Vegetable and White Bean Chowder - all the flavors you love of a traditional clam chowder but made vegetarian friendly!!
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White Bean Chowder

Vegetable and White Bean Chowder - all the flavors you love of a traditional clam chowder but made vegetarian friendly!!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 162kcal
Author: Nancy Buchanan

Ingredients

  • White Bean Chowder
  • Serves 4
  • 4 slices vegetarian bacon cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup finely diced celery
  • 1/2 cup finely diced carrot
  • 1/2 cup finely diced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup dry sherry
  • 1 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 tsp. minced fresh thyme or 1/2 tsp. dried
  • 5 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 – 15 oz. cans white cannelli beans rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup milk or half and half
  • salt and white pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a dutch oven or large soup pot cook the bacon over medium high heat until browned and crisp.
  • Remove from the pot and set aside.
  • Add 1 Tablespoon butter to the pot. 
  • Return pot to medium high heat and add the onions, celery, carrots, and red bell pepper.
  • Saute until vegetables are softened – about 3 minutes.
  • Increase heat to high and add the sherry – scraping up any browned bits on the bottom of the pan.
  • Cook until almost all the sherry has evaporated – about 4 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and sprinkle flour and thyme over the vegetables.
  • Stir and cook for 1 – 2 minutes.
  • Add the vegetable stock, stirring and scraping the bottom of the pan. Increase heat to high and bring soup to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium and simmer the soup for about 4 minutes. Add the beans, bacon and the milk or half and half.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings.
  • Garnish with additional minced vegetables or fresh thyme if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 1328mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 83.8% | Vitamin C: 33.5% | Calcium: 5.3% | Iron: 4.9%