Slow Cooker Northern White Bean Bacon Chowder Recipe -
Slow Cooker Northern White Bean Bacon Chowder Recipe
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Slow Cooker Northern White Bean Bacon Chowder

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"This very savory chowder derives it's flavors from a variety of vegetables, Northern white beans, bacon and seasonings all pureed together in a chicken broth base. Best served with herb toast. I use reduced sodium chicken broth."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    10 hrs

    10 hrs 30 mins


  1. Place beans in a large bowl with the water, cover, and soak overnight.
  2. In a large skillet over medium to medium high heat, fry the bacon until crispy. Drain the bacon fat and crumble the bacon; set aside.
  3. In a slow cooker, combine the carrot, celery, onion, potato, Italian- style seasoning, ground black pepper, reserved beans and crumbled bacon. Pour the broth over all.
  4. Cover and cook on low setting for 7 1/2 to 9 hours, or until beans are crisp to tender.
  5. Transfer 2 cups at a time to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Return all to slow cooker, add the milk, cover and heat on high for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until heated through.
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  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 03, 2004

Instead of putting in food processor, I used my hand blender right in the crock pot. Worked great!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 08, 2003

When I cooked this, it turned out like refried beans. I would suggest using more water, and not pureeing all of the mix, only some of it.

Jul 05, 2007

This turned out really good tonight. I left out the italian seasoning, carrots, and celery. We added lots of garlic and it really added a nice flavor to it. I also didn't puree this at all. I cooked everything in the crockpot and added the milk during the last 30 minutes.

Jan 07, 2008

I grew up eating lots of northern white bean on this is old-school comfort food for me. I didn't make cornbread to go with it, however, but did as another reviewer suggested and made garlic cheese toast to eat with it....yum. I do believe that it needs more flavor than what the bacon can give, so I stirred in 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease and I added abut 1/2 a cup of diced up leftover Christmas ham. I also followed the advice of others and didn't bother with any pureeing. Will make again!

May 29, 2006

This was a really nice tasting, filling chowder that's great as a meal on its own with some crusty bread -- perfect for those cold days! I made mine with low-fat turkey bacon and non-fat chicken broth to make it a little more health-friendly.

Dec 08, 2003

My family did NOT like this recipe. It took way longer to cook then expected. I will not try this recipe again....

Jun 13, 2007

Excellent recipe! Made it exactly as the recipe reads and my family just loved it. Did add some Frank's Hot Sauce at the table for some kick.

Dec 26, 2005

Never again will I buy canned bean soup. This is a great recipe for cold weather days. I served this with a Texas cheese toast.


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  • Calories
  • 330 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.2 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 14.3 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 8.9 g
  • 36%
  • Protein
  • 17.2 g
  • 34%
  • Sodium
  • 365 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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