Slow Cooker Northern White Bean Bacon Chowder

Slow Cooker Northern White Bean Bacon Chowder


"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."


10 h 30 m servings 330 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 330 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 14.3 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 34.2g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 17.2 g
  • 34%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 365 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
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  1. 31 Ratings


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

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 co...

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.

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...

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...

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

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.

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.

great soup. i did cook the beans a little before adding them to the slow cooker cause the first time i made it i couldn't get the beans to cook. also, i put in a couple dried chipotle peppers ...