Great Northern Bean Soup


Great hearty vegetarian or vegan meal.

close up view of Great Northern Bean Soup in a pot with a wooden spoon
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 5 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 carrots, chopped

  • 1 stalk celery, chopped

  • 4 cups vegetable broth

  • 1 large potato, chopped

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 1 tablespoon dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 pinch ground thyme

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans great Northern beans, rinsed and drained


  1. Heat olive oil in a stockpot over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic in hot oil until the onion is tender, about 5 minutes.

  2. Stir carrots and celery into the onion mixture. Pour vegetable broth into the stockpot; add potato, bay leaves, basil, sea salt, pepper, and thyme. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook at a simmer until the vegetables are beginning to soften, about 20 minutes.

  3. Stir beans into the soup; continue simmering until the beans are hot and tender, about 20 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

414 Calories
5g Fat
75g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 414
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Sodium 950mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 75g 27%
Dietary Fiber 16g 56%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 28mg 138%
Calcium 198mg 15%
Iron 11mg 59%
Potassium 1381mg 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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