You are here: Home » Recipes » White Bean Soup White Bean Soup Recipe by RAF5 Yield 1 servings PrintEmail Ingredients 8 ounces small dried white beans (or 2 cans of any small white beans)10 cups low sodium chicken broth4 cups chopped veggies (onion, carrots, celery, cabbage, broccoli, red onions, green pepper, or other)1 -- bay leaf1 teaspoon italian seasoning1 pinch cayenne pepper1 teaspoon garlic powder4 slices bacon (or 1/2 cup chopped ham) Instructions Wash the dried beans and pick out any bad ones. Place beans in a bowl and cover generously with water. Cover with a lid and place in the fridge overnight. The next day drain the beans and place in a large sauce pan. Cover generously with water and bring to a boil over high heat on the stove. When the beans begin to boil, cover and reduce heat to a med. low. Simmer for 1 hour. At the same time chop the bacon and cook over medium heat until it begins to crisp up. It does not take much bacon to add a lot of flavor to this soup. Drain on paper towels. Drain the beans and place in a crock pot. Add the bacon and all other ingredients. Stir well. Cook on low for 8-10 hours, or on high for 4 hours.