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, 110) 93% would make again

2955 people marked it a Favorite, 1865 people marked it a Try

Yield: 8 Servings Ready in 50 minutes

Cuisine: American   Main Ingredient: Ham


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britishfairellc , 2 years ago
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 , 2 years ago
Truly is the best! Loved it! I let it simmer for longer than 30 minutes, though.
christinebakke , 2 years ago
Yummy! Used left over ham, un used veggies and cans of beans hiding in the back of the pantry. Easy to substitute.
Kimmacc , 2 years ago
Was easy to make and tasted great.
soultaker999 , 2 years ago
billrutter , 2 years ago
siebs5 , 2 years 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 , 2 years ago
This was fantastic and I will definitely make it again!
Kris10M , 2 years ago
Outstanding! Very Good. I will make this often.
itzrobin , 2 years ago
I did tweak this a little- def added more beans. But the was GREAT!
amyjuday , 2 years ago
Very good. Went over well with the kids!
tellezb , 2 years ago
Very good
neta4peyton , 2 years ago
Delish..even my 11 month old loved itttt
Ettat813 , 2 years 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 , 3 years ago
Easy to make and delicious!
MzZany , 3 years ago
Although I chose to make this recipe without the potatoes and peas it still was a great recipe!
Tone36 , 3 years 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 , 3 years 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 , 3 years ago
Excellent - a keeper...........
chalde , 3 years ago
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