Slow-Cooked Great Northern Beans

These slow-cooked Great Northern Beans are a warm and hearty delight for a cozy evening in. The creamy texture and mild flavor of the beans, combined with a blend of aromatic herbs and vegetables, make this dish a comforting and satisfying choice for any occasion.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

This slow-cooked Great Northern Beans recipe offers a simple and delicious way to enjoy a classic comfort food. The beans are tender, creamy, and packed with flavor, making it a perfect dish for a comforting family dinner or a casual get-together. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to prepare and can be customized to suit your taste preferences.


  • 1 pound dried great northern beans
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 8 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  • Recipe Notes:
    • Great northern beans are known for their creamy texture and mild flavor, making them perfect for this slow-cooked dish.
    • You can customize this recipe by adding ham, bacon, or smoked sausage for extra flavor.
  • Prep Time: Overnight soak
  • Cooking Time: 6-8 hours
  • Total Time: Varies (including soaking time)
  • Kcal: Approximately 220 per serving
  • Servings: 6 servings


  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. This dish can also be frozen for longer storage.

Recipe Tips:

  • For added depth of flavor, consider adding a ham hock or a few strips of bacon while cooking the beans. Additionally, serving the beans with a side of crusty bread or over rice can make for a more substantial meal.
  • Rinse the dried great northern beans thoroughly and remove any debris.
  • Place the beans in a large bowl and cover with water. Allow them to soak overnight.
  • In the morning, drain and rinse the beans.
  • Place the soaked beans, chopped onion, celery, carrots, minced garlic, dried thyme, dried rosemary, and bay leaf in the slow cooker.
  • Pour in the chicken or vegetable broth, ensuring that the beans and vegetables are submerged.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until the beans are tender and creamy.
  • Season with salt and black pepper to taste before serving.

Enjoy your slow-cooked Great Northern Beans, perfect for a comforting and flavorful meal!

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