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bean and bacon chowder recipe in bowl

Bean and Bacon Chowder

  • Author: meredith
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 40
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Chowder recipe made with canned baked beans and bacon!  A 10 ingredient soup that is packed with flavor and soon to be a family favorite!


  • 8 slices of bacon, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 cups potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2  cans of baked beans (15 oz. each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley


  1. Sauté the chopped bacon, onion and garlic in a heavy bottom soup pan. When the bacon is cooked and onion is translucent, stir in 3 tablespoons of white flour and cook for one minute . Pour in the milk and stir often using medium heat until bubbly, but not boiling.
  2. Meanwhile, chop up 2 cups of skinned potatoes and add them to the soup, along with the dried thyme, salt and pepper. Cook for another 5-10 minutes on medium heat until the potatoes are soft.  Without draining, stir in the two cans of baked beans.
  3. Heat through and serve hot.

Keywords: chowder recipe, bacon chowder, bean chowder