


  • 8 slices center cut bacon, cooked and crumbled (I just throw mine in the oven at 400 on a baking sheet for 15-18 minutes until crispy)
  • 3 (15 oz each) cans of Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 medium carrots, diced
  • 4 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups reduced sodium fat free chicken broth, or vegetable broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste


  • Place all ingredients except the salt and pepper in your slow cooker and stir to combine. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  • If you have an immersion blender: just stick it into the cooked soup and blend about 1/3-1/2 of the mixture so that when you stir together it’s chunky but also thicker and no longer brothy. If you are using a regular blender: just transfer 3 cups of the soup mixture into your blender and blend until thick and combined. Pour it back into the pot and stir until well combined
  • Taste when finished and add salt and pepper as desired.


To view your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here!
Nutrition Information:
194 calories, 34 g carbs, 3 g sugars, 2 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 13 g protein, 11 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)
MyWW SmartPoints per (1 cup) serving: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Green: 5 SmartPoints/ Blue: 1 SmartPoints/ Purple: 1 SmartPoints
Weight Watchers Points Plus:
6 per (1 cup) serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
adapted from My Whole Food Life

44 comments on “Slow Cooker White Bean Soup”

  1. This looks perfect for all the cold weather we are having. I am pinning this!

  2. That sounds so good! I can’t wait to make it! Also…where did you get that soup bowl from? It looks so handy and I want one of my own!

  3. This looks so good. Will have to put onto the list for next week! Where did you get that amazing soup bowl?!?

    • My husband’s grandma gave it to me actually – I will have to ask her!

    • They’re from lakeside.com – just go there and search “soup bowls” and they come right up! I have the green and blue pair.

  4. Hi,

    So it looks like the bacon is on top. Is it also in the soup?


    • I just reserved a little bacon to garnish it for the photo – the bacon goes in the soup with all the other ingredients!

  5. Soup looks great!

    The Lakeside Colleciton sells those bowls in pairs 🙂

  6. Thanks for this! I made a pot of soup on the stovetop last weekend using cannellini beans (which would also be good in this soup) but I love the idea of having the slow cooker do the work on a weekday! I’m curious what the WW Points+ would be without the bacon. I love bacon, but am always looking to save a point here and there where I can, or maybe enjoy a larger serving for the same number of points.

    • Without the bacon, the entire recipe is 41 points, so you can split it up as you like from there. 🙂

  7. Amazon has a similar set…..”Set of 2 Blue and Green Stoneware Soup & Side Bowls”

  8. Can I throw a ham bone (frozen) in also. I know, then its called ham and been soup.

    Thanks, Janet

  9. This looks AMAZING! Cannot wait to try this recipe this weekend!

  10. Just made a stovetop version of this because it sounded so good but I didn’t have the full day for a slow cooker. Sauteed the veggies first in cooking spray then simmered the soup for 2 hours. Yummy! Will try the slow cooker version sometime as well.

  11. Just sat down to have a bowl…Another great recipe! And got 2 thumbs up from my two year old!!

  12. Is it weird that I sometimes wish I could make soup in the summer? I just think soup is so delicious and comforting. This one looks awesome. I’ll have a bowl with an extra sprinkle of bacon bits!

  13. This is a great recipe! For those wondering, I come from a town where ham and bean soup is a staple. So I subbed the bacon for 8oz of cooked ham cubed and the points are the same. I added the ham to the pot after I blended the three cups and then threw in the cubed ham and let it cook until warmed through. Tastes fantastic! Thanks for sharing this Emily!

  14. I made this last week and with it being so COLD this winter, it was the perfect bowl of comfort. THANKS!

  15. This was a home run in our house!! It’s been freezing cold here in NY and this soup was perfect for zero degree weather! My kids said it was a little spicy but they ate every thing in their bowl. I will be making this again and I guess I could cut back on the red pepper flakes or not put it in (for the kids). My whole family loves ALL of your recipes and they are super easy to make.

  16. I’ve now made this 4 times….it is excellent. As a Lifetime WW…..I appreciate all your recipes and your posting of PointsPlus. Thanks.

  17. I love this bowl! Where did you get it?

  18. I was just wondering about the blender part. I’ve never heard of taking soup out and mixing it in the blender and then putting it back in the crockpot. Won’t the blender make it more liquidy? I recently just made your beef and barley soup and it was great!!! You get a lot for 6 pts!!!!

  19. Made this today, followed recipe exactly, and it was not enjoyed in our house. My husband described the texture as vomit and it had a very odd taste to it. Needless to say we won’t be making again.

    • Wow, that’s harsh! I’m sorry to hear this recipe wasn’t a good fit for your family. Hope the next one will be a success!

  20. Made this yesterday for my lunches. I’m a sucker for all bean soups and love this one too!

  21. Easy to put together. Terrible results. Very odd taste. This is the second time I’ve used I’ve used bacon in bean soup and it will be the last. Stick with ham in bean soup. I can’t believe bean soup turned out bad. After 1 bowl by wife and I threw out the rest.

  22. I can’t find canned Great Northern Beans locally, only dried. How can I sub dried beans in this recipe, or would you recommend I buy another kind of bean?

  23. New to WW and am enjoying your blog! Just made this recipe and LOVED it! The smell of the soup throughout the house was wonderful. Very filling too. Very happy with the result. Thank you!

  24. I forgot to start this until later in the day – do you think I could get away with cooking it on high for 4 hrs??

  25. I made this recipe this week, and OMG!! This will definitely become a keeper and a repeat in our household.
    I did recalculate it for the Freestyle WW and it is now 2 smartpoints. Still worth every bite. Yummers!!

  26. Delicious! Even my one year old son loved it! And it was only one WW point, which means more wine for Mama tonight. 

  27. Can you do dried beans?? 

  28. I’m in LOVE with this soup. I have made it 3 times now and refuse to share it. This last time I added one additional can of beans and it’s still so so so good. The only thing I do differently is blend the entire pot. Out of this world Emily! I love your recipes in general but this one is my far my favorite, thank you!!!

  29. OH SO GOOD!
    Thank you for sharing your recipe!
    Always struggled to make a thick bean soup.
    It was awesome! 

  30. I made this soup today and it was delicious! Great WW dinner especially on these chilly evenings. Thank you for posting!

  31. Do you think this would hold up to being left on warm for a few hours after it’s finished so my family could eat as they come in?

  32. I’m going to cook this with cornbread for my dinners next week! 

  33. Thank you for taking the time to discuss this. I’m passionate about it and enjoy learning more about it

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