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, 110) 0% would make again
Yield: 8 Servings

Cuisine: American   Main Ingredient: Ham


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Out of all of the BigOven recipes I've tried so far, this was my first dud. Just not a lot of flavor to speak of here, even with the extra clove of garlic I added. If making this for the first time, I suggest adding a lot more fresh herbs, like thyme, rosemary, oregano & basil. Go for about 2 tbsp of ALL FOUR. Otherwise this dish is just too bland.
daniellehancock , 3y ago

Truly is the best! Loved it! I let it simmer for longer than 30 minutes, though.
christinebakke , 3y ago

Yummy! Used left over ham, un used veggies and cans of beans hiding in the back of the pantry. Easy to substitute.
kimmacc , 3y ago

Was easy to make and tasted great.
soultaker999 , 3y ago

siebs5 , 4y ago

Yummy! I Used red kidney beans and barley instead of the beans called for. I also added corn, thyme, and a bay leaf. It was delicious.
kimmacc , 4y ago

This was fantastic and I will definitely make it again!
kris10m , 4y ago

Outstanding! Very Good. I will make this often.
itzrobin , 4y ago

I did tweak this a little- def added more beans. But the was GREAT!
amyjuday , 4y ago

Very good. Went over well with the kids!
tellezb , 4y ago

Very good
neta4peyton , 4y ago

Delish..even my 11 month old loved itttt
ettat813 , 4y ago

Love it. Made it for my family and everyone loved it. I also made it without the potatoes and peas. Added corn because I had it leftover from another meal. Definitely will be making this again.
janetjkim , 4y ago

Easy to make and delicious!
mzzany , 4y ago

Although I chose to make this recipe without the potatoes and peas it still was a great recipe!
tone36 , 4y ago

Used this as a jumping off point.Omitted the peas and potatoes to lower the carbs. I also used dried beans that I soaked for 8 hours. When the beans were done I put About one third of them in the blender and then added them back in to give the soup a better consistency. My husband loved it and he's a picky eater.Even my 3 year old granddaughter thought it was delicious. Beepa
boppy , 4y ago

This recipe was Easy! Great! I added 1tbs marjoram, few dashes of Tabasco for a little heat and some baby spinach. This will be my new go to soup when it's chilly out.
biologyteach , 4y ago

Excellent - a keeper...........
chalde , 4y ago

Easy and delicious, thanks for sharing this recipe.
chefdumbo , 4y ago

This is a wonderful soup and I give it five stars without hesitation. Used it to finish off a nice ham made for 2012 new year's day meal. I didn't have potatoes on hand so I tossed in a can of garbanzo beans and used a red pepper powder made by my friend Dennis in New England that he calls "Dragon Powder". Great combination and a delicious soup.
jaywilson , 4y ago

Love this soup! Filling, healthy and tastes good, needs a bit of salt!!
debfinch1 , 4y ago

I've made ham and bean soup for my entire cooking life. A pretty good bean soup. I just looked up this recipe to get the proportions I needed to to use. When I saw the recipe was close to what I usually did, I decided to follow it. First taste after the soup was cooked was a great surprise! This bean soup is exceptionally tasty. What a treat!! Thank you, webtexan.
bubbri , 4y ago

Delicious! Great way to use leftover ham, whole family enjoyed it & easy too. Will make again.
lynn1775 , 4y ago

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