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Slow Cooker White Bean Chowder
with baguette

Active: 25 min Total: 6 hr 5 min
Let this comforting, classic soup simmer in the slow-cooker to build flavor.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Slow Cooker White Bean Chowder:
  • Carrots - 8 oz, chopped
  • Celery - 2 stalks, sliced
  • Onions, medium - 1, chopped
  • Kale, curly leaf - 4 leaves, stems removed, leaves finely chopped
  • Potatoes, russet - 12 oz
  • Stock, any type - 6 cups
  • Bay leaves - 2
  • Thyme, dried - 1 tsp
  • Beans, pinto, navy, or cannellini (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • Baguette, small - 1
  • Vinegar, apple cider - 2 tsp
  • Hot sauce of choice (opt) - 1 tsp

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Prep

  1. Carrots / Celery / Onions / Kale - Prep as directed and combine. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Slow cook soup - Peel and cube potatoes. Combine potatoes, carrots, celery, onions, kale, stock, bay leaves, thyme, and beans in the bowl of a slow-cooker. Cook on low for 6 to 7 hours or high for 3 to 4 hours. (Can be done 1 day ahead.)

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Make

  1. If you would like to serve the baguette warm, heat the oven to 350F / 177C. Place baguette on a sheet pan and bake just until crisp on the outside and warmed through, 5 to 6 minutes.
  2. When soup is finished cooking, remove and discard bay leaves. Stir in vinegar and hot sauce (if using). Use an immersion blender to blend a small portion of the soup right in the bowl of the slow cooker (this will make give the chowder a smooth, creamy quality without the addition of any cream). Taste soup and season with some salt and pepper, if needed.
  3. Slice or tear baguette into pieces. Serve soup with baguette on the side. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (40)
Gluten-free (2)
Paleo (3)
Vegetarian (20)

40 reviews

Delicious however it needed one more can of beans to be perfect!

By: Janet
Posted: Dec 01, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Easy to make!

By: Jennifer
Posted: Dec 29, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This wasn't bad and we ate it. Just not a favorite. There seemed to be an off taste that I couldn't figure out. Maybe the bay leaves?

By: Barbie
Posted: Jan 18, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was an easy meal and had amazing flavors!

By: Catherine
Posted: Nov 08, 2019
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

Easy dish and solid flavors!

By: Marin
Posted: Oct 28, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Very good and easy to get together

By: Sara
Posted: Oct 26, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful