Best Ham and Bean Soup

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!

(4.6, 112) 93% would make again
Yield: 8 Servings Ready in 50 minutes

Cuisine: American   Main Ingredient: Ham


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Have made this twice using left over baked ham. It's simple and delicious. I will be adding this one to the line up.

So 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.

Very 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.

Loved 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.

Delicious! Perfect use for leftovers & perfect for cold winter days!!!

Loved this soup! I made a double batch so we can freeze and reheat another time.

Loved 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.

Fantastic recipe. I put mine over fresh cornbread and it was so good.

Lovely easy soup. Next time I will add more liquid as I prefer a "soupier" soup.

Was really good but just ham and bean soup.

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