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Bean and No Bacon Soup Recipe - Love the classic Campbells soup but could do without the bacon or the "soup from a can?" How about this copycat version with no bacon and more nutrients! vegetarian, vegan, and healthy!

Vegan Bean and No Bacon Soup

Author Holly


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion , diced
  • 2 medium carrots , diced
  • 1 stalk of celery , diced
  • 4 medium cloves garlic , minced
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 3 15-ounce cans great northern beans, drained & rinsed, divided per instructions below
  • Additional salt and pepper , to taste


  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Once heated, add the onions, celery, and carrots and saute, stirring occasionally, until softened. Add the garlic, paprika, rosemary, salt, and pepper, and cook for another minute while stirring. Add the broth, liquid smoke, and 2 of the cans of beans. Increase heat and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the veggies are tender. 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.. Using an immersion blender or working in batches with a blender, puree the soup. I like to leave the soup slightly chunky, so I don't blend or puree completely. Just enough to get the ingredients mixed together, like a thick sauce. Return to the mixture to the pot and return to medium-low heat.
  • Add the remaining can of beans. Stir to combine. Return to a simmer until the beans are heated through.
  • Taste and add additional salt and pepper if desired.