If Cooking for Two:
Freeze serving-size portions to enjoy later.
Navy Bean Soup Tips
How do you thicken navy bean soup?
To thicken navy bean soup, let it cool slightly, then transfer the beans in a food processor or blender to puree. Return mixture back to the soup and stir to combine.
Why is it called navy bean soup?
It's history stems from being served to members of the Navy during World War II. The small, white, economical bean provided a filling alternative during food rationing. Its history alone makes it one of the more interesting types of soup
Are Great Northern beans the same as navy beans?
No. They are similar, but different: Both are white beans, but navy beans are smaller in size and require long, slow cooking. Navy beans are one of the central ingredients in canned pork and beans, though we love to use them in all different navy bean recipes
. Research contributed by Rashanda Cobbins, Taste of Home Food Editor
1 cup: 245 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 352mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 16g fiber), 18g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 lean meat.