White Bean and Turkey Bacon Soup
1 Tbsp olive oil
6 ounces turkey bacon, chopped
1 onion, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
1 large carrot, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
2 (15 ounce) cans Great Northern Beans
2 cups chicken broth
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups baby spinach, packed
grated parmesean cheese
- Place olive oil and turkey bacon in a large pot over medium heat, Cook 8 minutes or until almost crisp.
- Add onion, celery and carrot; cook 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, beans, broth, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.
- Stir in spinach. Ladle into soup bowls and top with grated cheese.
I really enjoy making soups, it is so fun for me to take ingredients I have, that usually need to be used and create a nice warm soup or stew. I also really enjoy eating soups as my meals, I think they are healthy and a tasty way to get some vital nutrients.
For convenience I used canned tomatoes and beans but this soup would also be great with fresh tomatoes and for the beans you could definitely use dry beans that have been pre-soaked. This soup is wonderfully delicious and for a complete meal you could pair a bowl of this soup with, crusty bread, your favorite sandwich or a salad.