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Bacon and White Bean Zucchini Noodle Soup

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins

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 14.5 oz can white beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 large zucchini Blade D, noodles trimmed
  • chopped parsley to garnish

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Divide the soup into bowls and top with the bacon, crumbling as you go. Garnish with parsley and serve.

Recipe Notes

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