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BLT Soup

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 15 min.
Total: 25 min.
No one said that the tomato in a BLT had to be sliced. In this version, crushed tomatoes form the base for a quick soup.


  • 8 slices bacon, crisply-cooked
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 14 1/2 oz can chicken broth
  • 1 15 oz can cooked white beans, (cannellini or navy)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup leaf lettuce, shredded
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced


  • Coarsely crumble bacon & set aside. In 2-quart saucepan, stir together tomatoes, broth, beans and seasoning. Bring to a simmer; stir in vinegar. In small bowl, toss together lettuce & basil. Ladle soup into large soup plates or bowls; garnish each serving with crumbled bacon and lettuce & basil.
Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board

Serving Suggestion: Serve with grilled cheese sandwiches.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 240
  Calories from Fat 79 (33%)
(14%)Total Fat 9g
(0%)Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(5%)Cholesterol 15mg
(57%)Sodium 1370mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 29g
(0%)Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(24%)Protein 12g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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