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White Bean Soup

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 5 hrs
Yield 6 Servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 (15.5 oz.) cans white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 smoked pork chop or 2 smoked ham hocks
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • Salt and pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 513
  • fat 18 g
  • satfat 5 g
  • protein 38 g
  • carbohydrate 51 g
  • fiber 11 g
  • cholesterol 61 mg
  • sodium 657 mg

How to Make It

  1. Warm olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute more.

  2. Scrape onions and garlic into a slow cooker. Add beans, pork chop, broth, 1 cup water and thyme and cook on low heat for 4 to 5 hours, until beans are tender, adding more water during cooking if necessary.

  3. Discard thyme sprigs. Remove pork chop and shred meat. Return meat to soup. Season with salt and pepper, and then serve.