Slow Cooker Italian Bean Soup

Italian Northern Bean Slow Cooker Soup

Slow Cooker Italian Bean Soup

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Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Soaking Time8 hrs
Total Time11 hrs 15 mins


3 quart slow cooker
3 quart Instant Pot


  • 3 cups low sodium beef stock
  • ¾ cup dried northern white beans
  • ½ medium onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery , sliced
  • 1 small carrot, sliced
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  • Sort beans for any pebbles, then soak in large pot overnight. Make sure beans are fully covered with water.
    3/4 cup dried northern white beans
  • After soaking, drain and rinse beans and place in a slow cooker.
  • Add onions, celery, carrot, rosemary, salt, pepper and enough stock to cover the beans by 2 inches, 4 cups.
    3 cups low sodium beef stock
    1/2 medium onion
    1 stalk celery
    1 small carrot
    1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • For additional flavor a ham hock or 1 pound of crumbled, cooked bacon can be added.
  • Cook on high for 1 hour, then turn to low and cook for 1-2 hours until beans are tender.
  • Add additional stock or water as needed, but only a little at a time.
Instant Pot Instruction
  • Instant Pot users should allow for a total time of 2 hours to prepare these beans.
  • Set Instant Pot to normal sauté and add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Cook onion and carrot for several minutes until softened. Hit cancel. Add rosemary, salt and pepper and stir for 1 minute.
  • Add remaining ingredients and set Instant Pot manually to Pressure Cook HIGH for 50 minutes. Allow for a slow release.


Chicken or vegetable stock may be substituted. 
Nutritional values do not include olive oil used in Instant Pot instructions, optional or substituted ingredients.



Serving: 1g | Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 648mg | Potassium: 1522mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3399IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 144mg | Iron: 4mg
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