Slow Cooker White Bean Soup

After spending pretty much all of last weekend at school finishing up assignments, this weekend was for having fun and catching up. It was one of the best weekends in a while, it had a little bit of everything. I don’t know about you guys, but if I want to eat well on a busy weekend, that means pulling out the slow cooker. This slow cooker white bean soup recipe is a favourite because you literally dump the vegetables and beans right into the slow cooker. Nothing else required, it doesn’t get any easier than this.

I saw Swan Lake for the first time this weekend and it was absolutely brilliant. Everything was perfect – the costumes, the dancers, not to mention the beautiful music. My favourite piece is probably the Tempo Di Valse, but everything is stunning – I’m a huge fan of Tchaikovsky and classical music in general. Do you like to listen to classical? Any recommendations? I’m always looking for new classical music to listen to. It was nice to know that while I was in awe watching the dancers, my slow cooker was working away on this healthy soup.

A funny little note about this recipe, I tested this out on a crew of hungry filmmakers when I catered my friend’s set a couple of weeks ago. We needed something that was vegetarian, easy to make and most of all cheap. A group of film students doesn’t have a lot of extra money to spend on catering so this slow cooker white bean soup fit the bill. Anyways, I’ll have you know that it was highly approved by the cast and crew!

Food for thought

Do you use your slow cooker on busy weekends?

Slow Cooker White Bean Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 7 hours

Yield: 6-8 servings

Looking for something easy for dinner? This Slow Cooker White Bean Soup is one of the healthiest and simplest meals to make!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups dried white beans
  • 3 medium carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks of celery, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried thyme

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in the slow cooker.
  2. Cook on low for 6-7 hours.

Notes

When it's done cooking it may seem like there is not enough liquid, just stir the soup around. Recipe by Louisa Clements

http://www.livinglou.com/2013/11/slow-cooker-white-bean-soup.html