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!

(4.5, 111) 93% would make again

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Yield: 8 Servings Ready in 50 minutes

Cuisine: American   Main Ingredient: Ham


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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.
janelllawyer , 2 years ago

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.
mogriff1 , 2 years ago

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.
swellgirl , 2 years ago

Delicious! Perfect use for leftovers & perfect for cold winter days!!!
Rhonda2773 , 2 years ago

Loved this soup! I made a double batch so we can freeze and reheat another time.
Mschmid , 2 years ago

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.
amyelizabeth1 , 2 years ago

Fantastic recipe. I put mine over fresh cornbread and it was so good.
Dmb2ber , 2 years ago

Lovely easy soup. Next time I will add more liquid as I prefer a "soupier" soup.
Fiece , 2 years ago

Was really good but just ham and bean soup.
hope3683 , 2 years ago

I love it... taste just like my nannie made it!!!
Aprilj77 , 2 years ago

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