Bacon and White Bean Zucchini Noodle Soup

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Bacon and White Bean Zucchini Noodle Soup

I can’t believe it’s time to say this, but this is the last new recipe of 2016.

There will be no more new recipes until 2017.

So, what better way to end 2016 than with some bacon and zucchini noodles?

I’m not going to get too into 2016, because I’ll be doing that in a New Year’s resolutions post next week. But, let’s just say that it’s been a fabulous year and I feel extremely grateful for everything that’s gone down in the past year.

Many of you have ben asking for easy, quick recipes – and I’m trying my best to deliver! 2017 will be the year of easy, simple, delicious recipes that don’t take much time and save well.

Bacon and White Bean Zucchini Noodle Soup

We’re talking bring-to-work lunches, freezable meals, slow-cooker meals – you’ll have a fridge full of spiralized meals!

Today’s soup is amazing for two reasons 1) it takes less than 30 minutes to make and 2) BACON.

The bacon delivers most of the flavor in this soup, but the zucchini noodles add a nice crunch, and the white beans add an extra protein and consistency.

While it’s tough to freeze zucchini noodle soups (the noodles release moisture and “thin out” the broth), this one is so rich with flavor from the salty bacon, it works!

However, I don’t think you’ll be willing to freeze it – you’ll want to eat it right away!

Bacon and White Bean Zucchini Noodle Soup

Tomorrow will be a new cooking video and then you won’t hear from me until the holiday weekend. Remember to tag your recipes #inspiralized – and for everyone hoping to receive an Inspiralizer for Christmas or Hanukkah, make sure you check back to the blog next week – we’re going to have LOTS of great starter content for those just starting to spiralize!

I can’t wait for more people to spiralize in 2017!

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Nutritional Information & Recipe

Weight Watchers SmartPoints*: 5 points

*These points were calculated using the official Weight Watchers SmartPoints calculator. We are in no way affiliated with Weight Watchers, we are providing this information based on popular demand.

Serves 4 servings

Bacon and White Bean Zucchini Noodle Soup

10 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 4 strips of bacon
  • 1 large carrot, peeled, diced
  • 1 celery rib, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 4 cups chicken or beef broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 14.5oz can white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 large zucchini, Blade D, noodles trimmed
  • chopped parsley to garnish

Instructions

  1. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the pan heats, add the bacon and cook until crispy, about 10 minutes. Transfer the bacon to a paper towel lined plate.
  2. Pour all of the bacon grease out of the pan into a bowl and set aside. Place a large pot over medium-high heat and once heated, pour in a tablespoon of the reserved bacon grease.
  3. Add the celery, carrots, and onion. Cook until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and let cook another 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add the tomato paste and stir around to coat the vegetables. Add the broth, water, remaining bacon grease, bay leaf, thyme and bring to a boil. Once boiling, remove the bay leaves, add in the white beans and zucchini noodles and cook for 5 minutes or until the zucchini softens to your preference.
  4. Divide the soup into bowls and top with the bacon, crumbling as you go. Garnish with parsley and serve.

Notes

Per serving (1 out of 4); Calories: 193, Total Fat: 3g, Carbs: 34g, Fiber: 8g, Sugars: 3g, Protein: 15g, Sodium: 582mg

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16 comments

Amy says:
This looks fab, can't wait to try it! Very much looking forward to the quick/easy recipes next year. Inspirilized has completely changed my way of eating and how I view a healthy lifestyle. I'm loving food, exercise and life as a whole like never before. Thank you Inspirlized, here's to a fab 2017!
Ali Maffucci says:
What a sweet comment, thank you so much Amy! I am so happy to hear this! And yes, cheers to an even more fab 2017!
Anonymous says:
Thank you for all the great recipes this year Ali. I love my inspiralizer. For this recipe I am thinking of substituting Pancetta for the bacon. What do you think?
Ali Maffucci says:
Yes, that would be extra salty, a bit sweet, and definitely delish!
Julie says:
What a great looking recipe to end the year on! I am so happy that I stumbled upon your blog this year. It truly has transformed my life. You put out AMAZING content in 2016 and definitely deserve to pay yourself on the back. I cannot wait for 2017 and have a feeling it will be your best yet. Thanks again for all your hard work, Ali! Have a Merry Christmas!
Julie says:
***pat yourself on the back**** :)
Ali Maffucci says:
Thank you so much, Julie!! I really appreciate the kindness.
Debbie says:
Oooh I will be making this one after Christmas! Love bean n bacon soup! I do freeze a lot of leftovers and eat for lunch or dinner, after my 12 hr shifts of being a nurse. Would love to know what freezes well too!
mary m young says:
Love your recipes. For some reason the font comes in very light. Is it me? Would be easier to read if the font was darker. Best to you in 2017.....Thanks.
Debbie says:
This looks delicious! It is definitely going on next week's menu. Thank you!
Kathy says:
I think you could do all the steps up to adding the zucchini, then freeze that part and add fresh zucchini when you thaw it and heat to serve. I'm going to try it.
Lorie says:
oh this looks so good, will be making soon

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