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Bacon Green Bean Soup
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5 from 2 votes

Bacon Green Bean Soup

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins


  • 1/4 lb bacon
  • 2 tbsp ghee or avocado oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1 large sweet potato, chopped
  • 1 lb green beans. trimmed
  • 4 cups bone broth or water
  • 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • Salt and pepper, to taste (omit pepper for AIP)


  • Chop the bacon into small pieces, about 1/4 inches wide.
  • Heat a large saucepan or a dutch oven over medium high heat. Fry the bacon bits until they are crispy, about 5 minutes.
  • Use a slotted spoon to transfer the bacon bits to a plate and set aside. Leave the bacon grease in the pot.
  • Lower the heat to medium. Add onion, garlic, and sweet potato, with salt and pepper, and stir and cook until the onions are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the green beans with more salt and pepper, and cook for additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Pour in bone broth or stock. Cover and bring to boil, then lower to simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Once the vegetables are soft, remove from heat. Add coconut milk and let cool slightly.
  • Use an immersion blender to puree the soup until smooth and creamy. If you don't have an immersion blender, work in batches in a blender.
  • Taste to determine if it needs more salt and pepper.
  • Serve topped with bacon bits.