White bean soup with bacon

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Brighten a miserable day with this healthy cannellini bean soup topped with a sprinkling of bacon, just 54 calories per serving. Serve with crusty bread and butter for the perfect lunch.



  • onion 1, finely chopped
  • carrot 1, finely chopped
  • olive oil
  • garlic 1 clove, crushed
  • white beans or cannellini 410g tin, rinsed and drained
  • chicken or veg stock 500ml
  • single cream 142ml pot
  • streaky bacon 4 rashers, finely sliced and fried until crisp
  • parsley a few sprigs, fried until crisp


  • Step 1

    Fry the onion and carrot in a little oil until soft but not browned, add the garlic and cook for two minutes. Add the beans and cook until warmed through.

    Push all the ingredients through a mouli back into a saucepan and add the stock and cream, bring to a simmer and season.

    Divide between 4 bowls and sprinkle with bacon and parsley.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 54
  • Carbs 3.2g
  • Protein 1.4g
  • Fat 4g
  • Salt 0.3g
  • Saturates 0.6g
  • Fibre 2g