Ready in 50 minutes
The best ham and bean soup recipe. Mary Detweiler reports that when she was a cook in a restaurant years ago, this was her best-selling soup. One taste and your family will agree it's a winner!
"I made this today, and got RAVE reviews for it. I've made other ham and bean soups and have never liked how they turned out, but this one is a winner! I didn't put the potatoes or the peas in because I didn't have either item, and I cooked it in a crockpot instead of on the stove top, but I think other than that, I made it the same. Oh, and I used dried navy beans that I soaked overnight instead of canned beans, but that's not a huge difference. If anyone is looking for a good way to use up some ham, this is it!"- HavaLyon
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Top-ranked recipe named "Best Ham and Bean Soup"
In a 3 quart saucepan, saute ham, onion and garlic in butter until onion is tender.
Add the next seven ingredients; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Add peas and cook for 5 minutes. Add parsley and serve.
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dtbh4t 1 month ago
brettnleosmom 2 months agoDelicious, and a great way to use up leftover ham.
redwinegurl91 2 months agoIt was a great hit in my family. I took the advice from previous people that made the soup and added rosemary, thyme and a bay leave. Will make again :)
amiejohannes 6 months ago
tripletmama 11 month ago
valopy 11 month agoGood soup. It is not very filling, so it's best paired with bread and a salad. I suggest not adding any salt because ham is generally already fairly salty. Also, my husband and I agreed that adding more potatoes, carrots, and celery would make it even better.
landersk40 11 month agoMy son and husband both liked it, definitely make again!
SCarGo65 12 months agoHave made this twice using left over baked ham. It's simple and delicious. I will be adding this one to the line up.
janelllawyer 1 year agoSo GOOD! I have made this a few times now. Always a HIT! Was not bland at all. Be sure to pick a ham steak with the bone, thats reduced sodium if you can find.
mogriff1 1 year agoVery good soup base, but a little bland. I added salt, cayenne pepper, white pepper, a bay leaf and more garlic. I also added an additional can of beans (which I pureed) to thicken the soup. I used chicken stock instead of broth. With the additions, I will definitely make this again.
swellgirl 1 year agoLoved this had it on a rainy day with a panini.Idid add a can of tomatoe soup for extra richness.also added some dried thyme.
Rhonda2773 1 year agoDelicious! Perfect use for leftovers & perfect for cold winter days!!!
Mschmid 1 year agoLoved this soup! I made a double batch so we can freeze and reheat another time.
amyelizabeth1 1 year agoLoved it! The peas and parsley really add a nice freshness. I added a bay leaf and mashed the beans and potatoes just a bit because I prefer a little thicker consistency. I used 5 cups of chicken stock and eliminated the water.
Dmb2ber 1 year agoFantastic recipe. I put mine over fresh cornbread and it was so good.
Fiece 1 year agoLovely easy soup. Next time I will add more liquid as I prefer a 'soupier' soup.
hope3683 1 year agoWas really good but just ham and bean soup.
Aprilj77 1 year agoI love it... taste just like my nannie made it!!!
FoxDen4 1 year agoI used dry northern beans and let simmer, added vegetables towards last. Very good.
britishfairellc 1 year ago